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post #1 of 23 (permalink) Old 10-06-2008, 12:02 AM Thread Starter
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Smile 5 Gallon Rimless Iwagumi Shrimp aquarium

Equipments:
-5 Gallon Rimless aquarium
-Eheim 2213(temp)
-Clip On lights from idea bulb from Big Als.. Life Glo energy saving 15 watt=30 watts
-DIY co2 with Nano Cermaric Diffuser

Flora
-Dwarf Hairgrass
-Java Moss from another aquarium

Fauna
-Small Angelfish(Temporary so that i have something to look at =D)
-2 ototinclus cats
-A Bunch of RCS coming soon

I got some kind of parasites in there... Looks like BBs although i know for sure that it isn't. the angelfish is there to try and eliminate the parasites.

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Lol i don;t know why there is so many [ATTACH].. so just ignore it please. Its my first thread

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btw how do i add aditional picture????

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I use a free account at www.Photobucket.com to host my pics, then upload them onto the website with the picture link in the edit pane (the little yellow box with the mountain on it).

If the "parasites" are whitish and free-swiming, you may have Daphnia. If so, they are not parasites, and are great live fish food.

Your tank looks nice!





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i have now switch the hagen co2 ladder diffuser to a ceramic diffuser

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Wow it looks really nice. Your DW with the java looks amazing! I really love the color of it. Once all that hair grass fills in this tanks will be absolutly stunning.


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lol thanks. i also can;t wait for the HG to fill in =D

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The tank has a pre cycled filter on it so i am constantly reading ammonia, nitrite and nitrate...

right now
Ammonia- 0ppm
nitrite 1ppm
nitrate 10ppm
so in about a week ill be adding RCS
the shrimps are in a breeding trap in my 30 gallon soon to be rescaped=DDD

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Looks very cool, I agree, the DW with the moss is amazing! Your shrimp will love it in there! Can't wait to see how this tank progresses!

And I too use photobucket.com, actually LauraLee is probably the one that told me about it too , but either way, it's really easy and works well!


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Some pictures with different camera modes



Some shrimps from my old 10g


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This tank was torn down for my new rimless

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This was when the DW was newly setup(2-3weeks old)

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ohh btw the substrate is flourite Dark

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