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post #31 of 130 (permalink) Old 11-13-2011, 07:59 AM Thread Starter
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Since the tank gets quite dirty (from almost 0 WC), I decided to do a tank cleaning today. 50% WC and minor rescape.

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post #32 of 130 (permalink) Old 11-17-2011, 05:04 PM Thread Starter
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Another shrimp died today. suspect: hydra stung him and while he is paralysed, his shrimp buddies came and eat him alive. im not going to buy anymore shrimps. if these guys die off, im making the tank a friggin danio tank
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Left with 4 shrimps now.

I thought I make a comment about the plants now. The DHG is growing albeit slowly. The moss is picking up great. And the rotala singapore is a weed.

It is so hard to scape a small 3.5G. I am still not happy with how it looks. Perhaps it needs some DW, or branches.. i don't know still thinkin.
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No! Keep your shrimp tank a shrimp tank!

From looking at other people's tanks they seem to have some piece of diagonal DW or branch or something that divdes the tank and creates vertical space for the shrimp to swim on. If you can't find some good DW, cholla cactus is GREAT (like frosted flakes if you know what I mean)! You can tie it up to whatever shape you want and then cover up those sections with moss. I have some pictures if you'd like to see :]. But cholla wood is cheaper too, but I think it's out of season now.

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The 4 of them are still doing ok it seems... I am going to look for some male shrimps tomorrow. I also just transfered 2 CAEs (from my 10g) into this tank (my 10g now has 2 healthy otos).

The lights on the shrimp tank don't have a timer yet, so sometimes i forgot to turn it off overnight, and hence, lots of green hair algae is growing on the walls. Already the 2 CAEs are clearing them up. The CAEs are quite big though.. about 3 inch and 2.5inch each from nose to tip of tail.

I guess I got bored with just 4 shrimps. I need to breed them.....
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Guess your house must be big since there's no way I can forget to turn off my tanks lights since they are in my bedroom :p. If you want to keep it a strictly shrimp tank (you should haha) get some amano shrimps. Those things love hair algae. Sadly they don't breed.

But getting a nice piece of diagonal cholla wood would really help with scaping ideas!

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My house ain't that big... in my country, most of normal citizens' houses is as big as American house's kitchen only. Im not kidding! But, just that the shrimp tank is in my 7'x7' SOHO.... and i keep door closed.

Anyway, both of the CAEs are doing superb job of cleaning up the shrimp tank... its really clear now.

Here's one of the ladies...
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Here is the tank's condition as of now..... The DHG grow very slowly... the mosses are doing great though...

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Here is the tank's condition as of now..... The DHG grow very slowly... the mosses are doing great though...
Are you adding ferts? Not sure how much the CAE's poop but shrimp poop definitely won't help anything but moss grow.

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Im not dosing ferts in here.. Really worried if the fert would harm the shrimps. Anyway tomorrow am going to get male rcs. I m thinking to get some amanos as well for my 10g...
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Ferts are fine as long as you don't over dose by like 700%. And try not to dump it on top of a shrimp either :P. That might kill that single one. But as long as you diffuse it (I inject mine into the soil directly using a VERY SCARY and LONG needle) the shrimps will be completely safe!

I'd only get 1 or 2 amanos. Those things poop like crazy.

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Thanks for the heads up on the amanos..

I'll wait till my shrimps breed first before I try dosing ferts.

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If you wanna keep it like that your'e gonna have to pay haha. Or you're gonna turn into a "Enthusiast" at 500+ posts.

I wanna hit 1000!!!

Fish Shrimp tanks are like cups of coffee, one is never enough.

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If you wanna keep it like that your'e gonna have to pay haha. Or you're gonna turn into a "Enthusiast" at 500+ posts.

I wanna hit 1000!!!
Not very long now for u to reach that 1000.....
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Okaayyy.. here i am being me... i rescaped!!
Ditched the rock, since it is obviously too big for the tank.
took the DW from my 10g, break it into some pieces... and put it in the shrimp tank

I also went to another LFS to get some more females and males. I specifically ask for males, so I hope they are indeed males... I can't really tell.. they are colorless for sure.. but not sure about the saddle.. seems like they have it a bit.. i don't know.. just wait and see I guess.. lets all pray for some berried shrimps.

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