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12x12 Rimless Cube Sulawesi Cardinals

I have been slacking in the tank journal department. I have a few more tanks now and need to make a journal for them. The one I am most excited about is my 12 Deep Blue rimless Cube tank that I have been cycling for my Sulawesi Cardinals that are finally coming next week.

First off let me tell you how hard it is to find these guys that are grown in the United States. I have read many horror stories of 80-90% die off rate of international shipping. I was scared to take the plunge to ship these guys over seas. The ones I did find stateside were so expensive that I couldn't afford to get. Then one of my random buddies I grew up with posted a picture of his fish room online. I made a phone call and we got to talking and he informed me that in the last few years he had gotten into Inverts as well. I told him about my tanks and my quest for Cardinals! He laughed and said do you want a few for free???? I am going to visit him next week about 5 hours away to pick up these guys! So excited :-). He has had them over a year and has bred several generations so they should be nice and hardy!

I am going with a small HOB, Sponge filters and Inert sand for substrate. Will be using Pure RO and remineralizing with Salty Shrimp! I will post some pictures of the tank to this journal today!
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There is a few pictures of the Sulawesi tank and as well as my others on my shrimp rack. I have 6 shrimp tanks lol, I really like the 7.5g rimless ones so I may be converting or just buying more of them haha. For the Cardinal tank I went with the Marco rock with a thin crushed coral substrate.

Since I put the stone and substrate in there and changed the water with the Salty Shrimp 8.5 the Ph stays at a stable 8.3. Cardinals will thrive in the 7.5 but are said to do better with higher. I also have plans on getting some Harlequin shrimp so I figured I would just have the same setup down already. I have added two rabbit snails to the environment. Tank has been fully cycled, I have been cycling the filter I am using for 6 months. Today I am going to work on rescsaping some of my other tanks. I really just threw a few of these together. Want to make them a little more pleasing. I got a great deal on the shrimp so got them in first and made sure they stayed happy. Now it's my turn!

Cardinals will be here next Wednesday, I may add another plant or something to the setup. I really like how it is a simple scape right now. Not sure what to add that will complete it.

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Really nice setup, you say a small HOB, that thing is HUGE! Good luck with the cardinals looking forward to updates.
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What kind of light are you going to use?

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Yea a little big but had it lying around. Probably go to sponge filters eventually.

I am going to use the FInnex clip on- r light. I have them on all my small tanks

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My Cardinals are making thier journey across the US. I will post some pictures of the unboxing and acclimation of these little guys. Sorry don't have much to update untill these guys get here.
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awesome. good luck!

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Yep good luck with the cardinals! They are awesome shrimp. Lmk how your experimentation with feeding them go and what your seem to like the best.


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I will for sure! Im going to see how they do! These are US bred so I am hoping that they do well in shipment.
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Light, came in today! Ordered it Saturday gotta, love Amazon shipping speed

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They are Herr! All seem well even arriving in a snow storm. I got some babies they are soo small! Also got a berried adult yay😅

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