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Old 12-30-2013, 07:52 PM   #1
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My 2.5 nano shrimp tank


Here is my first in-progress 2.5gallon shrimp tank. I like to keep it nice and simple. I would love any suggestions on what else i could do to it. I recently just put in Fluval Shrimp Stratum so there isn't any shrimp yet. but a few freshwater clams.

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Fluval Nano (fits perfectly in the corner)

Lighting:
Marineland LED strip

Gravel:
Fluval Shrimp Stratum

Plants:
Moss balls, mini swords, java moss & banana plant (added but not in the picture)
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Old 12-30-2013, 11:41 PM   #2
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Nice job so far. The only things i would change is getting rid of the back ground, and then arranging the rocks on an angle. I have the plant version of the fluval stratum, its such a pain to work with as its so light lol.

How are the clams doing? are they hardy?
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Old 12-30-2013, 11:51 PM   #3
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You could ditch the filter and turn this into more of a densely planted natural tank for shrimp. It will free up some real estate in there and clean up the look of it!


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Old 12-31-2013, 04:22 AM   #4
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I agree with both Melted and Disher. I personally would take the background off. I really like plain black backgrounds as it hides cords and gives depth to the tank without becoming distracting from whats actually in the tank. As for the filter, it's quite large (in size) for that tank and not only takes up a lot of valuable space but is very distracting to the eye. I have a few nano's 2-8gal and all have the Deep Blue Bio-Maxx nano filter on it. It's great because it's an HOB, has an adjustable flow rate, is clear so looks good and it can really push water around. Not to mention it is silent and very affordable, only $15 at my LFS. Other than that you could angle the rocks a little more, maybe lay one down and put another on its side. I think you're off to a nice start though and those clams seem pretty cool!
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Old 12-31-2013, 06:58 PM   #5
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Nice job so far. The only things i would change is getting rid of the back ground, and then arranging the rocks on an angle. I have the plant version of the fluval stratum, its such a pain to work with as its so light lol.



How are the clams doing? are they hardy?
I do agree with the background haha. I will change it to plain black as i seen it done with many nano tanks. and yes the clams are really hardy. They constantly dig themselves and they are pretty fun to have
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You could ditch the filter and turn this into more of a densely planted natural tank for shrimp. It will free up some real estate in there and clean up the look of it!
I personally like the fluval nano filter, it may seem big for the tank but its a really good filter. keeps the water clean comparing to most other filters i've used. I also have a nano filter but i dont really like it, called the azoo palm filter.
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Old 12-31-2013, 07:43 PM   #7
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By the way, the clams are going to need to filter-feed from the water if they are to live, so such an overpowered filter is also going to give the clams problems. They are really best left for established tanks with a lot of bacteria for them to snack on.
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By the way, the clams are going to need to filter-feed from the water if they are to live, so such an overpowered filter is also going to give the clams problems. They are really best left for established tanks with a lot of bacteria for them to snack on.
thanks for the tip!
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Here's an update! Changed background, added 2 CRS as a test run, added banana plant and moss. so far so good! haven't gotten the change to re-arranged the rocks around yet. Also a look at the filter's spray bar

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That background looks a lot better, nice work
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That background looks a lot better, nice work
Thanks! i been trying to play around with the setup, positioning things differently. I wanna add some more plants, want something easy to grow and maintain with no co2 injector
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Old 01-15-2014, 07:43 PM   #12
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here's a little update. along with the two wild colored CRS i added the first time as a test run, my LFS recently stocked on really nice grade CRS. I bought 6 more and added them to the tank. It's been a week and they are doing great. I decided that two moss balls are kinda too much for a small tank and looks weird so i cut it up to surround the dwarf amazon swords. clams are doing great as well. Java moss is becoming more green from a brownish color. Hoping for berried crs soon!!

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Old 01-15-2014, 07:48 PM   #13
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Red cherry shrimp = RCS

CRS = Crystal red shrimp
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Old 01-15-2014, 08:05 PM   #14
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Red cherry shrimp = RCS

CRS = Crystal red shrimp
LOL sorry im at work, i knew that. Thanks for correcting haha
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