Help me build my 24 gal shrimp tank
Planted Tank Forums
Your Tanks Image Hosting *Tank Tracker * Plant Profiles Fish Profiles Planted Tank Guide Photo Gallery Articles

Go Back   The Planted Tank Forum > General Planted Tank Forums > Tank Journals


Reply
 
Thread Tools Display Modes
Old 05-10-2011, 08:48 PM   #1
MartyD
Algae Grower
 
PTrader: (9/100%)
Join Date: Dec 2006
Location: Abingdon, MD
Posts: 72
Default

Help me build my 24 gal shrimp tank








This is a nano reef that I am converting to a shrimp tank. The tank is 23.5" L, 13.5" W, 14" tall. It has a built in sump with three chambers. It came with a 150W MH light, which I will not be using.

I need suggestions on lighting, filtration (how to utilize the sump and/or should I add a canister?), substrate, CO2 (can I use a paint ball set or do I need something more hi-tech?).

I will be using one of the pictured nano stumps, but could could also use suggestions on landscaping, plants and tank mates for the shrimp.





Any other suggestions would be greatly appreciated.

Thanks.

Marty
MartyD is offline   Reply With Quote
Sponsored Links
Advertisement
 
Old 05-11-2011, 02:09 PM   #2
MartyD
Algae Grower
 
PTrader: (9/100%)
Join Date: Dec 2006
Location: Abingdon, MD
Posts: 72
Default

No suggestions?
MartyD is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 05-15-2011, 03:29 PM   #3
tharsis
Wannabe Guru
 
tharsis's Avatar
 
PTrader: (32/100%)
Join Date: Oct 2009
Location: Lincoln, RI
Posts: 1,154
Default

Hey Marty,

That is a nice looking tank! If you are going high tech with CO2 than a dual fixture T5HO would be good suspended over the tank. You can use the Lighting Sticky to figure out how high to hang it to get the appropriate lighting.

If the sump is there, I would use it. You may get some CO2 outgassing though depending on how much surface agitation it creates. I would try it out with your CO2 set-up and monitor the CO2 concentration with your drop checker. If you find that you are using too much CO2 to keep it stable then you can make the switch to a canister.

There are alot of threads using a paintball set-up, so it is definitely doable. I have never done it so I don't know much about it, but I think you can even attach a solenoid to it to make it automated.

Now lets see some pics of that wood in the tank
__________________
-------------------------
75 gallon dwarf cichlid journal
tharsis is online now   Reply With Quote
Reply

Thread Tools
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off

Forum Jump


All times are GMT. The time now is 12:13 PM.


Powered by vBulletin®
Copyright ©2000 - 2014, Jelsoft Enterprises Ltd.
Copyright Planted Tank LLC 2012