only one portion of belem left to sell. then it's off to California!!
Hey thanks so much for such an awesome comment. I took a long forum hiatus as well. I'm really enjoying how this tank is panning out. I just got some baby leaf bolbitis I'm going to add in there which I think will make it look really cool. The colors from this tank are awesome with the shrimp too. Anyway, appreciate your kind words. I'll post another pic in a month or so when things have settled in more. Best, el gThis is my first post in years from a forum hiatus, you've moved 2,500 miles and yet somehow the tank looks the best its ever. Im really digging the background as well. Makes it feel just that much more mysterious.
Hey Thanks! Really love this tank. It can be a challenge for sure but it’s perfect for shrimp and an Otto or Pygm Corys.Beautiful little tank. I’ve always wanted a mini m for a dedicated shrimp tank. How do you like the light on it?
OK, so that's genius.Also here are some shots of the CO2 manifold and the 50ft of tubing I ran from the 20g under the house to the mini m.
Hey thanks!! I’m so glad that I hooked it up this way. So much more cost effective and I’ve been using the same beer regulator since 2003 lol. But it works like a charm. When the co2 kicks on there is very little delay before you see the bubbles in the mini-m. Having the fabco needle valve in the room with the mini m makes dialing it in so much easier as well. I shut the co2 off around two hours before the lights go out. It takes a little time on both tanks for the co2 to eventually shut off but I’ve had no issues with it and have had zero back flow on either tanks. Feel like I’m always looking to make little improvements in this hobby. This one has been one of the better additions as of late. Thanks again!!OK, so that's genius.
I've been leafing through your journal, and it's a great looking tank, but when I saw this I just had to say: wow, what a tremendous idea. Do you think you loose much CO2 from it/creep a problem? I'm looking all over my house a bit differently lol.
The design of the light really sets the tank off! . If you ever decide to get rid upgrade the light keep me in mind lol. I’ll take it off your handsHey Thanks! Really love this tank. It can be a challenge for sure but it’s perfect for shrimp and an Otto or Pygm Corys.Beautiful little tank. I’ve always wanted a mini m for a dedicated shrimp tank. How do you like the light on it?
I really like the overall design of the solar mini light however it’s a PITA to work around when planting or doing tank maintenance because it swivels only 90 degrees. I constantly bump it when cleaning the tank with my hand, elbow or maintenance tools. Also it puts out a ton of light. If you look closely you can see that I have two pieces of window screen under it that I secured with magnets to reduce the light output...I may actually add another piece of screen if any unwanted algae start to show. Bulbs can be difficult to find for it. I got an extra one on eBay for whenever this one goes out. The 4 pin setup for the bulb isn’t as easy to find online so that can be a challenge down the road.
But overall I love the tank and the aesthetics of the lighting design. Perfect for 🦐
Hey Thanks! I like the look of the light too and how it shades the light spill in the room. It’d be great if it was dimmable, but my diy light-screens will have to do.The design of the light really sets the tank off! . If you ever decide to get rid upgrade the light keep me in mind lol. I’ll take it off your hands