Small nano shrimp tank....

thefishdude277

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So I was lurking around a hobby store and I was looking for a case to put my scale aircraft models. When I got home, I tested it, and it didn't work... the wingspan of the plane was a bit too long...
So I flipped it over and it looked just like an aquarium!
Here are its dimensions
Length: 8.5 in
Width: 4 in
Height: 4.5
How many gallons is this? Can I keep RCS in here?

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It has a bowfront, too


 

CLam

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I don't do shrimp, but it looks like you have a half-gallon.
 

Anders247

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Yeah, that'd be okay for a few shrimp.
 
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thefishdude277

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Anders247 said:
Yeah, that'd be okay for a few shrimp.
Yes! I'm totally doing this. The "tank" is rimless and has curved corners,so it looks modern.
Hehe, it was only $4


 

Anders247

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Nice! I'd bet you'd be able to fit a small sponge filter in there too. What type of rock?
 

Tennesseecowboy

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I have something similar looking that I'm planning on putting shrimp in, only its around 3 and a half gallons Problem is, I can't seem to find any locally lol. Can't wait to see your progress though!
 
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thefishdude277

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Can I go without filtration? Since the shrimp don't produce that much bioload. I can do water changes easily, since it is a small "tank"
The rock is going to be those aquascaping ones. Still thinking....
Any heater suggestions? My house is always cold so I need one


 
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thefishdude277

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Tennesseecowboy said:
I have something similar looking that I'm planning on putting shrimp in, only its around 3 and a half gallons Problem is, I can't seem to find any locally lol. Can't wait to see your progress though!
You can always order online. But since my LFS has these, I'm getting them there.


 

Anders247

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thefishdude277 said:
Can I go without filtration? Since the shrimp don't produce that much bioload. I can do water changes easily, since it is a small "tank"
The rock is going to be those aquascaping ones. Still thinking....
Any heater suggestions? My house is always cold so I need one
Yeah, I think you can. RCS can handle lower temps too, since you are in CA I don't think that's an issue.
 
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thefishdude277

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Yea, I can just remove some water and replace it with some new water with a cup. This is what I love about small tanks.
Any heater suggestions?


 

Anders247

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See my edit.
 
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thefishdude277

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Oh....
So it is 59-61 degrees on average in my house. Is that too cold? I live in northern cal..so


 

Anders247

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Yeah, that's a bit too cold for them. Can you find one of those heater pads?
 
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thefishdude277

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Like the ones you put on your back? Or the ones that are actual heaters?


 

Anders247

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thefishdude277 said:
Like the ones you put on your back? Or the ones that are actual heaters?
Lol, the ones you put on your back. Just kidding! No, I meant the actual heaters. LOL
 
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thefishdude277

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Lol
Umm are those 2-5 gallon ones good? That's the smallest ones I could find


 

Anders247

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Yes, those are fine. You could also use a lamp to heat the water.
 
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thefishdude277

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nice....


 
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thefishdude277

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How about this one? Can I bury this under the substrate, or does it have to be above?


 

Anders247

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Good! thefishdude277, yes you can bury it under the substrate.
 
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thefishdude277

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Can it be put under the sand?


 

Anders247

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Yes, you can.
 
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thefishdude277

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Wait, nvm about the flat heater, it won't fit in the tank(lol)
I found one that is the standard tube shaped ones. It's also designed for 2-5 gallon aquariums


 

Anders247

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thefishdude277 said:
Wait, nvm about the flat heater, it won't fit in the tank(lol)
I found one that is the standard tube shaped ones. It's also designed for 2-5 gallon aquariums
That's better!
 
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thefishdude277

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Good


 

Zapfish

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thefishdude277 said:
How about this one? Can I bury this under the substrate, or does it have to be above?
Yes. I have this in my 2.5. Just make sure that there is water flow near the heater
 
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thefishdude277

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Zapfish said:
Yes. I have this in my 2.5. Just make sure that there is water flow near the heater
I don't think I need water flow, since the "tank" is small. The heat can distribute on its own.


 
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thefishdude277

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thefishdude277

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I'll go with 75. Since 82 makes their lifespan shorter. I don't want them to be so cold either


 

Bajoc

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If you use more plants you won't need filtration. But a small sponge filter would be best (be ause it also aerates)

 
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thefishdude277

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Bajoc said:
If you use more plants you won't need filtration. But a small sponge filter would be best (be ause it also aerates)
Yes, I am going to add Java moss. I don't think I need a filter anyways, since it can use a cup and scoop out some water and replace it. It's only 0.5 gallons


 

Vyvid

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I would think above to evenly distribute heat throughout the water without having to heat all the sand first (not an expert but just makes sense to me)


 

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