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post #1 of 5 (permalink) Old 11-30-2012, 03:56 AM Thread Starter
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My New 5g Shrimp Cube

Just set it up tonight. The tank is a re-purposed 5g Fluval Chi with a 10" Finnex Fuge Ray LED light and a Marina Slim S10 power filter. I am using UP Aqua Shrimp Sand.

I hope there will be enough light for Crypts and Anubias. The filter seems adquate for a 5g tank. It's rated for up to 10g, but that would never work. I'm not happy with the size of the heater. I saw some flat, square heaters (don't remember the brand) at Petsmart, that would fit in the filter box. I may give one of those a try.

Please let me know your thoughts on my progress so far.


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post #2 of 5 (permalink) Old 11-30-2012, 04:18 AM
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Nice to see another Chi + Fugeray user on the boards, the lights hopefully should be enough for sure, since i'm counting on it to grow hairgrass!
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post #3 of 5 (permalink) Old 11-30-2012, 04:48 AM
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Awesome tank man. I have a large tank but would love a small one like this. Good inspiration. Keep us posted on the progress of the plants.
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post #4 of 5 (permalink) Old 12-31-2012, 04:17 PM Thread Starter
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30 day update. I getting good moss growth. The Crypts and Anubias are also doing well.
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post #5 of 5 (permalink) Old 01-02-2013, 04:30 PM
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How many CRSs do you have in there?

110g Tropical Community & Sakura Shrimp
55g BN Breeding Grounds, Peacock Gudgeons, Panda, Pygmies, & Smudge Spot Cories, Rili Shrimp
10g RCS and show guppies

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