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Planted 6 gallon low tech shrimp tank.

Hello. Im pretty much quiet in this forum as i usually read and learn from other threads and scapes.
I have a hailea f30 tank. Dimensions are 34x24x36 and around 4.5 gallon net water
Filter i use is eden 501 for shrimp tank with around 300l/h (~66 gallon)
And atman 50W heater.
I have diy cooling system with 3 60mm fans on top connected to a thermostat.
Steadying the temp at around 24-26 Celsius.

Substrate is fertilized one from a company i currently does not remember. About 4-5 inch.

It has a Samsung GOQ led light. 2 cold white and 2 warm white. Around 10W of light and 200 lumen. Making a good light and looks enough for the plants.

The tank is running for approx. 2 months
At start it had
Flora:
Rotala rodantifula.
Blyxa japonica
Lileopsis brassilisens
Unknow plant.


The japonica died of with time.

And I've got marsilea minuta and trimmed plants. With a bit of soft scape changes and that came:


Fauna:
6 adult sakura cherry shrimp
1 otto
1 mexican dwarf crayfish
1 tiger snail
3 helenas
5 japonicas
70-90 cheery shrimplets

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Please say you option about it and conment.
Sorry for English im from foreign country

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Very nice looking tank. Rotala seems to be doing good. and the shrimp with offsprings look awesome. please post more pics as u progress. Do u add ferts. wats ur timing schedule for lights.
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Looks very clean. Using only 3 types of plants works well for such a small aquarium.

Is the unknown plant in the 4th picture with the nerite snail? If so, it looks like vallisneria spiralis to me.

It will be great when the Marsilea fills in.

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Very nice looking tank. Rotala seems to be doing good. and the shrimp with offsprings look awesome. please post more pics as u progress. Do u add ferts. wats ur timing schedule for lights.
Thanks. Rotala is doing great. My lighting schedule was 2 hours at noon and 4 hours at evening with 2 hours separating them.
I just started to dose excel. 1 ml 3 to 4 times a week to accelerate growth.
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Looks very clean. Using only 3 types of plants works well for such a small aquarium.

Is the unknown plant in the 4th picture with the nerite snail? If so, it looks like vallisneria spiralis to me.

It will be great when the Marsilea fills in.

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The valseniria died of for some unknown reasons. I hope it will look good when the marsilea will fit in and spread. Thank you both for commenting and sorry it took me so long i was without phone for too long.


Thats the tank as kt looked in 29.7


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The vals probably died from the excel. They are pretty sensitive to it. I did the same thing. I found that if you start at a 1/2 dose of excel and work up to the full dose over a couple weeks they will adjust without too much trouble. There are a handful of plants that do not like excel. Vals, azolla & anacharis are some that come to mind. I know there are a few more but can't recall them at the moment.
Nice tank! Look forward to seeing your progress.
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It happens. As mentioned Vals are a little sensitive to excel. Your aquarium still looks well maintained. The rotala is becoming quite a bush. How are the cherries doing ?

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The vals probably died from the excel. They are pretty sensitive to it. I did the same thing. I found that if you start at a 1/2 dose of excel and work up to the full dose over a couple weeks they will adjust without too much trouble. There are a handful of plants that do not like excel. Vals, azolla & anacharis are some that come to mind. I know there are a few more but can't recall them at the moment.
Nice tank! Look forward to seeing your progress.
Well i am home only at weekends and sometimes even every second weekend so i do not intend to raise the dose as i prefer being safe than sorry. The excel accelerate growth of the brassilisens and the marsilea. The rotala grow like inch every week even without excel.
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It happens. As mentioned Vals are a little sensitive to excel. Your aquarium still looks well maintained. The rotala is becoming quite a bush. How are the cherries doing ?
Actually the val died before the start of excel dosing. I started to dose before a week and a half. And the growth was stunning from that point.

I haven't seen the adult shrimp getting berried in the last month. Probably because of them all females. Shame. But the shrimplets are getting bigger from week to week and I think and hope its 2 to 4 weeks before they will join the breeding team.
I do try to cull some of them but i do not intend to get better grades just keepthe current grades and not losing them for bad blood. Think ill get 2 marina tank - 2 liter ones and put a betta that will ennoy the live food and another one for selective breed or for nano shrimp tank.
Am not doing it as the equipment is a bit pricey where i live.

Sorry for the bad grammar as i am foreign.
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