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post #1 of 5 (permalink) Old 01-28-2014, 07:31 AM Thread Starter
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Nuvo 16 Planted with shrimps coming soon...

Soon this Nuvo 16 will turned into a shrimp planted tank. Not too fond of the background being white. Hey, I cannot complain too much since I won from Innovative marine from one of their giveaways.

One thing I am debating on what to do. Either, Keep this setup as it's made or gut it all out and drill it to have a sump.

Right now I am just looking around here for ideas and to learn proper keeping of live plants and shrimps.

First thing I'm looking at what is the most recommended substrate to use?
Any tips and suggestions are welcomed.

Will post updated as I go along

Thanks for ya time
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post #2 of 5 (permalink) Old 01-28-2014, 08:15 AM
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Hi Mark,

Looks like a nice tank and light there.

I'm new to this, but I use benibachi black soil as it helps with pH buffering. From measurements, seems like it is working for me.

Can't wait to see it when you complete this.

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Thank you Josh! This will be my first planted tank.

The lights for this Nuvo has two led fixtures. Each fixture has 6 10K & 4 blue leds.
I was using this setup for a nano reef tank, but these leds are not that good for growing corals.
Since I"m no longer having any reef tanks as of 2wks ago (due to my physical condition), I've decided I want a shrimp sp. planted tank.

Right now I do have a 2.5g pico with a pair of Cherry Shrimps with 3 moss bolls in there, 2pcs of driftwood, couple of fake plants (for now)and 4 Mosquito minnows in there. Figuring these should do well with the shrimps.
But, I may end up taking them out before the 5 OEBT shrimps gets here this week.
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I had to sell this tank. Hard times and needed the money.

However, I am working on a few things
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