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10-20-2013 01:05 AM
Bluebugs Man, you got some awesome inverts! Love those snails!
10-19-2013 09:45 PM
Rock Island Beautiful shells on those mystery snails! What are your water parameters? I'd love it if my snails looked that glossy and smooth.
10-19-2013 03:06 AM
shadetreeme About time for an update..... LOL
I have 3 tanks now with a total of 8 sections.

Unfortunately, I had a major mishap while I was on Vacation, and had to kinda start over.

I am actually messing with mystery snails in a couple of sections.

Getting some cool color shells. Now I want some with a blue foot, to see what happens.
02-19-2013 04:55 AM
Kinection I really like how you made that "shrimp condo"! Can't wait to see the shrimp in them!
02-19-2013 03:22 AM
orchidman I don't know about the filter's, but I usually like lots of water movement. But I'm not sure if baby shrimp do...

I really like those tiger shrimp and the CRS! And those acrylic tanks are awesome!
02-10-2013 07:14 PM
shadetreeme Looking for opinions ..... I have never used sponge filters before. I know allot of folks swear by them, but it just doesnt seem like enough water movement to me. I added a cascade 170 power filter to each section of my shrimp tanks. They are 35 gph at full blast. They just have a small sponge filter on the bottom. I like the way the water moves a little now , but am kinda concerned about the baby shrimp. I have had a similar filter in my Cherry tank for a year, with no problems, but that is a bigger / longer tank.
The sponge filters I am using are Hydro- sponge II rated for up to 20 gallons. Each section I am filtering is about 7 gallons.
Sooooo the question is.... should I just skip the in tank power filters, or keep them going?
02-10-2013 04:07 PM
shadetreeme Updates
Cleaned the cherry tank and changed the substrate..... not sure I like it still.

Got the second tank up and running.

I think I have the stock list figured out.....




Crystal Red



Bumble Bee

And the Orange dwarf crayfish

Any suggestions welcome
02-06-2013 08:09 PM
Re: Shrimp system 56K

I should be getting a pair this week..... Not gonna lie.... I'm pretty excited about it.

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02-06-2013 07:31 PM
defender.TX Man I love those Mexican Crayfish - so neat to watch them box.
02-06-2013 07:23 PM
pirayaman hey that is awesome. pretty cheap too. really great idea
02-05-2013 10:07 PM
Re: Shrimp system 56K

Well i caved..... I am getting a second tank made... It is just too perfect. It should be ready this week. Got a larger air pump, and ordered more sponge filters.
The system will be pretty cheap to run. 2 x 14 watt t5s, 2 led panels, 7.5 watt air pump. I also have a 2.5 watt 35gph filter/ power head in each section.
I don't really need them, with the 20 gallon rated sponge filters, but i like the water movement.

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02-01-2013 02:14 AM
KD8ATF I like this!
02-01-2013 12:47 AM
shadetreeme I have Mopani in my other shrimp tank and it got covered in Morimo..... I kinda like it.

I will look into the others, and see if a lfs has any.

Thanks for the advice
01-31-2013 08:39 AM
Originally Posted by shadetreeme View Post
LOL shrimp condo. I want to get some nice Mopani for each section.
Go cholla, malaysian, or manzanita. Mopani may rot and give you some filmy stuff. It also smells like pure death if you let it sit in water.
01-31-2013 04:37 AM
shadetreeme LOL shrimp condo. I want to get some nice Mopani for each section.
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