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Old 10-07-2012, 11:05 PM   #181
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Tank is in serious need of a moss trim:



A baby:



Some juvies:





More seed/clam shrimp:



Getting excited to set the other one up.
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Old 10-08-2012, 12:14 AM   #182
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Forgot to note that lighting for the new tank will be 5050SMD LED strips.

Extremely budget-friendly.
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Old 10-08-2012, 12:19 AM   #183
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You're not going with another Beamswork?
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Old 10-08-2012, 12:33 AM   #184
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Already have several meters of LED stock. Figure I should use up what I've got before buying something new.

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Old 10-08-2012, 02:43 AM   #185
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This is one dope tank! I've been meaning to drop a line, but always forget. I have to say I saw this tank at a petland and could believe its it was only 3ish gallons. Did you ever see the mini LED that Deep Blue has? What are your thoughts on it?
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Old 10-08-2012, 03:20 AM   #186
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What substrate is in the above pictures?

My up aqua shrimp sand doesn't have those flecks in it.
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Old 10-08-2012, 11:40 AM   #187
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ren: Thanks.

Their small LED fixture unfortunately won't cut it for even low-light plants.

bostoneric: It's this stuff, from the first couple posts:



UP Aqua Shrimp Sand.
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Old 10-08-2012, 03:43 PM   #188
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not to side track this thread but whats the granular size vs the up aqua shrimp sand(s)?

and has it broke down since you started using it?
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Old 10-08-2012, 03:58 PM   #189
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The substrate I'm using is UP Aqua Shrimp Sand.

Take a look at the most recent photos I've posted. Holds up quite well.
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Old 10-08-2012, 04:35 PM   #190
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strange, my up aqua shrimp sand does not have the flecks in it.
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Old 10-08-2012, 04:39 PM   #191
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Some has montmorillonite flecks in it and some doesn't, it seems. Much more visible in the finer grain.

Some of the older Shrimp Sand didn't contain it and it's possible you have some old product.
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thats interesting...is it more visible in the micro version?

wonder if there is any advantage to having one with vs one without.....
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Old 10-08-2012, 04:49 PM   #193
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Old 10-08-2012, 04:57 PM   #194
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Yep, there are tons of benefits. Calcium, negatively-charged ions, aids in molting, helps polish water a bit.
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Old 10-08-2012, 04:59 PM   #195
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well wtf... now i have to hunt down the montmorillonite version!


edit: just checked all the bags I have. they say all montmorillonite addition, but dont have the flecks. good stuff!

thanks for the help
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