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    | ShrimpTech |

    Hello SCAPE,

    This will be my ongoing journal for my new shrimp tanks. Some people run high-tech and others low-tech. I run ShrimpTech and this is how I roll. I'll try and keep this first post with current tank pics.


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    ShrimpTech Philosophy:
    Hybrid shrimp breeding tank that balances shrimp breeding with aesthetics. ShrimpTech is a combination of a shrimp breeding tank and a planted tank with the priority on the shrimp. Using aquatic technology that maximizes shrimp breeding such as UGF, reverse UGF, multiple canisters. A pure shrimp breeding tank only has wood and moss and no rooted plants. A pure shrimp breeder would also have 80%-90% open space to easily sort and catch shrimp. These are the main differences between a hybrid and pure shrimp tank. I love collecting and growing plants too much to run a pure breeder tank. (I've tried...)
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    Haha nice cant wait to see the finish product

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    Nice! Is that fully derimmed 20 gallon?

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    Not derimmed 20g. It's a rimless ADA Knockoff, non-low iron tank. Cost a little less than an ADA but way more than dollar a gallon sale. I bought this tank because ADA doesn't make a 20g long size which is what I wanted.

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    Nice. I love the 12 and 20 long tanks.

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    UGF pipe and Air pipe

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    Intake

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    Air Driven

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    Last edited by shrimpnmoss; 02-11-2012 at 11:24 PM.

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    under gravel filter??? look awesome!

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    Quote Originally Posted by shrimpnmoss View Post
    Not derimmed 20g. It's a rimless ADA Knockoff, non-low iron tank. Cost a little less than an ADA but way more than dollar a gallon sale. I bought this tank because ADA doesn't make a 20g long size which is what I wanted.

    What's the brand? Where can we buy one?
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    Quote Originally Posted by MARIMOBALL View Post
    What's the brand? Where can we buy one?
    Hello Victor thanks for stopping by. The brand of the tank is Aqua Pro. I think they're trying to break into the US market. I bought mine from a LFS that WAS owned but since sold by the distributor guy. I'll ask him and see if he currently sells to the CA market and if a LFS carries it. They do make some low iron/starfire tanks...but they are the smaller ones...less than 10g...

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    Hey Howard! Please let us know if you find more info about them...I am very interested in a 20long also


    Quote Originally Posted by shrimpnmoss View Post
    Hello Victor thanks for stopping by. The brand of the tank is Aqua Pro. I think they're trying to break into the US market. I bought mine from a LFS that WAS owned but since sold by the distributor guy. I'll ask him and see if he currently sells to the CA market and if a LFS carries it. They do make some low iron/starfire tanks...but they are the smaller ones...less than 10g...

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    oh man, I'm jealous. I settled for a 17 gal mr. aqua but wanted a 20 gal long.

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    Substrate and substrate additives

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    Still waiting for New Amazonia to arrive in a couple of days.

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    If your gonna use the lava as a bottom layer I suggest you get hyroballs instead. They are round clay balls used for growing plants. They are inert. You can get them at a hydroponic store for about$10. I use them under the substrate and as bio-media. Oh its also used for tereriums that house dart frogs but the zoomed stuff is more expensive.
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    Quote Originally Posted by MARIMOBALL View Post
    If your gonna use the lava as a bottom layer I suggest you get hyroballs instead. They are round clay balls used for growing plants. They are inert. You can get them at a hydroponic store for about$10. I use them under the substrate and as bio-media. Oh its also used for tereriums that house dart frogs but the zoomed stuff is more expensive.
    I don't want to use Hydroballs for a shrimp tank. They have too high of a CEC value. I will try them in my next planted tank. I need the minerals that I add to the RO water to stay in the column. Since the water circulates through the substrate in a UGF system lots of minerals and NH4 will be absorbed during the cycling. Shrimp tanks that use high CEC value substrate have been know to crash when the substrate fully saturates and starts releasing junk back into the column.

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    Bacter and Tourmaline? Does everybody use that stuff? Is it better than other products out?

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    Tank dimensions please
    Just trying to get my feet wet

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    Quote Originally Posted by darkrainer View Post
    Bacter and Tourmaline? Does everybody use that stuff? Is it better than other products out?
    Bacter 100 is to help the cycling process and increase the BB in the substrate. Super Clear is food for the bacteria. I use very little Tourmaline. It is basically carbon or looks like carbon to help polish the water. There's some marketing mumbo jumbo like "energizing" the substrate that I don't really know what it means. I've used it in my other tanks with no ill effects. I have all these products because the ADA Substrate system was designed as a whole package so I pretty much use the substrate system as designed. (Minus the power sand because lava rock is cheap)


    Quote Originally Posted by rickztahone View Post
    Tank dimensions please
    Same as all other 20g longs. 30X12X12 inches.

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    Quote Originally Posted by shrimpnmoss View Post
    UGF pipe and Air pipe

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    Are those from Aquatic eco-systems (http://www.aquaticeco.com/subcategor...lating-Pipes)?

    If so, what sizes did you get? I'm thinking of setting up a ten gallon and maybe even a 20 gallon long as well.
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    I have 3-4 different types of UGF tubes including ones from Aquatic Eco-Systems. Those ones from there are OK. I bought mine from Asia, LFS (discontinued), and Aquatic Eco-Systems. You can also construct your own from PVC. Talk to CAM he MacGuyvered his own.

    Look carefully at the pics. The one on the left is better with less holes. The one on the right I had to cover 1/2 the holes to sustain the flow.

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    Nice setup Howard, hurry up I can't wait.

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