My 6gal side project

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Posted on 6th July 2010 by King7 in Uncategorized

While I was researching for the ADA 60P, I came across multiple landscaping that I really wanted to try.  I really wanted to try a layout using rocks as the center piece.  Since you can only have one layout per tank, I really couldn’t do anything else with the 60P.  Long story short, since it took me sooo long to get the 60P started, I found a few good deals through local vendors and I got a $100GC to AFA for my bday.  I always wanted to have a mini tank at my cubical here at work…. so I ended up going home one day with a 6gal rimless tank!  The brand new tank only cost me $20 so now I have the opportunity to start another tank with the standard rock scape layout.  Since it took me so long to get the 60P started, I actually started both tanks on the same day.  Currently the two tanks are sitting side by side.  Hopefully in a month or so, I can move this tank to my work place.  I plan on breeding CRS in this tank.

Here are some pictures:

empty tank

hard scape

Going with the emmersed method

The two tanks side by side

Spec:

TANK: Seastar 6gal tank

LIGHT: Archaea 27watt PC 10,000K

FILTER: undecided (debating if I want HOB or small canister)

CO2: undecided (I really want to go low tech and not use CO2)

PLANTS: Hemianthus Callitrichoides (HC), Echinodorus Tenellus

SHRIMP: Plan on breeding Crystal Red Shrimp (CRS)

SUBSTRATE: Aquasoil – Amazonia II (3l normal, <1l powder)

STONE: Yamaya