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My 5.5 Gallon Cherry Shrimp Tank (UPDATE: 8/11)





As you can see it has transformed a lot since this:

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Nice looking tank! What type of plants do you have in there?
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Nice looking tank! What type of plants do you have in there?
Thank you!

Java moss, parva, wendetti, lucens, and hygrophila siamensis. (the wendetti is not doing so well for some reason)
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Your a brave person using the stealth heater ! Even on a 5 gallon , it's too much water to risk for me ! Nice tank though
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Your a brave person using the stealth heater ! Even on a 5 gallon , it's too much water to risk for me ! Nice tank though
They got recalled but to be honest most heaters have the potential to blow up. I think I got it from Dr. Foster & Smith? I guess it's too late to get it replaced now...
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From what marineland emailed me about the faulty elements they used I'd say inevitable . They will still take them in . I bought a used tank last month from Craigslist and it came with a 100 watt stealth heater , I emailed marineland and said I would pay for the extra for a 300 watt ...... They sent it out free of charge in exchange for the stealth !
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From what marineland emailed me about the faulty elements they used I'd say inevitable . They will still take them in . I bought a used tank last month from Craigslist and it came with a 100 watt stealth heater , I emailed marineland and said I would pay for the extra for a 300 watt ...... They sent it out free of charge in exchange for the stealth !
Oooh, I think I'll have to get on that. Thank you for telling me!
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you could get a prefilter sponge for your filter intake they work great

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what kind of water do you use? Tap, filtered or RO?

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what kind of water do you use? Tap, filtered or RO?
Tap, my tap water is rock hard though. I asked and apparently it's still ok for RCS...
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Here it is as of now, about to be with shrimp added. I had to trim the hygro and got rid of most of the hair algae. I also switched from tap to a 50:50 of RO to tap.

Sorry for the instagram-ish looking pictures. They had a green tint for whatever reason and I wanted to edit it out for truer colors.
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