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PFR Factory - JBJ Picotope 3G

Well, I have neglected to make a post about this tank for a long time. This is a little to no maintenance tank, I change the water 25% about every 4 months or so. Topped off with RO only with no ferts added, ever.

3G JBJ Picotope
AC 20
Hydor Theo 25w
Finnex Fugeray - Prototype
Eco-Complete
Mopani driftwood

Java fern
Anubias nana petite
Few stray stems of ludwigia red
Marimo
Fissidens

Many PFR shrimp
1 pudgy, and very happy neon tetra because my wife said "it's a fish tank, it needs a fish"
2 Clithion Corona nerites

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post #2 of 13 (permalink) Old 10-19-2012, 03:07 AM
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I really like what I see. Those are some very nicely colored Cherries. The placement of driftwood and your Anubias are exellent in my opinion. All your plants look so healthy.

What are you using for substate if you dont mind? It almost looks like Charcoal or crushed volcanic rock. It looks non-uniformal and nutural.

My only recomendation is that you maybe add some history, some back story and visual "in the works eye candy".
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Thanks. None of the cherries up front are fully colored yet. Most of them hang out in the fern and the back where I have a minerock and they like to graze on it. The substrate is eco-complete.

Not much history to speak of! Fern gets bigger, cherries make babies. Very peaceful tank.
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Fern gets bigger, cherries make babies. Very peaceful tank.
Very Zen. I love it. Pretty little tank, for being so simple!

"Aquariums are like science, art, and hypno-therapy, all rolled into one," I insisted.
"You're not putting a hundred gallon tank in the living room," my roommate replied.


10g "Community" of nothing but Danios - 2g (barely) planted Betta - 2.5g Betta - 1g Pond Snail Repository

My aquascape style tends towards 'tall in the back, short in the front, lots and lots of green and stuff. And maybe a rock somewhere...'
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I like it. Nice job.

"Simplicity is the ultimate sophistication." -- Steve Jobs
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I love these little tanks - especially for shrimp.

You've done a great job.
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That looks fantastic. So much beauty packed into a tiny tank.

I used to be indecisive but now I'm not so sure.

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really good work! the RCS look great on that substrate and awesome java fern :d
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Updated. Did some trimming, put in an AC20 and removed the old stock light and replaced with a Finnex Fugeray prototype. Love the LEDs!
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This is a great tank!

After checking out your tanks, it appears that I am following in your footsteps (but with much less experience and success)! I've got a Staurogyne high tech 12g with a Ray2 over it (currently upping dosage to make up for increased light use) and I'm planning my low-no maintenance shrimp tank.

Do you mind if I crib some of your equipment / plant selection? This is super helpful!
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Why every 4 months? I mean what about the waste.

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Shrimp waste doesn't pollute the water as much as fish waste. The little waste there is would be taken in by the plants.
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Tank is retired 6/19/2013 - replaced with a Fluval Spec V.

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