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post #1 of 28 (permalink) Old 09-17-2012, 05:58 PM Thread Starter
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Fluval FLORA "Rili Shrimp" Tank

Aloha everyone,
I've had a fun time breeding shrimp and being away for 8 months, its time to get back in it!

So, starting from scratch again.

I ordered another Fulval Ebi 7.9 Gal Kit off of amazon.com

due to poor shipping, the tank itself came in cracked.
i called amazons customer service and they handled it pretty well. I would've had to ship back the tank itself in order to get a refund, BUT bc it was broken glass, I didn't have to do it.

Long story short.... I got all the gear that the kit came with, 13w compact florescent, filter, 4.8lb ebi substrate...etc.

So, went to The Aquarium and picked up a Fluval Flora 7.9 Gal Kit and started from there.



So far, for my set up.. I have 2x 13w Compact Florescent Lighting (3.3wpg), 50w Aqueon Heater, Fluval Nano Filter, 10lbs fluval substrate, and the Fluval pressurized Mini CO2.

Tying Flame Moss to my miniature tree

Gonna be using Dwarf Hairgrass as my foreground

Keeping the plants simple Hygrophila Angustifolia & Heteranthera "Zosterfolia".
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Day 1

Finish scape for now.

Gonna be adding a pair of Blue Eye Gertrudae Rainbows & an Otocinclus for fish.

And my Red Rili Shrimps should be coming in on Wednesday 9/20/12.

3 dozen of them teehee :lol:
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Nice setup
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yeah, nice kit. best to do everything at once from the start!

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Nice

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110g Tropical Community & Sakura Shrimp
55g BN Breeding Grounds, Peacock Gudgeons, Panda, Pygmies, & Smudge Spot Cories, Rili Shrimp
10g RCS and show guppies

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I saw that you have 2 boxes of the PCL13 and the Flora comes with another in the box right? You going to use 3x eventually?
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Nice start...watch out with CO2 if you're trying to breed the rilis!
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I saw that you have 2 boxes of the PCL13 and the Flora comes with another in the box right? You going to use 3x eventually?
Sorry, long story short. Originally ordered Fluval Ebi, came in broke, got refunded.. and just popped on that free fixture onto the Fluval Flora that you see.

2 lights is perfect my my plants.
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Day 3 (Shrimps Arival)

So, shrimp came in and i slowly acclimated them to the tank. So far so good! Coloration should get more intense as they mature!

Just Dropped in.


Treeing Out.


Say Whaa?? How you like dem berries? :mrgreen:
Green Eggs

Yellow Eggs


Munching Out! Num Num Num

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Day 10 (Rescape)

So, I felt the tree was too crowded, so I took it out. Trying to leave a nice open area for them to hang out as they grow/reproduce.

New Scape


Trying out my gf's Canon Rebel t3i... Don't really know how to capture crystal clear pics :roll:

One of my favorite fishes. Blue Eye Gertrude Rainbow Pair.


Ohh, and my "Weeping Moss" came in today too!
Thanks Howard (shrimpnmoss)
Waiting for my 2x2 & 3x3 SS mesh to come in so I can tie the weeping moss to it.
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She Molted :D

Never seen a live molt.

Just checking out my tank, and one of the females were acting weird...

Instinctively pulled out the iPhone to film what would happen. Right when i hit the record button... she molts..

Heres a little clip of her and her bf's checking her out afterwards.


http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=665CPFafVuE
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Shirakura Ebi Dama Feed

So, going back with the original feed that previously worked out for me.

So far so good

Shirakura Ebi Dama

Pigging Out in their fancy glass dish
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Day 15-Babies

So... one of our mamas dropped her berries

Caught just one hanging on the filter... tiny tiny tiny..
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