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Brendan's 20L shrimp tank (Pic Heavy)

Ok so as I delve deeper and deeper into the world of shrimp I thought it would be a fantastic idea to get the head start on what will hopefully be a Taiwan Bee shrimp tank. I currently have 6 mischlings housed with my crs but once this tank is completely cycled I intend to order some red wine and possibly a blue bolt.

So the specs... well as the title states its a 20 gallon long tank with dimensions equalling 30"x12"x12".

FILTRATION
Eheim 2215 toned down a bit

LIGHTING
Hagen glo T5HO

SUBSTRATE
Amazonia aqua soil 9Lt.

FLORA
Dwarf sag
HC
Dwarf hair grass
Java Fern
Various mosses
Duckweed
and possibly spiral val

FAUNA
Shrimps:
6 mischling
2-3 wine red
1(?) Blue Bolt

Decorations
Inert rocks
Driftwood

I intend to update this thread periodically as events with the tank occur.
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Why is it on the ground?
Oh, cuz I bought it today and haven't got around to getting a stand for it haha. I figure by the time it's cycled I'll have a stand for it


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Did a 50% water change today. Tank is looking nice and clear. Started planting a little. Hopefully I can get a nice carpet of HC before I move the shrimp into the tank in apx. 2 or 3 months. Click image for larger version

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Can't wait to see how it turns out
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How does one grow HC without CO2?
Ill be using a DIY unit until the tank is shrimp ready but the guy I got it off of said he grew it without CO2 and using a standard 45W clip on light. So fingers crossed it'll grow for me


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Can't wait to see how it turns out
Thank you! I'm excited to get it under way but as with most shrimp things patience is absolute key


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So I finally got around to setting up this tank as I was extra busy this summer. Today was the season opener of my aquarium club so I managed to pick up the plants I wanted (and a few extras of course!). Let me know what you think as feedback is always welcome.
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Looks great.Very nice plant choice.Good luck with the HC it can be a little tough to start but stick with it.What about ferts?i have not yet ventured into shrimp myself but the more i see the more I want to jump in.Good luck
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Thanks, I'm running CO2 with two 4 hour light periods because I haven't got around to hanging my Hagen glo t5ho fixture from the ceiling yet.


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Did a complete foreground aquascape today. Spent hours cutting up strands of glosso and breaking up HC cuba gently to plant it. Pictures will come tomorrow as I dirtied the tank a bit rooting around in the substrate.
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And here's the photos I promised fts

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that 24" light seems to give you decent coverage of light???
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that 24" light seems to give you decent coverage of light???
It's very high light in the center and tapers off towards the edges of the tank so in a way it gives okay coverage. I want to get to Home Depot soon to get some chains and raise the light fixture for better coverage


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