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ADA Plant Tanks

Shrimp Rack updates

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Posted on 30th April 2015 by King7 in Landscaping

The plants on the shrimp rack have filled in very nicely.  The shrimp has also taken off quiet nicely.  I think its time to start selling the shrimp on CL again 🙂

Shrimp Rack

Shrimp Rack

 

40B tank - CRS

40B tank – CRS

 

20L - CBS tank

20L – CBS tank

ADA 60p updates

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Posted on 10th April 2015 by King7 in Landscaping

The ADA 60p tanks are filling in nicely.  The Pure Black Line (PBL) are finally taking off.  Waiting for more off springs so I can start culling the tank.  The Painted Fire Reds (PFR) tank as finally settled down.  Waiting for the tank to hit critical mass so I can start selling them.  Culling this tank has been a lot of work as I want to make sure the off springs are all super red like the parents.

 

PBL Tank - 3/4 view

PBL Tank – 3/4 view

 

PBL tank - front view

PBL tank – front view

 

PFR - 3/4 view

PFR – 3/4 view

 

PFR - front view

PFR – front view

 

ADA 60p side by side

ADA 60p side by side

Got new Painted Fire Reds (PFR)

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Posted on 12th June 2014 by King7 in Purchase

Purchased some Painted Fire Reds.  These are my new favorite shrimp!

Painted Fire Reds

Painted Fire Reds

 

Painted Fire Reds

Painted Fire Reds

 

20+ new Painted Fire Reds

20+ new Painted Fire Reds

Picture update on the tanks

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Posted on 7th May 2014 by King7 in Maintenance

Going from 2 tanks to 5 tanks is pretty crazy.  It takes a lot more water to top off all the tanks and a lot more water to do water changes.  A few things that I learned:

1. you need a lot more shrimp in the 40b to get them start breeding.   The shrimp are scattered all over the place and its harder for them to find each other.  When i drop food in there, not every shrimp will come (vs the 20 gal tanks, every single shrimp will come to the food)

2. bacteria and/or fungus infection on shrimp sucks!  My fire shrimp is having some type of infection and its so hard to get rid of it.  For some reason the cherry shrimp are prone to fungus infection much easier.  I’m dosing ParaGuard in the fire tank now and it’s take a long time to wipe out all the infection.  I can tell that it’s working but to completely get rid of it all…. it’s taking some time.  I dosing for 2 weeks right now.  I think you can over dose without any issue.  I’m going to start double the recommended amount to see if i can get rid of it once for all.

3. don’t ever mess with a good tank.  I had like 400+ CBS in one tank and I decided to empty it all out so I can put in PBL in there.  Well that tank has been a tough one to deal with ever since the change.  Algae is out of control, the PBL stopped breeding, and the tank just got really ugly.  I’m still battling through this one.

Okay here are some pictures:

Photo Apr 23, 8 47 18 PM

The two ADA 60p tanks

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The Shrimp Rack

Photo May 06, 9 48 51 PM

The new CRS inside the 40b

PRL Tank (20 gal)

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Posted on 26th January 2014 by King7 in Filter |Landscaping |Lighting |Purchase

This tank originally going to be a Fire Red shrimp tank.  However, the temperature on this tank was much more stable (and lower) than the ADA 60p tanks that I thought its better to put the more expensive shrimp in this one.

 

PRL Tank

PRL Tank

Hardscape:

Tank: 20L (20gals)
Substrate: 13 liters of New Amazonia normal
Light: Current Satellite Freshwater LED+ (24″)
Filtration: AquaClear 50 and 4 Sponge filters
CO2: none
Fertilizers: none
Misc: Driftwood, Mineral Rock

Flora:
Peacock Moss
Fissiden Fontanus Moss
Cryptocoryne
Staurogyne reopens
Blyxa japonica
some kind of stem plant

Fauna:
empty at the moment

Photo Jan 25, 10 36 06 PM

Aquaclear 50 attached to a sponge filter

Photo Jan 25, 10 36 32 PM

the hard scape before plants and flood