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Old 09-11-2012, 02:57 AM   #1
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Default But is it made of... wood? A 13.3g rimless bowfront shrimp repository

Hey all. After having a planted 55g, then another planted 55g, and a 29g, and a 20 long, then changing a 55 to a reef, taking down tanks, adding more, taking more down, I finally am settling things out.


Display tank:
  • 24"x11"x11" 13.3g Mr. Aqua rimless bowfront
Lighting:
  • Custom LED, TBD
Substrate:
  • 2" Black Diamond blasting sand, 60/40 grit
Livestock
Fish:
  • Clown plecostomus
Inverts:
  • TBD (most likely orange neo shrimpies)
Plants:
  • Amazon sword
  • Microsword
  • Marimo moss balls


As far as lighting goes, I was thinking something along the lines of:
6x 2700k warm white Rebel ES
5x 440-445nm royal blue Rebel ES
2x 475nm cool blue Rebel ES
2x 660-670nm deep red Rebel ES
2x 410-420nm true violet Epistar

I don't want it to be too warm looking, hence the blues. Cool white and royal blue in a 1:1 ratio nets a 14,000K look, 1:2 neutral white to royal blue does the same, so I'm hoping a 1:1 ratio (essentially) of warm white to royal blue will equate to around 6-7000K, while also giving it enough red to keep red plants' color. Violet is for growth, hitting a pretty significant photosynthetic peak, and it gives colors a wicked glow, I'm betting the orange shrimp will look like someone took a highlighter to them.

The tank is up and running right now (took down a 26g bowfront and moved what was left over to this one), but looks horrendously cloudy, so no pics til it clears up. I've got filter floss packed in the HOB filter and have dosed Seachem Clarity to speed up the process, but it still hasn't cleared up in 24 hours. Meh.
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Old 12-02-2012, 03:06 PM   #2
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i would personally skip on the moss balls, and get some cool moss, maybe fissidens? Just my .02 cents on that. Pics! ( followed your link from nano-reef and surprise, i am also on planted tank & nr)
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Old 12-02-2012, 05:16 PM   #3
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Yeah, the balls tend to just get stringy if they don't move around in current, which this tank has little of. The AC30 doesn't seem to be filtering near its capacity, but the plants in it show some good growth! And I haven't even stuck the Amazon sword into the substrate yet, it's just been hanging since I put the tank together lol
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Old 12-26-2012, 07:19 PM   #4
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i recently switched my failing shrimp tank (15g) to all sponge filters. I must say, i should have done this from the start. I will be re doing the tank soon. Looking at a 10w led flood light, and making it strictly a shrimp tank (started at as a planted tank). Leave the filter running till the sponge filters get established if you do switch them. PICS!!! (followed your link from nano-reefs, ironically we are both on the same sites)
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Old 12-27-2012, 04:31 AM   #5
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Only thing I don't like about sponge filters is the bubbling at the surface and the 'spray', but at least it isn't salt spray like in a marine tank.

I took the guppy from my tank at work home for Christmas break (won't be back there til next week, so had to babysit him) and he's seeming at home in here, except my two cats have previously decided that the tank is their new water bowl and refuse to drink from their actual water bowl, and when they noticed him, they both immediately started watching him lol. They swat at him from time to time but very quickly realize OMG THERE'S WATER IN THERE and run off!
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i run a glass top on my tank, so i don't get any splash outside the tank. Currently housing a birstlenose pleco in my 15g shrimp tank...kinda funny, he just hides out all the time
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do you have a shallow rimless 80g reef?

opps nvm saw you had it in your sig.

nice plan!~
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