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    Dear readers, I have started a new tank on Saturday 15th 2011. The Ibaraki Akadama which I used as gravel is said to be extra hard grain. Grain size is medium, color warm brown.

    Dimensions: 80 cm width, 30 cm depth, 35 cm height, Glass is 6 mm
    Gravel: Ibaraki Akadama
    Undergravel Filter
    Eheim Canister 2224, adapted to the UGF
    one driftwood with weeping moss
    stock: to be chosen
    lighting: 1 x 18W cold white
    first fill with tap water: pH 7.5 / GH 15 / KH 12
    WP after 48 hours / 2 days:
    pH 6.2-6.4

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    Your soooo lucky mate!

    Looks fantastic.

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    Quote Originally Posted by imke_j View Post
    Eheim Canister 2213, adapted to the UGF
    can you to explain process for this please?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Aus View Post
    can you to explain process for this please?
    There is not much to explain: I simply hooked the inlet pipe from the canister to the pipe coming from the undergravel filter. If the pipes have different sizes, you can use adapters from Eheim, and reduce size. I additionally use a sponge filter to cover all fittings and make it shrimplet-safe.

    P.s. The canister is a 2224 ( and not a 2213)

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    is it best way for filter shrimp tank?
    or to air pipe sponge filter ok to?
    i appreciate advice for this question thankyou

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    Quote Originally Posted by Aus View Post
    is it best way for filter shrimp tank?
    or to air pipe sponge filter ok to?
    i appreciate advice for this question thankyou
    There is not BEST filtration for a shrimp tank, it must simply suit to your tank and fully run the nitrification cycle. I suggest you open a new thread for your question and give some more details on what you have planned. Besides, this article might be good as basic lecture:
    http://www.shrimpnow.com/content.php...pes-of-Filters

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    Imke very good idea.
    Here in my country is the closest thing akadama Tokoname, but the price is higher than if I buy a special substrate for shrimp.
    The sack of 10 kilos is 25 Euros without counting the cost of transport.
    So discard the idea.
    But this is much harder akadama, that has been treated in an oven at temperatures of 1200C , which prevents the akadama time apart, and go all the soil from clumping.

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    Awesome setup, Imke. Do you plan on adding anything to increase oxygen content? Air-driven sponge or raising the spraybar over the water line?

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    Quote Originally Posted by mordalphus View Post
    Awesome setup, Imke. Do you plan on adding anything to increase oxygen content? Air-driven sponge or raising the spraybar over the water line?
    Yes, I do plan an additionally air driven sponge, with is now used for a temporarily oto home. As I have been tied up with some private tasks lately, I just wanted to let the Ibaraki tank run for a week and fix all what misses now then

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    Ahh, great! Can't wait to see what you end up doing with this tank

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