Hello all. I recently re-set-up on an old 3 gallon JBJ pico tank I had lying around. I am really wanting to put some tiger shrimp in it but have somewhat of a dilemma. One of the pieces of the wood in the tank has some "rust" on it as can be seen the picture below. This is from a stupid decision to hang it with suction cups and nails in an old tank (didn't think to use stainless nails at first ). I don't think my amanos or bamboo shrimp had any problems with it in my 55 but this is a much smaller tank and I am not sure if this could be harmful to small shrimp!!! I am thinking of drilling holes in the wood here or replacing it if need be but I kind of like the piece as is. Tell me what ya think or if there is anyway to test the water to see if the metal is harmful…
Tank so far
Tank has stock light, deep blue nano filter, and no heater.
Plants thus far:
Dwarf chain swords
Bucephalandra Black Kedagang
…looking into some good low tech ground covers, suggestions welcome.
Sorry for the crappy cell phone pics!
I may try to catch your fish if they are big enough First PT- 55G