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]Hi All,

I was going to wait until more progress was made on this, before posting but here are some setup shots of my new shrimp house in the making.

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Old tank ready to be reused

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Can't be bothered painting so using a basic background

After reading about this in another thread here, decided to use a divider that also filters. Also, wanted a non permanent solution, should needs change.

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Much Straightening and pushing out air bubbles, the background is on.

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Filter Mat Dividers cut and in place

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More to follow...................

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newbreed

Will be using a canister and two air driven filters.........

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Twellsy

Looking good so far , one question do you have to clean the sponge ? If so how do you clean it when it's the divider ?

Cheers Twellsy

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newbreed
Looking good so far ' date=' one question do you have to clean the sponge ? If so how do you clean it when it's the divider ?

Cheers Twellsy[/quote']

Shouldn't have to clean it for a couple of years. Will have the canister doing most of the major work and not a great bioload from running shrimp only.

They can be removed and banged against a wall to remove any excess grime. Or like any sponge, could also just be squeezed out in tank water to remove any major buildup.

Will keep the sections lightly planted so can remove shrimp to breeding nets before removing the walls. Will be divided into three sections.

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Twellsy
Shouldn't have to clean it for a couple of years. Will have the canister doing most of the major work and not a great bioload from running shrimp only.

They can be removed and banged against a wall to remove any excess grime. Or like any sponge' date=' could also just be squeezed out in tank water to remove any major buildup.

Will keep the sections lightly planted so can remove shrimp to breeding nets before removing the walls. Will be divided into three sections.[/quote']

Sweet , thanks for the info just thought it would need cleaning more often and become a headache.

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ineke

Yes I took mine out because of the need to eventually take it out for cleaning but I guess catching the shrimp out isn't too much bother really:)

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ninja

Finding and catching babies is really time consuming and hard work.

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newbreed

Spent a couple of hours chasing shrimp lets in one of my other tanks that I have divided. Have both days on most weekends to play, so shouldn't be too annoying. (please remind me I said that if I moan in the future) :)

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ninja

I will cause I have a long memory, what level are you up to?

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newbreed

Level 11 hijacker

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ninja

Payback's a ***** eh?

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newbreed

Hehe

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newbreed

Update time, Ineke your pics inspired me to take some of my own......

Tank filled with benibachi normal & powder 50/50

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New LED Light. Also had LFS cut cover glass to suit...

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Best thermometers, from Aquakitz 55mm tall, awesome.....

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Had to rearrange sponge layout, canister outflow too strong for new residents so expanded on section..

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New home for Yellow cherries and ......

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New home for CRS and Sunkist.

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Some of the new residents.....

Yellows..

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Many thanks to Dean for his gift of a Macro attachment for my Iphone, otherwise the following photo couldn't exist

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New tank mates for the Yellows, was going to wait but settled in nicely..

Many Thanks to Marcus...

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The madness has well and truly begun......

Now to sit and stare!!!

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ineke

Awesome welcome to the zombie club we just sit and stare sit and stare.

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BlueBolts

The 2nd pic of the BB looks a tad translucent, did she just moult ? You'll be amaze how much she'll colour up, espcailly when she's berried ! Good luck !

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newbreed

No moulting yet. Is probably the strong lighting and angle!!

Am looking forward to watching them grow and change. Thanks again mate.

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Squiggle

Awesome stuff JC, they look amazing & you will definitely be stuck to your chair for a while :encouragement:

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Heavyd

Your tank has come along very nicely. I like the macro shot of the yellows and bluebolt. Good stuff.

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Update pics of one of the blue bolts. Just to show how deep the blue has become. Pretty low quality pics but you get the idea!! Thanks again Marcus!

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ineke

Awesome you are doing very well :encouragement:

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