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Blazey's snowball shrimp tank Journal

Here are some updated pics of my 5gall snowball tank. Its filling in real nice

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Hey Houston it's looking good. What kind of light do you have on it?
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It's just a 20 watt cf spiral from walmart, 6700k. It's on a timer for 9 hours a day and has been running for several months. Thanks for the compliments
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Great looking tank. I like the contrast of the reddish rock just off center.
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Thanks! The left and right corner are not grown in yet, but their is hygro back their that should be up visible here soon LOL
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nice, how many shrimp do you have in there?

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nice, how many shrimp do you have in there?
18 snows
Thanks to Bsmith782
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YAY!!!
Today I spotted one of my females, and she is berried! This is my first berried shrimp so super exciting!
The tank is also filing in nicely still, new shots








Hard as I tried I could not get a picture of my berried female oh well
Hope you like them and comments are always welcome
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Looks good. Will look even better when your background fills in.

How many plant species are in there? You might consider limiting the species count once things really start to fill in, since the tank is so small.
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Looks good. Will look even better when your background fills in.

How many plant species are in there? You might consider limiting the species count once things really start to fill in, since the tank is so small.
Thanks! Well these are just the few plants I managed to save when my 29 crashed so its kinda a jumble of them LOL. I will not any any more species, I am even thinking of taking some out...
Right now in there is

a few stems of Rotala "indica" (not sure what its called now, but the untrue rotala indica)
a few stems of Sunset Hygro
Java Moss and Java Fern
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one single piece of dwarf sag
one stem of ludwigia repens
a few stems of dwarf ambulia
and another rotala I dont know the name of

Its just a mess, but with trying to get my 29 back together thats where the $ is going and have not gotten anymore of any one species (would like to take out the ludwigia, ambulia, java fern, and the small piece of dwarf sag) and fill in the rest with the hygro and rotala

Thanks for the advice and sorry for my mumbling

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It's probably Rotala rotundifiola... almost identical to indica.
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