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10-16-2011 10:29 PM
toofazt Had to tear it down due to a move I just set it back up a couple days ago though: http://www.plantedtank.net/forums/pl...rimp-tank.html
10-16-2011 05:07 PM
raven_wilde *Subcribed

Any updates on this great little tank?
05-12-2011 03:39 PM
toofazt I added some Fire Red Cherry Shrimp to my tank yesterday. My two Rummynose instantly started eating the smaller shrimp so I got them out (which isn't easy in a tank shaped like this). Gave them to a friend with a 30gal tank which is good because the RN were getting a little large for my little 6gal.

I can only count 4 shrimp from the original 11 I received. So either the Endlers are slowly picking them off or the other 3-4 are hiding (hopefully!).

04-19-2011 12:06 AM
toofazt The parents are pure Black Bar Endlers from Laguna De Los Potos North & South Lake.













04-18-2011 11:17 PM
toofazt We've got babies! They're about 3/16" long and I've counted at least three so far... I'll post pics of the parents soon.

03-28-2011 08:31 PM
toofazt
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Originally Posted by whizzle View Post
Hows the rummynose doin?
I've only got one survivor from the three you gave me. I picked up one more Rummynose from Petsmart so he wouldn't be lonely. I also added some Endlers last week and they all get along well.
03-26-2011 02:40 PM
whizzle Hows the rummynose doin?
03-17-2011 04:52 AM
toofazt
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Originally Posted by urples View Post
where did you get the bottles you are using for your fertilizer?
I got 'em from [Ebay Link Removed]... I'll send you the link.
03-17-2011 02:17 AM
urples where did you get the bottles you are using for your fertilizer?
03-17-2011 12:38 AM
toofazt The water is finally crystal clear! It's like a whole new tank without the haze that's plagued my tank since the start. I dropped my White Cloud off at the local pet store because he started harassing the Rummynose. Other than that, everyone is doing well. I've also introduced five Assassin Snails just because I think they're cool. I don't have any snails to feed them but they seem to enjoy blood worms and one of them ate a leaf that broke off and was floating at the top.

I've removed all the stem plants keeping just one H. Polysperma in case I have a change of heart. Trimming them every week was getting old fast!



Cool angled shots




Close-up on one of the Assassin Snails:


The S. Repens and B. Japonica seem to be doing well. Right side:


I added some Fissidens Fontanus to the lace rocks. Left side:


Not sure what I'm doing with the Subwassertang in the back but it seems to be acclimated and slowly growing now so I don't want to pull it out. Side view:


Finally got around to mixing up some Fertilizer solutions for quick & easy dosing:
03-14-2011 10:31 AM
mike_freegan
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Originally Posted by toofazt View Post
Sorry to hear about your light. I have mine on 9hrs/day so I guess they must be different.
Yea, my transformer was a lot different to yours, and the bracket inside was fixed to the case.

I guess maybe it's something to do with us running at 240v rather than 110v. Maybe that is why it runs hotter. It really exploded! Made me jump out of my skin! I've just wired a 15w e27 cfl in there now, but it doesn't look as sweet as it did with your mod.
03-13-2011 03:47 PM
toofazt Sorry to hear about your light. I have mine on 9hrs/day so I guess they must be different.
03-12-2011 01:23 PM
mike_freegan OK, it arrived. Slightly different to the American one.

Wired it all up. Looked great.

Went to work, came home - light was not on.

Replaced fuse in the plug. Turned lights on, circuit board blew up.

Basically, I think it must not have liked being on all day, overheated and shorted. CFL is ruined now too.

Back to the drawing board
03-09-2011 10:44 PM
toofazt
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Originally Posted by mike_freegan View Post
I have an idea for a replacement tube. I have one of the lamps on the way so will see if it works.

Incidentally, my plants are growing great with just my MR16s. They're ridiculously bright, but a bit bigger than the ones in your photos. Hope I can fit the CFL around them!
You can always use the CFL without the protective tube as well. Let me know if you have any questions when you take it apart.
03-07-2011 08:00 PM
mike_freegan I have an idea for a replacement tube. I have one of the lamps on the way so will see if it works.

Incidentally, my plants are growing great with just my MR16s. They're ridiculously bright, but a bit bigger than the ones in your photos. Hope I can fit the CFL around them!
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