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post #1 of 6 (permalink) Old 08-04-2012, 09:30 PM Thread Starter
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Jaime's Mr Aqua 12 gallon Skrimpie Tank!

The poor sellers that have dealt with me in the past couple of months have been hearing about how 'I'm gonna get my new tank up and running soon' so I owe it to them (at least!) to post my tank journal.

I have lots of thanks and shout outs to give to the members of this forum. Without your help and knowledge I wouldn't even have the cajones to do a scaped tank!

Personal thanks goes to the following (I HOPE I'm not leaving anyone out)

h4n - for his shrimp food samples, plants and being a great seller overall!
bartohog - for putting up with my newbie questions, supplying great plants and information and being an awesome seller and oh so patient with me!
mordalphus - For his knowledge, how-tos, and his 'special sauce'. LOL! Great seller
neoshrimp - For being so helpful and a great seller and trade partner! I also consider a friend/partner in crime now. Heehee
somewhatshocked - for posting his journal that led me to buying this tank. And his great posts on the forum
sjb1987 - for his awesome plants and being just as friendly and helpful as his dad!
soothingshrimp - for a great trade and being so friendly!
PC1 - for his awesome driftwood and great prices!

Without each of these folks my knowledge wouldn't be where it is and I wouldn't have all the awesome things that will be in this tank and my future shrimpies wouldn't have such a great diet. Thank you to each and every one of you.

To my hubby...for coming up with an idea for my 'stream' in this tank. The stream was done by mixing pool filter sand and DAP Aquarium sealant to form a solid structure. Brilliant idea. Only took 3-4 days of bouncing ideas off him for him to come up with it. Thank goodness ONE of us is smart enough to think outside the box. LOL!

Without further ado, here is my tank as of an hour ago. No water in it in this photo, flooding it right now. Will have an Eheim 2213 on it. Hate the green pipes but will replace those later. Want to get it in there tonight. Will have a custom spraybar on it running the length of the tank, thanks to somewhatshocked's tank journal and info

It won't look right til my moss wall hills and drfitwood grow in but it's a start. It will have a little bridge over the stream. I'll post more photos when it's filled and the filter is running. Hope you all like the beginning!!
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post #2 of 6 (permalink) Old 08-04-2012, 09:53 PM
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Can't wait to see it all grown in!

What sort of livestock will it house?
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It's going to *hopefully* house some of Speedie's Supreme Reds and some OEBTS Definitely the OEBTs but I want it running a while before I try my hand at those

Of course, this also depends on the pH of the tank. It's got Azoo Plant Grower Bed in it so hopefully it will get me between 6.8 and 7.0 when it's all said an done (I have liquid rock in my tap and will mix half tap and RO)
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Tank is flooded but I don't have enough flexible tubing to run the filter so headed to Home Depot in the AM. Here's a pic after flooding.
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Jaime! Wow your tank is looking great! I see that you are inspired by a few layouts in the 12G Rimless Club yes? Can't wait to see how it turns out with the OEBTs in.

When you are ready to link your journal to our club's OP, just PM me with a link

Can tell this tank will turn out to be amazing!

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Hey My! I really do need to post some new photos, I have some najas grass I had floating around during the cycle I'd like to get out or move first. LOL! OEBTs and Supremes are in though. WOOT! I'll try to get pics maybe this afternoon or so and I'll shoot you the link.
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