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The Hawkeye Project Tank


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My ten gallon is nearly cycled and I got it planted today.  It's nearly ready to get its guinea pigs to make sure I won't murder shrimps before I put in the expensive ones I'm planning to buy.  It'll get low grade cherries in a week or two (the cherries are waiting at a neighbour's house for the tank to be ready).  I thought I'd share how pretty this tank is turning out.  

 

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I got that spiderwood for a song and the plants were all at my LFS looking a bit picked over so I got them super cheap.  Originally this was going to be an all moss tank.  Ha, I saw that flame sword and went 'well then.'  There's also a green wendtii crypt and I've actually forgotten what the other grass-like ones in the background are.  I think one is a val and I've totally forgotten on the other.  They just looked nice and I thought I'd see how it turned out.  Hopefully they all live, if not, well, they were super cheap.  The moss is just java moss.

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Yup.  Got some root tabs in there for everyone and I'm really hoping for a kind of overgrown look.  I like the effect of oversized swords in smaller tanks.  I've got a sword exploding in my 2.5 gallon right now.  I keep fairly high light (as high as I can balance without needing to put in CO2) to encourage low height and trim the longer stems in my other tank and *touch wood* so far it seems to be working out pretty well.

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I'm going to go for some blue bodied red rilis which I know aren't expensive compared to like, pintos or something, but are a pretty big investment for me.  The Hawkeye Project is going to be about attempting to balance the blue in the body with the red of the shell to get purple/purplish shrimps.  Named for the very purple Hawkeyes of Marvel comics.

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I'm going to go for some blue bodied red rilis which I know aren't expensive compared to like, pintos or something, but are a pretty big investment for me. The Hawkeye Project is going to be about attempting to balance the blue in the body with the red of the shell to get purple/purplish shrimps. Named for the very purple Hawkeyes of Marvel comics.

I was wondering if there was a connection ;)

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I was wondering if there was a connection ;)

Oh yes.  I'm a HUGE comic fan and a huge Hawkeye fan, among other characters.  My cat is Peter Parker, for example, and we may be adopting a blind kitten (he's not ready for adoption and we're not sure whether or not we can do it) who would be called Matt Meowdock if we get him.

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Oh, I have five cherries living two doors down and once I get this tank running and I'm sure everything's okay, I'm setting up my cull tank and my cherries will move to the cull tank.  I can't stand the idea of killing culls because I'm a softie.  I'm just focussing on cycling one tank at a time--not counting my low ph tank which is apparently just going to take the rest of my life to cycle.  I DESPAIR.  But ah well, I'm getting this tank going and I'm hoping it'll be ready to receive my breeding stock in late December/early January.

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