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Dennerle Shrimp King tank

Recently picked up a Dennerle Scraper's Tank. I've had it set up for a couple of months now, and thought I'd give my initial impressions. For starters, they make this and a "scraper's tank". As far as I can tell, these are identical except for packaging, and I'm not sure why they decided to make both. But onto my unboxing, set-up, and thoughts.
It came very well boxed up, looking like a much larger tank size than a 10. I can't seem to upload pictures and them stay in order or where I want them, so I will do this photo per post. Sorry if that makes for a lesser read, but this forum software isn't like most Vbulletin and such I'm familiar with.




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Bump: So, I'm at a loss as to how to post these pictures in order with the text I'm submitting. It keeps just adding to my original post. Maybe I'll try to finish after a reply. Apologies.

Bump: I can't even use Imgur or Tinypic to embed. If anyone wants to PM me the correct route to do this, happy to go on with my review. Otherwise, I'm afraid I give up.
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What site is hosting your images?
Need to basically embed the image. Using the bbcode given from the hosting website. I believe you could also simply place the url in between these two strokes...maybe. [ IMG] and [ /IMG]
Haven't tried the url thing, just trying to help
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Thanks for the suggestion. Gave that a try, but just got blanks where picture should be. Like this:

^In most forums I've been on, that would post the host image. Here it seems to leave a blank.

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I am trying to figure this out.
Sorry it's not working, haven't had these issues before.

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I use imgur here with no problems by using the bb link it provides
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I think I discovered the problem. The images were shared publicly and thus couldn't be edited. I had uploaded them at original file size and that was taking up 4 screens. Have re-uploaded them smaller and trying now.


One review I read said that these came with substrate, but mine did not. Here are contents upon opening. There is a glass top and foam padding to place under the tank that can't be seen here:


The light is quite small, but very bright. Much in the style of Finnex, but I will say that upon a peek inside Dennerle does a much better job soldering.


The internal filter is also very compact and moves quite a bit of water. 90% chance I move to a regular sponge filter on this but it's a good design.


A prefilter to protect babies is sold separately and IMO should come with the kit:

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The tank itself is my favorite part of this kit. The low iron glass, bent corners and rimless design just appeals to my eye, I know it doesn't for everyone's. I will likely change out the lights and am certainly changing out the filter, and do not use the glass top, so I can far from call this a perfect shrimp kit *for me*. But I'm not sure I wouldn't pay $200 bucks for this tank and light. I will have lots of uses for the light and I suspect the filter will come in handy also. It would probably be perfect for someone starting out to have success, just not how I best keep plants and shrimp.


Set up as sold (minus the glass top) 7 weeks in (planted largely from existing tanks):


Did a fishless cycle and moved a sponge filer from a healthy Cardina tank for 7 weeks before adding livestock. Gave a few crystals reds the tank for a week before ordering, then bought user ChefB0yardee (sp?) 10 pack of mischling shrimp as the first full time inhabitants.
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