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Dgolden



Join date : 2012-11-09
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PostSubject: Wild Type Shrimp Tank   Mon Dec 24, 2012 11:54 pm

Welcome to my Wild Type Shrimp Tank

I grabbed a 10 gallon tank at the LFS and grabbed some eco-complete since it's the substrate in the tank that they're in now. I also really wanted to try out this RocketFilter and grō soil tabs

Tank Setup Date: 12/7/12

So here's the primary info:

  • 10 Gallon
  • EcoComplete
  • Rocket Filter
  • ~25 lbs of leftover rock that I had laying around
  • T8 PowerGlo light
  • Using Flourish product line with this tank (excel, plant food and iron)
  • grō soil (First time using it)


Plants:

  • Water Wisteria (Hygrophila difformis)
  • Dwarf Sagittaria (Sagittaria subulata)
  • Brazilian Pennywort (Hydrocotyle leucocephala)
  • Moss Ball
  • Xmas Moss


This is a few days behind I took these pictures while I was setting up Just haven't gotten around to posting

So here's the first set of setup to current





The inlet is pretty thin trying to decide if I want to throw some type of sponge around this or not


Initial Layout


Close Ups with substrate in place






Plants and Water in and running:




Prolly going to move the moss ball back to my 55 gallon, it's in here right now to help speed cycling



That's that, I think that I'm going to change the substrate up a bit to give it some depth I didn't realize how flat it looked until I looked at the preview.

Comments and suggestions always welcome Smile
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Farfromfiji



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PostSubject: Re: Wild Type Shrimp Tank   Tue Dec 25, 2012 12:24 pm

Looks cool Drew, what kind of shrimp are you planning for this?
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Dgolden



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PostSubject: Re: Wild Type Shrimp Tank   Tue Dec 25, 2012 2:34 pm

Wild types I've got about 6 in there I just need to get some pictures
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Sam_G
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PostSubject: Re: Wild Type Shrimp Tank   Wed Dec 26, 2012 9:20 am

I like the new set-up! Very Happy How's the rocket filter doing for you?

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100 Gallon Mixed Reef Aquarium

47 Gallon Macroalgae DT
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Dgolden



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PostSubject: Re: Wild Type Shrimp Tank   Wed Dec 26, 2012 9:30 am

Sam_G wrote:
I like the new set-up! Very Happy How's the rocket filter doing for you?

Thanks! The rocket filter and I have parted ways (well I still have it) I had two baby bristlenose plecos get caught in the part where the air comes out and that didn't end well Sad I will say it worked great though, but I think it'll have to go on a tank with a bit bigger fish pale
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Dgolden



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PostSubject: Re: Wild Type Shrimp Tank   Wed Dec 26, 2012 9:36 am

Here's a pic of one of the Wild Type shrimp grazing on some weeping moss that I just got in

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Sam_G
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PostSubject: Re: Wild Type Shrimp Tank   Wed Dec 26, 2012 11:40 am

Dgolden wrote:
Sam_G wrote:
I like the new set-up! Very Happy How's the rocket filter doing for you?

Thanks! The rocket filter and I have parted ways (well I still have it) I had two baby bristlenose plecos get caught in the part where the air comes out and that didn't end well Sad I will say it worked great though, but I think it'll have to go on a tank with a bit bigger fish pale

Well that's not good. Sad What size rocket filter did you win at the raffle?

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~Samantha snorkel

Founder and Former President of the Aquarist Club at USF

100 Gallon Mixed Reef Aquarium

47 Gallon Macroalgae DT
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Dgolden



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PostSubject: Re: Wild Type Shrimp Tank   Wed Dec 26, 2012 3:57 pm

Sam_G wrote:
Dgolden wrote:
Sam_G wrote:
I like the new set-up! Very Happy How's the rocket filter doing for you?

Thanks! The rocket filter and I have parted ways (well I still have it) I had two baby bristlenose plecos get caught in the part where the air comes out and that didn't end well Sad I will say it worked great though, but I think it'll have to go on a tank with a bit bigger fish pale

Well that's not good. Sad What size rocket filter did you win at the raffle?

It was the middle size
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Sam_G
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PostSubject: Re: Wild Type Shrimp Tank   Thu Dec 27, 2012 10:35 am

Hmm, interesting.

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Founder and Former President of the Aquarist Club at USF

100 Gallon Mixed Reef Aquarium

47 Gallon Macroalgae DT
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Dgolden



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PostSubject: Re: Wild Type Shrimp Tank   Fri Jan 25, 2013 11:32 pm

So I figure time for a super speedy update:

The rocket filter is no more, it actually caused the death of 2 residents (not shrimp) so I figured forget that, so I have changed to an in tank filter with seems to be doing good and hasn't sucked anyone up LOL

I added some weeping moss and that's turning out nicely and the tank is filling in very nicely. I will be trying to incorporate some cholla wood here soon so the shrimp have a place to have fun

The shrimp are doing ok although there's only about 4 of them in there so once I get a good shot of them I will be looking to pick up a few more they are def loving the dense plant life and are quite reclusive ><




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Dgolden



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PostSubject: Re: Wild Type Shrimp Tank   Fri Jan 25, 2013 11:33 pm

On a side note sorry for the crooked shot LOL
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loganjonathan



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PostSubject: Re: Wild Type Shrimp Tank   Wed Apr 10, 2013 6:42 pm

is that saltwater or freshwater looks like freshwater
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Dgolden



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PostSubject: Re: Wild Type Shrimp Tank   Fri May 24, 2013 2:10 am

Wow I didn't see your reply to this!

