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Old 11-29-2014, 04:35 PM   #1
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Fluval edge mantis tank

My brother left for college so I cleaned out his fluval edge (6gal) that was in his room. I'm planning on putting a mantis shrimp in (neogonodactylus breedini) maxes out at about 2.5 inches. I'm gonna use a zoomed 501 filter and about 5lbs of LR. So my main question is, what should I use as filter media? And how often should I perform a WC if I feed clams every other day?

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Old 12-02-2014, 11:19 AM   #2
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Mantis shrimp get huge zebra mantis shrimp get like 15 inches long peacocks also get very big


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Old 12-02-2014, 11:22 AM   #3
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Sorry didn't read the hole post just seen mantis shrimp and 6 gallon aquarium. I was thinking it would be a peacock mantis


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they are extremely messy and i wouldnt even put one in that tank.
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this species maxes out at 2.5 inches

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Some people refer to it as a carribean rock mantis

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http://www.ucmp.berkeley.edu/arthrop...name=n_bredini

This is a reliable site and it states the minimum tank size as being 20l(roughly 5.5gallons). My question was what filter media to use in the zoomed cannister. Because I know I don't have a lot of room for LR or a skimmer in such a small setup.

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This is the tank if anyone was curious. It's been cycling for a few days.

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I don't know much about canister filters. I would do some macro algae and some plants in the display


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