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post #1 of 6 (permalink) Old 07-28-2007, 03:36 AM Thread Starter
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Starting a New 15G, Comments Needed

I am starting a new 15G tank for shrimp.
Lighting: 65W PC, 6700k/10,000k
Pressurized CO2
Filtration: Tom Rapid Mini Canister Filter C-80
Substrate: Eco-Complete

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Any comments/suggestions would be appreciated!
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Looks good! Is that piece of driftwood all one piece? What types of plants are you planning on using?
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Thanks Digsy.
That's actually 3 pieces of driftwood. I've got these plants on the way that I bought in Swap n Shop:

Myriophyllum Mattogrossense
Potamogeton Gayi
Glossostigma Elatinoides
Hemigraphis Traian
Hemianthus Micranthemoides
Hydrocotyle Sibthorpioides

I'd also like to get some moss, but haven't decided what kind yet.
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Have you soaked the manzanita wood?


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I've been soaking it for the past week or so and changing the water daily. What kind of problems arise from not soaking it thoroughly?
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If it's not well soaked, it won't sink. Also, soaking it helps to remove most of the tannins that would otherwise leach out and discolor your water for the first few weeks.
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