Jake's 18"/3gal Nano Shrimp Tanks - Page 9
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 07-26-2012, 11:26 PM   #121
somewhatshocked
Obsessed? Maybe
 
somewhatshocked's Avatar
 
PTrader: (435/100%)
Join Date: Aug 2011
Location: Louisville, KY
Posts: 11,500
Default

Ha! Many thanks.

I figure it's best to share as many details as possible in a tank journal. That's the best way for others to learn - especially when I make mistakes.
somewhatshocked is offline   Reply With Quote
Sponsored Links
Advertisement
 
Old 07-27-2012, 11:53 PM   #122
somewhatshocked
Obsessed? Maybe
 
somewhatshocked's Avatar
 
PTrader: (435/100%)
Join Date: Aug 2011
Location: Louisville, KY
Posts: 11,500
Default

Major surprise. Floored.

I check this tank every day. Multiple times per day. And I thought all the shrimp in it were the same gender. But. Uh. Well…






How could I not see a berried shrimp in such a tiny tank? Exciting!
somewhatshocked is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 07-28-2012, 01:45 AM   #123
jeremyTR
Suspended
 
PTrader: (4/100%)
Join Date: Mar 2012
Location: Tacoma Washington
Posts: 1,578
Default

woohoo! that's great news. Your tank is great, the footprint is perfect for a shrimp nano tank.
__________________
40B - Shrimp tank

~~~
jeremyTR is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 07-28-2012, 01:56 AM   #124
somewhatshocked
Obsessed? Maybe
 
somewhatshocked's Avatar
 
PTrader: (435/100%)
Join Date: Aug 2011
Location: Louisville, KY
Posts: 11,500
Default

Thanks!

I discovered the babies while doing a moss trim. Will have to finish it up at a later date, I guess.
somewhatshocked is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 07-29-2012, 06:22 AM   #125
dubels
Planted Tank Obsessed
 
PTrader: (10/100%)
Join Date: Jun 2012
Location: CA
Posts: 307
Default

I really hope the $54 price tag on the ones at see at my LFS include the light they are displayed with. Because this thread is making me want one so bad right now. I don't room for the 12 Long I want but this might hold me over.
dubels is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 07-29-2012, 02:59 PM   #126
somewhatshocked
Obsessed? Maybe
 
somewhatshocked's Avatar
 
PTrader: (435/100%)
Join Date: Aug 2011
Location: Louisville, KY
Posts: 11,500
Default

For $54 you could almost buy two of these tanks. Or one of them and pay for express shipping.
somewhatshocked is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 07-29-2012, 03:05 PM   #127
simplechamp
Algae Grower
 
PTrader: (0/0%)
Join Date: Jul 2012
Location: Michigan
Posts: 14
Default

Glad to hear the BeamsWork light is turning out to be a good purchase. I purchased a small 9x1W one for my Evolve 2, kind of on impulse as well. My initial opinions of it are good, but I wasn't sure if it will last 10 years or burn out in a week!

Very nice tank by the way. Love the spindly driftwood.
simplechamp is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 08-01-2012, 12:01 AM   #128
somewhatshocked
Obsessed? Maybe
 
somewhatshocked's Avatar
 
PTrader: (435/100%)
Join Date: Aug 2011
Location: Louisville, KY
Posts: 11,500
Default

Another look at two of my Golden/Snow White babies:





For size reference? The substrate granules are about a quarter the size of regular ADA Aquasoil or Fluval Shrimp Stratum.
somewhatshocked is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 08-01-2012, 01:26 AM   #129
dubels
Planted Tank Obsessed
 
PTrader: (10/100%)
Join Date: Jun 2012
Location: CA
Posts: 307
Default

I think its $54 for the 5 gallon long (Similar to the bettaplex 5) I check again today and its made by Aqua Aquarium, they have to different models. The one selling for $34 dollars with light fixture tops and dividers is around 6 gallons according to the LFS calculations based on the measurements. Which would make the one for $54 with light and dividers around 12 gallons.

Last edited by dubels; 08-05-2012 at 09:12 PM.. Reason: I was wrong
dubels is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 08-01-2012, 01:27 AM   #130
somewhatshocked
Obsessed? Maybe
 
somewhatshocked's Avatar
 
PTrader: (435/100%)
Join Date: Aug 2011
Location: Louisville, KY
Posts: 11,500
Default

DBP unfortunately doesn't make a 5gal long.
somewhatshocked is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 08-01-2012, 11:14 AM   #131
sayurasem
SCAPEr
 
sayurasem's Avatar
 
PTrader: (2/100%)
Join Date: Jun 2011
Location: Loma Linda, CA
Posts: 2,558
Default

Nice I love goldens! Btw do they breed true?
sayurasem is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 08-01-2012, 12:20 PM   #132
somewhatshocked
Obsessed? Maybe
 
somewhatshocked's Avatar
 
PTrader: (435/100%)
Join Date: Aug 2011
Location: Louisville, KY
Posts: 11,500
Default

No shrimp breeds 100% "true."

If you're asking if all of their offspring are Golden? These so far have all produced Golden/Snow White offspring.
somewhatshocked is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 08-04-2012, 09:46 PM   #133
somewhatshocked
Obsessed? Maybe
 
somewhatshocked's Avatar
 
PTrader: (435/100%)
Join Date: Aug 2011
Location: Louisville, KY
Posts: 11,500
Default

A look at a young Pond Snail from my $4 iPhone macro lens:

somewhatshocked is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 08-06-2012, 11:44 PM   #134
somewhatshocked
Obsessed? Maybe
 
somewhatshocked's Avatar
 
PTrader: (435/100%)
Join Date: Aug 2011
Location: Louisville, KY
Posts: 11,500
Default

Looks like the babies:



Are going to color up to be more white than the adults:

somewhatshocked is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 08-07-2012, 12:48 AM   #135
Geniusdudekiran
Prodigious Plant Pundit
 
Geniusdudekiran's Avatar
 
PTrader: (44/100%)
Join Date: Dec 2010
Location: Columbia, SC
Posts: 5,371
Default

I think you've changed many peoples' opinions regarding Snows/Goldens. For that, I commend you!
__________________
"Simplicity is the ultimate sophistication." -- Steve Jobs
Geniusdudekiran is offline   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 01:00 AM.


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