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post #1 of 5 (permalink) Old 08-12-2011, 01:57 PM Thread Starter
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Well, I set this tank up on my desk at work. I got the container at one of the large hobby places, filled it with Flourish and capped it with pool filter sand. I've got an air stone in there to move the water a bit, but no "filter". I aquired 6 blue pearl shrimp from a member on another forum and stuck a few plants in it. I don't have a current pic, but this is what it looked like when it was first set up.

It's been set up for about a year now and is thriving very well. I've given away several shrimp packages and the plants that are in there now are spreading and doing well. I've got some vals, ludwigia, and java moss in it. I've got some java fern in there, but the shrimp seem to enjoy eating it? The stuff in the front (I think wisteria maybe) didn't do well and has been removed. I'll try and get an updated pic.

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post #2 of 5 (permalink) Old 08-13-2011, 02:04 AM
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Aww man you gotta show us an update and I wanan see the shrimp. How big is the vase? Is it under a gallon? And the shrimp were able to breed in there?
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post #3 of 5 (permalink) Old 08-13-2011, 06:11 AM
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yes i would love to see an updated pic
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I'd love to see it as well. How often do you do water changes, or do you just top off?
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post #5 of 5 (permalink) Old 08-15-2011, 01:21 PM Thread Starter
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It's a little more than a gallon. I change out a water bottle every Friday or so. The shrimp really seem to love it.

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