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ChadRamsey 11-16-2012 05:56 PM

55g Low-Tech Sandy Bottoms'...Shrimp Tank
 
This tank was supposed to be a temporary set up to house the fish while i redid my big tank.

I had the DW laying around so i threw something together. I pulled a few plants from the big tank out. Treated them for the BBA that plagued the big tank and tossed them in here.

Now that its all up and running, i decided that i kinda like it and am going to keep it. I plan to stuff it full of crypts, ferns and moss.

Tank: 55g
Filter: AquaTop 500 UV (not to impressed with it)
Light: Coralife T5 NO, single bulb

Hardscape: Locally collected DW. PFS. and locally collected rocks.

Plants:
Windelov
Trident ferns
Lace Fern
C. wendtii red
C. beckettii
C. nurii
Nana petite
Hydro V
Hydro sib
Fiss
Mini fiss
Fiss Geppi
Notocyphus lutescens
Narrow Java
Willow moss

http://i89.photobucket.com/albums/k2...yjhett/low.jpg

http://i89.photobucket.com/albums/k2...jhett/low1.jpg

http://i89.photobucket.com/albums/k2...jhett/low2.jpg

http://i89.photobucket.com/albums/k2...yjhett/MS1.jpg

http://i89.photobucket.com/albums/k2...yjhett/MS2.jpg

tiggity 11-16-2012 06:34 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by ChadRamsey (Post 2080842)

Sweet pic (last) of your Cherries! Your girls are blushing for the camera :icon_redf

ChadRamsey 11-18-2012 01:00 PM

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Originally Posted by tiggity (Post 2080879)
Sweet pic (last) of your Cherries! Your girls are blushing for the camera :icon_redf

thx. i just love my cherries. they have such great personality

ChadRamsey 01-01-2013 04:39 PM

mother nurii

http://i89.photobucket.com/albums/k2...psb8458ce1.jpg

Knotyoureality 01-01-2013 07:59 PM

My "just for now" tanks have a terrible pattern of becoming permanent set-ups.

Crypts growing out in spare tank? Might as well toss some cherry culls in there to keep 'em clean. And hey, look! Otos on sale and I've got room. Gimme a couple amano too while you're at it--and ooooo nice wood!

Three months later I have it all rescaped and am left wondering where I can get some more good crypts for my original project.

ChadRamsey 01-01-2013 08:56 PM

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Originally Posted by Knotyoureality (Post 2137704)
My "just for now" tanks have a terrible pattern of becoming permanent set-ups.

Crypts growing out in spare tank? Might as well toss some cherry culls in there to keep 'em clean. And hey, look! Otos on sale and I've got room. Gimme a couple amano too while you're at it--and ooooo nice wood!

Three months later I have it all rescaped and am left wondering where I can get some more good crypts for my original project.

HAHA! yup, that is exactly how this one started.

id love to throw in some shrimp, should in fact, BUT i have a pair of yoyos in there to control the snails and they dont mix to well

ChadRamsey 01-30-2013 02:31 PM

darn nerites,. mystery must have sat still too long

http://i89.photobucket.com/albums/k2...ps4c0163c3.jpg

h4n 01-30-2013 03:06 PM

Re: 55g Low-Tech Sandy Bottoms'
 
Lol!!

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tex627 01-31-2013 04:30 AM

That poor Apple Snail. An innocent bystander.

Saxtonhill 01-31-2013 10:40 AM

Lol

ChadRamsey 02-06-2013 06:35 PM

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Originally Posted by tex627 (Post 2404842)
That poor Apple Snail. An innocent bystander.


of a swim by egging!

sad. what has this tank come to?:icon_roll

Knotyoureality 02-06-2013 07:34 PM

Let's all just be glad nerites don't have access to toilet paper. Hooligans that they are we'd never get our tanks clean!

ChadRamsey 02-13-2013 10:00 PM

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Originally Posted by Knotyoureality (Post 2462370)
Let's all just be glad nerites don't have access to toilet paper. Hooligans that they are we'd never get our tanks clean!


HA! no doubt!

i actually saw a large MTS in this tank that other day that 3 nerite eggs on it

Studman0143 02-13-2013 10:07 PM

What kind of sand are you using and where did you get it from?

ChadRamsey 02-15-2013 08:13 PM

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Originally Posted by Studman0143 (Post 2533378)
What kind of sand are you using and where did you get it from?


its pool filter sand. 50# from HD like $5 i think


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