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10 Gallon Shrimp Tank Journal(Update 10-22-06)56k

So im starting a new 10 gallon that i got for 6 dollars at a local fish store auction....it came with everything so im happy
As of right now it doesnt have C02 or proper lighting.....but but friday i will have lighting and co2......

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I know its cloudy but i dont mind....i washed it serveral time but i didnt take the time to fill it slowly...

more to come soon

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good luck with it. 10g must be one of my favorite tank sizes, its the tank i have that i like the most atm
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Congrats on the new tank -- can't wait to see it well-lit, planted and growing well!
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Here's a little update....I put in the hagen Co2 and some fast growing plants, i have watersprite and hydro, today I just put in two ottos and a piece of driftwood.....nothing is permanent...but i would like some ideas on where to put the driftwood, any advice would be helpful.....thanks



One of my ottos
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Goodluck! I can't wait to see it grownout.
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Ok so here's a update before aquascaping will take place....I now have two new fish...they werent my choice...they were my girlfriends but i had to get them becuase i told her she could put what ever she wanted in the tank...that was a stupid decision She wanted to put in some Lyretail Dalmation Mollies....i was thinking more exotic like rams but she thought they were ugly But anyways heres the tank....as they plants go there are hydor, h. difformis, java fern, crypts, and a unknown....everything minus the crypts are goin to go....will post soon

O yeah and is there any suggestions for background plants???
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Alright heres a little update.....well i took out all the fast growers and put in some HM and Java Fern...they arent growing really fast due top the lighting situation.....right now they only have two 15 watt lights that come with the ten gallon tanks.....its not great but i do get growth....Now to the live stock...one of the mollies died...have no clue why but he did....so i moved out the other mollies and left the otos in the tank and got cherry shrimp...so now it is a shrimp/oto tank.....sorry for all the water spots on the tank havent got around to cleaning it.......





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Nice closeups of the shrimp and oto. As for your tank,maybe you might want to consider shifting the driftwood a little off center? Other than that,things look fine,just need a little time for it to grow in=)
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i need to get a nice camera so i can do closeups like that. i'm jealous.
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Thanks for the compliments.....yeah i know it has to grow in but its going really really slow because of the wrong lighting, but hey at least its growing.....and thanks for the compliment.....will post again
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Looks good. Your Ferns look really healthy, love the color.

Aren't Otos just the coolest little guys? I'd do a tank full of them if I could with shrimp.
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yeah thats what i plan on doing.....right now i have two otos and 7 cherry shrimp.....so i hope everything goes to plan....
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my frog would destroy some otos if he was hungry enough, so alas i depend on snails and shrimp for cleanup.
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The tank has gone wild!!!!!!, i call it a shrimp jungle. O and the shrimp got wild too I have so many shrimp!!! I didnt have time to purn the plants and keep it in order so i just let it go, i dont mind, the shrimp love it!!!I cleared the left side so when i feed i can look at all the shrimp So heres the pictures




I tried to get a picture of all the shrimp but they blend into the flourite



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how many cherries did you start with?
also, what temp is your tank at.

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