Go Back   Aquarium Advice - Aquarium Forum Community > Saltwater and Reef > Saltwater Fish Only & FOWLR
Click Here to Login

Join Aquarium Advice Today
Reply
 
Thread Tools Search this Thread Display Modes
Please support our sponsors and let them know you heard about them on AquariumAdvice.com
 
Old 06-20-2011, 11:48 AM   #1
Aquarium Advice Regular
 
Join Date: Dec 2010
Posts: 65
29 gallon mantis shrimp tank build

Well I set up the tank and have started making saltwater for it. I may pick up some substrate for it today. Was wondering.... Does anyone have any idea on what kind I should use?
Attached Thumbnails
Click image for larger version

Name:	image-1851456803.jpg
Views:	228
Size:	50.5 KB
ID:	41042  
__________________

__________________
Phillipjlael is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 06-20-2011, 12:03 PM   #2
Aquarium Advice FINatic
 
Join Date: May 2011
Posts: 833
I would suggest just some kind of live sand or crushed coral
__________________

__________________
hiltymj is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 06-20-2011, 12:04 PM   #3
Aquarium Advice FINatic
 
Join Date: May 2011
Posts: 833
Or crushed shell. Whatever it is
__________________
hiltymj is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 06-20-2011, 12:44 PM   #4
Aquarium Advice Addict
 
Join Date: Jul 2009
Location: Austin,tx
Posts: 1,699
I agree, crushed coral or shell. I suggest those because mantis can be messy. Sand might get blown around all the time. What kind of mantis you getting?
__________________
Bige is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 06-20-2011, 02:30 PM   #5
Aquarium Advice Regular
 
Join Date: Dec 2010
Posts: 65
Quote:
Originally Posted by Bige
I agree, crushed coral or shell. I suggest those because mantis can be messy. Sand might get blown around all the time. What kind of mantis you getting?
Maybe a peacock. Doesn't crushed coral hold more gunk then sand? I plan to burry a PVC pipe under what ever I end up getting for a burrow.
__________________
Phillipjlael is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 06-20-2011, 07:16 PM   #6
Aquarium Advice Regular
 
Join Date: Dec 2010
Posts: 65
Well I'm back from the lfs! I got 40lbs of aragonite 12lbs of dry rock and 5lbs of live rock to seed the dry rock. I know I'll need more but that's all I could fit into the budget at the moment. Right now I have the live rock sitting in my 46 gallon till I'm ready to use it. Now I'll let all this sit for a month and I should be ready for my shrimp!
Attached Thumbnails
Click image for larger version

Name:	image-2083035462.jpg
Views:	188
Size:	62.4 KB
ID:	41097   Click image for larger version

Name:	image-653368406.jpg
Views:	212
Size:	59.8 KB
ID:	41098  

Click image for larger version

Name:	image-2848488149.jpg
Views:	214
Size:	60.7 KB
ID:	41099  
__________________
Phillipjlael is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 06-21-2011, 02:05 AM   #7
Aquarium Advice Addict
 
Join Date: Jul 2009
Location: Austin,tx
Posts: 1,699
Crushed coral can but you have to think of it as decorative. Meaning, you clean it. Dont make it 3" think. But argonite will work.
__________________
Bige is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 06-21-2011, 02:06 AM   #8
Aquarium Advice Addict
 
Join Date: Jul 2009
Location: Austin,tx
Posts: 1,699
Peacocks are very nice looking. Get bigger than others.
__________________
Bige is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 06-21-2011, 10:25 PM   #9
Aquarium Advice Regular
 
Join Date: Dec 2010
Posts: 65
Updates picture
Attached Thumbnails
Click image for larger version

Name:	image-2152258672.jpg
Views:	193
Size:	60.8 KB
ID:	41265  
__________________
Phillipjlael is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 07-01-2011, 02:57 PM   #10
Aquarium Advice Regular
 
Join Date: Dec 2010
Posts: 65
Well sorry about no updates but here's the final rock work. Tank finally cycled. And I just got the shrimp home now and I'm acclimating him now.
Attached Thumbnails
Click image for larger version

Name:	image-2939903097.jpg
Views:	167
Size:	63.7 KB
ID:	42225   Click image for larger version

Name:	image-2088991422.jpg
Views:	177
Size:	48.2 KB
ID:	42226  

__________________

__________________
Phillipjlael is offline   Reply With Quote
Reply

Tags
29 gallon, build, mantis shrimp, rim, shrimp, shrimp tank, tan, tank build

Please support our sponsors and let them know you heard about them on AquariumAdvice.com

Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are Off
Pingbacks are Off
Refbacks are Off


Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
29 gallon mantis shrimp tank Phillipjlael Saltwater & Reef - Getting Started 6 06-18-2011 04:49 PM
Help with setting up a peacock mantis shrimp tank ReefManik Saltwater & Reef - Getting Started 22 01-04-2011 08:28 PM
I saw a mantis shrimp in my tank ! Frantic Saltwater Fish Only & FOWLR 5 06-09-2008 02:29 PM
Mantis Shrimp v. Rest of Tank OneBowl Saltwater Reef Aquaria 12 05-20-2004 05:02 PM







» Photo Contest Winners








Copyright 2002- Social Knowledge, LLC All Rights Reserved.

All times are GMT -4. The time now is 09:56 AM.


Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.8 Beta 1
Copyright ©2000 - 2017, vBulletin Solutions, Inc.