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New Crystal Red shrimp tank

I always really liked Crystal red shrimp tanks, so I decided to create a low-tech planted CRS tank

Equipment:
Tank: 23.6" x 19.7" x 16.5"
Filter: AIO tank + Rena Xp3
Heater: Jager 120 watts
Substrate: U.P. Aqua Soil 40 lbs
Lights: 24" Satellite LED +

Plants

Anubis
Flame Moss
Blyxia Japonicaa
Crypt Parva
Undulata

Currently my tank has 5 Otos, and around 30-40 Crystal reds ranging from babies to adults and about 10 Blue Velvet shrimps.

Tank Parameters:

PH: 6.8-6.9 (changes with lights being on/off)
Temp: 71
GH: 3-4
KH: 0-1
Nitrate: 0-5 PPM







Tank is still fairly new, but so far so good.
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I really like your tank!


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Thank you! Still making some changes, but so far so good
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What can substrate you got there?
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What can substrate you got there?
I am using a substrate called UP-Aqua soil

It can be located here:

Aqua Soil click here


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Boy o boy, I do love shrimp! They are so darn adorable.


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Boy o boy, I do love shrimp! They are so darn adorable.
Same here! Let's just hope they enjoy their new home


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I'm more of a fan of 'painted' shrimp. I like the solid colors. But that is obviously just preference! I do like this tank for sure. Your substrate reminds me of those ice cream ball things... I can't remember the name though.


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I'm more of a fan of 'painted' shrimp. I like the solid colors. But that is obviously just preference! I do like this tank for sure. Your substrate reminds me of those ice cream ball things... I can't remember the name though.
Dippin' Dots
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I recently order an oxydators to give it a try, and so far so good. It's a little bigger than I expected, but I suppose I can make due




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Some pictures of the tank, with a few pieces of Cholla wood, and 3 flame moss ledges I got.



Hanging out in their cave


Working on the Cholla wood


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