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Old 11-27-2011, 02:53 AM   #1
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diwu13's Twin 10G Shrimp Tanks (picture heavy)


So... became addicted to shrimp after seeing several RCS in my friends tank during undergrad. Now that I have my own apartment while going for my professional engineering license at UConn I've had more freedom with setting up some shrimp only tanks.

I originally only had one 10 gallon tank with no substrate for easier cleaning. While the RCS in there still bred the plants grew really slowly. Guess the shrimp poop wasn't cutting it. Starting using API's leaf zone fertilizer and that sped the plants up somewhat, but the main thing slowing my plants down was the fact their roots were pretty much useless without substrate (yes, I had stem plants, all weighed down with plant weights). I was planning to set up a second shrimp tank anyways and decided this was the perfect time to lay down some substrate.

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Left Tank (RCS and Tigers) Progression
Equipment
  • 10 gallon glass tank (pretty standard)
  • Glass Cover (keeps any stray bugs out of my tank when I'm on campus)
  • CFL bulbs: 2x 6500K 15W
  • Aquaclear 20 Filter with DIY intake!
  • Sponge filter with modification driven by Whisper 60 gallon air pump (air pump drives both tanks)
  • 2" of seachem flourite black gravel
  • Cholla wood, 2x sea shells, 1x sea urchin (latter two were brought back from China :P)
Flora
  • Fissidens fontanus
  • Round Pella
  • Christmas/java/taiwan moss (not really sure as these all look the same :X)
  • Marimo balls (couldn't cut up the huge one...)
  • Pogostemon stellatus 'Broad Leaf'
  • Limnophila aromatica
  • Linderia sp india
  • Bacopa salzmanni
  • Anubias afzellii
  • Anubias barterii
  • Hygroryza Aristata
Fauna
  • Red cherry shrimp
  • single Tiger shrimp
  • Amano shrimp
  • Olive Nerites
  • Mosquito Rasboras
  • Panda Platties
Most recent picture of the left tank as of 06-28-2012.


Right Tank (Yellows) Progression
Equipment
  • 10 gallon glass tank (pretty standard)
  • Glass Cover (keeps any stray bugs out of my tank when I'm on campus)
  • CFL bulbs: 2x 6500K 15W
  • Aquaclear 20 Filter with DIY intake!
  • Sponge filter with modification driven by Whisper 60 gallon air pump (air pump drives both tanks)
  • 2" of seachem flourite black gravel
  • Driftwood, sea shell, sea urchin, pagoda (latter three were brought back from China :P)
Flora
  • Fissidens fontanus
  • Round Pella
  • Christmas/java/taiwan moss (not really sure as these all look the same :X)
  • Java fern
  • Marimo balls
  • Linderia sp india
  • Bacopa salzmanni
  • Anubias nana
  • Ludwigia
  • Hygroryza Aristata
Fauna
  • Yellow shrimp
  • Babaulti 'Black' shrimp
  • Malawa shrimp
  • Amano shrimp
  • Olive Nerites
  • Mosquito Rasboras
  • Panda Platties
Most recent picture of the right tank as of 06-28-2012.


The two tanks are right next to my desk on a entertainment center. Photo as of 04-12-2012



Sorry for the crappy-ish photos, only using my iPhone 4. Need to work on a project for Probabilistic Methods for Environmental Systems . Here's a picture of my "notes" from class


Any advice, critiques, and compliments are welcome

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Old 11-27-2011, 09:53 PM   #2
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Just thought I'd post pictures showing the progression of the left tank.





















All new updates will be here -> http://shrimpery.com/forum/photo-jou...hrimp-tanks#63
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Old 11-27-2011, 09:57 PM   #3
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Progression of the right tank. This tank was the first one I set up and has gone through much more change than the left tank.



















All updates will now be here -> http://shrimpery.com/forum/photo-jou...hrimp-tanks#64
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Old 11-27-2011, 10:07 PM   #4
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Very nice shrimps.
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Old 11-27-2011, 10:20 PM   #5
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Thanks! Here's to hoping the flourite black makes their reds darker.
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Old 11-27-2011, 10:25 PM   #6
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Old 11-28-2011, 05:30 PM   #7
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Awww crap. Found two shrimps with white bodies on 11/19 but didn't think anything was wrong. Found out they were infected around 11/20 but didn't return to my apartment until 11/23. Found a total of four shrimp infected. Took those all out. But I kept finding infected shrimps and couldn't figure out why. Today I vac'd the tank hard and found a half eaten shrimp... that was infected. So I'll probabily need to dose the entire tank with paraguard. Hope that works out well :X
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Old 11-29-2011, 02:11 AM   #8
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Ended up moving all the shrimps from the bare bottom tank to the tank with substrate. 12 hours later they all seem to be doing fine. Hope it stays that way. Will probabily need to dose this entire tank with paraguard since I'm not sure which shrimp chow'd down on the infected one :\
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Are your TTs still good or is this the cherries?
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awesome tanks. not to hi jack the thread but how much do tiger shrimp usually run for? theyre really pretty
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Are your TTs still good or is this the cherries?
Those aren't TT's (I wish!), just regular tigers. Can't afford to get anything really pricey and have it die when I'm at school. So far it's only been the cherries with the cloudy bodies, but I can't say for sure if the tigers are ok since it seemed to be an all-you-can-eat-buffet on that dead infected shrimp .

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awesome tanks. not to hi jack the thread but how much do tiger shrimp usually run for? theyre really pretty
Regular tigers will go for around $3 each. If you can wait, wait for Liam or Nikki's sales and you can get them for $2.50 each.
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Those aren't TT's (I wish!), just regular tigers. Can't afford to get anything really pricey and have it die when I'm at school. So far it's only been the cherries with the cloudy bodies, but I can't say for sure if the tigers are ok since it seemed to be an all-you-can-eat-buffet on that dead infected shrimp .



Regular tigers will go for around $3 each. If you can wait, wait for Liam or Nikki's sales and you can get them for $2.50 each.
ok thanks!!
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Haha. So I happened to find a picture of what the tank used to look like. I think the scape looks better now right :P?



Tiger peeking out from my anubias (not sure what kind...) in the sea urchin


Paraguard arrives Wednesday. Hope that cures the shrimp without too many casualties.
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The sea urchin is a nice experiment in itself. I guess well see if anubias likes Ca. I hope it does good for you. Have you noticed it kicking out new leaves?
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Old 11-29-2011, 03:37 AM   #15
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Yea that little anubias is growing really well. The roots were out the bottom of it when I pulled it up this morning. Not sure if its from the extra calcium though :P

I really like the look of the little sea urchins. Brought two over from China, one in each tank! Too bad I had to super glue them together after I boiled them... they each broke into 5 pieces along the "seam"-like thing.
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