This tank now lives in a different form. High-clarity cube with a much more natural and attractive hardscape. Its new life begins with post 61
in this thread.
Original post below...
Have been thinking about Halocaridina rubra for about a year. Finally decided to start putting together a tank about a month ago. So I've been extremely excited seeing all the new H. rubra posts on TPT of late.
- 2.5gal tank
- Small 50/50 CFL
- Hydro Mini sponge filter
- Caribsea "live" aragonite/crushed coral/sand to help get a small cycle of sorts going
- 1.012 specific gravity, which seems to be a popular brackish/salinity point for H. rubra keepers
Posted a couple teaser shots of the rock work on other journals, so here they are again:
Couldn't get my hands on large pieces of black lava rock that I liked, so I used reef epoxy putty to rig up a structure.
The tank a few minutes after being flooded:
Will add the sponge filter sometime today.
Hope to find some Chaetomorpha or other macro algae to thrive in the tank so it can legitimately be planted. Maybe a bit of Java Moss will survive? Guess we'll see.
The tank is situated on the fourth floor and has a 20L above and below it so it's holding at a steady 76-77 degrees Fahrenheit with no heater.
Now to let things settle for a week or two while monitoring parameters before ordering critters.
Thanks for checking things out,