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Nuggs
09-22-2013, 10:54 PM
I've had this tank for months but just stripped it down and replanted it tonight.


Setup:
Fluval Flora 7.9G
AquaClear 20 Filter
Fluval 25W Heater

I cycled the tank with media from other tanks.


Substrate: Fluval Plant Stratum

Fauna:
Green Shrimp (Caridina cf. babaulti)

Flora:
Ludwigia repens
Echinodorus tenellus
Marsilea crenata
Riccia fluitans


Misc:
Fossilized Wood

Waiting till the AC20 is run in before I take out the sponge filter.

http://i382.photobucket.com/albums/oo270/shawncrockett/green-3061-1.jpg

Nuggs
09-22-2013, 10:58 PM
The only issue with the greens is that they are hard to find in a planted tank.

http://i382.photobucket.com/albums/oo270/shawncrockett/green-1654.jpg

http://i382.photobucket.com/albums/oo270/shawncrockett/green-2030.jpg

http://i382.photobucket.com/albums/oo270/shawncrockett/green-1678.jpg

carriej
09-22-2013, 11:06 PM
Cool shrimp!

I bet they are hard to find though :) ...

Nuggs
09-22-2013, 11:18 PM
I did get this little action shot today

http://i382.photobucket.com/albums/oo270/shawncrockett/snail-2129.jpg

Celidh
09-22-2013, 11:52 PM
Awesome pics. I like the green shrimp.

Staceym
09-23-2013, 09:16 PM
Yet another nice tank!Love the shrimp...that second shot really shows the colour nicely! Gotta love the dark substrate :)

Goldie
09-23-2013, 10:04 PM
I love the green shrimp, oh my goodness so cool!!! Making me want shrimp again.
Tank looks really nice.

Nuggs
09-23-2013, 11:08 PM
I love the green shrimp, oh my goodness so cool!!! Making me want shrimp again.
Tank looks really nice.

Well I started with the 3 I bought from Suzanne.

I didn't think they'd actually breed. Such a small population, and the stress of the move, I figured they'd just die off. But about 2 months later, they started emerging from under the chain sword.

Now there is about 30 or so, and at least 5 are berried.

Might end up being a decent colony.

Now if I can just get my Yellows to breed and recover.

Redherring
09-23-2013, 11:53 PM
You have done an amazing job with all of your little Floras!

Convict
09-24-2013, 09:59 AM
So glad it worked out for you and they bred... I was scared to ask because when you go the tank it seemed like they were all gone and I felt bad because I had seen some in there right before I sold them to you :) Awesome to see that they are doing so well for you... shrimp were not for me :)

sunsanvil
11-18-2013, 10:14 AM
Did you use just the one bag of Stratum? Deep enough? How did it work out for you? I haven't planted in mine yet but I'm wondering how well roots will be able to hold...

Nuggs
04-13-2014, 11:44 PM
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