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Old 04-19-2012, 03:13 AM   #46
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nice, you got it. i got some spare hose parts laying around too.
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Old 04-25-2012, 12:31 AM   #47
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Nothing's really changed:



Moss is growing in, added a couple Anubias nana 'petite' until I can make room for them in another tank. Likely going to add 5-6 more E. parkeri this week.

Everything is cycled and half a milliliter of ammonia is being consumed each day. Going to feed the tank with ammo until sometime in May when I add shrimp.
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Old 04-25-2012, 07:48 AM   #48
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Yep - check the journal out for details.

Not the cheap-o wire racks from Target. They're the Home Depot version rated for tons of weight.
Can you point to what shelve is that? Looking to do a similar set up.
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Old 04-25-2012, 11:14 AM   #49
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nice, any idea what shrimp you're gonna put in there?
i couldn't decide what i want to do with mine so... i made it into a moss tank for the time being.
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Old 04-25-2012, 12:29 PM   #50
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They're the standard rack available at your local Home Depot. There are several versions on their website, however. I don't have a link handy but it's easy to find.

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Old 04-25-2012, 12:30 PM   #51
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It's got a few weeks to go but probably some really white bees? Goldens? Something like that.

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Old 04-25-2012, 12:39 PM   #52
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Nick just got his new shipment... take your pick
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Didn't see any that I don't already have - aside from that "Impact" CBS.

Thought about going with some sort of tiger but this tank is too small and parameters too geared toward CRS/CBS/Bee/yadda yadda.

greenfish has some high-grade Goldens, I see. May go that route.
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Old 04-26-2012, 04:06 AM   #54
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Does the shrimp sand you are using have any buffering capabilities? Would you recommend it for a dry start application?
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Old 04-26-2012, 01:26 PM   #55
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There are several threads here on the forum about UP Aqua Shrimp Sand. Here's a link to UP's product page. Definitely buffers.

I wouldn't use it in a tank that had so much plant mass that a dry start was necessary. There are better substrates for plants on the market that cost a whole lot less.

A lot of people who sell the product would have you believe it's miracle dirt. While it's a great product, it's pretty easy to find cheaper alternatives.

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Yeah goldens would be nice. I personally think goldens are pretty good looking bees, but seems like most don't. Haters gonna hate.
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Old 04-27-2012, 03:32 AM   #57
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Nice set up!

A dump of a pet store near me sells Deep Blue products an it makes me wonder why they even make rimmed aquariums with white/clear silicone anymore. You just can beat that sleek look the black silicone gives.

Look forward to seeing your progress as well as how that light works for you.
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Old 04-27-2012, 11:20 AM   #58
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Six Golden Bees from Liam are on their way!

They'll likely live in another tank for a couple weeks, though.
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Old 05-02-2012, 09:45 PM   #60
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Just decided to do a water change, now that I see all kinds of snails and such thriving in the tank. Went to my RO reservoir and pulled the water. Then realized I needed to fill it back up. Bam, my PWC filter housing exploded. Fun times.

Now to see if they'll honor their warranty. (This isn't a review, just relaying what happened)

I actually think this tank may be ready for shrimp. Super-exciting! Will update with photos a bit later, maybe.
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