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03-29-2013 08:45 AM
Originally Posted by shift View Post
Cool background. Didmyounmake it all from foam and cement?

Its foam yes, but cement no. I coated it with Dry-Lok waterproofing. Its completely inert and has held up really well against the fish and beating it takes daily. You can see the full vid log on my YouTube channel. I have it as an 8 part playlist. My channel is in my signature.
03-29-2013 08:16 AM
dtejeda.arias Awesome! Can't wait to see the finish results. Will also like to hear your selection of microfish as I am as well on the same hunt lol
03-29-2013 08:09 AM
Microfish ideas for a HUGE shrimp tank

Cool background. Didmyounmake it all from foam and cement?
03-29-2013 07:48 AM
Duckmasta And this is the 80g with custom DIY 3D background i made for it. For those wondering wtf I am ranting about. Sorry about the light cord, it was acting up and i had just got it set back on the tank for the pic. Have to re run the wire tomorrow behind the stand.
03-29-2013 07:09 AM
scotty b what about least killi fish? they stay under a inch
03-29-2013 06:42 AM
Duckmasta The finished stand. The bottom right will hold my 30g tank as a wet/dry sump for the 100. with left portion for storage and the RENA canister (previously used for the 30) that I will use for extra filtration and cross flow in the 100.
03-29-2013 06:31 AM
Duckmasta no, no decision yet. Its looking like the 80 is being pushed back at least another couple months. I just finished, stained, and trimmed out the stand for my 100g. I'm waiting on the 55mm glass hole saw to arrive so i can get the plumbing done and get things set so i can set up the 100, and transfer fish from the 80 to it finally. But even after that I have to focus my finances on the house and bills and get myself back into a financial safety net before i can think more about getting the 80 equipped, aquascaped, and stocked.
03-27-2013 04:19 PM
GMYukonon24s Have you decided on any microfish yet?
03-19-2013 04:50 AM
Microfish ideas for a HUGE shrimp tank

Chilli rasboras are super tiny and I believe shrimp safe. I have cpd's with my shrimp and they don't bug the adults but baby's may turn into snacks
03-19-2013 04:40 AM
Duckmasta Well my kitchen remodel is nearly complete, floor gets sealed tomorrow night. Then my next project is quick touch up on drywall and prime/paint. After that it is finish up the stand for the 100/30 tank and get the 100 back set up. All in all I am looking at about 2 weeks until I get the 100 set and fish transfered from the 80 into the 100. From there I will be collecting equipment to get the 80 scaped and set for shrimp, trying that idea first as its relatively the cheapest for the time being. Will be fish free until i can get a good population of shrimp.
03-07-2013 04:28 PM
Hobbes1911 Boraras are alright. I had them with cherries, but I cannot vouch for the fact that they never touched the shrimp. Only because i didn't observe it, doesn't mean they didn't do it. Don't put CPDs, guppies (endlers included), scarlet badies, or really any fish. I'd put otos and maybe dwarf cories if you really really want fish. A good rule of thumb is that if the smallest shrimp size could potentially fit into the fish's mouth, be sure they'll try.

Especially with high grade shrimp like BKKs why risk it? And most shrimp are colored as wee little guys already, like the Fire reds are red, even the juvies!! You can be sure a fish that can see them will chase them as these colors stand out (maybe not directly BKK, but again, why risk it?)
03-07-2013 04:14 PM
crazydog64 Man I can just envision an 80 covered in Supreme Fire Reds, that would be a sight. For fish I would say some of the Borara species would be your best bet, but I'm pretty sure some of the babies would be eatin.
03-07-2013 12:25 AM
Freyr I have a couple cherry shrimp in my 20 gallon which also houses a badis. They will definitely eat baby shrimp. When my female had some babies he went right for them! Some of the shrimp did survive though since the tank is heavily planted. once they grew to about half inch the badis paid them no mind. Guess that's why they're called micro predators. You could give it a shot, but you most likely lose half the shrimplets.

80 gallon planted discus tank would be excellent. However, I'd like to see a tank that size with an avalanche of shrimp a bit more!
01-28-2013 10:20 AM
CharleeFoxtrot Oh yeah I second the discus! Do the shrimp in a smaller species only tank. Much easier to set up, and you can get close enough to enjoy watching them.
01-28-2013 02:31 AM
Originally Posted by Duckmasta View Post
Ill look into borara options, see if any of my LFS can get them even as i know they dont normally keep small fish aside from neons.

Im also tossing idea around in my head of doing a layer of Fluval Stratum between the ecocomplete and sand cap, to help the shrimp along. Course that is if I dont change my mind altogether and go discus in this tank, but id prefer a 220 or something once I start a discus tank.
DISCUS ? - In an 80 gal tank ..... now you're talking !!!
That's all you need - not a 220 gal !
Think about it, seriously.
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