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post #1 of 9 Old 12-16-2010, 05:01 PM Thread Starter
38 Gallon CRS/CBS breeding tank,hightech

ok so after i get my grade report in jan or feb i will be getting a 55 gallon tank for my turtles and will be turning their current tank into a CBS and CRS and some neocardinia shrimp.


Supplies:
CO2 diffuser
CO2
CO2 pH drop tester
156 watts of T5HO lighting
some type of root tabs
liquid ferts (need help here)
Lots of huge driftwood

Fauna:
Pleco (not common hopefully)
(need more suggestions)

Flora:
3 sides of the tank covered in X-mass moss
Amazon sword
Red Melon Sword (hopefully)
Red Crypt Wedtii
Chain sword
Glossostigma or Baby tears or Utricularia graminifolia (most likely)
(suggestions welcome)
Java Fern

need some suggestions for both flora and fauna.


is there anything im missing from my supplies list other than general stuff like a net?



i plan on getting a python so i can do water changes easier

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post #2 of 9 Old 12-16-2010, 11:06 PM Thread Starter
i was thinking maybe my one male betta

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post #3 of 9 Old 12-17-2010, 10:11 AM
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i plan on getting a python so i can do water changes easier[/QUOTE]

Do they still sell pythons? I dont see any for sale anymore... All i can find now are those really expensive aqueon water changers that sell for like 50 bucks for 25ft.\


For liquid ferts, the most commonly recommended one i see is Seachem Flourish.

Your gonna need a good heater for sure, i dont know if that falls under general stuff.

Also beware of putting different types of shrimp together. Some can interbreed and will give u brown shrimp.
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post #4 of 9 Old 12-17-2010, 10:36 AM
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CRS and CBS are fine together. They're the same species, but the red is recessive. The offspring will be half black and half red.


Not sure why you're going with the CO2 and high-tech route... Seems like too much work to me.


For fauna, A Betta will devour your shrimp. I would go with tiny fish like neons/cpds, or stick to an invert tank:
Cambarellus patzcuarensis sp. Orange (ie CPO)


Amano Shrimp


Yellow Shrimp


Choice of Red Cherry, Snowball, or Blue pearl (since they WILL breed, and it's ugly.)

Maybe even add some rabbit snails


and *gasp* my favorite invert of all that I wish I had right now-
thai micro crabs



mmmmm inverts....

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post #5 of 9 Old 12-17-2010, 11:53 AM
OMG where can one find those micro crabs? will they eat fish?
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post #6 of 9 Old 12-17-2010, 01:17 PM Thread Starter
i am going the high CO2 route for this tank because i would like to be able to change the setup without tearing it down.or sell the plants that grow too large.Plus i would like to try something different




New Updated list of starter fauna:
10 CBS/10 CRS
20 CRS
4 CPO's?
CPD's (hopefully from redchigh)
Pleco
MTS


add Anubias to the list of plants

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post #7 of 9 Old 12-17-2010, 03:00 PM
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This microcrabs are cool right? lol..

They behave like shrimp. Don't eat plants or fish, and are super peaceful.
Their only drawback is that they are bite-size, and that they average $15-30 a piece.
Oh, and they can't be bred in captivity.

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Their only drawback is that they are bite-size, and that they average $15-30 a piece.
Oh, and they can't be bred in captivity.
Well thats a deal-breaker for me :-/ If im spending 15-30 bucks i want them to replace themselves...
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post #9 of 9 Old 12-19-2010, 03:23 AM Thread Starter
call the thread police,this thread has been hijacked

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