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Thread: Hardy's Dual Shrimp Tank Build
04-22-2013, 11:31 AM #1
Hardy's Dual Shrimp Tank Build
MTS has officially taken over. Over the weekend I saw a dual 10g tank stand that my gf dad was planning on using for scrap, I snagged it, cleaned off the rust and hit it with a quick shot of paint. I had planned to just sell it, however I kinda have gotten hooked.
So since my current 10g shrimp tank is doing so well, I have decided to try to actually help the hobby pay for itself with shrimp. Current plans are:
10g Sunkist Shrimp Tank (unless I can find something more interesting)
10g Yellow Shrimp Tank
I kinda want to avoid the crystal shrimp until I have a better handle of what I am doing.
Shopping List (if anyone has any recommendations for these please let me know and link it for me)
2 - 10g tanks (I think petco has $1/gal right now)
2 - tank heaters
4 - sponge filters
Thinking black sand substrate
2 - Glass tops
I already have the lights and the tank will be scaped simple, just a piece of driftwood with moss and a floating plant in the tank
04-22-2013, 12:57 PM #2
Nice. Photos please!"Somewhere, something incredible is waiting to be known." Carl Sagan
~ My 350 Litre Tank Journal ~
04-22-2013, 01:19 PM #3
Below is a picture of my current 10g. The new ones won't be as complicated. Like I said, simple scaping including black sand, 1 longer piece of driftwood and some moss.
Just tried big Als online and got priced $165 shipped for the following:
50lbs Tahitian Moon Sand
2 Aquaclear 20's (no media)
2 jager 50W heaters
2 Seapora 60 sponge filters
Anyone able to find a better deal? That is a little out of my budget
The little swimming things are the brigittaes :)
04-22-2013, 01:32 PM #4
$1 per gallon deal ends on the 27th so check your local petco. Don't forget to snag a reliable air pump and lighting if you're going to have any.
04-22-2013, 01:48 PM #5
Already have an airpump that I didn't need for my 55, will easily cover both 10's
So far best prices I've seen:
Big Als - 50lbs of black sand $50 shipped
Petsmart - Aquaclear 20's $19 ea
Big Als - Sponge filter $6 each
04-22-2013, 02:24 PM #6
Drsfostersmith has the aq20 for $5 more but you get a year's worth of media free with rebate
They also have sponge filters as low as $3.09 on sale now.
04-22-2013, 02:44 PM #7
Yea, Petco has similar deal. It is for up to 12 carbon packs and 6 sponges... As many as you buy you get a rebate for... So I could get up to like $42 back... but I'd be stuck with a life times supply of media lol
Do I need to sponge filters if I am doing the aquaclears?
04-22-2013, 02:47 PM #8
I shall follow this with interest. What a great little project. Those filters are very good value (compared to here in the UK)!"Somewhere, something incredible is waiting to be known." Carl Sagan
~ My 350 Litre Tank Journal ~
04-22-2013, 02:49 PM #9
Hey you never know when you might need seeded media for another tank lol. IMO I would do either the aquaclears or the sponge filter, not both. If you choose to go with the aq20s just make sure to use a prefilter sponge, you don't want to be sucking up baby shrimp through the intake!
04-22-2013, 02:55 PM #10