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post #1 of 58 (permalink) Old 07-09-2012, 12:40 AM Thread Starter
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4g Schuber-Wright shrimp tank

4g Schuber-Wright low iron rimless
Finnex FugeRay LED
AC20 HOB filter
CaribSea Floramax

Flora
Blyxa japonica
Crypt parva
Java fern 'Windelov'
Xmas moss
Flame moss

Fauna
Sakura shrimp
Ramshorn snails
Horned nerites

Will be adding chili rasboras soon




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post #2 of 58 (permalink) Old 07-09-2012, 01:41 AM
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Nice tank!

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Awesome DW!
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Any pics of the tank itself? How much does it cost shipped?

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Any pics of the tank itself? How much does it cost shipped?
Let me check, but I don't think I took pictures before filling it up. Tank has beveled edges, near perfect silicone work. Very sharp looking tank, I am extremely impressed with the workmanship. I paid right at $85 shipped for the tank, light and filter. Ordered off of E bay. Just search Finnex, they have a 4, 6 and 9 gallon version of the tank. PM if you need a link.

My brother actually purchased the 9 after seeing mine and I like it more. The dimensions are great on it. Will be adding one soon.
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Have you had any success with Blyxa japonica and no co2? Also what type of wood is that? It's to bad you had to tear down your other tank. I really liked that one. This one looks like it will be cool too.
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Have you had any success with Blyxa japonica and no co2? Also what type of wood is that? It's to bad you had to tear down your other tank. I really liked that one. This one looks like it will be cool too.
I have only had the blyxa in there for a week so time will tell. I have osmocote under the substrate, and the light is medium intensity, so it should be ok. Wood is just manzanita branches.

I liked my 29 gallon I tore down as well, but I really like keeping nanos instead. I would much rather have 10 4 gallon tanks than a single 40 gallon. Going with slower growing plants and no CO2 makes maintenance much easier as well.
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Nice tank!

My two cents bro, maybe I would have grouped the plants closer together, as there is no co2 they won't fill up the space in between very soon.

To answer that question.
Blyxa survives without co2 but doesn't grow at all. I've had the same patch for months.



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My two cents bro, maybe I would have grouped the plants closer together, as there is no co2 they won't fill up the space in between very soon.
Yes, I would have loved to planted closer, but I was limited in the amount of stems I had. Thus, spaced stuff further apart and waiting on growth to fill in.

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To answer that question.
Blyxa survives without co2 but doesn't grow at all. I've had the same patch for months.
I actually already have a significant amount of growth on my blyxa, quite surprising really. I am going to try doing weekly updates so I can keep track on how everything is doing.
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Just a little over a week update. At least 4 shrimp are berried, might be 5-6, just can't get them to hold still! Lots of growth from the moss and blyxa. I added a piece of cholla wood for the shrimp to graze on. Still no background yet, I have been lazy.

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Nice set up! What are your thoughts on the Fugeray light? I have the same one and it seems a bit too weak?
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Nice tank and really like the Ramshorns.

For a while I had some very nice Reds that hag a gold tint to the shell. I put a few zipper loaches in that tank and wiped them out.

I've been looking through my tanks for some like that. I have the more normal reds & browns.
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great looking tank, i have heard somewhere that blyxa can be grown without CO2 as well as long as you have medium to high light. Light is an important factor with blyxa,
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Nice set up! What are your thoughts on the Fugeray light? I have the same one and it seems a bit too weak?
Love it. For this depth tank it is really the perfect intensity. If your tank is deeper I could see how you might have a problem though.

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Nice tank and really like the Ramshorns.

For a while I had some very nice Reds that hag a gold tint to the shell. I put a few zipper loaches in that tank and wiped them out.

I've been looking through my tanks for some like that. I have the more normal reds & browns.
If you are interested, I have more than I need really. Send me a PM.

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great looking tank, i have heard somewhere that blyxa can be grown without CO2 as well as long as you have medium to high light. Light is an important factor with blyxa,
I have heard both ways about blyxa and CO2, but obviously it isn't necessary. Good medium lighting like this and its good to go.
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Any full tank shots? I'd love to see how the equipment looks with the setup.


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