Setting up my new ADA tank for Ebiten PRL - Page 9 - The Planted Tank Forum
Reply
 
LinkBack Thread Tools Display Modes
post #121 of 164 (permalink) Old 11-26-2012, 07:11 AM
SCAPEr
 
sayurasem's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jun 2011
Location: Loma Linda, CA
Posts: 2,558
I just noticed something... did you have any prefilter on your intake for shrimps?
sayurasem is offline  
Sponsored Links
Advertisement
 
post #122 of 164 (permalink) Old 11-26-2012, 02:35 PM Thread Starter
Planted Tank Guru
 
hedge_fund's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jan 2006
Location: Greenwich, CT
Posts: 3,404
Quote:
Originally Posted by freph View Post
I'm so ridiculously jealous of this tank. 60-P with PRLs is something I very much want to pursue after I move out and get my own place. Scrapping the 20g for a 60P and making it a display tank with PRLs....gah. It may not much to look at for some people right now, but this tank is an inspiration for me.
Thanks for the kind words. Wish I would have gone this route much sooner instead of playing around with the Petco tanks.

Before you know it you'll be setting up your own 60-P. At least you know exactly what your goal is. Check out some of these pics of my first shrimp tanks from 2005 when I was in college. At the time I even had my girlfriend with a shrimp tank... As you can see, I had no clue what I was doing back then. Heck, bumblebees were the "it" shrimp and the only way you can get CRS was if you paid a ton of money on aquabid. It's amazing how fast this hobby is moving.





hedge_fund is offline  
post #123 of 164 (permalink) Old 11-26-2012, 02:37 PM Thread Starter
Planted Tank Guru
 
hedge_fund's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jan 2006
Location: Greenwich, CT
Posts: 3,404
Quote:
Originally Posted by Green_Flash View Post
It looks great!
Thanks. Stay tuned as there will be more updates periodically.

Quote:
Originally Posted by sayurasem View Post
I just noticed something... did you have any prefilter on your intake for shrimps?
Yeah, I am waiting on my lily pipes to arrive and then I'll be purchasing a screen prefilter from H4N. At the moment the shrimp are okay and will not be sucked in....none are old enough to be berried yet so no shrimplets for at least 2 months.
hedge_fund is offline  
post #124 of 164 (permalink) Old 11-26-2012, 03:02 PM
Invert Warrior
 
MABJ's Avatar
 
Join Date: Mar 2012
Location: NY
Posts: 3,886
Quote:
Originally Posted by hedge_fund View Post
As you can see, I had no clue what I was doing back then. Heck, bumblebees were the "it" shrimp and the only way you can get CRS was if you paid a ton of money on aquabid. It's amazing how fast this hobby is moving.
what are bumblebee shrimp? I see these in pet stores, and I can't for the life of me identify them as anything other than really low grade CRS/CBS...




MABJ's iDevice used for this message :p

*Retired for now*
|Mossy Bonsai|Almost ADA|DBP Loonnng|CRS Spec|
|My Tanks ʌ | Shrimp advice v|
|Essential tools|List of inverts|Sage advice|Truth About Snails|
Mark A Belcher Junior, founder -- DBP Club.
MABJ is offline  
post #125 of 164 (permalink) Old 11-27-2012, 01:01 AM Thread Starter
Planted Tank Guru
 
hedge_fund's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jan 2006
Location: Greenwich, CT
Posts: 3,404
Quote:
Originally Posted by MABJ View Post
what are bumblebee shrimp? I see these in pet stores, and I can't for the life of me identify them as anything other than really low grade CRS/CBS...
Not sure if it's still the case but back in the day these were all wild caught. The CRS shrimp were developed from these when a red mutation occurred.
hedge_fund is offline  
post #126 of 164 (permalink) Old 11-27-2012, 02:28 AM
Invert Warrior
 
MABJ's Avatar
 
Join Date: Mar 2012
Location: NY
Posts: 3,886
Ohh! Yeah they're all labeled differently now. Stupid stores have no unified label systems.

Yeah I know the bee shrimp you're mentioning, obviously. But now I see 'bumblebee shrimp' everywhere with faint white lines on Light red or light black bodies.




MABJ's iDevice used for this message :p

*Retired for now*
|Mossy Bonsai|Almost ADA|DBP Loonnng|CRS Spec|
|My Tanks ʌ | Shrimp advice v|
|Essential tools|List of inverts|Sage advice|Truth About Snails|
Mark A Belcher Junior, founder -- DBP Club.
MABJ is offline  
post #127 of 164 (permalink) Old 12-02-2012, 08:50 PM Thread Starter
Planted Tank Guru
 
hedge_fund's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jan 2006
Location: Greenwich, CT
Posts: 3,404
I received my knockoff lily pipes yesterday and they are great. Took about a week to arrive from China.







hedge_fund is offline  
post #128 of 164 (permalink) Old 12-02-2012, 11:58 PM
Obsessed? Maybe
 
somewhatshocked's Avatar
 
Join Date: Aug 2011
Location: Louisville, KY
Posts: 12,363
Dropped anything in the tank (like a supplement) yet to see how water flow is?

