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Old 09-02-2013, 12:31 AM   #1
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Jpappy789's 5.5 gallon trimmings/invert tank


So, had every intention of heading over to Petco and picking up a 10 and/or 20g today with their $1/gal sale...until I realized I had no legitimate room.

But there was a perfectly sized void on my desk for a 5.5 gallon. Kinda sucks that I ended up paying a bit more for half the volume compared to a 10 but oh well.

Planning on using it for plants trimmings and other extras as you can see theres some Rotala, wisteria, and pennywort. I received some various mosses as well from a TPT member that needs some TLC.

Long term inhabitants will likely be some shrimp. Probably some RCS just because of ease and cost, but we'll see. Thinking of either using a sponge filter or an Azoo since it will be low bioload. This tank is going to take some time since my 20 long is priority and still have an empty 15 gallon to figure out what to do with. But thought I would post it here so I can see how it progresses...because it looks pretty cruddy right now

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Old 09-02-2013, 01:05 AM   #2
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So, had every intention of heading over to Petco and picking up a 10 and/or 20g today with their $1/gal sale...until I realized I had no legitimate room.

I feel ya on that one hahaha

My trimming tanks always ends up becoming one of my big player tanks.
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Old 09-02-2013, 02:26 AM   #3
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I stood in the store for a LONG time trying to compute the different ways to arrange tanks on my 30"x18" shelf...unfortunately with a 2 foot tank already going to occupy room there was no legitimate way to do so with the 10g being the next largest option, unless I wanted to spend $50+ on a kit. Was hoping to squeeze a 10g for a QT tank sideways but I may end up going back and grabbing one just to set up for when I need to. Heck, at 10 bucks its worth it...OR I might replace the 15 gallon with a 20 high since the 15g has some rim ripped off and use that one as a QT tank instead...decisions...

In terms of trimming I don't have anything super fast growing so I'll be able to move things around. Pretty much banking on my 20 long to supply the others. Oh well, I have three tanks, two of which are up an running for the most part. I've had more total volume in the past but I'm excited either way!
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Old 09-08-2013, 07:03 PM   #4
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Some new trimmings from the 20...need a small filter and heater before it's shrimp ready!

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Update...

Moved the tank sideways to accommodate a 10g QT tank on my desk. Added an Azoo palm filter and small Hydor heater. Shrimp to be added shortly!

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