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Old 12-12-2011, 03:40 AM   #1
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Ozy's 20 liter Jungle Nano - Innovative marine 8w


Tank: 20 liter glass rimless from the local Meijers
Filter: Finnex PX-360
Substrate: Sifted playsand with root tabs
Light: Innovative Marine 8w skkye light
Flora: java moss, java fern, dwarf sag, HC carpet start
Fauna: Fred the betta, 5 espei rasboras, 3 blueberry shrimp, 4 RCS, 1 nerite

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This is a very cool tank, pretty cheap too from meijers being rimless and well done seams. I have big plans for this tank now that I have the setup I have been wanting, this is an early Christmas present as the old 3.5gal half moon had a crack and the filter would always seize up from the sand. Right now wisteria to break up the water flow, but mostly, this tank will be java fern and jungle Val with a DBT carpet over the bottom. Once i get a light to hang on the rim vs. sit behind, the back will be covered and the pump will be relocated behind the tank. Now the pics






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Old 12-12-2011, 03:56 AM   #2
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Nice, I like it!

How do you like that filter? This is my first time hearing about it and I'm intrigued lol
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Old 12-12-2011, 04:06 AM   #3
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Nice.. I derimmed my 5 gal and grown to really love them .. that wisteria will defiantly form a jungle alright
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Old 12-12-2011, 03:05 PM   #4
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Lots of flow with this filter, and I had an issue at first because I did not get it sealed correctly, pretty easy once I figured it out, works like a champ... I need to slow the flow though, maybe an external heater will slow it down some... So far, I really like all the accesories and different options for placement, up to 2 feet low, hanging on the side or back or sitting next to it, all the different hardware to achieve this...

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Old 12-13-2011, 03:49 AM   #5
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I have come to like this filter already, the flow has settled very nicely and the betta can even find a slow spot behind the DW to sleep, I will have a ton of possibilities when hiding it, changing flow patterns and such... Never again will I use a HOB...

Planted the dwarf baby tears tonight, we shall see how they do in sand, I will be dosing excel and eventually get a tiny CO2 unit for this, I hope the plants survive until that point, light is good, and will be better once I grab the 8w 960 lumen innovative marine skkye light clamp LED setup, or the single strip 9w LED with 1080 lumens!

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Old 12-15-2011, 12:16 AM   #6
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Picked up a bamboo shrimp and a few blueberry shrimp, they are acclimating as I type this!
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Old 12-15-2011, 01:02 AM   #7
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What are blueberry shrimp? Are those the dark blue neocaridina shrimp? Make sure your tank has enough filtration for the bamboo shrimp or they were starve!
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Old 12-15-2011, 01:30 AM   #8
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The px-360 can handle a 25 gallon tank, after placing the driftwood top in the path of the spray bar, I knew it would be the perfect hang out for the bamboo... Yes, the blueberry's are dark blue neocaridinas, really nice, but it was tough for the lfs guy to judge male from female, so hopefully one of the 4 is female...
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Sounds good on the bamboo shrimp! Hope it thrives for you!

As for the blueberry shrimp, the problem is they don't breed true blue. Just thought you should know ahead of time. Read this http://www.plantedtank.net/forums/sh...ry-shrimp.html or here http://www.plantedtank.net/forums/sh...ry-shrimp.html There's huge problems with them breeding and you ending up with a ton of brown looking shrimp.
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Old 12-15-2011, 02:36 AM   #10
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Good to know on the blueberries... Will see how it goes, I also saw sunkist, fire, CRS, CBS, cherries and Amanos this evening, my shop has a "geek" corner full of good stuff... The blueberries might end up as cleaners in the big tanks if they breed brown, a little disappointing though... Anyway, PICS

















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How many of those blueberries did you introduce? Is Fred bothering them at all? You might wanna get some MTS as well to stir up the sand so no gas bubbles form.
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Old 12-15-2011, 12:43 PM   #12
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Fred ignores them completely, he did go see net the bamboo shrimp this morning when he was on the wood but then swam away not interested, I got this pic before Fred scared him. Funny, I put 2 small mts in two days ago, then yesterday, 1 medium came with the blueberries, you can see him out of focus in the last pic of my previous post

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Interesting. You have a very mellow betta! That's very good for the shrimp. How many blueberries did you put in?

That's a great shot of the bamboo shrimp. Was it's filter feeders spread out?
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Old 12-15-2011, 05:16 PM   #14
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very mellow betta, I got lucky, I had neons and a CAE in a tank with him for a while... that was back when I made huge mistakes on fish choices... Fred has always done his own thing.

I bought 4 Blueberries, I really like the sunkist too, dont be surprised if they show up sometime soon....

Net did not have his filters out at the time, the light was off and I scared him when I turned it on, he had them out last night, he found a current next to an edge of the DW and was chewing away... his color has increased dramatically just overnight, he is a lot mor red orange now!
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Sunkist won't be able to breed in freshwater in case you didn't know.
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