Project Shrimp

Discussion in 'Journals' started by Wolfenrook, 31 Aug 2008.

  1. Wolfenrook

    Wolfenrook Member

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    This aquarium was designed with the focus upon the shrimp.

    Equipment

    60 litre ClearSeal Panoptic 560
    Modified Fluval 2 internal filter filled with sintered glass media, modified for reduced flow
    200 watt ClearSeal heater
    Eco-Complete Substrate
    24 Watt T5 power compact overtank luminaire

    Plants
    Weeping moss
    Christmas moss
    Echinodorus Tenellus
    Eleocharis Parvulus
    Microsorium Pteropus 'narrow'
    Microsorium Pteropus 'Windelovii'
    Java Moss
    Crpt wendtii

    Decor

    3 Pieces of bogwood, 2 of which are fastened together.
    3 'Shrimp Shacks' (coconut caves made by me. lol).
    A few bits of purple coated gravel that my wife Gadget made me put in there as she likes purple. :arghh:

    Livestock
    Snowball shrimp
    Sri lanka dwarf shrimp
    Apple snails (bridgessi)
    Tadpole snails
    Leopard ramshorn snails

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    I wont post pics of the inhabitants, this been a planted tanks gallery.

    Oh, and I have no desire to get rid of all of the algae, the shrimp like it. ;) :lol:

    Ade
     
  2. aaronnorth

    aaronnorth Member

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    I must say the purple stones ruin it TBH :lol:

    What is the plant in the centre that looks like crypt balansae?
     
  3. Wolfenrook

    Wolfenrook Member

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    Oops, forgot them. lol. Nope, it's crypt wendtii.

    Oh and I'm not keen on the purple gravel either, but my wife insisted it went in there.

    Ade
     
  4. Ark

    Ark Member

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    200 watt in 60 litre tank
    i run a 150w in a 125 litre tank and the tank is stable
     
  5. Wolfenrook

    Wolfenrook Member

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    It came with, why would I spend more money when I don't need to.

    Oh, and as far as I am concerned, the gravel isn't that much of a bother when you have shrimp looking like this in your aquarium:-

    [​IMG]

    Ade
     
  6. PM

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    Beautiful :)

    I plan on getting some snowballs in a few weeks :) can't wait. Your moss looks great!
     
  7. TDI-line

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    Nice setup Wolfenrook.
     
  8. LondonDragon

    LondonDragon Administrator Staff Member

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    Nice tank mate, those Snowball are awsome, when can I have some??? ;)
     
  9. Wolfenrook

    Wolfenrook Member

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    The biggest baby we have yet is still only a little under a centimetre in length. They're breeding well though so should be able to make everybody on our waiting list happy quite quickly once the young have grown enough, I wont sell very small baby shrimp if I can help it. :)

    They are beautiful yeah PM. Quite a lot of that moss was in Paulo's tank originally (via Aaron), and some of it was from Ziggy. I'm a big believer in trying to source plants (especially mosses) from other hobbyists, the quality is usually much better than anything you can buy from traders.

    Ade
     
  10. LondonDragon

    LondonDragon Administrator Staff Member

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    I have sent out so much moss that my moss wall and spiky moss is now looking pretty bad for wear lol now have to give it a couple of months before I send more out, otherwise it will never recover, I am impressed myself how its growing in my tank and how good it looks, I am very pleased with these mosses :)
     
  11. aaronnorth

    aaronnorth Member

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    I got about 4 portions of moss & 3 portions of dwarf riccia out of what you sent me Paulo! I have got rid of it all now though. It doesnt sstop growing :lol:
     
  12. Spider Pig

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    If you've got any willow moss (or even some riccia) let me know as would be interested in taking it off your hands. Got some xmas moss off Dan and that's growing slowly- want something faster.
     
  13. Wolfenrook

    Wolfenrook Member

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    I have willow moss growing in my high light 180 litre, it's slower growing than the Xmas moss is. lol

    As to that dwarf riccia Aaron sent me, the shrimp say "thank you very much, it was delicious!". :lol: There's a little bit left on the top of the rear piece of wood that caught there.

    The fastest growing moss of the ones I have has to be the weeping, it grows VERY fast.

    Ade
     
  14. aaronnorth

    aaronnorth Member

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    :lol:

    which ones are eating it?
     
  15. Wolfenrook

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    The snowballs, sri lanka dwarf shrimp and the apple snails. Oh and it's in the past tense, the only dwarf riccia left is that that 'attached' itself to the end of a piece of wood. :lol:

    Was amusing whilst it lasted though, you ever seen a snowball shrimp doing a 'Wile E Coyote'? As in grab a piece at the top, start sinking fast and then try to keep climbing onto the top surface.... :lol: My snails like to parachute with it...

    Ade
     
  16. aaronnorth

    aaronnorth Member

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    :lol:

    When i had some apple snails, it got caught in the air pump bubbles ad it couldnt get out for about 5 minutes, it was just being pushed up at the top, dropped down, then went up again! :lol:
     
  17. Wolfenrook

    Wolfenrook Member

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    Just an updated pic of how this tank looks now:-

    [​IMG]

    This tank had developed quite nicely IMO.

    Ade
     
  18. Spider Pig

    Spider Pig Member

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    looking good Ade. Have you tried running it without the condensation cover- improve the lighting a bit. Do shrimp jump tank?
     
  19. mr. luke

    mr. luke Member

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    the shrimp may jump but also the apple snails would go for a wander lol :p
    Love the tank :)
     
  20. aaronnorth

    aaronnorth Member

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    The best tank you have done IMO,
     

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