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Old 01-06-2014, 10:24 PM   #46
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Sweet tank! What do you think about the size? I thought it was a rather cool tank.
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Old 01-06-2014, 11:54 PM   #47
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It is an interesting size. The lights were underpowered don't know yet about the heater and filter.. Lots of height to play with.. Maybe too much for a shrimp breeder tank...

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Old 01-08-2014, 07:12 PM   #48
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how did you do the lights? where did you get the LED from?
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Amazon, it was one of those no name 5meter flex waterproof strip. I would buy the -2
5050 size or the 5630 size as it is brighter. You will also need another power supply or replace the stock one as its pretty weak as well.

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Update. Now have a bunch of baby shrimp from the berried Cherry. Have not seen any new berried shrimp yet, so not sure if things are going well or not. Fought off a bit of Hydra infestation and added some more trimmings from my main tank. Now the problem is the LED strip that I added started shorting out. Turns out that while the LED's were waterproof, the wireing in the back is not. I removed the strip LED and ordered some other LED's from amazon to replace that look like they are encased in plastic all round (not just the LED, but also the backs). $9 for 10 sections that have 3 LED's each, should be enough to light the tank.

As the tank has matured, I see a lot more small roundish things jumping and swimming around. not sure if it's seed shrimp or some sort of other pest. don't want to use chemicals to get rid of them, so might try some sort of trap, but not sure how to catch these and not baby shrimp... if I can get close enough for pictures, I'll post some next time.
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Picks of browning Moss.. Click image for larger version

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In the right bottom corner..

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My new LED's from Amazon came in. They look very similar to the lights that were built into the hood, so hopefully, these are more waterproof. There is no exposed wire or metalic strips like on my previous LED strip. Instead these are fully enclosed in white plastic, 3 LED's per unit, 10 units total (original hood had 3 units with 3 LED's each). Will post some pictures later.
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I'm curious to check those out! I need to even out the light in my tank a bit, and LED strips like that would be perfect.

On those pests,.. I recently fought a Scud infestation - they look like baby shrimp, might those be what you are seeing?

If so It's bad news - they eat moss and sometimes baby shrimp.

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Here is new old with new led modules. The 10 white modules are new and the 3 black modules are original. So now have more than 3x more light. Think I will run with only the new lights.

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Ok, it's hard to take a picture to show how much brighter this is now, but I would say the modules I bought look about as bright as the ones that came with the tank. needless to say, It's much brighter than stock, and even better than when I was using the flexible led strip. now, the only question is how long these will last.

On the scud topic... I'm thinking of making a trap to see if I can capture the scuds, but i think I'm going to trap young shrimp as well. do you guys think that the traps for planaria worms would work?
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