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My little shrimp home

Post  Paintguy on 2014-03-21, 13:11

Just showing off my little shrimp home that I set up on my work desk. 2.5 gallon with a 10 gal rated HOB ( only because the built in lid filter died ), some low power Christmas led lights in the hood that gives it a nice shimmer. I actually leave them on all the time, but turn on a bright LED on the side during the day. Not heated but stays around 70 deg in my office. Has a bit of a snail infestation, but I don't mind as long as they don't eat the plants. Have one piece of wood in there and the cool looking rock is Labradorite. Has several Cherry Shrimp that I got from binbin9 that must be happy as they are breeding. Any comments welcome.
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Post  ShortyKiloGyrl on 2014-03-21, 13:54

Awesome! I'm getting ready to set up a 5 gallon planted for work. I love the idea of the rock! I was just going to a small piece of driftwood just plants. Thanks for the idea. What plants do you have in there? And how many shrimp?
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Post  MRTom on 2014-03-21, 14:04

Very nicely done! Are you using the sponge filter as an intake? That's a cool idea for a shrimp tank!
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Post  DMD123 on 2014-03-21, 14:05

very cool, love the look of the Labradorite
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Post  Betty on 2014-03-21, 14:32

Looks like a little shrimp paradise.  Smile 
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Post  MorganEA on 2014-03-21, 14:39

I love that rock! Your tank looks great.
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Post  Paintguy on 2014-03-21, 15:42

Have to use a sponge cover over the intake so it does not suck up the baby shrimp... and it keeps the snails out of my filter.

Probably around 20 in there, but only 4-5 bright red adults.

The dark plant in the center is Anubius, the thin one all over is Hornwort ( growing like crazy ) I don't remember the other one... the small ones on the side are plastic... looked better before the plants grew a bit and I just never took them out.
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Post  ShortyKiloGyrl on 2014-03-21, 16:57

Are you using excel?
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Post  Paintguy on 2014-03-22, 00:45

I don't have any of the Excel brand, but use one called Leaf Zone from API... seems to do the trick adding a little every now and then.
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Post  cichlid-gal on 2014-03-22, 07:24

Looks great...I want a shrimp tank with some of pbmax's gorgeous shrimps in it. Trying to figure out where to fit just one more tank...I'm down to the bathroom counter...yikes!
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Post  MRTom on 2014-03-22, 13:22

cichlid-gal wrote:Looks great...I want a shrimp tank with some of pbmax's gorgeous shrimps in it.  Trying to figure out where to fit just one more tank...I'm down to the bathroom counter...yikes!

Go vertical! You know you want to! You could easily setup two tanks one on top of the other and be set! Smile
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Post  cichlid-gal on 2014-03-24, 07:13

MRTom wrote:
cichlid-gal wrote:Looks great...I want a shrimp tank with some of pbmax's gorgeous shrimps in it.  Trying to figure out where to fit just one more tank...I'm down to the bathroom counter...yikes!

Go vertical! You know you want to! You could easily setup two tanks one on top of the other and be set! Smile

 Laughing Tom. I have a list of tank stands I'm waiting for John to build for me...most of em stacks so I can do just that. I told him I'm going to take up woodworking and he's going to have to show me how to do it so I can get them built in a more timely manner.

Now back to Paintguy's great shrimp tank!
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Post  ShortyKiloGyrl on 2014-03-24, 10:34

I am pretty sure that's what I have and hoping it works when I get my 5 gallon set up.
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Post  pbmax on 2014-03-24, 10:42

Looks great! I hope the shrimp and plants thrive for you. Spot On
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Post  poffman on 2014-03-24, 15:19

Awesome! I love my shrimp.. that may be my favorite tank.. always fun to watch them scurry around
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