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How did you have Co2 getting pumped into this tank previously?


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How did your shrimps do when you dosed excel into your nano tank?


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Do you have shots on how you mounted your ZooMed 501? I'm looking to hide mine also.
It's just sitting on the floor under the desk. I have 3' long hoses running up to the tank. There is no reduction in circulation by doing this, but since the filter isn't "designed" to be lower than the tank, I have it sitting in a 3 gallon Tupperware container in case something goes wrong.

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How did you have Co2 getting pumped into this tank previously?
I've never had CO2 in this tank.

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How did your shrimps do when you dosed excel into your nano tank?
They didn't seem to have any issues, but I was dosing at pretty low amounts. It's now extremely low tech with virtually no fert dosing or excel. The plants do okay, but exhibit close to zero growth. On the other hand, I have almost zero algae. I'd like to tinker with it more, but I'm so busy at work right now that it's kind of perfect.


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Just read both of your tank journals. How is this little tank doing now? Great job on both tanks man!
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It's doing okay. Over a year in and the HC is still kicking and I have about 30 CRS in there. However, I recently started getting hair algae, and when I pulled some out today it took almost 1/2 the HC with it. So, it's not looking too fabulous right now.

I'm still tempted to start over with something else.


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Well this tank is coming to an end very soon. I got a wild hair yesterday and decided I wanted to change it up. It's been serving well has a home for about 40 cherry shrimp, but I want more plants, more color, and more room. I'm a bit bored with iwagumi.

I warned my wife that I was dropping about $300 for an office aquarium change out.

I've ordered a Mr Aqua 6 gallon long to replace it. I was tempted to do a 12 gallon long, but the water changes would just be too big and too much of a PITA to be hauling that much water around the office. The 6 gallon long (which I think is actually 6.5) is 24" long, 6.7" deep, and 9.4" tall. It's basically the same length, but half as tall and half as deep as a 60p.

I'm also addicted to CO2 now, so I'll be going high tech and ordered a pressurized paintball CO2 setup. I will be lighting it with a 24" Current Satellite Plus. It'll be auto-dosed EI ferts and all controlled via an Arduino so I can do full RGBW color fades for sunrises and sunsets. I'm going all in.

I'll start a new journal when I get going on it.

After decommission, I think this one will find a new life on my desk at home. Is 3 tanks MTS?


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