It's a freshwater shrimp tank Smile

And I've got exciting news tonight



Looks like I've got a very very heavily berried female after all these months of just wondering if I had only gotten all females, there must be a male in here somewhere Smile

I've been really down the last few weeks trying to figure out where I can get more of these awesome shrimp what a surprise!!!!!
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Nicholas41



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PostSubject: Re: Wild Type Shrimp Tank   Sat May 25, 2013 10:30 am

Too cool! I was looking in my tank late last night and saw one of my peppermint shrimp is carrying eggs as well! Sadly mine won't have a chance I survival Sad

But congratulations Very Happy

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loganjonathan



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PostSubject: Re: Wild Type Shrimp Tank   Sat May 25, 2013 12:38 pm

hey i can raise ur fry nicholas if u want
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Nicholas41



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PostSubject: Re: Wild Type Shrimp Tank   Sat May 25, 2013 2:53 pm

From what I have read no one has been successful with marine shrimp such as cleaner, peppermint, and blood; I also have no way to collect the eggs :/.

If yours hatch out drew try and get some pics of them!

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loganjonathan



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PostSubject: Re: Wild Type Shrimp Tank   Sat May 25, 2013 3:03 pm

yeah man cause i know someone who breed peppermints and he sold them dirt cheap and then he got out of the hobby when he made his 2 million dollars so it possible but i dont know how hard it is to get them to hatch
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Dgolden



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PostSubject: Re: Wild Type Shrimp Tank   Wed Jun 12, 2013 4:08 pm

One day ill be interested in Marine....

Update:  Mom isn't berried anymore saw no eggs loose in the tank, assuming babies are in here somewhere just can't find them.
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loganjonathan



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PostSubject: Re: Wild Type Shrimp Tank   Thu Jun 13, 2013 11:28 am

sweet breed away man
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Dgolden



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PostSubject: Re: Wild Type Shrimp Tank   Tue Jun 18, 2013 12:23 pm

I'm going to be doing some further tweaking soon....the more ya learn....the water is crazy hard here
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loganjonathan



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PostSubject: Re: Wild Type Shrimp Tank   Fri Jun 21, 2013 7:21 pm

im telling u its hard here too and i literally leave my water in buckets and the dechlorinate them before i use it
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Dgolden



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PostSubject: Re: Wild Type Shrimp Tank   Sat Jun 22, 2013 12:15 am

Yea I'm thinking about going rodi here soon
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loganjonathan



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PostSubject: Re: Wild Type Shrimp Tank   Sat Jun 22, 2013 8:00 am

u know those things are hard to keep alive right
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Dgolden



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PostSubject: Re: Wild Type Shrimp Tank   Mon Jul 15, 2013 11:53 pm

Well then!  I've been really slacking with this tank and it's major update time.

I was having a HORRIBLE (and I do mean HORRIBLE) outbreak of algae and hair algae in this tank and while the wild types inside didn't really seem to mind, well yea I mind LOL

So anyway here's some images of the pre-rescape.  I had some amazing growth on the xmas moss however it's riddled and currently in treatment for the algae.  Its not looking entirely happy from the treatment so I may lose it Sad

I'm also in the process of swapping over to RODI for all of my tanks and I've seen that help the water quality and shrimp activity!  It's a lot of work but I don't mind it because my tanks are starting to look really good!

Anyways the major issue was a lack of CO2 coupled with light, nutrients and lack of an overly hungry plant (in this case the moss) coupled with a SEVERE outbreak of pond snails.  You have no idea how much pond snails can tear up a tank!

Full tank shot:




As you can see, the plants were NOT happy with the situation.  So I did some searching, and did a lot of information gathering and some research on some plants and made some changes (including a sponge filter in order to facilitate some surface agitation) and have been using excel in the tank every day.  Here's the results Smile

Some plant and shrimp shots




















And the Full tank shot!  There's still some recurring algae as you can see, but I've yet to add a BN pleco to the tank (I will as soon as it come's in and that will help alleviate a lot of that issue)  Plants have been growing very well, shrimp seem happy (I have a berried female somewhere in there who is quite camera shy) and have added a number of fast growing plants.  



The plants don't look that big but I did some maintenance today (apparently missing some algae in my scrape >< ) and trimmed and replanted most in order to try to get some rigorous growth going. I'm hoping everything in the tank will be 100% balanced out by the start of the semester. It's already a 100000% improvement. Just need some good growth in there and I'll be in business!

Thanks everyone and I hope you enjoy looking at the tank as much as I do!  Feel free to ask any questions Smile
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