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5 Gallon Simple Planted

Discussion in 'Planted Aquariums' started by Kevin2k11, Aug 2, 2011.

  1. Kevin2k11

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    Simple 5 Gallon I'm not sure what i am doing with it yet...

    here are the Specs:

    2x CFL spiral bulbs... 6500k 13W total 26W on for 9-11hrs
    Flourish Root Tabs
    Fluval Shrimp Substrate
    Flourish weekly dosing,
    1ml Excel daily dosing
    Aqua Clear 30 Filter
    Hydor underground heater.

    Zebra Rocks
    Dwarf Hairgrass
    Baby tears
    Whorled pennywort
    Some taiwan moss

    Livestock :
    MTS
    Pond Snails
    Ramshorn Snails
    1CPO
    Cherry shrimp

    [​IMG]

    ahaha sorry its so messy... will clean it up when during next trim!
     
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    spencerguy1 I dont do Tuesdays.

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    looks great! why pond snails, though?
     
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    They came with my plants :p I don't mind thou I feed them to my assassins when I get too many :p
     
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    whats a CPO?
     
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    spencerguy1 I dont do Tuesdays.

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    its a type of crafish. Dwarf Orange, i think. its the acronym for the scientific name, and the O at the end is for orange, cuz its a variety of the species.
     
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    oh those are awesome!
     
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    spencerguy1 I dont do Tuesdays.

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    i know im gonna get one someday, but a species tank cuz they'll eat your fish
     
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    dwarf crayfish? from what I've heard the dwarves are pretty much 100% fish-safe. they're fairly small, and seem to be somewhat more shy than their larger cousins; if they can be kept with teeny tiny shrimp, I'd be surprised to hear they cant be kept with fish.

    nice tank, though. it'll look really good once it grows in! and those shrimpies :p: wish I had a shrimp tank myself- if only the darn critters werent so small and tasty!! :(
     
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    spencerguy1 I dont do Tuesdays.

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    oh, i didnt know that. i thought that they would have the same temprament of a normal crafish just in a smaller size. :)


    learn something new every day!
     
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    Yes they are dwarf crayfish very friendly!!!!! With Plants + Other fish!!!!!!

    Once and awhile it MIGHT (very rare) hurt something in your tank..

    I have 3 living in my 33 gallon community tank for a year.. nothing has gone missing or died..

    and I have 1 in this tank living with my shrimps :p

    Best crayfish ever!!! :p
    DSC09930-1.jpg
     
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    they do cannibalize each other when they are young or freshly molted so you need hiding spaces but they are so small they couldn't really hurt any other fish.. :p

    here is another picture... this one is now moved into the 5 Gallon

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    sweet! its berried too!
     
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    I really need to do some maintenance on this tank...
    its dirty and has hair algae!! the hair algae is making my marimo balls look like their floating lol..

    [​IMG]

    snail infestation too............ mts,rams, and ponds >_<

    still alot of cleaning up the random plants.. and taiwan moss.. ill do it soooooon... :|
     
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    Floating shrimp islands!!! :D
     
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    I want a CPO now! They are so cute!
     
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    [​IMG]

    lovely messy as usual..

    I basically use this tank to grow stuff before putting into my other tanks lol.

    Small colony of cherries growing :p
     
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    Great looking shrimp tank. Looks like the perfect little habitat for them. Kudos ;)
     
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    why thank you.. i wish that ugly pre filter bag wasnt there lol
     
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    Kinda beaten up and abused...

    I really need to fix this tank... and maybe change it to low light..

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    yuck algae...
     
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    Lowered the lights .. to one bulb..

    Got some CRS

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