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Old 10-01-2010, 04:23 AM   #16
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No pic today, but I am in the process of making this tank for my Malawa Shrimp. These are the current specs:

EQUIPS
5.5 Aqueon Glass Aquarium
Aquaclear 20 with crushed coral, sponge, bonded filter pad, biomax
15w 6500k GE Daylight
Eco-Complete Black Substrate
Nutrafin CO2
50w Hydor heater

MISC
Mopani Wood
Lace Rock
Root Medic Complete+ Root Tabs

WATER
Type: Straight Tap Water treated with Prime
pH: 7.0 (yes I'm in the process of fixing that)
gH: 7
kH: 4

PLANTS
Rotala rotundifolia
Rotala spp. 'Vietnam'
Eleocharis spp. 'belem'
Eleocharis acicularis
Ludwigia repens
Ludwigia arcuata x repens
Marseilia drummondii
Nymphoides aquatica

FRIENDS!
Fancy Guppies
Unknown Shrimp
Red Cherry Shrimp
Trumpet and Pond Snails




Fort Collins Water Report
pH: 8.0 (lowers to around 7.8 after 24hrs)
Hardness: 40ppm mg/L or 2.5 grains
gH: 5
kH: 3
TDS: 72
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Old 10-01-2010, 04:33 AM   #17
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I love story u created with the tank.i was hoping for more
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Old 10-02-2010, 03:37 AM   #18
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Eden, you have quite the imagination. Keep it going!
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Old 10-03-2010, 03:07 AM   #19
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Thanks, while my tank doesn't look as awesome as others, I try to make it up by adding some zest with a story. ^___________^

A new story may come in a couple of weeks! Wheeeeeeeeeeee, I'll try to make it interesting and exciting!!
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Old 11-18-2010, 11:28 PM   #20
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pH: 8.0
gH: 6.0-7.0
kH: 4.0
Temp: 28.0*C/82.4*F

Equipment
AquaClear 20 HOB Filter
Hampton Bay 27w Daylight Desk Lamp
Hydor Theo Heater

Flora
Echinodorus angustifolia 'Vesuvius'
Echinodorus tenellus
Eleocharis acicularis
Eleocharis spp. 'Belem'
Hemianthus callitrichoides
Ludwigia arcuata X repens
Ludwigia repens
Marsilea drummondii
Monosolenium tenerum
Riccardia chamedryfolia
Rotala rotundifolia
Rotala spp. 'Vietnam'
Taxiphyllum barbeiri



Fauna
Caridina dennerli
Caridina pareparensis parvidentata
Lymnae spp.
Melanoides tuberculata
Neocaridina heteropoda 'Red'
Neritina natalensis spp.
Planorbis rubrum
Poecilia reticulata
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Old 11-23-2010, 06:25 PM   #21
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Some video footage of the Cardinal Shrimp.
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xVxM__ve6HQ



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Old 11-23-2010, 07:50 PM   #22
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Very cool tank. Must... resist... urge to set up a sulawesi shrimp tank...
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Old 11-23-2010, 10:49 PM   #23
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Another shrimp video: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=72RJcbaGo3U


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Any updates? Us lurkers are watching....
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Old 12-20-2010, 05:42 AM   #25
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Well not much going on, I took out the driftwood and added a piece of petrified wood in it's place. But the Blue Dot Matano don't like it cuz they don't march on it like they do on the Lace Rock. I guess they don't like "wood" even though its been petrified.

I had 8 of them but now I'm down to 4, I guess the others died and got eaten by the other inhabitants. I will take a picture of the petrified wood tomorrow when the lights come on!
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Old 12-20-2010, 04:00 PM   #26
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Well not much going on, I took out the driftwood and added a piece of petrified wood in it's place. But the Blue Dot Matano don't like it cuz they don't march on it like they do on the Lace Rock. I guess they don't like "wood" even though its been petrified.

I had 8 of them but now I'm down to 4, I guess the others died and got eaten by the other inhabitants. I will take a picture of the petrified wood tomorrow when the lights come on!
Was the "rock" well seasoned? They won't pick over it if no food...

Please don't be discouraged, we all have our trials with these shrimp. Still must have more! I have some new coming tomorrow from a good friend. I hope all goes well this time, I feel I am much more prepared & confident for their survival.

Looking forward to update
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Was the "rock" well seasoned? They won't pick over it if no food...

Please don't be discouraged, we all have our trials with these shrimp. Still must have more! I have some new coming tomorrow from a good friend. I hope all goes well this time, I feel I am much more prepared & confident for their survival.

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No, I just switched it yesterday. I don't think the Lace Rock was seasoned either cuz I bought it couple days before I got the shrimp, but they pretty much start marching on the Lace Rock immediately. I guess my guys just prefer to have Lace Rock over any other type of rocks hahaha. Everything but the rocks has been running for a several months now.

Just makes me a little sad and worried that I can't see all of them at the same time. I wanted to keep track of them cuz if I can't find them I think they are dead... well half of them did but still...


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The lace rock has alot more holes and pits for stuff to get trapped in, thats probably why they like it better. Its looking good tho.
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What the small foreground plant on the bottom right?
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