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Old 12-10-2004, 10:18 PM   #1
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Well, I just got full membership, so I wanted to share my two little desktop tanks. Keep in mind that neither of them are fully grown out yet, so they are both works in progress. Both tanks are loaded with shrimp, though you can't really see them in the pics. I haven't been able to get good "in tank" shots, due to ignorance of how to use our 5.2 megapixel digital camera. Hopefully in the future, I will be able to.
Desktop 1 has about a dozen and a half juvenile ghost shrimp and some baby guppies and desktop 2 has about a dozen cherry shrimp.
Edit: Oh yeah, if you look carefully at tank 1, you will notice baby's tears growing out of my filter above water. That actually happened by accident, as a clipping got lodged in the filter outflow and started growing.
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Wow! BOTH look really good!!
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The tank labeled Desktop 2 will have a curtain of didiplis diandra along the back when it is fully grown out. For now it is a little spotty, since the didiplis is growing rather slowly.
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...For now it is a little spotty, since the didiplis is growing rather slowly.
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Mind telling what your light/co2 situation/and if you use ferts? I just finished
a planted 2gal hex - until I add some moss or grass of some sort. 25w compact flourescent, diy 1litre co2, and I'll pick up some Flourish for ferts in a few days or so.

Oh yeah - nice looking tanks!
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Very nice little tanks
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The tanks are JBJ desktop tanks that I bought on a 50% off sale at my LFS (so I bought 2). The lighting is a 13w, 6500k JBJ light that came with the tank. I use the Nature C02 yeast system that is just a little 20 oz or so canister that you could make out of a 20oz pop bottle. These two tanks are the only ones I don't add ferts to, because I cycle some of the water every day and I am being careful not to cause a big algae bloom. They will be more impressive when they grow out, especially when the branchy riccia that I have begins to get about an inch or 2 high and blends together.
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Mind telling what your light/co2 situation/and if you use ferts? I just finished
a planted 2gal hex - until I add some moss or grass of some sort. 25w compact flourescent, diy 1litre co2, and I'll pick up some Flourish for ferts in a few days or so.

Oh yeah - nice looking tanks!
Where'd you get the 25W CF?
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Old 12-12-2004, 04:28 AM   #8
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Where'd you get the 25W CF?
Thats the output - its 4w input. (The smallest, spiral
compact flourescent with a candelabra base I could
find. From bulbs.com)
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