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Assassynation 11-23-2012 12:41 AM

The CRS's New Edge!
Now that I have my 40B up and running I can focus more of my attention on my 6gal Edge. I've always had a shrimp tank, My first tank was a 20 gal long Red Cheey Shrimp tank, which was very easy to keep. Within a month of getting them, there were berried females. After keeping them for about two years, I have been researching Crystal Red Shrimp for months.

I have slowly made a list of materials and purchased them over time. After the price of a new LED edge went on sale to $116, I had to buy one. Next was aquasoil. Since the tsunami over in japan the shortage of aquasoil delayed the tank for some months. I finally found the whole system at one location, ADG. I bought a 2 liter bag of Power Sand Special-S, a 9 liter bag of Aquasoil Amazonia II, and a 9 liter bag of Aquasoil Amazonia II Powder for $130ish shipped to Alaska. I also bought 5mg each of ADA Clear Super, ADA Turmaline BC, ADA Bacter 100, ADA Penac P, and ADA Penac W.

Here's some progess :)

Green_Flash 11-23-2012 12:55 AM

great start!

who sells the additives in little bags ?

Assassynation 11-23-2012 01:07 AM

Planting Dwarf Hair Grass from Petsmart

Assassynation 11-23-2012 01:08 AM


Originally Posted by Green_Flash (Post 2086882)
great start!

who sells the additives in little bags ?


Assassynation 11-23-2012 02:09 AM

This shows the 3 layered substrate.


Happy Thanksgiving TPT!

Assassynation 11-23-2012 05:25 AM

here's another option

Overgrowth 11-24-2012 06:02 AM

I don't know if the lighting is bright enough to grow dhg or not. I heard that the edge lighting isn't that good.

GMYukonon24s 11-24-2012 07:48 PM

Nice tank I like the wood.

Assassynation 11-29-2012 07:51 AM

I bought a few guppies from black friday petsmart sale. Been doing water changes every 2 or 3 days til cycled.

GMYukonon24s 11-29-2012 11:07 AM

Any pics of the guppies?

fermentedhiker 11-29-2012 11:06 PM

I'll be keeping an eye on this thread. I caved on cybermonday and my new edge just arrived last night. Still staring at it trying to decide what direction I'm going to take :)

Assassynation 11-30-2012 07:41 AM

I bought a Top Fin 7.5 watt heater that is flat and fits perfectly inside the HOB.

Amandas tank 11-30-2012 10:03 AM

It's tough to decide between the two. If you won't be adding other plant varieties, Option 1 could lead to an impressive field-like scape when all grows in. Option 2 hides the filter which is always a bonus and the shrimp may appreciate the surface area and holes in the hardscape.

sayurasem 11-30-2012 11:37 AM

So is the tank cycled? New Amazonia leech amonia for 3-4 weeks.

AquaMD 11-30-2012 12:20 PM


Originally Posted by Assassynation (Post 2094186)
I bought a Top Fin 7.5 watt heater that is flat and fits perfectly inside the HOB.

Do you think 7.5w is enough for a 6 gallon tank?

I had a 15w heater on a 3 gallon tank and it had trouble warming the tank in the winter when the room temp was in the low 60's.

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