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PostSubject: Sunkenmetal’s Shrimp Tank Journal   Sunkenmetal’s Shrimp Tank Journal Icon_minitime7/28/2011, 9:19 am

So I found a new home for my Jack Dempsey’s and now have Red Cherry Shrimp (Neocaridina heteropoda) in the Tank. My Tank is a Marineland 56 gallon column Tank (30”x18”x24”).

For lighting I have a Corallife Freshwater Aqua light with two 65 watt 6700k bulbs. Filtration is done by an Eheim 2217-37 and a Rena Filstar XP2.

Right now I am getting ready to re-scape the tank with a piece of drift wood and some petrified wood.
I have removed all the fake plants and added some java-moss and some hornwort. I am picking up some java fern and some more RCS today.

I have trying to keep this tank low-tech plant wise so I plan on Weekly water changes and maybe dosing with Flourish Excel and some liquid ferts once a week…

Any Questions and Comments are welcome.

Here is a picture of what the tank looks like right now before the re-scape…

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PostSubject: Re: Sunkenmetal’s Shrimp Tank Journal   Sunkenmetal’s Shrimp Tank Journal Icon_minitime7/28/2011, 9:33 am

Looks great! wow the Hornwart has taken off!! Love it!! usafishbox

Keep taken weekly pics to update. See the plant growth cheers

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PostSubject: Re: Sunkenmetal’s Shrimp Tank Journal   Sunkenmetal’s Shrimp Tank Journal Icon_minitime7/28/2011, 10:23 am

that is just 1/3 of the hornwart the rest is in my 20 gallon lol...

I am not really happy with the fake rocks in it working on a new layout right now.

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PostSubject: Update   Sunkenmetal’s Shrimp Tank Journal Icon_minitime7/28/2011, 11:00 am

I cut out a piece of card board 26”x14” to use as a template to dry fit everything to see how it would look. I cut the card board template small to leave me at least 2 inches around the perimeter of the tank for cleaning the glass.
This is what I have come up with so far...

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PostSubject: Re: Sunkenmetal’s Shrimp Tank Journal   Sunkenmetal’s Shrimp Tank Journal Icon_minitime7/28/2011, 12:38 pm

How do you have the Hornwort in the tank if you don't me asking? It looks like it is planted which unfortunately won't last very long.
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PostSubject: Re: Sunkenmetal’s Shrimp Tank Journal   Sunkenmetal’s Shrimp Tank Journal Icon_minitime7/28/2011, 12:48 pm

James0816 wrote:
How do you have the Hornwort in the tank if you don't me asking? It looks like it is planted which unfortunately won't last very long.

If you look closely at the bottom right of picture through the cave you can see a stainless screw.... I use zip ties to hold the hornwort to screw... When it comes off I just reattach...
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I use zip ties to hold the hornwort to screw... When it comes off I just reattach...

excellent!
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James0816 wrote:
sunkenmetal wrote:
I use zip ties to hold the hornwort to screw... When it comes off I just reattach...

excellent!

yea i like the way it looks and it is about five minutes of work a week to do...
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PostSubject: Re: Sunkenmetal’s Shrimp Tank Journal   Sunkenmetal’s Shrimp Tank Journal Icon_minitime7/28/2011, 1:00 pm

I used a small suction cup and some fishing line. Worked like a charm.
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James0816 wrote:
I used a small suction cup and some fishing line. Worked like a charm.

I tried fishing line but my hands shake to much lol
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PostSubject: Re: Sunkenmetal’s Shrimp Tank Journal   Sunkenmetal’s Shrimp Tank Journal Icon_minitime7/28/2011, 3:43 pm

What type of rock is that you are using? Petrified wood?
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Terry wrote:
What type of rock is that you are using? Petrified wood?

Yes its petrified wood. I got it for free from a buddy here in Houston... Sunkenmetal’s Shrimp Tank Journal 265353
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sunkenmetal wrote:
that is just 1/3 of the hornwart the rest is in my 20 gallon lol...

I am not really happy with the fake rocks in it working on a new layout right now.


I think the fake rocks look just fine ... fish yes
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James0816 wrote:
sunkenmetal wrote:
I use zip ties to hold the hornwort to screw... When it comes off I just reattach...

excellent!

Yeah, I like zip ties! $$$
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Nice looking tank!
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PostSubject: Re: Sunkenmetal’s Shrimp Tank Journal   Sunkenmetal’s Shrimp Tank Journal Icon_minitime7/28/2011, 10:42 pm

Looks nice. The setup on carboard looks really neat too.

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PostSubject: Re: Sunkenmetal’s Shrimp Tank Journal   Sunkenmetal’s Shrimp Tank Journal Icon_minitime7/29/2011, 5:56 am

Well I will be re-scaping the tank today will post pictures when I am done....
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Do it , do it, do it! usafishbox

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PostSubject: Re: Sunkenmetal’s Shrimp Tank Journal   Sunkenmetal’s Shrimp Tank Journal Icon_minitime7/29/2011, 9:13 am

Well I Started this morning early and got everything re-scaped. I am pretty happy with it just waiting for everything to calm down and settle in will post more pics when that happens.

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Looks very nice! I like it, the bubble, frog, and little camp look cute! Sunkenmetal’s Shrimp Tank Journal 265353 fish Sunkenmetal’s Shrimp Tank Journal 165198
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twinkle00star wrote:
Looks very nice! I like it, the bubble, frog, and little camp look cute! Sunkenmetal’s Shrimp Tank Journal 265353 fish Sunkenmetal’s Shrimp Tank Journal 165198

I figured you would like them...
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Haha nice.

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Nice Tank!!!
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PostSubject: Re: Sunkenmetal’s Shrimp Tank Journal   Sunkenmetal’s Shrimp Tank Journal Icon_minitime7/30/2011, 5:58 am

Thanks...

Woke up this morning and the tannins from the drift wood have tinted the water a nice light brown color. I am kinda of liking it but I am going to put more Carbon in the XP2. When that is used up ill switch to Purigen. I dont want to take all the color out but want to keep it light...

Took a bunch of pictures this morning.... I know you guys like pictures...

I was to lazy to adjust the levels in photoshop lol so some aren't very good looking



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Nice pics. Gotta love the little camp site.

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