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I convinced my wife to let me set up four farm tanks. My original plan was four farm tanks I have now decided I want to see what all the hype is with shrimp. So I am going to have to 10g shrimp tanks and 2 10g farm tanks. They will be set side by side on a 4 ft stand next to my 72g display tank. All of these tanks will be high tech I will also have a fifth display tank set in to the center of the stand so I will have 5 total tanks

I am building this on a budget so it will take a while but I will update every few days here's how far I've gotten so far
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I'm considering Ada substrate for all of these tanks I know cycling takes longer. Other than that is there anything else I should be concerned about as far constant rooting and uprooting of plants or shrimp problems my research concludes it will be fine but I always value a second/experienced opinion.

I am also working on water flow I know for the farm I will need a lot more than a regular old tank. I have kept and am keepin large ei based tanks with multiple canisters, but on a 10g I was thinking power heads for flow, I will have no fish so I will not need filtration and I will be doing weekly 50% wc anyway. what gph should a power head be for farm tanks ,and for the shrimp tanks( wich will be planted). I was thinking ac20's with spounge prefilters is this enough or should I go for ac50 or something entirely different?


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ImageUploadedByTapatalk1340007099.824873.jpg I got a little more work done today, I wrapped in ply wood and built a stand inside for the 5th 10g to sit. I am still looking for some cabinet doors then I will wrap the front, trim, and paint


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Well I decided to scrap that stand idea it's too bulky to fit in between two 72g bowfronts.

I just bought my 6 10g tanks today(1$ a gallon sale at petco) next week im going to order a 40" wire rack shelf and put two tanks on each shelf


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Not that it can't be done, but if you don't have experience with shrimp already, throwing them into high tech tanks may pose some new challenges.
 

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Not that it can't be done, but if you don't have experience with shrimp already, throwing them into high tech tanks may pose some new challenges.
I will be adding shrimp one tank/species at a time. Two shrimp tanks will be low tech(no co2) two will be high tech except medium light low co2


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Not that it can't be done, but if you don't have experience with shrimp already, throwing them into high tech tanks may pose some new challenges.
I know it doesn't really qualify but I have been keeping Amanos and bamboo shrimp in my community tanks. Obviously with my lack of shrimp knowledge it's pointless for me to attempt to breed these guys but I will be starting out with RCS in a low tech


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ImageUploadedByTapatalk1349591015.643922.jpg The tanks will be going in between these tanks I will be moving the left tank over about 2ft. ImageUploadedByTapatalk1349591133.970688.jpg ImageUploadedByTapatalk1349591192.488165.jpg this is the regulator set up I had built by Bettatail
It will be running the two big tanks and 4 of the 10g

I still have a lot more equipment to purchase but I'm getting there ImageUploadedByTapatalk1349591313.160979.jpg
And a shot of one my Amanos for fun


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That's a nice looking Amano. My reg is from Bettatail also. I'm sure you'll be happy with it.
Thanks how's the picture quality. I took it with an iPhone4 and a cheap eBay macro lense. It looks good on my screen but its only a 4" screen


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I'm trying to figure out what filter to go with. I would like hob just because they are convenient for adding stuff and I can plant them.

My 10g hospital has an ac20. I don't think it's really enough.

So I was thinking ac50 or maybe fluval c3. What route should I go for these?


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Among other things I still have to get boards cut to lay down before I add water to the tanks but it's a big step and I can set up tanks 1x1 now.


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