About a month ago, I moved my 10 gallon shrimp tank and my 5 gallon dwarf puffer tank up from back home after being away from them for two years. I decided to do a total rehaul of the tanks with live plants. In the middle of the process I came across the Aqueon Evolve 4 at petsmart. Once I saw it, I just had to have it. So I embarked on creating a 4 gallon shrimp tank. Here is the process:
With just the stock LEDs.
Stock LED lights and 13w CFL over it.
The built in overflow and filter area is very spacious. The area where the OEM filter goes is decently sized but under that in the pump area there is a ton of area for bio-filter.
Don't mind the dying anubias. I was distracted and left it on top of my 10g for a little long. I am avoiding DIY CO2 because of the shrimp.
In the tank right now:
Dario Dario male and female pair
20 Red Rili Shrimp from NeoShrimp
Trimmings from my other tanks
Pros of the tank:
-Everything is hidden behind the false wall
-Small and light I can move it even when its full
-LED light is decent
-Big area for filtration behind the false wall
-Flow of the pump is too powerful even on the lowest setting (It would be great for a nano reef)
-Top is scratched easily
Sorry for the focus in the pictures. I was using a cable and didn't mess with manual focus. I'll post pictures of my other tanks later.