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post #1 of 84 (permalink) Old 09-14-2011, 06:59 PM Thread Starter
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aquarium and beer...college.

Hi everyone I am matt, Iam a college student and have lots of tanks at home but decided it was time to set up a tank in my dorm room. Just going to keeep a tab on my progress with this and anyone who wants to chime in and give me advice or feed back feel free.

The tank:
2.5gal.
13wCFL light desk top lamp.
Flourite black.
Red sea nano filter, with spong on intake.
DIY co2, with glass nano defuser.

Plants:
DHG
HC

Animals:
Blue Pearl shrimp (when everythings ready for them)



So what does everyone think?
Hows the hardscape?? Really dont plan on changing it, but would like to know what everyone thinks.


Hope you enjoy, Thanks for your time.
-Matt
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Looks good! but I can't see the beer?


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I have the same set up in my apt. at college. Except I have ADA powder and paintball co2.
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misleading title!

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hahahaha illl get some pictures of beer next to it
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quick question guys, there seems to be like mold or somthing growing on my DHG... is this a bad thing? or just things that died on the DHG decomposing... everything seems to be growing in though despite that.
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got my filter on the tank and all my co2 stuff!

shrimp come wed/thursday 12 blue pearl shrimp so excited!
hoping my DIY co2 doesnt make to much co2 :/
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it shouldn't but you should always be using a gang valve to channel extra CO2 out. 1-2 bubble per second is probably a good place to start.




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heres a pic from today
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You have the shrimp in there yet? Growth seems slow so far...But looks fine
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shrimp are in the dilivery truck right now, just checked the tracker.
yes growth has been slow mainly because i was waiting for my co2 defuser... it came in 3 days ago so only had co2 for 3 days. hopefully the extra bost speeds everything up! willl post pics of the shrimp. maybe tonight or when they get settled in.
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Shrimps

what do u guys think? sorry cant really get a close focused picture from my iphone

have about 14-15 shrimp!
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co2 and shrimp! Watch out!!!
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I have a air pumprunning 24/7 so i hope everything stays ok.
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better pics!

sorry posting so many! lol

giv me some FEEDBACK
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