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post #1 of 22 (permalink) Old 11-02-2013, 07:58 PM Thread Starter
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Deep Blue Shrimp Villa

Here is my new shrimp villa. I'm hoping to keep golden bee shrimp in here.
I was inspired by "somewhatshocked's" 3g thread. Check it out if you got a min.
I started this tank back on 09/12/13. You can see in the pics how it has grown out. I blacked out the back of the tank which makes a big difference. I had to trim the HM once already. It realy started to take off. Now it has settled down and growing vertical and spreading. Hope to get a nice carpet out of it.

Aquarium - Deep Blue 2.3 gallon betta tank (18" L x 6" W x 7" H)
Substrate - Up Aqua shrimp sand w/ added minerals like old sea mud
Light - 18" Beamswork LED
Heater - Aquanest 25W
Thermometer x 2 digital & glass
Filter - Aquaclear 20
hardscape - driftwood, bamboo charcoal shrimp shelters
flora - christmas moss,flame moss,amazon frogbit,hemianthus micranthemoides
Ramshorn snails

Parameters:
Temp 72
PH- 6.2
TDS- 140
KH- 0
GH- 5
NH3- 0
NO2- 0
No3- 0
Po43- 0
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Very cool! I like it. Going to throw in some cholla wood? I want to get a few pieces for each of my shrimp tanks. They love it

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Looks awesome. I have an empty one of these just siting on the floor that I need to get going
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Love the tank. Shrimp will love it.

I got the same tank and light, but moss always goes brown and dies. How long do you use your lights?

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I bought a cheap timer for this light and went ahead and set it for 6 hrs on and then it's supposed to turn off. And it did just that. It turned off.... and then turned right back on. I'm not sure if its the light or the timer. So, for right now I'm switching it on and off manually. I usually have it on for 8 hrs a day. I have some hair algae but not too worried about it. I might cut the light to 4-6 hrs.
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BTW..... No ferts or co2. I think the lack of co2 and the length of photoperiod is causing the HA.
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Your tank is lovely. I really like HM--it's such an enthusiastic grower and makes a great carpet in my DIY CO2 tank. I do not know what to say about the hair algae. I always have some around, especially in the moss. I'm hoping one day the moss will "outgrow" it, but I'm not sure.

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Very cool! I like it. Going to throw in some cholla wood? I want to get a few pieces for each of my shrimp tanks. They love it
Unfortunately I have no more room in the tank for cholla wood. But I do have 6 bamboo charcoal caves in there. You just cant see them cause of all the moss growing on them.

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Your tank is lovely. I really like HM--it's such an enthusiastic grower and makes a great carpet in my DIY CO2 tank. I do not know what to say about the hair algae. I always have some around, especially in the moss. I'm hoping one day the moss will "outgrow" it, but I'm not sure.
Thanks for the comment. I am use to HA nowwadays. Once in a while a twirl a bamboo skewer in there which keeps it under control.
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Not just a tank, but Shrimp 'VILLA'... has a classy ring to it. Makes me picture them lounging around the pool wearing raybans

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On 11/07/13 I added 11 golden bee shrimp possibly snow white since the shrimp are from crs/cbs tank. Yesterday I added 10 Taiwan PFR's that I got from (soup12). Dripping the pfrs was my longest drip acclimation ever. 71/2 hour to get them conditioned to my tank parameters. As of this morning all the shrimp are partying and having a good time!
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Feeding Time At The Villa (video)


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I love Goldens. I think if I ever get into harder shrimp to keep, it would be Goldens.

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I finaly got my first berried golden bee on 1-6-14 and my first berried taiwan pfr on 1-1-14.
(sorry for the upsideown pic. Can't seem to change it)
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Berried golden bees

Here's a pic of my first berried golden bee from a few days ago.
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Very nice man your shrimp look good!
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