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post #1 of 9 (permalink) Old 01-09-2016, 02:40 AM Thread Starter
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Finally filled the new tank

Special thanks to my boy Ike and Hung for making all this happen!

Put together a new tank a few weeks ago. Finally got it all setup. Reused the old setup and built the tank around it.

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In the process of sorting out females and males for selective breeding (reason the right side is pretty scarce).
They're all Tibee's and some crs/tigers. The left section has a colony size of roughtly 80. I lose count after about 60ish.
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Interesting. Why the substrate divider? To have a bare bottom for shrimp feeding?

And why is the substrate so deep? What are you going to grow up there?
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Interesting. Why the substrate divider? To have a bare bottom for shrimp feeding?

And why is the substrate so deep? What are you going to grow up there?
Trying a different method for a shrimp tank. The substrate is twice as deep to make up for the bare half. Mostly just to act as a buffer. Not trying to grow anything. Left side is a bundle of about 30 small c parva plants. Right side is a apple leaf buce and willow moss.

The bare tank and open scheme helps me keep head counts and easy clean up.
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Liking the divider. I just went bare bottom as well in one of my shrimp tanks. Easier maintenance, easier to move, and i like the fern & anubias attached to wood with bare bottom look.

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Very nice setup. I am working on lining up 10gs on a wooden stand for a 75, with a central air pump and lighting system. I want something to display some of my killies that will look good in the living room.
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Steve, no crazy ph/parameters swings?
I tried to do that with my carbon rilli colony, caused their breeding to almost stop
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I like the first hardscape better...

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Steve, no crazy ph/parameters swings?
I tried to do that with my carbon rilli colony, caused their breeding to almost stop
Honestly I probably haven't tested my water in ages, not even my reef tanks. Chasing #'s always cause's issues for me, consistency has always worked best as I'm huge a believer in conditioning. I don't do water changes per say on the shrimp tanks. They just had their first in over a year a couple weeks ago. I just top off with water that I let sit overnight with a pump in a huge tote, and have house plants that grow out of the filter with matrix as the medium. PH will level out that way. Mines probably not as extreme as yours though.
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Any one selling shrimp???

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