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post #31 of 137 (permalink) Old 09-05-2013, 08:12 AM
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I have to say you're setup is amazing! It uses nearly no room and looks like you have about 12 different sections for different species! Im blow away!! Subbed!
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post #32 of 137 (permalink) Old 09-08-2013, 06:16 AM Thread Starter
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6 x 10g shrimp rack under kitchen countertop (56k)

Thanks for support everyone!

I added 20 feeding gold fish to help cycling...and......

The LED strips has arrived!

Ok.. Remove the temp light bulbs...

Forgot to take in-progress photos, so here is how it looks after I wired up everything. I am very happy with the outcome. 5 x 20" LED strips + the transformer power supply + DIY elbow grease = $60 total cost to light up the whole rack. They look slimmer, and compare to the bulbs, I have more working space above each tank now.


Ok next step is aquascaping. Basically I want each section to have each own type of moss/floater. So far I have java moss, flame moss, Christmas moss(?), moss ball, riccia and java fern. Red root floater and frogbit are coming next week. What other moss/floater/plants are good for shrimp tank? Since I have a dirt planted tank I don't want to use stems in my shrimp rack. Hmmm decision decision.
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post #33 of 137 (permalink) Old 09-08-2013, 06:35 AM
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Looks fantastic! Where did you get those blue and black foam blocks?

People are too often merely stating an assumed truth from flawed observation.
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post #34 of 137 (permalink) Old 09-08-2013, 06:42 AM Thread Starter
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They are Poret Foam from http://www.swisstropicals.com/
Supposed to be the best foam for HMF filter and sump
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Awesome build! I want one now :p
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Subwassertang!
Right! I actually already have them in the bottom middle tank.totally forgot about it. ☺
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Tested water today.
Ph >6,
ammonia 6ppm!,
nitrite 0.25ppm,
nitrate 0.
Good sight that at least ammonia began to turn to nitrite. It means the bacteria started to form.
Put 20 feeding fish in to help cycling. I don't know how many of them can last until the tank is fully cycled.
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post #39 of 137 (permalink) Old 09-09-2013, 06:43 PM
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Awesome setup. I was checking eBay for those bulbs you have and only found the type where it was all LEDs around the bulb. If your selling yours also lmk pm me. Thanks
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I like the use of space.Very nice set up.I will have to keep my eye on this one
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post #41 of 137 (permalink) Old 09-09-2013, 11:07 PM
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Taiwan, weeping, willow mosses are all very pretty.
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Taiwan, weeping, willow mosses are all very pretty.
Can't seem to find the true weeping moss. I need to keep looking!

Broke my wallet and bought this bad boy...
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post #43 of 137 (permalink) Old 09-24-2013, 06:54 PM
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Really nice set up. Have looked at and been very intrigued by the PowerHouse stuff. Gotta tell us how it performs especially for the $$$ it totes. What kind of pump do you have on your sump?

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Thanks. We'll see how the power house works out. I am using the eheim compact 600 pump right now. Had the eheim 1250(?) but was too powerful. The plumbing couldn't return water fast enough.
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That, sir... is a HEFTY price tag. wow wow wow.

I would like to repeat those last 3 words for your tanks as well
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