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Old 03-21-2012, 09:10 PM   #1
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Miss My's Shrimp Tank Journal: Mr. Aqua 17 Gallon Rimless *LAST UPDATED JUNE 15th*


FTS as of June 15th

Please feel free to comment, make suggestions, or ask questions

FTS as of Mar. 20th
FTS as of Apr. 1st
FTS as of Apr. 15th
FTS as of May 15th

Hardscape:
Tank: Mr. Aqua 17.4 Gallon Long Rimless (24"x12"x14.4")
Substrate: 10 liters of Akadama Double Redline Brand (3" in the back & 1" in the front)
Light: FishNeedIt 24" (1-10,000K)
Filtration: Eheim Ecco Pro 2232 Canister Filter w/ Premium Carbon-Ammonia Neutralizing Blend & BioMedia.
Fertilizers: SeaChem Comprehensive - Dose 1ml once per week (Started May 1)
Misc: LED Background Strip, ADA Mat, Acrylic Lily Pipe Set, Manzanita Driftwood, Wal-Mart thermometer & PetSmart Glass cleaner & BorenoWild Mineral Rock, Ebiken Shou & Azoo BioBalls.

Flora:
Weeping Moss (Vesicularia ferriei)
Taiwan Moss (Taxiphyllum alternans)
Mini Pellia/Coral Moss (Riccardia chamedryfolia)
Süßwassertang (Monosolenium tenerum)
Anubias Nana 'Petite' (Anubias nana var. 'Petite')
Java Fern (Microsorum pteropus)
Needle Leaf Java Fern (Microsorum pteropus 'needle leaf')
Blyxa Japonica (Blyxa japonica)
Rotala Verticillaris (Pogostemon erectus)
Hygrophila Pinnatifida (Hygrophila pinnatifida)
Amazon Frogbit - Limnobium laevigatum

Fauna:
3 5 Otocinclus (Otocinclus macrospilus)
5 Horned Nerites (Clithon corona)
25+2 Blue Rili Shrimps (Neocaridina Blue) - Arrived April 27th!
15+3 PRL CRS (Caridina cf. cantonensis) - Arrived May 7th!

Special Thanks To: Adkins.its, Forumsnow, fishykid1 & somewhatshocked for your generous RAOK's for this tank! (click on their names to see what I got from them)

Some very useful threads that got me to where I am today I would love to share:
Am I Ready For Crystal Red Shrimps?
Best substrate to grow HC, UG & Belem emersed?
"New Tank Algae Syndrome" and how to prevent it?
API Test Kits for Successful CRS and Bee Shrimp rearing?
How to preserve Spinach, Lettuce and Greens for Shrimps?
TDS (Total Dissolved Solids) & It's importance in Shrimp Rearing
12G Long Mr. Aqua w/ 26W Compact Florescent Lighting - Too little or too much?
Calling out to ALL CRS keepers regarding pH, gH/kH, TDS, Water Temperatures & Changes

Updates: (click on any of the *UPDATE* below and it will take you to that exact post)

*UPDATE* Apr. 1:
95% H20 Change
Added: T5HO 6700K Bulb, Acrylic Lily Set, Weeping Moss, Taiwan Moss, Süßwassertang, Anubias Nana 'Petite', Java Fern, Blyxa Japonica, Rotala Verticillaris & Hygrophila Pinnatifida.
Removed: T5HO Pink Bulb & Eheim OutFlow & Inflow.

*UPDATE* Apr. 15:
70% H20 Change
Added: 5 Horned Nerites, Manzanita Driftwood, Needle Leaf Java Fern Amazon Frogbits, more Anubias Nana 'Petite' & BorenoWild Mineral Rock (60 grams).
Removed: Mini Submersible Pump (40 GPH), Rotala Verticillaris (Pogostemon erectus) & Java Fern (Microsorum pteropus).

*UPDATE* May 15:
20% H20 Change
Added: 18 PureRedLine (PRL) CRS
Removed: BorenoWild Mineral Rock (30 grams) & 2 Ottos

*UPDATE* Jun. 15:
0% H20 Change
Added: Lots of IAL and Cholla Wood, MP on SS Mesh and Fissidens on SS Mesh
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Old 03-21-2012, 09:19 PM   #2
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How do you like the FishNeedIt fixture? I'm plannin to use one on my 20G.
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Old 03-22-2012, 01:56 AM   #3
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How do you like the FishNeedIt fixture? I'm plannin to use one on my 20G.
So far so good. Bought it as Brand New so we'll see how it'll do after awhile. When I upload pics later tonight you'll see
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Old 03-22-2012, 08:58 AM   #4
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More start up pixs!









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more updates please!
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Old 04-02-2012, 12:14 AM   #6
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I drained the tank after 10 days of cycling in pure San Diego tap water and filled it with 100% RO water. Not much to say at this point other than waiting for the cycling to take its course and adding some more stuff to this tank

Dosing Liquid Fert:
SeaChem Flourish: Iron/Nitrogen/Phosphorus - Tu/Thur (Dosed as recommended)

Apr. 1:
Added T5HO 6700K Bulb, Acrylic Lily Set, Weeping Moss, Taiwan Moss, Süßwassertang, Anubias Nana 'Petite', Java Fern, Blyxa Japonica, Rotala Verticillaris & Hygrophila Pinnatifida.
Removed: T5HO Pink Bulb & Eheim OutFlow & Inflow.

Before 95% H20 Change:
* TDS: 300 ppm
* Chlorine: 0
* Ammonia: 0
* Nitrate/Nitrite: 0 / 0
* pH: 8
* kH: 10 / gH: 10

After 95% H20 Change:
* TDS: 50 ppm
* Chlorine: 0
* Ammonia: 0
* Nitrate/Nitrite: 0 / 0
* Temp: 68-72F
* pH: 6-6.5
* kH: 0 / gH: 2
* Lights on 8 hours per day (10:00AM-12:30AM) (3:00PM-5:30PM) & (8:30PM-11:30PM)



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What kind of shrimp are going in here?
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Old 04-03-2012, 12:40 AM   #9
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Rili's
SS-SSS CRS
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Once you have your tank cycled, I can sell you some nice Rilis for cheap. My stock just had 100 or so babies. And my tank has other priorities.
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Once you have your tank cycled, I can sell you some nice Rilis for cheap. My stock just had 100 or so babies. And my tank has other priorities.
EDIT: Never bought the shrimps from jkan0228 in the end. Long story short, I went with another breeder and upgraded to Blue Rili instead. I couldn't be happier that I did.
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I should be able to add my "test group" of shrimps by the 4th week of this month yes?
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A month should be plenty of time for a nice bacterial colony to form and for tasty bits to be everywhere for shrimp.
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Old 04-06-2012, 07:58 PM   #15
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The RAOK I won from somewhatshocked! Thanks again Jake!
Such a wonderful package you sent me




What a complete little package. The spoons are so unbelievably cute!

This food is certainly ready for this tank once I started to add the first batch of shrimps which will began with Red Rilis
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