Bogwoods TMC Signature 60cm "Shrimp Heaven"

Discussion in 'Planted Tank Gallery' started by bogwood, 2 Mar 2014.

  1. bogwood

    bogwood Member

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    Here are few pics of my TMC signature scape at 8 months.

    Its been designed with shrimp in mind, with a selction of smaller plants and mosses. Its for keeping my shrimp not breeding as i have specialist breeding tanks for that.

    Tank: TMC tank and white cabinet 600mm x 450mm x 300mm
    Light: TMC 1500ND Tile on white TMC arms. and Controller
    Filter: Eheim 350T with Eheim pro pipework/spraybar,and Pre Filter.
    CO2: Pressurized CO2 with in tank diffuser. (1 bps)
    Substrate: ADA Amazonia
    Ferts: Tropica Premium, 10ml weekly.

    Tank Parameters:
    22c Temp, PH 6.5, GH 5, TDS 130, Eheim LPH 1050
    40% WC weekly.

    Plants:
    Eleocharis Sp mini
    Althernathera Reinecki mini red
    Ammania sp. Bonsai
    Ranunculus Innudatus
    Hydrocotyle Tripartita "Japan"
    Mosses - Various Spikey, Willow, etc
    Limnogium Laevigatium floating .

    Livestock:
    CRS, 150 approx
    Ottos, 4
    Rasbora 24
    Amano Shrimp, 3

    Pictures:
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    photo 4
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    photo 1
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    photo 3
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    photo 2
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    Cheers
    Bogwood
     

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    Last edited: 24 Mar 2014
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  2. andyh

    andyh Member

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    Looks very healthy, and there is no way u keep that cabinet that clean all the time!!
     
  3. Alastair

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    Great sense of depth youve created. Really like it. If it wasnt for the shrimp on the back glass the tank appears to go on and on. Really nice
     
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  4. Ian Holdich

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    Fantastic!

    To be found on a ukaps Facebook page ferry shortly.
     
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  5. bogwood

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    Anything looks clean compared to yours MR H.:singing:
    Thank you, very kind comments............. The guilty:) shrimp has been destroyed.
    Cheers, sounds good, but what is Facebook?:eek:
     
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  6. tim

    tim Forum Moderator Staff Member

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    That's a lovely scape.
     
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  7. dw1305

    dw1305 Expert

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    Hi all,
    Really nice, I like the Frogbit.

    cheers Darrel
     
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  8. Barryg

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    Really nice mate , I have the same tank.
    Cheers.
     
  9. Gary Nelson

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    That really nice, the shrimp look fab! What sort of power and duration do you run the tile at?
     
  10. Dan Wiggett

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    Same tank also, looks lovely, nice job and nice shrimp :)
     
  11. Iain Sutherland

    Iain Sutherland Forum Moderator Staff Member

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    Lovely tank fella, do you find they breed at all with co2? I appreciate that isnt the aim but curious...
     
  12. bogwood

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    Thanks Tim.
    Appreciated, the Frogbit has turned out really amazing, looks great around the moss, and can it grow, but so easy to keep in shape.
    Ive been very happy with the Signature Tank/cabinet and led with white brackets.
    Hi Garry.
    The tile runs at 70%, and including the ramp up and down of 30 mins each side is on for a total of 7hrs.
    I started at 45%, bringing it up gradually, over several months.
    They seem to be very popular tanks, shrimps are my own, so im very happy with them.So tame and friendly, can spend hours watching their antics.
    Good question. But i don't know the answer, as they are not yet old enough, probably another month. It will be interesting to see if any shrimplets appear.
    To keep them happy, im very careful with fertts, and CO2.
    Up to now i i have only bred shrimps in dedicated tanks , with no CO2, min fert, and no fish, and as you know works well.
    cheers.
     
  13. bridgey_c

    bridgey_c Member

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    Very nice Al! stunning in the flesh too..

    beautiful shrimp and those oto's look fantastic, award winning standard I'd say, lol
     
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  14. MarineHart

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    Looking very good indeed for a planted tank!
     
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  15. bogwood

    bogwood Member

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    Coming from you,{marine NUT} a compliment indeed. Thanks.
     
  16. Edvet

    Edvet Forum Moderator Staff Member

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    Looks nice!
     
  17. andyh

    andyh Member

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    I have to admit i am tempted by the TMC lights, they are nice and the brackets are very tidy.
     
  18. Ruke

    Ruke Member

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    This tank is very nice well done


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  19. Robbie X

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    Fantastic, looks so natural.
     
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  20. Robbie X

    Robbie X Member

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    Quick question, how do you adjust the brightness of the tile and get it to ramp up and down? Can the same be done with the TMC GroBeam 1500 Ultima Tile? The reason I ask is I'm planing on setting up the same tank but with the mentioned tile.
     

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