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Blue Neo colony, 10 gallon, Start to finish.


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Starting a new tank for Blue Neos. I found a killer deal on black friday and purchased 15 "blues", some of which were black and rili's. The store is holding them until my water is stable. 

The tank was seeded with 6-7 Gallons of water from my existing Neo colony, a filter media bag and decomposing leaves from the Orange Colony. Plants were also taken from established tanks.

 

So far so good. 

 

Tank Size:
10 gallon Aqueon complete kit.

Co2:
None

Lighting: 
Aqueon 10 gallon LED hood

Filter: 
Aqueon 10 gallon HOB filter

Heater: 
Fluval 100w digital heater (trust this way more then the 10 gallon nightmare heater they had in the kit.)

Substrate: 
1" of CaribSea Eco Complete Planted Aquarium Substrate.
1.5" of Imaginarium white sand.

Hardscape: 
1  Unknown Rock "A"
2 Unknown Rock "B"
1 Unknown wooden log

Plants: 
6 Green Crypt
4 Red Crypt
1 Dwarf Sag
1 large Water Sprite, 2 small Water Sprite
Duckweed

Fish: 
None

Inverts: 
4 Ghost Shrimp (Cycling tank and being a water monitor) 
7 Malaysian Trumpet Snails
15 Blue Neocaridina Shrimp (pending cycle)
 

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Typically yes, but where I'm from, everything needs a heater. My bathroom was 50° the other night. 

 

I'm in New Hampshire, in a very unreliable appartment (as far as heating goes) so if you don't have one for emergency sake, you'll loose his and inverts to crazy swings. The summer brings the opposite end of the spectrum out with crazy temps. Even in the fall months, we'd come home to 85° room temp occasionally.

 

Much appreciated though!!

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