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post #1 of 8 (permalink) Old 01-13-2013, 03:29 PM Thread Starter
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EHEIM Aquastyle 16- CRS tank

Hello,
My name is Alex and I am a student at the University of Central Florida. I have been keeping fish for as long as I can remember and these past few years I've been working more and more with salt water tanks. A few months ago I decided that I wanted to try something new. I found the EHEIM Aquastyle 16L/4G on sale a decided to finally make a shrimp tank! Something I have researched a lot but never committed to. I added my CRS shrimps early this week and couldn't be happier with how they look. Hopefully with frequent W/Cs and testing of parameters I can get these beautiful animals to reproduce in my aquarium!

Setup-
EHEIM Aquastyle 16L/4G with stock lighting and filter
Fluval Shrimp Stratum 4.4LB
Heater- None
Plants: Currently 2x Moss ball, Java Moss. Much more moss on the way but had a delay with shipper, hopefully will arrive early next week.
Shrimp: 15+2 Crystal Red SS Shrimp

Maintenance-
Weekly or Bi-weekly RO/DI water changes of 30% treated with Fluval Mineral Supplement to ~200 TDS.

*Side note on the Fluval line, I decided to go with these initially due to cost/shipping time I will likely try other brands in the future.

Pictures-

Filling it up!


Initial FTS


Room View


Shrimps Arrival


Semi-Current FTS with some plants


CRS SS


How I do W/Cs



Hope you enjoyed my thread, I will be updating periodically to keep track of my CRS adventure
-Alex
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nice little setup there
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Beautiful CRSs!

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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Nice!

i got the same tank but waiting for a stand to arrive before setting it up..
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how much did you pay for those shrimps? it looks like grade SS+
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Thank you all for the comments, hopefully I will get my plants in early this week!

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how much did you pay for those shrimps? it looks like grade SS+
I think with the two extras factored in I got them for around $4ea. Guess that's a good deal?

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Nice!

i got the same tank but waiting for a stand to arrive before setting it up..
You'll love it! Super quiet and very sleek looking.
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Thank you all for the comments, hopefully I will get my plants in early this week!


I think with the two extras factored in I got them for around $4ea. Guess that's a good deal?


You'll love it! Super quiet and very sleek looking.
i can get $3 each from my location.You bought them from ebay, so you need pay for shipping
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i can get $3 each from my location.You bought them from ebay, so you need pay for shipping
Yep shipping was only 12 dollars though which I thought was great! I'm used to shipping fish/corals which have to be overnighted and that becomes a pain at $40 a time. Plus in my area even RCS at stores are 3-4 bucks hate to know what they charge for CRS. lol
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