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hakishimiei 11-16-2011 03:16 PM

20 and 10 gallon planted tank
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i have been in to the hobby for over 3 months now. i am still a NOOB.
i got into the hobby because i was bored and i came across a Betta so i was like OK let me get a Betta and from that single fish new doors open and new knowledge and nights of research came. there are even nights where i don't even play on my ps3 or watching TV coz i am busy watching my tanks to see the progress and eventually after everything settles in i get a little relax.

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this is my 10 gallon CRYSTAL RED SHRIMP planted tank

lights: its a 23watts i think its 4500k or 5000k CFL that i bought from walmart its like 8-10inch away from the top of the tank. i put some foil behind the light to make it even brighter :proud:
filter: tetra whisper ex20 with sponge attach to it so if ever i have shrimp-lets it wont get suck in
heater: i got this heater for free together with the 20 gallon that i bought and it has a setting of 62-70-76-80 on it and its an old heater but it still works
* i have an air filter attach to a 3" round air stone and a black background
substrate: i bag of Eco complete
plants: dwarf hair grass (that i am trying to carpet the front), water wisteria, anacharis, some plant that i bought in petco in those tube thingy, vallisneria (don't know which one it is), and a moss ball that i cut in half:biggrin:
dosing the plants with seachem flourish and api leaf zone once a week

occupants: 15+2 i think juvenile CRS that i bought from TANINER. Before theyre in this tank, they were in a 5 gallon hex and 4 of them died so now i have 12 juvie CRS so i decided to buy a 20 gallon and move the fish from here to the 20g. they look like they are happy in here no sign of them dying or stressed and i havent check the water parameter in awhile but boy do they get big fast.
i feed them fish flakes. i tried putting in some algae wafer and shrimp pellets for bottom feeder and crab bites but they never touch it.
temperature is 78-80F i dont know how to bring down the temperature.

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20 gallon high

bought this on craigslist for $45 including the filter, lights which is an old one and a hood and a heater which is in the 10g

lights: i think its a single strip t8, but i dont know how many watts. the light is color blue or something as you can tell from the picture
filter: 10-20 gallon aqua-tech i think he bought it from walmart. it was missing a biofilter so i bought hagen aquaclear activated carbon insert and hagen aquaclear ammonia remover inserts and duetto multi filter biological filter and they fit inside the filter and i have the old filter coz this is a new tank and havent cycled yet
heater: tetra submersible aquarium heaters for a 20g
substrate: seachem flourite 2 bags ( had a hard time cleaning coz it was really muddy. the water is like chocolate so i suggest wash it really good.
plants: dwarf hair grass (trying to make a carpet on the left side of the tank, water wisteria, vallisneria, and an onion plant idk what kind, the plant that i bought from petco in those tube thingy( before i only have 3 of this but now i have like 6 and still growing very slow)
driftwood: i dont know if you can consider that a driftwood but its zoo med mopani wood which i think is still tanning even though i already dip it under hot water but it look really nice as a center piece
1 male king betta( plakat)

1 long fin danio
4 neon tetra( one of them only has 1 eye dunno what happen i thought hes gonna die but looks like he survived)
3 albino cory,
4 ghost shrimp out of 15 that i have in the 5 gallon hex before CRS arrived and i thought theyre not gonna make anymore babies but one of them is pregnant i was shocked last night:bounce:

thanks for looking. feel free to comment i will be posting pictures of the occupants later on tonight:proud:


allaboutfish 11-16-2011 03:30 PM

id adjust that DW in another way, it looks kinda gross looking

hakishimiei 11-17-2011 05:25 AM

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so i change the position of the DW which one is better this or the first one?

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thats how far the lights is from the tank
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my 3 albino cory the other one is just chillin under the wood and the other 2 is on attack theyre always together mode and my male ghost shrimp
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my plakat and it he has a horizontal line across his body
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my 3 neon tetra and the other one is missing
can you name this plant?

hakishimiei 04-23-2012 02:20 PM

will be posting new pics soon

hakishimiei 05-03-2012 02:30 PM

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this is how my tanks look like now

my 10 gallon CRS tank

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vincenz 05-03-2012 02:36 PM


Originally Posted by allaboutfish (Post 1597063)
id adjust that DW in another way, it looks kinda gross looking

It does kind of look like doodoo. The color doesn't help :)

Looks much better though now that the plants are covering it up.

hakishimiei 05-03-2012 02:47 PM

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my 20 gallon high planted community tank

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hakishimiei 05-03-2012 02:49 PM


Originally Posted by vincenz (Post 1846246)
It does kind of look like doodoo. The color doesn't help :)

Looks much better though now that the plants are covering it up.

actually that one is the driftwood on the 20 gallon high haha
it does look like a doodoo :)

HammerJoe 05-03-2012 03:00 PM

I notice that the 10gal is open, isnt there a concern that the shrimp might jump out?

hakishimiei 05-03-2012 03:12 PM


Originally Posted by HammerJoe (Post 1846274)
I notice that the 10gal is open, isnt there a concern that the shrimp might jump out?

that never happen yet. even the 20 gallon high is open now, the betta never seem to jump out or any other fish.. its not evasive at all.. i can pet it with my fingers :fish:hahaha

daygoboiz 06-27-2012 07:09 AM

Nice progress! How are the crs doing? Did you had all the water tests for them? We're they easy to keep?

hakishimiei 10-07-2014 10:55 PM

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A year ago with the CRS. Already showing their blue color

hakishimiei 10-08-2014 10:24 PM

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What it looks like now housed by blue pearl shrimp

hakishimiei 10-08-2014 10:34 PM

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Are they still blue pearl shrimp?

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