Knock-off lily pipes are one of my favorite things and I really enjoy finding new ones that get the job done.
somewhatshocked is offline  
post #129 of 164 (permalink) Old 12-03-2012, 12:29 AM
Planted Member
 
Max Kenji's Avatar
 
Join Date: Mar 2012
Location: Philadelphia
Posts: 272
Cool. I used to have these lily pipes in the tanks but they are a pain to clean.
I recommend plant some crypts, they are really good for shrimp tank.
Max Kenji is offline  
post #130 of 164 (permalink) Old 12-03-2012, 01:11 AM
Obsessed? Maybe
 
somewhatshocked's Avatar
 
Join Date: Aug 2011
Location: Louisville, KY
Posts: 12,363
Good call, Max.

My favorite thing for cleaning glass and other clear pipes is the Two Little Fishies MagFox. I'm not a fan of taking things apart and using brushes, so that little device comes in handy for spot-cleaning and even heavy duty jobs on pipes.
somewhatshocked is offline  
post #131 of 164 (permalink) Old 12-03-2012, 01:40 AM Thread Starter
Planted Tank Guru
 
hedge_fund's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jan 2006
Location: Greenwich, CT
Posts: 3,404
Quote:
Originally Posted by somewhatshocked View Post
Dropped anything in the tank (like a supplement) yet to see how water flow is?

Knock-off lily pipes are one of my favorite things and I really enjoy finding new ones that get the job done.
What I like about them is that they do not move the top water like the eheim ones. I like lots of floating plants and mine tend to do better in standing water. This lily pipe directs the flow to the bottom which I prefer.

Quote:
Originally Posted by Max Kenji View Post
Cool. I used to have these lily pipes in the tanks but they are a pain to clean.
I recommend plant some crypts, they are really good for shrimp tank.
Funny you say that because I actually had the idea of getting some crypts but I know nothing about them. I guess something will pop up sooner or later in the SnS section.

Quote:
Originally Posted by somewhatshocked View Post
Good call, Max.

My favorite thing for cleaning glass and other clear pipes is the Two Little Fishies MagFox. I'm not a fan of taking things apart and using brushes, so that little device comes in handy for spot-cleaning and even heavy duty jobs on pipes.
nice, thanks. I'll be definitely picking up one of these.
hedge_fund is offline  
post #132 of 164 (permalink) Old 12-03-2012, 02:04 AM
The Security Dude
 
sbarbee54's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jan 2012
Location: The Badlands
Posts: 4,321
How big of holes are on those lily pipes, looks like babies could be impeller food


Sent from my iPad using Tapatalk HD

55 Planted Rummys,2 GBR,8 Corys,4 Discus PFR Culls
Many shrimp tanks
http://www.plantedtank.net/forums/sh...half-done.html
Finnex Pimp #8
sbarbee54 is offline  
post #133 of 164 (permalink) Old 12-03-2012, 02:07 AM Thread Starter
Planted Tank Guru
 
hedge_fund's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jan 2006
Location: Greenwich, CT
Posts: 3,404
Quote:
Originally Posted by sbarbee54 View Post
How big of holes are on those lily pipes, looks like babies could be impeller food


Sent from my iPad using Tapatalk HD
There will be a prefilter installed eventually but these shrimp will not be berried any time soon (still too young).
hedge_fund is offline  
post #134 of 164 (permalink) Old 12-03-2012, 04:25 PM
h4n
Planted Tank Guru
 
Join Date: Jan 2006
Location: Charlton, Mass
Posts: 4,901
Looking good buddy! Those lily pipes didn't take to long either!

-Sent from my Samsung Note, a "Phablet"
h4n is offline  
post #135 of 164 (permalink) Old 12-05-2012, 02:43 AM
Planted Tank Guru
 
Join Date: Apr 2011
Location: Durham, NC
Posts: 2,261
Man, I just stumbled across your video (searched feeding borneowild color, first link booyah) of your old setup. I really want PRLs now....gah.
freph is offline  
Reply

Tags
akadama, amazonia, ebiten, kamil, prl

Quick Reply
Message:
Options

Register Now



In order to be able to post messages on the The Planted Tank Forum forums, you must first register.
Please enter your desired user name, your email address and other required details in the form below.

User Name:
Password
Please enter a password for your user account. Note that passwords are case-sensitive.

Password:


Confirm Password:
Email Address
Please enter a valid email address for yourself.

Email Address:
OR

Log-in









Human Verification

In order to verify that you are a human and not a spam bot, please enter the answer into the following box below based on the instructions contained in the graphic.



Thread Tools
Show Printable Version Show Printable Version
Email this Page Email this Page
Display Modes
Linear Mode Linear Mode



Posting Rules  
You may post new threads
You may post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are On
Pingbacks are On
Refbacks are On

 
For the best viewing experience please update your browser to Google Chrome