Join Date: Oct 2009
Location: Cincinnati, Ohio
Mountain & Valley Shrimp Tank - Fluval Spec V
Hi guys this is my first tank journal! I currently have a 75g planted aquarium that has been set up for about 3 years. I run pressurized CO2, T5 HO lighting, EI dosing, with around 20 types of plants in there and filled with neon tetras, black mollies, otos, albino cories, harlequin rasboras, and an angelfish.
I have been wanting to set up another tank for a while, but there were always concerns about size and space, devoting more time, and of course getting permission from my partner! Well I found a great deal on Craigs for a new Fluval Spec V and after getting the green light I decided to go for it.
I decided I will be keeping shrimp in this tank, which I have never really done. I had a bamboo shrimp who last about a year and some amano's that eventually got eaten or escaped. But after doing some reading here I would like to have some Red Cherries.
So here's the low down on my "Mountain & Valley Shrimp Tank"
Fluval Spec V - using factory lighting & filtration
Fluval heater - which may not be working? Water just seems room temp?
Lightly dosing Excel & Flourish
Red Cherry Shrimp (still to come)
The vision I had in my mind was being a nano tank, trying to create a scene that would mimic in my mind a larger space. More planned out than my 75 gallon, which is just kind of a grow-out tank I suppose.
I was imagining a valley below a range of mountains that shoot out of the ground like giant cliffs of a volcanic island. The plants would grow to larger kinds as we move up the mountains away from the valley.
So far I have the tank mostly up and running and I will follow in additional posts with photos of the process and progress!