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So I started this tank 5 weeks ago, I used old ada from my 29g which had been cycled for 1 yr...

I did the dry start and planted HC, I want to keep this tank as neat as possible so I can see the shrimps...

The Idea for this tank is just to have CRS/CBS/GBS and maybe in the future KK also may throw in some Super Red Sakura Shrimp.

The plants and wood are carefully placed, the theme here is sort of like a Japanese garden!!(ZEN Style)

Here are the specs:

Coralife 2x24wt5ho stealth black
20g 3pc glass rimless back painted stealth black
200w Hydor inline heater
Ehiem Pro 3 Ultra G series filter
20 lb CO2 tank with reg and atomizer


substrate and plants:
ADA amazonia II and ADA amazonia powder
HC
mini pellia
downoi
fissedin
mermaid weed
1 piece of wood
 

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Ok so here's how it started....





then came the dry start with 2 pots of HC, which didn't turn out well. I found after 3 weeks it was not really growing.



 

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And here it is tonight...

the HC growing in with co2 injection, Who likes the CO2 tank colour matched to the wall?
a total fluke when I got it painted by dbc marine....







 

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hey Thomas, when are we gonna see pics of your tank?
 

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I'll try to grab some pictures soon.
Excited to see this tank that i've heard lots about before :) Glad you kept it.
 

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Where are the pictures Chrissssssss???? Can't wait to see this set-up buddy! I hope all will go smoothly with this set-up!
 

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Hahahaha Chris i like it buddy, instant pellia i see there. Anyways, keep up posted on this tank bud when everything fills in nicely.
 

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Chris Bro as usual you do things to the Max Man

Lookin forward to seeing it come to life
 

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The tank looks amazing! And what a great idea, to match your CO2 tank to the wall! You've probably started a trend.
 

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Lookin' good so far. Can't wait to see the final results!
I like the matching of your CO2 tank.. very nice! haha
 

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I don't know how I missed this thread either. It look really good so far. I am about to do a dry start myself.
 

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It's late now try to get some pics tommorow!
 

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What size of filter is that? Is that a 2071/3? And how did I miss this thread? :D
Hey Gary it's a brand new Ehiem proffesional 3 600! I miss threads all the time.
 

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K guys not much has happened lately, But I was bored a week ago so I did a WC and acclimatized some test shrimp to see how they would do....

There were 2 babies that came with the mini pellia, 1 cbs and 1 crs. They were super tiny about 2mm and made the 2hr trip in the bag dry AMAZING!!
Now they are about 5mm in just a week.

I added 1 female and 2 males and if they breed then so be it. I also tossed a gbs in the mix.

I eventually have plans to stock Super White, Crowns and Red Legs, but that will be later this summer.

So here are the long awaited pics taken 10 minutes ago!




 
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