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Old 11-16-2012, 05:56 PM   #1
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55g Low-Tech Sandy Bottoms'...Shrimp Tank


This tank was supposed to be a temporary set up to house the fish while i redid my big tank.

I had the DW laying around so i threw something together. I pulled a few plants from the big tank out. Treated them for the BBA that plagued the big tank and tossed them in here.

Now that its all up and running, i decided that i kinda like it and am going to keep it. I plan to stuff it full of crypts, ferns and moss.

Tank: 55g
Filter: AquaTop 500 UV (not to impressed with it)
Light: Coralife T5 NO, single bulb

Hardscape: Locally collected DW. PFS. and locally collected rocks.

Plants:
Windelov
Trident ferns
Lace Fern
C. wendtii red
C. beckettii
C. nurii
Nana petite
Hydro V
Hydro sib
Fiss
Mini fiss
Fiss Geppi
Notocyphus lutescens
Narrow Java
Willow moss









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Old 11-16-2012, 06:34 PM   #2
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Sweet pic (last) of your Cherries! Your girls are blushing for the camera
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Old 11-18-2012, 01:00 PM   #3
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Sweet pic (last) of your Cherries! Your girls are blushing for the camera
thx. i just love my cherries. they have such great personality
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mother nurii

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My "just for now" tanks have a terrible pattern of becoming permanent set-ups.

Crypts growing out in spare tank? Might as well toss some cherry culls in there to keep 'em clean. And hey, look! Otos on sale and I've got room. Gimme a couple amano too while you're at it--and ooooo nice wood!

Three months later I have it all rescaped and am left wondering where I can get some more good crypts for my original project.
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My "just for now" tanks have a terrible pattern of becoming permanent set-ups.

Crypts growing out in spare tank? Might as well toss some cherry culls in there to keep 'em clean. And hey, look! Otos on sale and I've got room. Gimme a couple amano too while you're at it--and ooooo nice wood!

Three months later I have it all rescaped and am left wondering where I can get some more good crypts for my original project.
HAHA! yup, that is exactly how this one started.

id love to throw in some shrimp, should in fact, BUT i have a pair of yoyos in there to control the snails and they dont mix to well
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darn nerites,. mystery must have sat still too long

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That poor Apple Snail. An innocent bystander.
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That poor Apple Snail. An innocent bystander.

of a swim by egging!

sad. what has this tank come to?
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Let's all just be glad nerites don't have access to toilet paper. Hooligans that they are we'd never get our tanks clean!
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Let's all just be glad nerites don't have access to toilet paper. Hooligans that they are we'd never get our tanks clean!

HA! no doubt!

i actually saw a large MTS in this tank that other day that 3 nerite eggs on it
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What kind of sand are you using and where did you get it from?
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What kind of sand are you using and where did you get it from?

its pool filter sand. 50# from HD like $5 i think
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