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Old 02-27-2013, 12:43 PM   #1
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5 Gallon planted shrimp nano





Start:
23/02/2013

Dimensions: 26 x 26 x 29 (cm)

Temperature:
27

Water changes: 30% every day (for now)


Flora:
  • Bolbitis heudelotii
  • Anubias nana
  • Anubias minima
  • Rotala indica
  • Myriophyllum aquatica
  • Bacopa monnieri
.. and a few others, but I don't know what are they (help appreciated).


Fauna:
  • Neocaridina heteropoda (cherry shrimp) x 5


Filter:
none for now, but I might be ordering a hang-on one pretty soon

Heater:
Elite Mini Submersible Pre-Set Heater, 50W

Air pump:
Marina 50 Air Pump

Light:
ACME 20W / 827 (2700K) economy light bulb and a simple clip-on desktop lighting fixture which we stopped using lately

CO2:
DIY (yeast, sugar, soda) w/ glass diffuser (like this one)

Substrate:
black, 2-3mm (packaging says it is TTL (R), but I failed to find any information about them)



Any suggestions?

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Old 02-27-2013, 12:52 PM   #2
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I don't think the spectrum on that light is optimal for plants. Also, the shrimp might enjoy some places to hide (driftwood, rocks). Other than that, looking good.
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I don't think the spectrum on that light is optimal for plants. Also, the shrimp might enjoy some places to hide (driftwood, rocks). Other than that, looking good.
A new lighting solution (most probably a CFL @ 6500K) will be brought in this weekend. Forgot to mention that.
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Get a sponge filter. They're cheaper, safer for shrimp and IMO more effective in a smaller tank.
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Old 02-28-2013, 07:00 AM   #5
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Get a sponge filter. They're cheaper, safer for shrimp and IMO more effective in a smaller tank.
The main reason I wanted to go for a hang-on filter is that I want to keep my tank as empty (I hope you understand what I mean) as possible.
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