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Yay!

I now have 5 tanks officially lol. 2 running and 3 empty/waiting.

The empties are:
2.5gallon bow front
5 gallon jar (very tall)
1.5 gallon fish bowl

By size alone you should be able to guess my eventual plans

Also if anyone wants to RAOK me some frogbit, shoot me a PM!
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I blame YOU tpt, YOU!! Lol.

Its really more like 2gallons... I have no clue on how im going to scape this, i want it simple and planted obviously. And what kind of shrimp? Who knows... Only a light, no filters.



1.5" Miracle Grow Organic cap'd with 1" silica sand
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Do i ever sleep? No. Lol

So ive been thinking, and i will probably start some xmas moss on a small rock and grow a moss bush, have it centered but towards the back of the bowl, and probably a piece of cholla wood in front of it... Then some frogbit floating... Maybe some small plants in the future but no ideas for now
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Indian almond leaf & feeding dish via MsNemoShrimp



Pleco enjoying in the 50g



Probably cant tell from this picture but this rcs has a deep dark green saddle, read it means nothing, but im watching her

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Couple feeding photos




I bought a pyrex feeding dish for the shrimp but didnt really like the look, so for now its been replaced by a white tile, looks classier in my eyes?



First customer was very tiny, but the white tile should also make for crisper shots



And while were on shrimp, i went and got 2 hoods for the 55gallon, noticed they actually had some ghost shrimp and amano shrimp in stock... So picked up 5 ghosts for the big tank



Not sure if "culling" is actually the killing of, or just the removal of, but this light colored rcs was removed from the shrimp tank so her weak genetics wont be passed on.



This is the $20 (170gph) powerhead i bought, hated, and took back today...



The 55gal finalllly fully lit after 3+ months, also had the ghosts floating here




Thats it for now... Still need to get
-powerhead
-uv sterilizer
-background?
-heater?

Not sure about the last 2 but will probably just evevntually get those too

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Changed title to 55gallon, finally measure it as well and im silly and hve been calling it a 50gallon.

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Im thinking about ripping out the dhg and finding something better... I no longer want it to fill in and hide the shrimp from view... Will probably fill in the back and midground and leave foreground empty for viewing...

Is ripping all the grass out at once a dumb move? I figure it would be... So i will be taking chunks out slowly... Possible RAOK?



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Decided to just black out background for now, i like it


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Ripped the dhg out and raok'd it with some other things. Planted some p. helferi in place of it, and i already like it better. Also the raok i won (floaters) got here so was a good day to update!
(These are right when everything was added and before those tiny brown algae spots were scrubbed)





I have also started dosing this tank with 1ml liquid co2 (api) daily, on my 3rd day today.


Stupid goldfish in the 55 literally sucking down my floaters

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Just woke up, was looking for the berried momma, and found 2 more!!! I have 2 pfr rcs and 1 regular but she has tons of eggs!! It looks like some are even outside of her body...

How do I turn my lights on without scarring the ladies everytime??
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Yay congrats on the berries!
I love your shrimp tank!

Yeah, the only plants my goldfish dont eat are java ferns
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Yay congrats on the berries!
I love your shrimp tank!

Yeah, the only plants my goldfish dont eat are java ferns
ok tank, there's someone in your thread, dont mess this up now...

"Hi". Lol. Thanks! I wish i wouldbe thought about capping with sand earlier but the driftwood and xmas moss alone make me love this setup!
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=TankYouVeryMuch;3962089] ok tank, there's someone in your thread, dont mess this up now...

"Hi". Lol. Thanks! I wish i wouldbe thought about capping with sand earlier but the driftwood and xmas moss alone make me love this setup!
Lol hi!
I agree, the driftwood is rockin and the xmas moss looks great! Im growing out some moss currently, wish it would hurry up. Lol
I have a few tanks dirted and then sand capped, and the rest are pool filter sand or black diamond. My shrimp tank is 6 gallons and black diamond for substrate.
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Ive got some moss steroids, but dont tell anyone

What kind of shrimp do you keep?
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Just cherries for now. Maybe some rili and blue pearl soon.
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Very nice! A local shrimp farmer has OEBT's so my next will be those or some crs . But i think i will always have some cherries around
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