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Fish_wiz's 1.2 Gallon Shrimp Tank

Hey everyone!

New member on here but like most, have been in the aquarium game for quite awhile. Well, its been almost 8 years since my last planted as I was occupied with my old reef. Gave up my reef about 2 years back when I left for college and got a free little 1.2 gallon tank to play with over winter break. Thought I'd try a planted again with some shrimp. Didn't really plan it well as I need to move it back to school soon, hoping to find info to make that as smooth as possible.

Anyways, here's to getting my feet wet again after going tankless for a bit. Aquascaping is not a priority for me yet and I know my tank is disappointing but it's been a much more enjoyable ride then my reef every gave me.

Tank: 1.2 Gallon Top-Fin aquarium (de-rimmed)
Substrate: Dirted MGOTS capped with play sand
Light: Finnex Stingray Clip-On
Filter: Finnex PF-5 (similar to the Azoo palm) w/Pothos plant
Heater: Cobalt 25 watt Easy-Therm
CO2: Seachem Excel
Ferts: Seachem Flourish & Iron

Plants:
Red Ludwigia
Green Cabomba
Hygrophila
Water Sprite
Subwasstertang
Java Fern
Christmass moss
Some green plant on the right front?
Pothos in the HOB

Livestock:
10 Red Cherry Shrimps

Started this thread late so I totally missed taking more pics of the early stages.

12/3/15: Here it is just set up for a day, had no fancy equipment yet just locally bought plants off craigslist and a CFL light. Started dosing liquid ammonia to get the cycle going.



1/2/15: A few weeks later with some equipment upgrades. Cycle is done and plants are going nuts.



1/7/15: Added a few locally breed RCS shrimp, hard to see but I got about 10 in there. Some females are showing the egg "saddle" which makes me happy.

















Shrimps are doing great, molting left and right and just going bananas.

Just for kicks and a path down memory lane, my old reefs:





And my current koi pond:







Thanks for stopping in, will be keeping this updated. I do need to move this tank in a couple weeks so that should be fun.

Any questions, comments, tips & tricks, feel free to post!

Wiz.


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I nice setups and great looking Koi

110g Tropical Community & Sakura Shrimp
55g BN Breeding Grounds, Peacock Gudgeons, Panda, Pygmies, & Smudge Spot Cories, Rili Shrimp
10g RCS and show guppies


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1/20/15 : Moved the tank down to school, pretty smooth for a dirted tank. At least I know I can go 200 miles with no issues.









Things are stabilizing once again and finally my shrimp can enjoy their tank. But I've been keeping an eye on a JBJ 3g pico


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Amazing tanks and pond!! Do you go to school in Chicago? I'm a roosevelt student and I have yet to meet other students who have a fish tank lol
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Amazing tanks and pond!! Do you go to school in Chicago? I'm a roosevelt student and I have yet to meet other students who have a fish tank lol
Appreciate it man! And no, I got to U of I, my pond is in Chicago though.


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Appreciate it man! And no, I got to U of I, my pond is in Chicago though.
Oh nice! I can't imagine how that pond survives in the winter lol
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Oh nice! I can't imagine how that pond survives in the winter lol


Here's an old pic.

It's on cruise control in the winter, I don't do anything lol


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That's amazing lol
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