This tank journal began with this discussion: Raising Nerite Snails
in the shrimp and invertebrates thread.
For now I'm beginning with a shopping list for the breeding tank.
Small aquarium or 1 gallon fish bowl
-2.5 gallon Great Choice glass aquarium with glass cover. The cover is very important as I have two kittens and one of them loves playing in water...she has apparently never heard that cats don't like it.
Air Pump, air line and air stone.
-Top Fin 5 gallon air pump, line and a small air stone
Reef or Marine Saltwater Mix
-Instant Ocean Reef Crystal Mix
-not yet purchased. Needed to determine water salinity.
-not yet purchased. Even though the tank has no heater I figure I should still keep up with the temps.
-not yet purchased, but it will be crushed oyster shells for the calcium.
Small piece of Driftwood
-not yet purchased.
From what I've read this should be all that's needed for the breeding tank. Water maintenance is done with 50% water changes every three days as essentially the tank is treated like a water bowl.