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    If you use a hob filter, you'll want to put a sponge on the intake, else you the shrimp will be blenderized by the impeller. Floramax is fine.

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    The HOB won't be going on this tank. I will use it on my other tank where flow isn't an issue...

    If I did use an HOB on the shrimp tank I would definitely put a sponge over the intake but I think I will just go with a plain old sponge filter... that Hagen Elite sponge filter on Kensfish.com looks good. What are you guy's opinions on that one?

    Thanks again for all of the advice!! I will try to get some pics up soon...

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    Quote Originally Posted by SomethingIsFishy

    If I did use an HOB on the shrimp tank I would definitely put a sponge over the intake but I think I will just go with a plain old sponge filter... that Hagen Elite sponge filter on Kensfish.com looks good. What are you guy's opinions on that one?
    They are decent. Have a few of those ones, the sponges have held up rather well, at least 2 years. Doesn't take up much space. I like the ones that have 2 sponges on them. That way I can alternate cleaning them, or if I have to set up a new tank, I can just move one sponge over to instant cycle another tank.

    Added benefit is the shrimp will be able to forage on stuff collected and growing on the sponge.

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    Those filters look really interesting - I've never seen one before. So there's no cage around the sponge or anything?
    "Somewhere, something incredible is waiting to be known." Carl Sagan
    ~ My 350 Litre Tank Journal ~

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    Let's try some pics...

    New tank


    Set up


    You can barely see the java fern I picked up in there... hopefully the "dust" settles quick...

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    Wow - that's is cloudy - how did you put the water in? Did you wash the gravel?

    It's a smart little tank

    There is no need to have cloudy water at all, even at initial set up. Pack the substrate with screwed up newspaper (or bubblewrap) and pour the water in very, very gradually. Then remove the packing. Voila - cloud free.
    "Somewhere, something incredible is waiting to be known." Carl Sagan
    ~ My 350 Litre Tank Journal ~

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    Yes I did rinse... The package said it sould only need a light rinsing... you should have seen what came out when I rinsed it. Multiple times. Yuck!

    I just poured the water in... oops... I didn't think it would be that bad with rinsing the gravel first. Next time I will try your tricks...

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    Live and learn
    "Somewhere, something incredible is waiting to be known." Carl Sagan
    ~ My 350 Litre Tank Journal ~

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    The dust will settle out in a day or two. Just let it sit. If you're a bit impatient, a hob filter with just pillow stuffing in it works well to pick up the fine particles in the water. There is a product called water clarifier, it clears the water fairly quick. I think floramax comes with a small packet of the stuff. I know ecocomplete does.

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    It's looking better already so I think I'll wait it out. I can wait... the gravel my Dad used in the tanks we had when I was a kid always clouded the water at first so I'm kinda used to it...

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