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post #1 of 11 (permalink) Old 06-15-2014, 08:57 PM Thread Starter
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EwDeg's 1st Shrimp Tank courtesy of bitFUUL (Pic Heavy)

Another day, another tank project. I've had this one about a month now. bitFUUL decided to break down a 10gal shrimp/crypt tank. There happened to be some babies floating around in the tank with minimal water and some horrid mix of a substrate. So naturally, I called dibs on the shrimp. So home I went with a tank, filter, and about a dozen baby red rilis. All thanks to bitFUUL!

Filled it up with water from my 20H when I got home. As you can see mixed substrates are meh when it comes to disturbing things.



Next day.



I had to go to my LFS and purchase some Assassin Snails to deal with an infestation of snails that bitFUUL also gifted me. I don't like snails. Only Nerites and Assassins for me.



Clearer still.



I'm supplementing the terrible fluorescent hood lighting I had lying around with a desk halogen lamp. It gets too hot for my tastes. Torn between a Fugeray-R or an LED floodlamp. Any suggestions are welcome.



Now that I have a shrimp tank, I had to get a sponge filter(and some other things) from Amazon.



Freshly installed.



My parameters 1 week in.



Some shrimp on the sponge. Tiny I know.



More shrimp goodies from Han! Great guy. The other box is my CO2 goodies from GLA for the 20H.





Some better pics of shrimp!







Feeding frenzy!



This is my biggest shrimp hanging out. He's the most active so it's hard to get a pic of him.



To be continued... I found my first saddled lady yesterday. No pics of her yet. Hoping for some berries action soon!

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post #2 of 11 (permalink) Old 06-15-2014, 09:05 PM
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Looking good!
Give it a few weeks and you'll have baby shrimp and floating Riccia all over the tank!


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FTS as of right now.


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Looking good! Love the moss shrimp caves. What did you use you attach it?


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post #5 of 11 (permalink) Old 06-18-2014, 02:58 AM Thread Starter
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Thanks. I took the lazy man's route and bought it from h4n(Han Aquatics). It's Riccia. I believe it's attached with fishing line.

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post #6 of 11 (permalink) Old 06-23-2014, 11:28 PM Thread Starter
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My first saddled lady.


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post #7 of 11 (permalink) Old 06-24-2014, 01:51 AM
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She's looking good, hopefully you'll see a bunch of tiny shrimp in a couple weeks.


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post #8 of 11 (permalink) Old 06-25-2014, 10:49 PM Thread Starter
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Got a new toy today. Finnex Fugeray-R. FTS shot with the new addition.


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post #9 of 11 (permalink) Old 07-10-2014, 11:54 AM Thread Starter
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Finally, a berried female!

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Sweet. You're such a geek, posting at 6:50AM.
Also, what I tell you about all that floating Riccia?


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All the cool kids post berries before 7AM! The shrimp love the floating plants!

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