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Seiryoku's 20L Shrimperies *Pictures*

If UPS is nice to me I'll have the stand for the two tanks by Friday. Currently have one of the two 20L tanks, much more difficult to find than I anticipated. Everything else for the tanks will be here by Friday as well.

The tanks will, more or less, be identical. One for RCS and, eventually, one for CRS.

Amazonia I Aqua Soil
Hydro Sponge III w/ 100 GPH Pump
2x 23w Screw In 6500k CF Bulb (probably need lower wattage)
100w Stealth Heater

Not sure about CO2/Ferts on shrimp tanks. Probably not a good idea since the goal is breeding. Especially on the CRS tank, could get costly.

I'll update when there is something to add Is shrimperies even a word o_O

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Bwahahahaahah! Got the aqua soil today! Box weighs 88 pounds... Stand will be here tomorrow and the random little things (filters,thermometers, etc) will be here tomorrow or Friday.

Need to get some plywood to put under the tanks, never have liked supporting only the edge of glass tanks.

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All I have so far is one of the tanks and light bulbs (no cover or hood) >_< Nothing much to take pictures of.

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Bwahahahaahah! Got the aqua soil today! Box weighs 88 pounds...
Holy crap Do you really need that much AS?

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Holy crap Do you really need that much AS?
People were saying ~1.5-2 9L bags for a 20L/29. Figured I'd get four bags to be safe! If I have extra...it will give a reason to do something with this 5.5 sitting around empty... Our UPS driver asked me what was in the box that made it so heavy, she laughed at me when I told her, "dirt".

I was thinking ahead, or something like that

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Our UPS driver asked me what was in the box that made it so heavy, she laughed at me when I told her, "dirt".

I was thinking ahead, or something like that
no wonder why many people thinks we are a little weird !!


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I cant wait to see your 20L. Ive been wanting to set one up too for CRS but its quite a project. I have to buy the tank, stand, filter, heater, AS, light, and I just dont have the money for that now. Anyone know if a sponge or actual cannister filter is better? I know of people that use cannister filters for their CRS tanks. they have the intake cover with a net or a sponge. Any idea which is best?


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I hear you on the money, probably shouldn't have spent what I did. Gotta help the economy though, right? :-p Not to mention the real reason that justified the two tanks! They'll pay for themselves in no time via shrimp trades/sales!

I went with sponge filters for the price. Most people I talked to use them, they seem to be the safest/easiest to use. Don't think one is better than the other though.

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still missing pics

doesnt matter if its not at full glory yet, but its nice to see how tanks progress


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You guys are ruthless about pictures! Should have the stand today, I'll shoot a couple after I get it together and in place.

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You only need one bag of aquasoil (9L) for a 20L. I just filled my 20L up and the substrate level was perfect.
Save yourself from using two bags, those will be great excuses to get more tanks up in the future.

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You only need one bag of aquasoil (9L) for a 20L. I just filled my 20L up and the substrate level was perfect.
Save yourself from using two bags, those will be great excuses to get more tanks up in the future.
Oh man, it is the prefect excuse. I'm going to have to hide the extra from myself though.

How many inches did the one bag get you?

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If I level it all out, maybe 2.5 inches or more. I didn't want to make the entire tank flat though, so I have some areas higher than others. But with that being said, it's clear that there's a lot of soil to work with. Being able to elevate areas higher than others without getting the substrate too low in the more shallow parts.

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That sounds perfect. I may need to use a little more than one bag in one tank though. Thinking about something like this with the substrate, not sure how it would look in a 20L though.

No clue where this picture is from or who the tank belongs to:

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