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post #16 of 24 (permalink) Old 10-05-2012, 07:07 PM Thread Starter
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Thanks Microw

I bought it from pets-at-home of all places. They are sold as cold water tanks. It came with a filter but this wasn't very good. The tank and the glass are lovely though. It's 5mm ultra glass (whatever that is!) and has a lid and a sponge base too.

Best bit is that it was only 24! I went back and bought another one after I saw it set up.

I would phone ahead if you have any stores in your area, I think its proper name is just 25litre cube aquarium.

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post #17 of 24 (permalink) Old 10-06-2012, 03:47 AM
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Never heard of them. They seem awesome just by a couple of clicks on their website. Hope there is a store near me, think I want a couple of cubes for my bettas.

Thanks for the info. : )

Edit: Maybe I've never heard of them because I've never been to the UK.

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post #18 of 24 (permalink) Old 10-06-2012, 03:25 PM Thread Starter
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Ooops, I somehow read your location as Moore, UK

I think these tanks are only available in Europe.
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post #19 of 24 (permalink) Old 10-18-2012, 11:04 AM Thread Starter
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Time for a photo update? Yes!

The tank's been ticking along ok. Well, apart from the 2 shrimp I lost last week. And one a couple of days ago

Two of them had that strange gap in their shell, I think it's from a bad molt. I am feeding spinach at least twice a week. Hopefully that will stop.

My water is all within parameters, except TDS which is around 250. I started using distilled water from the supermarket a month or so ago. That's made life easier but I think I preferred mixing RO. I'll see if I get any more fatalities.

As you will see, the rest of the shrimp seem to be happy with the conditions..

Ok, photos..

Here is a young Java fern coming through. In fact I have few growing now. I have a question... The tops don't look healthy, are the shrimps nibbling at them when they first start to grow, or is it something else?

Ok, no more questions..

As I feed spinach regularly, I wanted a better way to feed them than sticking my hand in, and weighing down the spinach with gravel. So I made this. It's a piece of fishing line, with a some gravel glued to the end. I then cook the spinach and thread it onto the line. I make a loop above it, as sometimes it floats up.

They really like it as there are lots of angles for them to feed, and I like it because I don't get my hands wet and I can drop it at front of the tank for better viewing.


Here is a male saying hello! (In a moody sort of way!)

Chilling like a boss

Here is the special one. It hasn't grown. Aww. Still cool though!

I know that a lot of people like these type of photos..

Haha, we see you!


And finally..

I spotted my first berried shrimp a day or two ago! This is my first berried shrimp, so I am rather happy about this

Also, I did a water change yesterday, and within 20 mins I saw a molt. Then a few hours later I saw a male go up the female and they totally get it on! They started on top of the driftwood, but fell off, locked together. Obviously I have never seen this before. I did take a few pics but I will spare you!

So by last night I had two berried shrimp!

I think I am going to make a cull tank. In the main tank I have one male that is hardly red at all and then there is the special one. So I might move them out into another tank and any others in the future that don't look so red. I will still look after them the same though

Thanks for looking!
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post #20 of 24 (permalink) Old 10-25-2012, 02:29 PM
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That leaf does look like some type of vitamin deficiency. I can't say what exactly but I definitely have had to dose ferts in my shrimp tanks, as their poo just doesn't cut it.

As for your pictures, this one is my favorite!

very epic!

And great idea on that spinach hook ! I don't like having my hands get dirty all the time either! You shouldn't feed everyday though. Maybe feed 3 times a week.

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Beautiful and congrats on the berried shrimp

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post #22 of 24 (permalink) Old 10-26-2012, 10:13 AM Thread Starter
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Glad you like the pic diwu

All my young java ferns have this problem, just at the tips, then they are fine. I don't really mind too much. I don't know anything about ferts, if there is an easy one that's definitely shrimp safe I might have a go.

Thanks GMYukonon24s I now have 3 that are berried. It's going to get quite busy in there if they all make it.
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The java fern are completely fine. That's just how they grow.

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post #24 of 24 (permalink) Old 10-27-2012, 04:56 PM Thread Starter
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Oh ok, do they repair themselves when they are older or something?

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