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RAOK CBS from Chikorita- 5g 1920s metal frame tank

Won an RAOK from the very generous Chikorita. I think its the first time in over 30 years I have won ANYTHING.

I had picked up a pair of old 1920s hand forged metal framed tanks. Been wanting to do something neat with them. Caribsea had sent me a bunch of substrates for me to test so I used some of that, some of the manzanita I have laying around and some low light plants to set this up.

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Critters: 10 CBS, 4 CRS, a batik nerite and a zebra nerite (who will be moving out) as well as a trio of microcrabs.




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Sexy! Those are some purty looking shrimp!


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Very nice! That's awesome that you won the RAOK. Thanks for posting the pictures of the shrimp, I am buying some CBS from her, and now I know what her stock looks like! Looks like S+ and SS grades, very nice. Good luck with them!

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Looks really great. Now all you need in one of them really old belt driven air pumps.

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they are camouflage!


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yea, I dropped an old corner filter in, for now. I am always on thelook out for metal tanks. I have about 30 that I have collected at this point, from metal framed dip and pour up to 60 breeder sized.
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Very nice Rachel! Chikorita has very nice shrimps! I'm glad she local to me!
Any brighter pictures of these vintage tanks?

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looks great rachel! i love the manzy! i cant wait till i finally get a chance to come out and see it!


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Very nice! That's awesome that you won the RAOK. Thanks for posting the pictures of the shrimp, I am buying some CBS from her, and now I know what her stock looks like! Looks like S+ and SS grades, very nice. Good luck with them!
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But you are getting A/S from me so I will try to find the ugliest ones in my tank for you heheheh J/K

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Nice tank Rachael !!!

I was waiting to see your tank too
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its not in its permanent home yet, lol, hence the awkward placement.

I am in the process of shuffling 3 racks of tanks, so I just stuck it there.
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Can you paint the metal so it has some nice kool black color or something ??? or silver ?
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i like the retro look of these tanks! and rachel, you have quite a collection of meta-frame tanks!


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