Twin Specs

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  1. Alastair

    Alastair Member

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    Whilst my big tank is growing in in the back ground I thought I'd get another journal going purely for shrimp and maybe a couple of my paros in one..

    So I've gone and got 2 fluval spec 19litres to try and scape up which I thought would be a fun challenge.
    Both will be on opposite sides of the kitchen so will hopefully be a nice feature as you walk in.

    Specs: :lol:

    2 x Fluval Specs 19 litre in white
    Lighting: 2 x 7500k led lighting included
    Filtration: inbuilt at the back with media included
    Heating: tanks will just be at room temp so around 20 degrees but have some nano heaters incase. (especially if adding paros)

    Substrate: Red bee sand 8kg with some genchem biozyme sprinkled on the Base.
    Fertilisers: Seachem Aquavitro plant range. premier Envy Synthesise Propel Activate Mineralize
    And will be adding some tantora catappa essence from shrimp and scape
    Co2: non.

    Hardscape: both will have some gorgeous locally collected lava type rock (see pics below) that have a honeycomb look. All are inert.
    Nano Redmoor bought from Ed at www.freshwatershrimp.co.uk

    Plants. Eleocharis sp, hydrocotyle tripartia, microsorum trident and bolbitus
    Oh and Fissedens Fontanus

    Both tanks ready
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    Fluval spec by Mr-T-, on Flickr
    And just a couple of variations of the rock I will be picking from.
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    sa8ureje.jpg
    ybumezu3.jpg

    Will be getting stuck in once I've finished adding more plants to the big tank courtesy of Tom. His bucket of mud will live on.....kind of :D

    Thanks for looking
     
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  2. Tim Harrison

    Tim Harrison Global Moderator Staff Member

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    You should get an award for the most enthusiastic enthusiast:)...how many tanks will that be in total?
     
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  3. Iain Sutherland

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    sexy little set ups Al, im watching :)
     
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  4. AquamaniacUK

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    This looks really interesting.
     
  5. Gary Nelson

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    Looking forward to seeing these mate, they look great little tanks - I'm sure you will do them proud :thumbup:
     
  6. Brian Murphy

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    Go you ! :thumbup: .... was thinking about setting up a little shrimp tank myself but I am moving house at the end of the month so will wait. I even was allowed a spot in the living room for my new tank :) Will keep an eye on this and maybe pick up some tips !
     
  7. aliclarke86

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    Yay, been looking forward to these. :)

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  8. tim

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    Love those rocks mate, watching with interest.
     
  9. Andy D

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    I'll watch on here too. I'm sure they will be great!
     
  10. Lindy

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    This looks so cool. You should do a YouTube video ;)

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  11. allan angus

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    nice start looking forward to this :)
     
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    Look forward to see what you do to these. That rock looks interesting
     
  13. Alje

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    Weekend update, are they wet yet?
    Will be following
     
  14. Alastair

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    Ha ha thanks tim. I have got a bit of a planting bug going on at the moment so as I'd donated the lava negro shrimp tank away and given my kitchen a bit of a makeover I thought two of these little beauties would look great either side of the kitchen..
    If I include the terrarium that's now upstairs and underway it's 3 small tanks the biggie and the terrarium.

    Aren't they just mate. I really like these. I hope fluval can do bigger versions of these at some point with a nice white cabinet. They really are stunning little tanks.
    Thanks for watching mate I'll try my best :)
    ta Aqua. Hope you like once I've done

    Cheers bud, me too and the first tank I'm really happy with. I'm just finishing off the moss tying (I've always used super glue :( I have butter fingers

    Definitely recommend these Murph. Quality little nanos. And with them being the shape they are they have lots of scope. Perfect shrimp tanks

    ;) thanks Ali
    They are really nice pieces mate. I have bagfuls hence the delay on the second one as I'm spoilt for what to use.

    Thanks Andy..means alot mate
     
  15. Alastair

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    Cheers Allan really appreciate the following..
    Cheers Mark. I have some real stunning pieces that I just can't get myself to use haha..
    Thank you Alje

    One is wet yep. The other hopefully tomorrow..
    It's been fun jumping to the opposite size wise and is a challenge to keep the scale regarding plants but I hope everyone likes them.
    Just going to sort pics and upload in the morning


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  16. Martin in China

    Martin in China Forum Moderator Staff Member

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    Great sized tanks....would be OK for my office too....
     
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  17. Lindy

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    Waiting...

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  18. sciencefiction

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    Me too :) No pressure Alastair...
     
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  19. Lee Sweeting

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    +1 :)


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    +2 ;)
     
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