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Brackish low-tech tank

Discussion in 'Saltwater Aquascapes' started by ptiJo, Jan 28, 2014.

  1. ptiJo

    ptiJo Active Aquascaper

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    Hi,

    Did I ever mention my 7L backish water tank for Halocaridina rubra?
    It's not really saltwater ; salinity is about 1010 and 1020 ; depending on time between refilling evaporation.
    It's not aquascaped at all... Those shrimps live in volcano. So I just put lava rocks.

    It's low-tech ; here no mechanical filter. Filter is done by algae, Java moss and Java fern. So far, it works.
    Now, photos :

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    Brackish water (1015) low-tech 7L
     
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    I think there are some will say it will never work but you have proved them all wrong.

    It looks so natural except for the Substrate

    I would slowly remove all the white substrate and change it to "Black"

    Those beautiful Shrimps would even show up a lot more.

    That is a beautiful Red Shrimp you have there.

    Keith:):)
     
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    Hi ptiJo, Another superb Low tech(y)(y) Nice little critters too:D
     
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    Thanks guys!

    I never thought about changing the substrate. Once I thought I might use smaller sized sand but never too the time to get some.
    When I choose "white" sand, it was because I wanted some contrast with rocks. But getting "dennerle black shrimp gravel" might do it. Got to think about it :D thanks.
     
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    It's been a long time since update... So long that the tank has changed. In fact, only the box has changed :)
    I got a 10L NanoCube from a friends so everybody went there. Sand, rocks, fern, water and critters move a few month ago. So far, so good. I raised salinity a bit so that I can breed Artemia too.

    Here's a quick video:
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    Hi PtiJo , Very nice :rolleyes: Good luck on breading the Artemia (y) Great video too ;)
     
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    Thanks. Some already look like small adult artemia. Would be great if I could gather nauplii direct from there :)
     
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    That is a great Video you have posted thank you.

    Keith:):)
     
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    Thank you. My pleasure :)
     
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