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PostSubject: Sunkenmetal’s Shrimp Tank Journal   Sunkenmetal’s Shrimp Tank Journal - Page 3 Icon_minitime7/28/2011, 9:19 am

First topic message reminder :

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: Major Rescape   Sunkenmetal’s Shrimp Tank Journal - Page 3 Icon_minitime9/7/2011, 10:55 am

So I was getting tired of the tannins so I took the drift wood out. Did some rearranging of the rocks. I added more moss and some Susswassertang.

I am going to be adding some Wistaria as a back ground plant...

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PostSubject: Re: Sunkenmetal’s Shrimp Tank Journal   Sunkenmetal’s Shrimp Tank Journal - Page 3 Icon_minitime9/7/2011, 11:00 am

Well done sir! In a few months all those plants will be taking over. usafishbox

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PostSubject: Re: Sunkenmetal’s Shrimp Tank Journal   Sunkenmetal’s Shrimp Tank Journal - Page 3 Icon_minitime9/7/2011, 11:08 am

Thanks...

I cant wait for the Susswassertang to grow in...
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PostSubject: Re: Sunkenmetal’s Shrimp Tank Journal   Sunkenmetal’s Shrimp Tank Journal - Page 3 Icon_minitime9/7/2011, 5:10 pm

sunkenmetal wrote:


I cant wait for the Susswassertang to grow in...
I've never heard of that plant, looked it up. Weird but neat, lol. I bet the shrimp will love it.
Your tank looks just as good with the rocks, I know what you mean about the tanins from the wood.
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PostSubject: Re: Sunkenmetal’s Shrimp Tank Journal   Sunkenmetal’s Shrimp Tank Journal - Page 3 Icon_minitime9/8/2011, 6:29 am

My shrimp love the Susswassertang.

I got some root tabs and some wisteria yesterday for a back ground plant. The shrimp love that to.

Cherry shrimp pretty much love any plant they can climb around on.
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PostSubject: Re: Sunkenmetal’s Shrimp Tank Journal   Sunkenmetal’s Shrimp Tank Journal - Page 3 Icon_minitime9/8/2011, 7:28 am

Shrimp love Sub that's for sure. :)
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PostSubject: Re: Sunkenmetal’s Shrimp Tank Journal   Sunkenmetal’s Shrimp Tank Journal - Page 3 Icon_minitime9/8/2011, 8:47 am

Just cleaned my 2217 and found a juvenile shrimp in the filter. I thought he was dead. so I scooped him up on my finger and put him back in the tank. To my surprise he swam away.

lol!
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Well the wisteria I planted is growing well.

I will be picking up 50+ Malawa shrimp Wednesday afternoon Sunkenmetal’s Shrimp Tank Journal - Page 3 395554
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Got some Malawa shrimp from a guy here in Houston yesterday. I am loving these shrimp.

Here are some pictures.

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Picture of one of my OTTOS

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Very nice.


Does he ship?

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KMX wrote:
Very nice.


Does he ship?

I don't know.. But I am thinking about buying about 300 more of them...
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wow that is a bunch. I just want like 15-20 LOL

I am with ya , I love the shrimps. I am buidling a rack just for my shrimps tanks.

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KMX wrote:
wow that is a bunch. I just want like 15-20 LOL

I am with ya , I love the shrimps. I am buidling a rack just for my shrimps tanks.

I wan't a shrimp rack...

I will pm you his info...
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I have to look at this thread when my husband isn't here, he still wants a tank like yours. :) That java moss looks fantastic! You are doing a good job... I know I'd kill the plants if/when I try what you are doing...
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Shea wrote:
I have to look at this thread when my husband isn't here, he still wants a tank like yours. :) That java moss looks fantastic! You are doing a good job... I know I'd kill the plants if/when I try what you are doing...

Java moss is easy
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