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Old 11-19-2013, 01:05 AM   #1
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A 20L story...to infinity and beyond! Low tech Taiwan Bee


Hey, TPT!

So I recently set up a 60P, and with my Ram all my shrimp suddenly got devoured. I've been trying to do this for awhile, but I just hadn't got the chance. This probably won't get started until around Christmas though because I'm having brain surgery in a couple weeks, so I won't have to the chance to start it in time.

The Plan!

My plan is to successfully breed Taiwan Bee's. I'm going to start with some SS-SS+ CRS and make sure I can breed those first, since this is the first time attempting shrimp other than a neos and super low grade crystals.

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Tank: Standard 20 Long (I may de-rim the top so it looks cleaner.

Light: Either a single T8 shoplight, or two 13 watt CFLs mounted in clip on shop lights. Open to ideas on this one!

Substrate- Either Aquasoil or FSS. I've heard good and bad things about FSS. I would like to use it if possible since I can get it local

Filtration- AC30 (x1), double spongefilter (x2)
That makes a total of 4 sponges. Sufficient, I would think?

I'll be using RO water and remineralizing with fluval mineral supplement. I have a few options for scaping. I probably use both pieces of driftwood.

Flora:
Anubias Nana Petite
Anubias Nana
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Hydro sp. Japan
Blyxa Japonica
Fissidens Fontanus
Some other clippings.

Dosing:
Maybe excel. Probably not, though. Occasional K and Micros

Right across the room from this!



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Old 11-19-2013, 02:24 AM   #2
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Old 11-19-2013, 03:36 PM   #3
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My plan is to successfully breed Taiwan Bee's.

Specs-
Tank: Standard 20 Long (I may de-rim the top so it looks cleaner.

Light: Either a single T8 shoplight, or two 13 watt CFLs

Substrate- Either Aquasoil or FSS.

Filtration- AC30 (x1), double spongefilter (x2)

Flora:
Anubias Nana Petite
Anubias Nana
Hydro sp. Japan
Blyxa Japonica
Fissidens Fontanus

Dosing:
Maybe excel. Probably not, though. Occasional K and

Right across the room.
The Blyxa I thinks need a stronger light and Co2 additive.
Fissiden and shrimp are sensitive to Co2 additives.
The other plants don't need substrate.

What is FSS?

Got a thread on the tank across?
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Yeah, I thought I would just try it and see what happens. I have a ton of it. The tank across is called "Joeys 17g Dutch" or something like it. Haha


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Yeah, I thought I would just try it and see what happens.

The tank across is called "Joeys 17g Dutch" or something like it.
Then if you putt in small pots you can easily take it out if it doesn't adjust.

Got a link to Joey's 17G Dutch?
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Thanks for the tip.

http://www.plantedtank.net/forums/sh...d.php?t=394362


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I remember that 17g thread, I loved it. Can't wait to see how this one goes.
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The Blyxa I thinks need a stronger light and Co2 additive.
Fissiden and shrimp are sensitive to Co2 additives.
The other plants don't need substrate.

What is FSS?

Got a thread on the tank across?

My fissidens loved CO2, but I suggest if you are going to do shrimp stay far away from any CO2 and any plant additives.

But I'm super psyched to watch you do a Taiwan tank!!
Happy more people are taking the time to learn about these shrimp and give them a try the correct way!
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Wasn't planning on using co2. Just low tech. I already have enough stems to trim a week. Trust me. Haha


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