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Old 10-31-2012, 09:09 PM   #1
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3 Gallon Long RCS Nano


After reading all the threads on the Deep Blue 3 long tank and my wife's aversion to more tanks, I picked one up to start my first shrimp tank. I found a great piece of small driftwood and glued some fissidens to it and planted E Parkeri. There is a Java Moss rock in the rear left corner and a few small crypts from my main tank. Substrate is black diamond and equipment will be minimal. Just a Red Sea Nano filter and a preset heater that keeps the tank at 76.5d.





I had this IKEA lamp left over and it is perfect for this tank until I decide on something better.







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Old 10-31-2012, 09:57 PM   #2
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Yay! Hey man welcome to the club. I swear we should start putting DBP 18" Pimp in our signatures. Check out the link in my sig. It has a few trial and error things I've purchased.

You're looking good so far, how's your cycle doing?

If you don't wind up reading my thread, one huge tip I have is two 'red sea' or azoo palm filters on your tanks opposite sides.

Also, remove the heater. I've been told time and time again no heater, so I just finally yanked all mine.

A little temp flux doesn't kill shrimp I guess, and they prefer medium temps to 75-80 temps.


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Hey, are the DBP's any better compared to the Aqueon 2.5 gallons in terms of construction quality? I was thinking about getting one of those and derimming it for an ADA style pico. My rillis love long crawl spaces! :]
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Hey, are the DBP's any better compared to the Aqueon 2.5 gallons in terms of construction quality? I was thinking about getting one of those and derimming it for an ADA style pico. My rillis love long crawl spaces! :]
Ive never personally owned an Aqueon, but DBP's quality is unmatched in their price range. They use great materials, glass with less iron, awesome matching black silicone, very sturdy construction and extra parts.

About the rim? I suppose you could.. I personally like it on a lot.


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Old 11-01-2012, 12:04 AM   #5
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Yay! Hey man welcome to the club. I swear we should start putting DBP 18" Pimp in our signatures. Check out the link in my sig. It has a few trial and error things I've purchased.

You're looking good so far, how's your cycle doing?

If you don't wind up reading my thread, one huge tip I have is two 'red sea' or azoo palm filters on your tanks opposite sides.

Also, remove the heater. I've been told time and time again no heater, so I just finally yanked all mine.

A little temp flux doesn't kill shrimp I guess, and they prefer medium temps to 75-80 temps.
Cycle is over and shrimpies are in! The red sea nano has been cycling on my tiny betta tank for the past 3-4 months. I still gave it a week to get out all the cloudiness and fine particles. I can't imagine going with more than one though. With the flow all the way up the little guys were getting blown around. I ended up turning the flow all the way down. I do have it oriented back to front flow. I might turn it lengthwise. I would just have to move a parkeri to do that.

And the heater will stay. My tanks are in my basement and it stays a little chilly down there and the heater keeps the temps at 76.5 with very little variation.

Your thread was one of the ones that got me stoked on this tank. You can create this massive scape with just the tiniest elements.

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Hey, are the DBP's any better compared to the Aqueon 2.5 gallons in terms of construction quality? I was thinking about getting one of those and derimming it for an ADA style pico. My rillis love long crawl spaces! :]
I don't know about derimming it but at the price it is worth a shot. You wouldn't be out a ton of dough. It is a really nice tank even with the rim. Definitely one of my better tank purchases. My rack has 3 shelves. I think a DBP18 for each one is in order. Probably 2 more shrimp tanks. I'd like to do one as a salty.
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Hmm. I went with two (definitely flow almost all the way down) because I noticed some algae that would form from not enough flow. If your whole tank is getting good flow, I'm glad. Your tanks have been sentenced to the basement eh? :P

Nice that you got some inspiration from that thread!

I will say, I made this mistake on my first shrimp tank. I had an instant cycle from a filter implant. So I added shrimp a few days later. I wound up losing some because I didn't have enough micro fauna built up.

So be vigilant on feeding and supplements.



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Old 11-01-2012, 01:51 AM   #7
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I spent much of the past year finishing the basement and making it a livable space now that our guest room is no longer. We are going to need to use our space wisely with a 7 month old, 3 cats, and a 3 yr old one eyed Boston Terrier that swears she is a Rottie with an attitude! With hurricane sandy hanging around the past two days it kept the basement dark and looked really cool with all my tanks lined up (cleaning helped too).

I am slightly worried I dropped them in too soon but the java fern, the erios, and mini fissidens patch all came from established tanks. I am going to let it run for a month or so and maybe add 3-4 Pygmy cories.


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These little tanks are great. Some of my favorites.
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Looking nice, you can grow that Erios w/o co2?
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Looking nice, you can grow that Erios w/o co2?
I don't know. I hope so. I can always add DIY CO2 if necessary. They are still rebounding from being shipped.
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Old 11-01-2012, 12:38 PM   #11
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*reminds herself that she already has 5 nanos and doesn't need another*
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*reminds herself that she already has 5 nanos and doesn't need another*
Sure you do $ure you do!!! ¢mon can't hurt too mu¢h!

Lol just kidding. Really these tanks are pretty unique.


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Old 11-01-2012, 03:58 PM   #14
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Ooohhhh heey. I've been looking at this particular tank lately. I decided it was too short for my halfmoon betta, but it would be lovely for shrimp... Hmm...

Looks good what you have so far!
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Old 11-01-2012, 04:01 PM   #15
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Nice setup!
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