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TprMoore's Fluval EDGE G. Smithii Build

Posted 06/26/2016 at 10:07 PM by TprMoore
Updated 06/26/2016 at 10:14 PM by TprMoore

TprMoore's Fluval EDGE G. Smithii Build

The Plan
  • I've got a track record of over doing it, so for this build, I'm sticking to the basics, and nothing too fancy. On my last tank, a Innovative Marine Fusion 10, I had an Apex, everything was computerized, and frankly, I feel like it made me take care of the tank less and eventually I just let it go. I'm hoping by just sticking to the basics, I can enjoy my tank more, have better husbandry practices, and save some cash! I've always had an appreciation for the mantis shrimp, I think they're an amazing creature, and I'd love to have one just to admire their quirks. I feel the 6 gallon tank will be perfect. I really like nano tanks and their small footprint. I'm hoping to achieve great success with keeping a mantis only tank in hopes it will be a reliable and hardy set up.

Equipment
  • Fluval EDGE 6 gal
  • Cobalt Aquatics EasyTherm 25w
  • InTank Aquaclear AC20 Media Basket
  • Boyd Chemi-Pure Blue
  • Tunze Care Magnet Pico
  • 6lbs Dry Sand
  • 5lbs Bulk Reef Supply Fiji Dry Rock
  • 1lb Bulk Reef Supply Rubble Dry Rock

Livestock
  • Male G. Smithii Mantis Shrimp
  • Reef Cleaners 5gal CUC Package (aka food)
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