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Old 12-24-2010, 01:32 AM   #1
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2.5 gallon slate bottom


Ok my sis gave me a 2.5 gallon metal rim slate bottom tank. she got it a thrift store for $2. i have set it up as a planted shrimp tank. but i do not have a filter on it. what can i use? i will not be doing it with co2 and it does not have a hood. i will also need a light. does a shrimp tank need a filter? i think i would be more comfortable with one because i like my tanks very clean and clear. also i pry will not dose felts just excel. currently i have a bendy desk lamp with a plant gro bulb in it. can you folks direct me to some awesome equipment?
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Old 12-24-2010, 01:35 AM   #2
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I forgot to say my current plants are java moss, java fern and crypts. it will only have black gravel substrate.
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Old 12-24-2010, 01:46 AM   #3
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Congrats on the slate bottom. I really would love to get some of those!

I use an Azoo filter I picked up on my 2.5g. I'm very happy with it and it keeps the tank crystal clear. It's virtually silent which was important to me since the tank is 2ft. away from my desk.


For lights I just use a clip-on desk lamp with a CFL bulb in it.
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Old 12-24-2010, 02:03 AM   #4
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Thanks so much im already sold on azoo products. I love all the nanos on this site. mine wont be all high tech but maybe one day.
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Old 12-24-2010, 02:52 AM   #5
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You can always change the light bulb to a 6400k CFL. You can find them at wal-mart.
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Old 12-24-2010, 05:05 AM   #6
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I saw that filter online its $44. i little more than i wanna spend. i saw a mini hob jebo. are those ok???
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$44 for the Azoo? Thats crazy. I don't think I paid more than $15 for it new. Before I found the Azoo I was using a Hagen Elite filter on my 2.5. It worked, but I wanted a HOB thus the switch to the Azoo.
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Lol ok i will look for a better deal on the azoo
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Old 12-24-2010, 02:23 PM   #9
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Shrimp tank? Why not a sponge filter?
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Old 12-24-2010, 03:13 PM   #10
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The truth is i have mini sponge filters already but i ve never had much luck with them actually removing any debris from my tanks. they are nice for bacteria but i like clear and clean water.
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The truth is i have mini sponge filters already but i ve never had much luck with them actually removing any debris from my tanks. they are nice for bacteria but i like clear and clean water.
The HOB will have the potential to suck in baby shrimp. You will want to put a prefilter on the inlet. But remember that will also reduce the filtration rate of the HOB filter.
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Check out the HOB here - http://www.fosterandsmithaquatics.co...fm?pcatid=9821

The shipping is a little high but if you buy other things its not that bad.
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Check out the HOB here - http://www.fosterandsmithaquatics.co...fm?pcatid=9821

The shipping is a little high but if you buy other things its not that bad.
I have used the azoo palm filter on a .75 gal SW Reef tank, I was very impressed with it. For $10 what more could you ask for?
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The fact that you have a .75 gallon sw tank is impressive. wow
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The fact that you have a .75 gallon sw tank is impressive. wow
Yeah, it is great fun. Just a PITA doing partial water changes everyday. I was feeding Non-Photosynthetic corals. My avatar is one of the corals in the tank.

As far as lighting for your tank, Azoo makes a small clip on light also, I think it is called Palm Light. Check it out.

These are ok too.
http://www.bigalsonline.com/Fish_Lig...2.html?tc=fish
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