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post #1 of 15 (permalink) Old 01-03-2013, 11:44 PM Thread Starter
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My first RCS tank

Well I started my first shrimp tank. It has been cycling for months now. Finally got it planted about a couple weeks ago.
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post #2 of 15 (permalink) Old 01-03-2013, 11:46 PM Thread Starter
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Brought it to work today and set it up on my desk. Un-bunched my micro swords and now come Monday I will be adding my RCS.
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post #3 of 15 (permalink) Old 01-04-2013, 09:23 PM Thread Starter
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Got 5 RCS today! And a mystery plant in the back left corner..?
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They have survived 5 days now and are happy little guys! They like to eat and play all day!
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post #5 of 15 (permalink) Old 01-09-2013, 01:37 PM
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It looks like you don't have a prefilter for your filter. You need that to keep shrimp, especially baby shrimp, out of the filter.

What tank is this? I been wondering. Nice start.
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Thanks! I will have to look into a prefilter. I've been watching to see if they would try to get in there but so far so good. I am sure if/when I get babies they would prob get into it so I will have to figure something out. Nylons or something?

I have no clue as to the brand of the tank. I bought the whole package off CL for $15..
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Looks great. You'll have hundreds in no time. They breed like rabbits.
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post #8 of 15 (permalink) Old 01-09-2013, 06:34 PM Thread Starter
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Great! I cannot wait! So a question about a prefilter: Does this limit the filter? It seems as if you wouldn't suck up as much waste and whatnot as without one?
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Great! I cannot wait! So a question about a prefilter: Does this limit the filter? It seems as if you wouldn't suck up as much waste and whatnot as without one?
It doesn't limit it that much. Its on most shrimp tanks so I would think you are good with a prefilter on.
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And if you use a sponge prefilter, you're providing mega grazing for them.
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Looks great. You'll have hundreds in no time. They breed like rabbits.
They sure do! I just caught them in action! hahaha "Mount up!"
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And if you use a sponge prefilter, you're providing mega grazing for them.
+1 on the sponge filter! You don't want all their hard work to go to waste :P
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+1 on the sponge filter! You don't want all their hard work to go to waste :P
Yeah, I plan to get one today on lunch break. Thanks for the advice!
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Didn't see it stated but the Fluval Edge prefilter sponge is excellent. Should be a couple dollars or so. I always find shrimp on there at any given time.
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post #15 of 15 (permalink) Old 01-17-2013, 07:01 PM Thread Starter
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So I got the pre-filter on after just having to cut out the middle a bit but I think it's a perfect fit! Thanks for the advice!

I got a pic of the biggest and smallest shrimp in the tank currently. The small guy is usually hard to notice unless your looking for him.

The last pic is what I thought was a pregnant shrimp but after googling and looking at images maybe I am just wishful thinking?
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