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Old 03-03-2015, 11:38 PM   #1
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Outdoor shrimp shangri la?


First tank journal I've posted

40 gal breeder
Lighted w Buildmyled nature 6500k LED
Filter Eheim Ecco
CO2 from GLA
JBJ arctics chiller purchased from EBay seller

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Tank w stand repurposed from from dart frog display
This is under an outdoor porch in southern Florida (thus the chiller). Sorry for those in the snow!

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1" mineralized topsoil with washed Black Diamond cap

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Driftwood arrangement
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Old 03-05-2015, 12:24 AM   #2
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Planted!
Mult types Bucephalandra
Monte Carlo carpet
Java ferns Windelov and Trident in background
Weeping moss on driftwood
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Old 03-14-2015, 01:12 PM   #3
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Day 14

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Ammonia processing, nitrites high, nitrate just showing up.

Thanks to GLA for great CO2 system and delayed thanks to hanaquatics for plants and moss. Great suppliers. Top notch products. As an aside, still waiting for my Buildmyled fixture (now 6 wks) which is why pics a little weak. Hope I don't end up with an algae party.
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Old 03-14-2015, 01:20 PM   #4
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Nice build ! I like it. What is the website , where you got your plants. I recently started a new tank , and I am wanting to change out some plants.
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Old 03-15-2015, 02:15 AM   #5
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http://www.hanaquatics.com

Member here. Great guy.
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Old 04-19-2015, 11:58 PM   #6
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Growing in nicely. Some minor hair algae. Monte Carlo carpet coming along. Added 2 ottos.
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10 orange sakuras added .Green water starting up some. Likely from indirect light as cO2 right on target and water parameters good. Going to add AquaUV sterilizer to circuit.
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Interesting. After green water showed up, I tested K, phos, and nitrate expecting fairly high levels with mineralized topsoil base and supplements under cap as per Aaron Talbots original post. Found phos 2, but potassium and nitrates 0? Guess the idea of no dosing for 6-12 months is voodoo! Starting EI dosing and water changes and in 2 days even wo UV yet, tank is nearly clear! Anyone else seen this "failure" with mineralized topsoil base?
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Success!
Both OEBT and Orange Sakuras have dropped
Tank is stable, clear, and coming along nicely

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For those thinking of an outdoor tank, AquaUV unit keeps water as clear as out of the tap even getting indirect sun 1-2 hrs a day. I'm using an eBay-found used chiller. 90 degrees here all day and keeps tank a perfect 75 no problem!
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