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Old 09-05-2012, 04:58 AM   #1
aweeby
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Default Aweeby's 20g Shrimp tank

Over the summer, I've been planning out a shrimp tank, so that I can hopefully isolate my breeding rills and breed some Caridinas. It's about 3 weeks old and the bacteria seems solid at the moment. I don't really feel comfortable putting caridinas in there yet, but the tank they were in had way too high TDS. (550+) And even after multiple water changes... After a death, I realized they had to be moved.

But here's what I have so far. The idea was to put as much plant material in it as possible from the get go to hasten cycling. I pulled a large piece of driftwood from my neglected 55g, to my surprise, the NLJF I planted a few months back had increased in size 10 fold! The HOB powering the UGF is mature.

Here's some pics of the shrimps:






Stats:

Water:
TDS: 230 ppm
pH: 6.3

Shrimp:
Red Rili x11
S+ CBS x9
S+ CRS x8 (4 tiger tooth)

Filtration:
Mordalphus style UGF powered by a 30g rated HOB.
Marineland 55g rated HOB

Substrate:
1.5" Aquasoil
plastic needle point mesh (to prevent AS from clogging the UGF)
1" Crushed cinder gravel and peat (biological media)

Plants:
Needle Leaf Java
Normal java fern
Bolbitus
Notocyphus Lutescens
Fissidens
x-mass moss
Mini-pellia
Hydrocotyle sp. Japan
Crypt. retrospiralis
Marimo
Echidnodorus Angustifolia sp. Vesuvius
Anubias Barteri (petite and regular)
Abnormally large Echidnodorus tenellus
Water Sprite
Italian Val

Hardscape:
Malaysian Driftwood
Manzanita twigs (for biofilm farms)
Basalt stones
Cinder gravel (for the moss)
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