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the wooden mountain 10g build.

I've wanted to try shrimp, so i went out to pet supplies plus, and picked up a 10g aquarium to raise shrimp in.

tank, 20x10x12 aquaeon black trim glass tank.
substrate - black gravel/ada aqua soil/seachem flourite/black sand
filter - aquaeon 10-20 hob.
heater- ? people are telling me i won't need one? will I ? more or likely will pick up a hagen elite.
light - to be figured out. more or likely a desk top lamp from home depot/lowes/target/lowes/ ikea.
stand - my dresser.

hard scape
a big piece of driftwood I cut in half.... so 2 piece of driftwood in the tank.

plant list.
c. parva (cryptocoryne parva).
anubias nana (anubias bar. nana)
rotella inica/ roundfilia.
some type of moss.

fish list.
cherry shrimp.
and possible some Galaxy rasboras or chili rasboras


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so I have a little up-date... I was able to get some more plant substrate. found a sponge to go over the intake of the hob filter... pulled the parva a part... start planted and filling with water.. the driftwood floated to the top... so now, i'm on the hunt for slate to keep the driftwood down.. was also about to pick up some more rotella indica/roundfoilia.

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so now my problem is finding good lighting that will get me medium to high light. i've looked at the charts it says I'm going to need 2 pc bulbs, or 3 t8's to get up to high light. i'm wanting to keep rotella incida and rotella wallachi (sp?) as a back ground in it... I'm stuck on my lighting... do i dare just go out and buy a 20g.

well I did come up with a ideal, but it might still be to much light. i have my z00med 2 bulb t5 h.o. fixture with it's legs and it can slide and sits on top of my 10g... and i can turn each bulb off and on... how do i control the algae? with this much light, and i'll have to do c02 with this much light also right?

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I really love your driftwood. I can just see shrimp all over it.
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i have the zoomed T5 on a 20H. Perfect amount of light(i use one bulb, occasionally i turn on the 14w N.O. bulb i have in the other for a little noon time burst) very little algea especially when i only use the one bulb. just a little on the glass. algae goby took care of that real quick. hence the other bulb. tried to get him some more work.

the HO bulb i use is a coralife 6700 bulb. my girlfriend has the same fixture on a 20H and uses the zoomed ultrasun or whatever. i like my bulb more.

might help. don't know.
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thanks, I think I'm going to try the zoomed on for 5-6 hours and see how that goes and a just the lighting period as needed. I no i'll be dosing c02 ,iron, (for the red in the leafs), and the micros and macros.

I'm going to use a gisemann mid day 6,000k on it.

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so the water is finely starting to clear up. hopefully i can start planting the plants tonight.

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that hardscape is so nice! i'm jealous can't wait to see it planted!

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Love the driftwood - this is going to be a great tank!

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thanks, hard part is finding, a light for this tank,that will be strong enough for the plants.

i'm thinking about glosso, as a fore-ground, blaxia(sp?) jap as a mid ground, and rotella wallichi and roundfilia as a back ground.

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this build changed to a 20g tank.

tank black trim aquaeon 20g tall. 24x12.5x16

lighting - current fixture 24wx4 t5 h.o. only using two bulbs. it's 2 inches from the top of tank.

bulbs coral-life 6,700k

filter - rena xp1

tops offs are 1/4 - 1/2 gallon of water.

substrate, is a mix of ada aqua soil, seacheam flourite, and eco complete.

plants - back ground rotala wallichi, and rotundoflia, fore ground - glosso.

ferts, going by what it says on bottles. using seacheam flourish/iron/potassium/ and
bright wells c02/ switching to pressured c02 once i get the bottle filled.

fish harquin rasboras, and flame tetras.

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