Post by wickedjester on Mar 10, 2010 18:53:50 GMT -5
I took the stand outside tonight to paint it black. Once this coat is dry I will add another.
Then im setting up the 20 gallon long to put shrimp and maybe some Blue Rams in.
I have some questions?
What kind of substrate would be best? Im thinking about getting some crushed coral because I think it looks really good but I dont know if thats best for the shrimp.
Also I know that I need some plant life. I dont want to get crazy with a co2 set up so what kind of plants do you recommend? Where can I get them?
The plan is to just set up something that looks nice. Im pretty sure this one is going in the living room. I want to be able to let the rams and shrimp breed. Should I have a problem with them co existing? I think the Rams are pretty docile.
Also this tank might house some ghost shrimp occasionally that I will use as feeders.
Post by ponderingky on Apr 30, 2010 21:38:08 GMT -5
I would use a sponge filter also for the shrimp - that's what I have in mine and it is working fine. I would use pool filter sand as substrate - it's cheap and looks great. It is inert and won't change your water chemistry. I have a few GBR pairs left if you still want some (1 or 2).
There is a place near me that has it. 50 pounds for a little less than $9 I think. Holiday pools in Westmoreland area near west Huntington. I could pick up some on my way home from work one evening and meet you somewhere with it.
Post by wickedjester on May 23, 2010 7:19:18 GMT -5
I set the tank up last night. Put that sand Tom picked up for me in the bottom and filled the tank up. Gotta clean some filters today and let the cycle begin. Also did the same with my 10 gallon tank. It is sitting below the 20 on the same stand.