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Old 12-10-2012, 10:06 PM   #1
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Tim's 40 Breeder MOWLR build

I'm back at it again. For my 3rd build, I will be creating a tank to house my latest addition, a Peacock Mantis Shrimp.

I've been researching for about a month or so, so I've got a handle on their requirements which is why I finally made the leap. My current specimen is about 4-5" and residing in my 10 gallon post-frag tank.

She is eating quite well under virtually no light. My 4 bulb fixture will be too much for her.

Anyway, looking to go rimless not sure of sump or hob yet.

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Old 12-10-2012, 10:24 PM   #2
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Wow, that is beautiful. I'd like to have one someday.

Question: how do you keep other specimens in a tank with a predator like that?
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Old 12-10-2012, 10:26 PM   #3
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You don't. Everything is fair game, even other mantis. It will be by itself other than food.
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so no coral, no other inverts, no fish? are they active and usually in sight?
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It requires low light, so corals are out. Inverts and fish are all food. As far as being active. They do build burrows and usually sit at the entrance watching for predators and prey food. Mines been a busy bee since Friday building two burrows. Fun to watch.
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It requires low light, so corals are out. Inverts and fish are all food. As far as being active. They do build burrows and usually sit at the entrance watching for predators and prey food. Mines been a busy bee since Friday building two burrows. Fun to watch.
I saw a couple of these over the weekend for the first time at thatfishplace in PA. They kind of freaked me out. Very cool though, I love unique tanks. What size tank were you planning on? 10g?
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Another tank, very nice. Once again jealous. I need to buy a home so I can have the tanks I want.
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I saw a couple of these over the weekend for the first time at thatfishplace in PA. They kind of freaked me out. Very cool though, I love unique tanks. What size tank were you planning on? 10g?
It's going to be a 40 gallon breeder. Rimless if possible. Most likely a HOB filter, or maybe if I feel crazy, ill try a "Mike's algae scrubber build".

Right now she is in a 10 gallon temporarily while I build the new one. I'd never seen one in person before Saturday which is why I jumped at the chance.
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Another tank, very nice. Once again jealous. I need to buy a home so I can have the tanks I want.
This was should be very low maintenance and low cost as I don't need an expensive light. I've got plenty of rock in a box. Planning a HOB, and no other livestock.

I hope it goes as smoothly as planned.

My biggest fear is finding a house. Then I'll have to move all my tanks from my apartment! LOL.
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is a 40 gal too big for one shrimp?
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