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New project (Mr aqua 7.5 gallon)

just started my new project. To make it short It's going to be a shrimp tank. Led lighting, aqua soil, two sponge filters.

What do you guys think.

Should I put wood or rock in this tank?

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post #2 of 15 (permalink) Old 10-27-2011, 02:33 AM
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I real like the light! Mr. aqua? LED?
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I real like the light! Mr. aqua? LED?
Archaea by the looks of it.

Cool tank. I think that thing only puts out like 4 watts though.

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you didnt get these things at neptune aquatics did you!?!
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I vote wood, hmm I wonder why? Lol, I do think wood though
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Shrimps? Wood for sure. You never know what the rocks is going to do to the water hardness until you stick it in there. With aquasoil and wood will drive your PH nice and low to shrimp settings. That's a sweet looking tank btw, I like the dimensions. I think its pretty awesome that so many shrimp tanks are popping up. The shrimp sector is growing.

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you didnt get these things at neptune aquatics did you!?!
Yes I did. I know I'm more likely going to use a DIY t8 light but I also try to support my LFS now and then. Is there something wrong with this light or should it be ok, I'm only planing on low light planets for this tank if I want high light I have 4 other tanks for that.

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Is there something wrong with this light or should it be ok
I've seen a large thread on here with someone using that light on an ADA Mini M. Mostly moss. In all of the pictures he has an Archaea 27 watt (in conjunction with the LED light you have) clipped to the side of the tank where he was growing moss walls. I did a quick search and couldn't find it, but I'm sure you can with a little determination. You have about .62 watts per gallon with that fixture. Not sure what that will mean for you, but there is someone on here with experience if you search him out.
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I am not a lighting guru but I don't believe watts per gallon and LEDs really go hand in hand. Leds are was more efficient with higher output vs florescent.
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Yes I did. I know I'm more likely going to use a DIY t8 light but I also try to support my LFS now and then. Is there something wrong with this light or should it be ok, I'm only planing on low light planets for this tank if I want high light I have 4 other tanks for that.

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nothing is wrong with the light it just wanted to say i work there! so i have probably seen you!
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I am not a lighting guru but I don't believe watts per gallon and LEDs really go hand in hand.
Same here. Again, not sure what it means for his tank.

I found that thread though. It was a 60P and not a mini. You should pop in and ask shrimpandmoss about that light.

https://www.plantedtank.net/forums/ta...mple-time.html
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those lights look really beautiful and have great style but are lacking in the watts and totally the wrong spectrum for freshwater plants.
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I grow Moss, Ferns and Hygrophilia with that light. My DHG is suffering and growing very slowly with the LED light. You'll be fine with low light, low requirement plants. See sig.

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Got some stuff done this weekend! Built the stand, black back, and some wood.

Next to get would be some shrimp breeding tubes and some shrimp.

What shrimp do you guys think I should put in the tank?
I'm doing good with cherry's right now in my other tank I have about 30-40 shrimp let's but i was thinking of trying crs in this tank.

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I actually have an amazingly similar setup, great minds think alike. As you can see moss grows extremely well. I just threw some crypts in there as well and they are producing new growth, although growth is slow compared to the high tech tank they were in (nor surprise there).

I would probably not suggest following my lead and going with BKK and WR as your shrimp choice unless you got some money to burn though . I think I almost like oebt over crystals in terms of shrimps, they are really nicely colored and imo a little easier to take care of.
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