After deciding to consolidate many of my tanks I ended up trading the 84g Osaka forest and buying a 24g Nuvo aquarium (which will be combining some 5/10g shrimp tanks)
I have been doing renos and knew it would be a month or two before I could flood it so I scavenged various other tanks for a few chunks of driftwood for the new design. Once i had something I like pillaged nose of the glosso from my 5g cube to get the dry start rolling
This was a painful process.glossso growed slow as molasses compared to HC. Real slow but yet I let it do its thing for almost 2 months
The tank was sitting on a flimsy cube stand. Yet it was the perfect size for the tanks footprint.. So I got to work and reinforced it.
A little mud and paint and I had and vola!
And awesome super tough stand just waiting for the new tank
With my new stable stand ready it was time to fill her up
I added a giant bag of bio media from another tank. Let it stabilizes over night checked my parameters and added the first batch of Shrimp
I put in 8-10 CRS/CBS originally. Then added another 10 ish today. I'll prob add a batch every second day until I clean out the other tanks
I'm very happy with how it turned out!
Shot of night mode