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Posted: Sat Nov 24, 2012 2:39 am Post subject: Red Rili shrimps tank
This tank is new volume 30 litres I cycled it for 2 months till it balanced. The substrate is RioCafe of Brightwell aquatics for shrimps color is light brown .
The tank has a mixture of tap water+JBL anti-chlorine and RO. Water change 30 per cent once in two weeks.
Ferts Florin Axis (for liquid carbon) of Brightwell aquatics and Flourish of Seachem once a week half the dosage recommended by the manufacturers for this tank size.
Lights 0.5 w/l for 6 hrs tank temp.is steady 25 degrees. The tank has an external filter with filter wool, Sera siporax, JBL ceramic rings, etc.
A sponge is attached at the filter intake to avoid shrimps from entering the filter.
The tank has variety of moss like peacock, giant moss, taiwan, singapore,fissidens fontanus, stringy, triangle moss, round pellia, wirror moss tied on driftwood, stainless steel mesh and tiny volcano stones. I tried plants like Anubias Coffefolia, Echinodorus vesuvius and cryptocoryne parva but they started yellowing due to lack of ferts (I cannot add all the micro and macro ferts) so I transferred them to my planted tank. Only hydrocotyle tripartita, Anubias nana, Vallisneria and Java fern are responding well in this tank. Floating plant is Amazon frogbit the shrimps love to hang and eat micro-organizms from the roots.
This tank is very beautiful looks just like an enchanted forest. My daughter said just add a dwarf and it'll be perfect.
The pictures do not justify the beauty of this tank.
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