Sollie's Mr Aqua MA-720 Build

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What live stock should I get?

  1. Shrimp only

    9.1%
  2. School of tetras

    45.5%
  3. Shrimp and Tetras or another fish

    45.5%
  4. Buy another small tank for shrimp only

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  1. sollie7

    sollie7 Millepora

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    working on setting up my new Mr. Aqua MA-720. It's 17.4 gals rimless tank. edges over hang a little but it looks really good and the seams are barley visible. I ordered the tank from marinedepot and ups broke it on the first delivery attempt but marinedepot sent me a new one for free. This will be my first "serious" freshwater tank and first one with high light and pressurized co2. Im trying to get rid of my other ones so I just have one tricked out planted tank and my reef

    heres the part list:

    5lb Co2 tank (already have)

    heater (already have)

    Co2 regulator

    24" t5 or Power compact light fixture

    Mineralized soil for substrate topped with eco complete (need to buy the eco)

    Driftwood (have)

    Stones

    co2 diffuser (already have but I might buy a bigger ada or gla one)

    Eheim 2211 (bought off S&S should be here in a couple day)

    Diy lily pipes (need to order acrylic tubes and will work on that once filter gets here)

    let me know if I forgot anything

    Plants:

    I know I want a HC carpet and Purple Bamboo and Flame and other Mosses
    rest I don't know

    Fish: Prob a school of tetras of some sort unless I decide to do a shrimp only tank. Let me know which one you guys and girls would rather see Ill post a poll also.

    As you can see above Im looking for a light fixture, a co2 regulator and some stones. I have some stuff ill trade or sell for them pm me if you have one


    heres pictures of the tank and other stuff I already have. I will be getting some more driftwood just put a couple pieces in to see how it looks.

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    co2 tank

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    Mr. Aqua

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    heater and co2 diffuser I have now

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    mineralized soil im working on.
     
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  3. 2in10

    2in10 Super Moderator Staff Member

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    Sounds like a great project
     
  4. Triggerfish

    Triggerfish Ritteri Anemone

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    Do you know how to care for shrimp? crystal shrimp are somewhat hard to care for, but they a nice group of them will make your rimless nano look like one of Takashi Amano's (if aquascaped properly). If kept with safe equipment and tankmates and a stable environment they will also breed quickly. I suggest that you focus on shrimp and a maybe a trio of tetras or some otocinclus.
     
  5. sollie7

    sollie7 Millepora

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    yes Ill prob jus go with cherries though crystal are too expensive or maybe Ill have some of both.

    to be honest though even though I made the pole- If I get shrimp its gonna be a shrimp only tank
     
  6. sollie7

    sollie7 Millepora

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    haha I just love how on a planted tank forum that 20gals is considered pretty big but here on 3reef its a nano

    love you guys though no homo
     
  7. Triggerfish

    Triggerfish Ritteri Anemone

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    either way some otocinclus wouldn't hurt, they do a good getting rid of algae and stay small.
     
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  9. sollie7

    sollie7 Millepora

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    ha.....ha.... thats funny cause Im not gay. ;D

    oh yeah love you girls too haha
     
  10. sollie7

    sollie7 Millepora

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    are those jus like mini plecos?
     
  11. Triggerfish

    Triggerfish Ritteri Anemone

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    yes, they don't get longer than an inch and a half. They are very common with expert planted aquarium keepers.
     
  12. sollie7

    sollie7 Millepora

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    ok i might get one