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Fluval Ebi Nano Planted Shrimp Aquarium

This is the Fluval Ebi tank that I received from Practical Fish Keeping as a part of their September subscription offer. I am incredibly happy with this tank, and so are my Shrimp. I can tell, as I have babies already. Below are some videos of the tank, it has been setup now for 3 weeks, and is going strong, despite a recent Nitrite peak.

Here are some pictures of the tank, it has been set up for around a month now. There is also a link to a video of the tank. More to come!

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Does anyone have any ideas for some more plants for this tank, my knowledge is slightly limited when it comes to plants.
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Those flat rocks would be great for tying on some Riccia, Flame Moss, Fissidens, etc. and the shrimp would love it. Those are cool little tanks and how did you get it from PFK, was it free with a subscription????? Beware that the backgrounds pop out and can break the light, others have had this happen and with a call get quick replacements parts but it would be wise to do something to prevent it.


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Looks nice. I enjoyed the video.


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Yeah, cool video. Whay type of shrimp is the larger one? I love both of my ebis. Look into upgrading the filter.

+1 on the foam popping out. Happened on both of mine. Didn't break the light though
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Looks nice. I enjoyed the video.
Thank you very much, I'm glad you liked it I like your Ebi's too!
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Yeah, cool video. Whay type of shrimp is the larger one? I love both of my ebis. Look into upgrading the filter.

+1 on the foam popping out. Happened on both of mine. Didn't break the light though
What filter would you recommend to upgrade to? I would have the room for an external.

And I understand what you mean about the foam popping out, but I don't understand why it would break my light. The two don't even touch each other. Would it pop out, float to the surface and hit the light?

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Yea there are stories of the bg becoming detached and floating up witch such force that it knocks the glass and the light right off, usually breaking them.

I popped mine off and added a bunch of silicone, cause I like the way it looks but I didn't want it to come off.



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Yea there are stories of the bg becoming detached and floating up witch such force that it knocks the glass and the light right off, usually breaking them.

I popped mine off and added a bunch of silicone, cause I like the way it looks but I didn't want it to come off.
Thanks for the info. Will look into this. A buddy of mine has a load of silicone I could use. Any tips on how to get it off. Mine is on there pretty good. Should I wait till it becomes more loose?

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If your tank is dry, it's incredibly easy. Try gently prying off the bg with your fingers, if it's not put on securely it will literally just pop off. There was only a couple of small beads holding it on and it was shockingly easy to get it off.

They may have corrected this issue so take a look at the back glass and you can easily see the glue points. If yours is on there pretty good, maybe just leave it on.



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If your tank is dry, it's incredibly easy. Try gently prying off the bg with your fingers, if it's not put on securely it will literally just pop off. There was only a couple of small beads holding it on and it was shockingly easy to get it off.

They may have corrected this issue so take a look at the back glass and you can easily see the glue points. If yours is on there pretty good, maybe just leave it on.
I'd say its pretty well stuck on then. I'm guessing they have resolved the issue by using more silicone. Will keep an eye on it though.
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