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Old 08-31-2010, 01:02 AM   #1
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10 gallon shrimp tank


About a month or two ago I set up a new 10 gallon. I threw in some plants temporarily just to have some plants in it while I was getting it established. So I finally got around to getting it setup the way I really wanted it and here it is.

Tank: 10 Gallon
Light: Standard hood with 2 CFL 14 watt 10k daylight bulbs
Filter: Aqueon HOB that came with it
Heather: eheim jager
ferts: Flourish once a week
substrate: Black flourite sand
flora: Rotala (not sure which type), Valisneria (not sure which type), Mayaca fluviatilis, Subwassertang, Narrow leaf Java fern, marimo balls ripped open, brazilian microsword, christmass moss and Nymphaea micrantha.
fauna: 20 Yellow shrimp, 2 Sulawesi Yellow Spotted Rabbit snails, 1 Olive nerite, 5 Bumble bee nerites (clithon corona), a few pond snails, ramshorns, and mts.

Once the Rotala and Vals grow in the filter and heater will be covered.
I don't really like the Christmass moss. I just have it tucked into the crevice between rocks on the right. I'll probably post it for sale. I think I'm going to add some more marimo balls torn up to it also.

Comments, criticism, ect. are welcome.

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Last edited by BradH; 09-02-2010 at 01:39 AM.. Reason: needed to add substrate
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Old 08-31-2010, 02:09 AM   #2
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Wow taht looks great.
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Old 08-31-2010, 03:59 AM   #3
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Thanks!
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Old 08-31-2010, 01:33 PM   #4
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The shrimp'll love it in there, the algae pads are cool and those rocks will get a nice coating of algae on them and they'll pick at those all day.

EDIT: Is that subwassertang!!! Dang I love that.
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Old 08-31-2010, 11:40 PM   #5
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Yes that is subwassertang in between the rocks above the algae pads.
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This looks really nice! The flat marimo balls are a great idea and look so much better than the balls. Great job!
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This looks really nice! The flat marimo balls are a great idea and look so much better than the balls. Great job!
Thanks! I agree. I think they look better than in the ball form. That nymphaea micrantha is what I got from you. I moved it and damaged it, but it's bouncing back. It did have all sorts of new leaves, but I really messed it up pulling it out of the substrate to move it.

Quick question about it. How big to the leaves get and how tall?
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Old 09-02-2010, 12:41 AM   #8
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Nice tank! Did you wedge the subwassertang in between the rocks so it wouldn't float? You can also tie it to the rocks using fishing line or thread. Take a look at my 5 gal journal to see what I did if your interested in doing that... it looked amazing (something to ponder). Not sure if I just missed it, but what type of substrate do you have?
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Nice tank! Did you wedge the subwassertang in between the rocks so it wouldn't float? You can also tie it to the rocks using fishing line or thread. Take a look at my 5 gal journal to see what I did if your interested in doing that... it looked amazing (something to ponder). Not sure if I just missed it, but what type of substrate do you have?
Thanks! Yes I just wedged it in there. I just checked out your thread. Man that looked really good the way it spread out. I might try tying it, as it keeps getting popped out of place by nerites crawling on it. Or I might just superglue it. I read that works pretty well.

The substrate is black flourite sand.
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Thanks! I agree. I think they look better than in the ball form. That nymphaea micrantha is what I got from you. I moved it and damaged it, but it's bouncing back. It did have all sorts of new leaves, but I really messed it up pulling it out of the substrate to move it.

Quick question about it. How big to the leaves get and how tall?
I didn't even see it in there! Glad to hear it bounced back, they do seem to be pretty resilient! Well, eventually you're going to need at least a 55 gallon for that Nymphaea. The leaves in my tank get around 5-6" and in my 29" tall tank, the leaves get up to 16-20" pretty quickly. The good news is, you have an excuse for another tank.

You can trim the leaves back (as I do) to keep them from always reaching the surface but they will still outgrow your 10 gallon sometime in the near future.
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Old 09-02-2010, 04:10 AM   #11
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I didn't even see it in there! Glad to hear it bounced back, they do seem to be pretty resilient! Well, eventually you're going to need at least a 55 gallon for that Nymphaea. The leaves in my tank get around 5-6" and in my 29" tall tank, the leaves get up to 16-20" pretty quickly. The good news is, you have an excuse for another tank.

You can trim the leaves back (as I do) to keep them from always reaching the surface but they will still outgrow your 10 gallon sometime in the near future.

Wow!! I had no idea it would get that big. I thought maybe it was a small plant. haha I have a 29 gallon I can put it in.
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That is a really nice simple layout. Very inspiring.
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Old 12-26-2010, 11:14 PM   #14
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Well, this tank has gone to crap. lol My tylo snail ate most of the plants. The mayaca didn't live and I"m plagued by unwanted hitchhikers (planeria, detritus worms, some sort of copepod and hydra). The shrimp haven't reproduced at all, which makes me think it's the other critters keeping that from happening. I'm about to dose the tank with flubendazole and try to get it back on track.
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hey nice tank! how do you like the marimo balls? I have one in my 10 gallon right now. they are interesting little things aren't they

were you able to get the tank back on track?
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