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New Shrimp Tank/Buce and Anubias Tank

Well not really entirely new.. I re-scaped my tank and now made it in to a planted scaped shrimp tank.. =)

Bloody mary's neo and Super tigers with otos. 

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Well not really entirely new.. I re-scaped my tank and now made it in to a planted scaped shrimp tank.. =)



Bloody mary's neo and Super tigers with otos. 





I love your aquascape!
Is your dragon stone siliconed together?


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I love your aquascape!
Is your dragon stone siliconed together?


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Thank you for the compliment..
Not dragon stone...
It's Mexican pot rock (Type of lava rock), and no it doesn't alter PH.. Those are 2 big rocks with some smaller rocks that I break to fill up some spaces. No silicone is used on this scape..
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Very nice! What brand is your intake/outake pipes?
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That's an amazing tank for shrimp! What are you using in the skimmer? It looks like a piece of PVC from the pictures.
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That's an amazing tank for shrimp! What are you using in the skimmer? It looks like a piece of PVC from the pictures.
It's a wood to control the floating level of the skimmer. Came like that from AquaVitro
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It's a wood to control the floating level of the skimmer. Came like that from AquaVitro
Gotta love Seachem. They really put the time into testing and pay attention to small details like that.
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Gotta love Seachem. They really put the time into testing and pay attention to small details like that.
I was clueless at first for what it's purpose but there are limitations with it and found why they include that float.. The skimmer is not long enough so If you fill the tank close enough to the top of the tank (like 1/8" - 1/16") before overflow, it doesn't suck debris and skimmer lifts too much then tip a little bit so they added the float instead of making a longer tube.. Pretty cheap way to fix the issue but I prefer a longer skimmer tube instead of the wooden float..
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That is very pretty, how big is it?
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How do you like that style of inline diffuser for your CO2? I keep vacillating between that one and another type.
Are you getting pretty good absorption?
Does it produce the mist like micro bubbles?
How bubbly is your tank when CO2 is flowing?
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That is very pretty, how big is it?
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How do you like that style of inline diffuser for your CO2? I keep vacillating between that one and another type.
Are you getting pretty good absorption?
Does it produce the mist like micro bubbles?
How bubbly is your tank when CO2 is flowing?
My previous setup I have a CO2 reactor but I ditched it because I only put little amount of CO2, like 1-2 BPS. I got the glass inline diffuser for free from AGA convention so might as well put it to use since I'm not on dutch style anymore.. The bubbles are micro but still visible. I kinda like it because it reminds me of when a rapid water hits a rock or something and bubbles up. Some bubble goes to the surface of the water but they get sucked up right away on the skimmer so either way most get dissolved overall...
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Real nice looking setup.

Ive scene ads in the local CL for that rock, either call it Mexican pot rock or Mexican dragon stone I think. Either way its the same stuff. Was curious how it works as its really cheap, sold by the pound, and they allow sorting thru what they have to find what ya want. Been thinking about grabbing some.
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Ive scene ads in the local CL for that rock, either call it Mexican pot rock or Mexican dragon stone I think. Either way its the same stuff. Was curious how it works as its really cheap, sold by the pound, and they allow sorting thru what they have to find what ya want. Been thinking about grabbing some.
Yup... it's really cheap. Like $.10/lbs and they allow you to pick.. =)

At first I don't like it but when I saw it on one of my friends tank, I was like yup gotta go get those.
Here's what it looks like during aquascaping.. =)

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The lighter substrate is really quite nice... Im about to rescape one of my tanks. I think I may switch the substrate up a bit. Thanks for costing me extra moneys
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The lighter substrate is really quite nice... Im about to rescape one of my tanks. I think I may switch the substrate up a bit. Thanks for costing me extra moneys
Hahahaha .. I use Controsoil...

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