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post #316 of 363 (permalink) Old 06-02-2013, 04:09 AM
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Awesome tank! Do you have any tips on how to keep goldens happy and breeding in such a small tank?
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Thanks - both of the tanks in this journal are fairly easy to maintain.

With any kind of shrimp, stability is key. Keep parameters where they need to be, don't allow evaporation to become an issue and thin the herd when necessary.

I find auto top-off kits to be a handy tool. Since I don't have ATOs on these two tanks, I just do top-offs every day with RO.
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Cool! Thanks for the tip! I I also imagine that temperature stability might also be an obstacle. Do you have any advice on that. Thanks for the help by the way. I want to set up a 4 gallon cube but also want to be able to breed shrimp in it so I need to get all the advice I can
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Best advice I can give is start reading through the Shrimp section of the forum. Start with the sticky.

Depending upon the shrimp you keep, temperature may not be an issue. But if it is, cooling fans are a cheap way to go.
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This tank continues to make me happy:



This one, while not neglected, doesn't receive the attention it deserves:



Thinking about moving the second tank to a tank rack upstairs so I'll be able to look at it more frequently. I originally created the scape to be viewed from above, as the tank is just a few inches off the floor. But I'm thinking it would look better if it were eye level.
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I'm almost shocked a cardinia species is breeding for you in a 3gal tank. They still look great though.

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Water quality/parameter stability = key.
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Water quality/parameter stability = key.
They probably won't breed in my spec because the params fluctuate too much for my liking.

I will say I don't think I've seen them breed in anything smaller than 3G though.

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I've got PRLs breeding like roaches in 2.11gal cubes.

Really do think it boils down to environment. I run my tanks for ages before adding shrimp, always have tons of moss and keep things stable.

Forgot to add this: If you run a Spec, that's the PERFECT tank for using an auto top-off system because it can be hidden in the back of the tank. Have you thought of adding one?
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Just got the long tweezers out to remove what I thought was a deceased Golden.

Grabbed for it.

BAM!

A very much alive shrimp popped out of the shell.

That was a close call.
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Om Nom Nom time!



Babies are all over the place:

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Finding lots of babies in both tanks:






Wasn't expecting them in the PRL tank.
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Nice looking shrimp, Jake. I may have to purchase some of your culls in the future

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What kinds of moss do you have in those pics? They look great.

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mosspearl: Which tank? One has Christmas Moss, one has Fissdens, Java, stringy, et al.
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