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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
Let me clarify: the price tag is in Hong Kong Money. No way I can afford $1,000 US dollar for 5 liters of bio media lol 😅. It is a pricy product, but it is about $160 ish in US dollar.
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I wasnt going to say anything, but I was judging you. HARD. lol.

I can wrap my brain around 160. lol
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Oh I knew the price tag on the box wasnt $US, but I have seen some of the US pricing and still wasnt sure about dropping that on bio media. But if it does what it claims I'm sure its probably worth it.

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Asian breeders swear by it despite the high price tag. The shrimp shop owner I know from Hong Kong almost sounded like that he won't sell his good quality shrimps to buyer without power house in their filter 😂😂.
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6 x 10g shrimp rack under kitchen countertop (56k)

Finally! 0 ammonia, 0 nitrite, 5ppm nitrate.
Did a 70% water change and put 1 CRS & 1 CBS to see how it goes. When nitrate is down to zero I am gonna remove the free floating stems.
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Very nice. Do you plan on making a face plate for the whole set up?

btw, I know you don't need this anymore but here is a link I found on plants for shrimp tanks.

http://www.aquabotanic.com/?tag=subwassertang
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This is a truly inspiring build! So jealous...

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Very nice. Do you plan on making a face plate for the whole set up?

btw, I know you don't need this anymore but here is a link I found on plants for shrimp tanks.

http://www.aquabotanic.com/?tag=subwassertang
Thanks for the link. What's the function of a faceplate? Blocking noise?
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Both noise and light shield. A face plate will keep lights on the tanks and not the whole house. I would piece together a 1pc faceplate pressed on if its a tight fit or held on by Velcro.

Here is an uncovered, a covered display and a half ass edited version of yours
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I'm a little confused @ the function of HMF as air powered filter/divider.
does the PVC tube only go down through the HMF? or did you do the underground filter trick with the PVC tubing on each side of the tank.
wish i could describe what i'm asking better. hope you understand my question.


I'm curious how fast some of the shrimp will climb over the HMF.

all in all its super impressive and thanks for documenting it all. so much great work!
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Come over any time you want and pick up some of those shrimp I offered you


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Both noise and light shield. A face plate will keep lights on the tanks and not the whole house. I would piece together a 1pc faceplate pressed on if its a tight fit or held on by Velcro.

Here is an uncovered, a covered display and a half ass edited version of yours
Sounds like a good DIY add on project. Let me look into it in spare time. 😆
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I'm a little confused @ the function of HMF as air powered filter/divider.
does the PVC tube only go down through the HMF? or did you do the underground filter trick with the PVC tubing on each side of the tank.
wish i could describe what i'm asking better. hope you understand my question.


I'm curious how fast some of the shrimp will climb over the HMF.

all in all its super impressive and thanks for documenting it all. so much great work!
The PVC tube is like 2/3 down into the HMF. I have one 300 gallon tetra air pump that connects to all the HMF tubes. The air drives up the water and creates a filter circulation within the tank itself.
You are not the first one warning about the shrimps climb, I'll add more shrimps and see....
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The PVC tube is like 2/3 down into the HMF. I have one 300 gallon tetra air pump that connects to all the HMF tubes. The air drives up the water and creates a filter circulation within the tank itself.
thanks!

I'm curious how the flow of water from the inlet side to the exit side of the tanks effects the pvc inside the HMF.

cant wait to see how things progress now that you are ready for shrimp!!

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So it's basically a sponge filter on steroids.


Here is a simple build/explanation of a HMF filter I found on youtube

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kMqZ3DKnpJ8
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