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post #1 of 28 (permalink) Old 07-24-2006, 07:03 AM Thread Starter
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DIY nano 2.8 gallon shrimp tank

Hijacked Zulu's idea and built a nano using 8"x10" glass sheets..

Here is how it looks after I planted a few plants in and added some ghost shrimps for now..



I want to try to breed cherry shrimps in here, but is it too small? and I'm using a halogen light because I like the shimmering effect what do you guys think? possible shrimp tank??
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post #2 of 28 (permalink) Old 07-24-2006, 02:45 PM
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Nice work. Looks nice and "clean".

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I envy your source of rocks. :P
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Nice looking tank,looks larger than it actually is.
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looks nice! did you do tha mattenfilter thing as well?
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thanks for the compliments guys I didn't do the mattenfilter on this.. i thought about it but I wasn't sure how I was going to clean the sponge once it gets dirty..
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Nice work...What type of light are you using?
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thanks Roy.. I'm using a 20W halogen light that I got at home depot for $7..

I'm kinda surprised at how well it's doing, especially the najas with just a 4hr photoperiod so I'm adding some taiwan moss and riccia to see if it can survive..

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Clean a Mattenfilter - that's why you have shrimp, right?

I think my mattenfilter leaks to much, but it has never gotten really dirty - too many shrimp in that tank.

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i'm doing this real soon (with mattenfilter included), and then i'll be in the market for some shrimp!


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I decided to do a rescape on the tank.. not sure if it's better or not..



Also a shot of one of two bee shrimps in the tank

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i'm doing this real soon (with mattenfilter included), and then i'll be in the market for some shrimp!
good luck .. it's pretty easy to build one... just make sure you don't smear any silicone on the glass
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Just a quick update. Switched to a GE Edison halogen, not as yellow as the previous light.

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Looks nice. I see you also switched to sand. Did you place it on top or did you completely remove the pebbles?
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Just a quick update. Switched to a GE Edison halogen, not as yellow as the previous light.
Great job on your tank...wonder if you got a chance to read this on Halogen lamps. I have been wondering about using one myself on my nano just as a spot light on couple of high light requiring plants in my nano...but after reading the above link, I dont know what to make of it.

Again, great job on the diy tank.
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