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WallaceGrover 07-15-2012 12:25 AM

My 5.5 Gallon Cherry Shrimp Tank (UPDATE: 8/11)
 
http://i1232.photobucket.com/albums/...r/IMG_0079.jpg

http://i1232.photobucket.com/albums/...r/IMG_0069.jpg

As you can see it has transformed a lot since this:
http://i1232.photobucket.com/albums/...r/IMG_0628.jpg

GMYukonon24s 07-15-2012 12:59 AM

Nice looking tank! What type of plants do you have in there?

WallaceGrover 07-15-2012 01:06 AM

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Originally Posted by GMYukonon24s (Post 1943297)
Nice looking tank! What type of plants do you have in there?

Thank you!

Java moss, parva, wendetti, lucens, and hygrophila siamensis. (the wendetti is not doing so well for some reason)

stevenjohn21 07-15-2012 01:21 AM

Your a brave person using the stealth heater ! Even on a 5 gallon , it's too much water to risk for me ! Nice tank though

WallaceGrover 07-15-2012 02:09 AM

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Originally Posted by stevenjohn21 (Post 1943331)
Your a brave person using the stealth heater ! Even on a 5 gallon , it's too much water to risk for me ! Nice tank though

They got recalled but to be honest most heaters have the potential to blow up. I think I got it from Dr. Foster & Smith? I guess it's too late to get it replaced now...

stevenjohn21 07-15-2012 02:32 AM

From what marineland emailed me about the faulty elements they used I'd say inevitable . They will still take them in . I bought a used tank last month from Craigslist and it came with a 100 watt stealth heater , I emailed marineland and said I would pay for the extra for a 300 watt ...... They sent it out free of charge in exchange for the stealth !

WallaceGrover 07-15-2012 02:34 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by stevenjohn21 (Post 1943419)
From what marineland emailed me about the faulty elements they used I'd say inevitable . They will still take them in . I bought a used tank last month from Craigslist and it came with a 100 watt stealth heater , I emailed marineland and said I would pay for the extra for a 300 watt ...... They sent it out free of charge in exchange for the stealth !

Oooh, I think I'll have to get on that. Thank you for telling me!

Bubba Shrimp 07-15-2012 03:41 AM

you could get a prefilter sponge for your filter intake they work great

Bubba Shrimp 07-15-2012 03:43 AM

what kind of water do you use? Tap, filtered or RO?

WallaceGrover 07-15-2012 03:44 AM

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Originally Posted by Bubba Shrimp (Post 1943518)
what kind of water do you use? Tap, filtered or RO?

Tap, my tap water is rock hard though. I asked and apparently it's still ok for RCS...

WallaceGrover 08-11-2012 08:45 PM

http://i1232.photobucket.com/albums/...r/IMG_0426.jpg

http://i1232.photobucket.com/albums/...r/IMG_0427.jpg

Here it is as of now, about to be with shrimp added. I had to trim the hygro and got rid of most of the hair algae. I also switched from tap to a 50:50 of RO to tap.

Sorry for the instagram-ish looking pictures. They had a green tint for whatever reason and I wanted to edit it out for truer colors.


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