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post #1 of 2 (permalink) Old 05-16-2012, 05:21 PM Thread Starter
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Biocube planted shrimp tank

I figured it was about time to start posting my tank. I have had this Biocube 14 for at least six years now, it started out as a reef tank and has gone back and forth between fresh and salt over the years. For the past two years I have had it set up as a planted tank and decided a few months ago to give shrimp a try. I ended up pulling a lot of my plants out and changing out the substrate. I left some of the black sand on the bottom layer to give the plants something more to grab onto and put a top layer of the fluval shrimp stratum. For filtration I have the middle chamber stuffed with seachem matrix and some Purigen in the first chamber. I also added a sponge filter in the tank just for fun, I don't believe in too much filtration. Since I am keeping CRS I added an Iceprobe chiller on an external canister filter which hangs off the back of the tank. It has been keeping my temps between 73-75. It is currently back at the manufacturer getting some new connectors so can't show pics of how it is set up yet, hopefully it will be back this week. I believe that about covers the tank, now for my favorite!

FTS...don't mind some of the hair algae. I have been fighting it for a while now, starting to get it under control

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Some of the inhabitants...
Just got these from Kangshiang last week
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Have had these for a few months now...
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That is all for now. This is my first time keeping shrimp so any suggestions or comment are appreciated.
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Ooh that's so pretty!!
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