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Elppan 09-25-2012 02:00 AM

Elppan's 15g Shrimp Hotel
 
Hey everyone! I figured I'd start a tank journal for my newest tank. It's a 15g that I'm working on turning into a shrimp habitat!

This is a dirted tank, here's my miracle gro organic potting mix, wetted down and surrounded with some pool filter sand

http://www.plantedtank.net/forums/pi...ictureid=12505

Covering the dirt with a sand cap
http://www.plantedtank.net/forums/pi...ictureid=12506

I think I'm going to be adding a little black Tahitian moon sand mixed in, still not sure yet.

9/25 - finished adding plants and flooded, picture in post below.

Elppan 09-25-2012 02:02 AM

I'm needed some help on the hardscape, opinions please?
This is where I totally fail at tank scaping haha.

http://www.plantedtank.net/forums/pi...ictureid=12507

SpecGrrl 09-25-2012 02:21 AM

http://www.tropica.com/en/tropica-abc/start-up.aspx

SpecGrrl 09-25-2012 02:21 AM

Layouts on that site -- I have no skills to offer of my own in this arena.

Elppan 09-25-2012 02:30 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by SpecGrrl (Post 2022106)
Layouts on that site -- I have no skills to offer of my own in this arena.


Hahaha me either! Thanks, I'm starting to think i may need to give up on the rocks!

Elppan 09-25-2012 02:38 AM

Sans weird rocks., well, except for the one cool round flat top one I can't seem to get rid of cause I think it's cute.

http://www.plantedtank.net/forums/pi...ictureid=12508

somewhatshocked 09-25-2012 04:25 AM

I actually don't think the rocks were weird at all.

They could end up looking pretty neat with some moss and additional plants.

Elppan 09-25-2012 04:38 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by somewhatshocked (Post 2022248)
I actually don't think the rocks were weird at all.

They could end up looking pretty neat with some moss and additional plants.

I may add them back in, one at a time or so, depending. I've stuffed a bunch of plants in, and a bit of water, when it clears some I'll take another picture and get some more feedback.

tomfromstlouis 09-25-2012 04:13 PM

I too think the rocks could be nice if they were strewn about in a natural way. Either use all the same color ones and group them or cover all the rocks with moss, which your shrimp will love anyway.

Consider moving the driftwood off center just a bit.

Either way, better get some plants in there; this is the PLANTED tank forum after all. :smile:

Elppan 09-25-2012 04:19 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by tomfromstlouis (Post 2022643)
I too think the rocks could be nice if they were strewn about in a natural way. Either use all the same color ones and group them or cover all the rocks with moss, which your shrimp will love anyway.

Consider moving the driftwood off center just a bit.

Either way, better get some plants in there; this is the PLANTED tank forum after all. :smile:

Ha, yeah I know, It's planted now, waiting for dust to settle to grab a pic.

Elppan 09-25-2012 11:34 PM

Water starting to clear after flooding!

Added some plants, thoughts? Suggestions?
Yes, that is a very fancy homemade sponge filter on one side, and a Fluval nano filter on the other side.

http://www.plantedtank.net/forums/pi...ictureid=12510

Schkrimpz 11-11-2012 04:57 PM

Looks pretty good, I know my shrimp love climbing stem plants alot, maybe put some of those along the back of the tank?


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