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Do you add any ferts or anything? Shrimp don't have much bioload so I'm wondering if I'd be okay just leaving some very low tech plants in a tank with just shrimp.
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Do you add any ferts or anything? Shrimp don't have much bioload so I'm wondering if I'd be okay just leaving some very low tech plants in a tank with just shrimp.
Most of my planted vases get a *very* weak (about 1/10th the normal dosing rate) solution of Pfertz micro/macro solution every week or two. I didn't fertilize at all on this one for the first six months and the plants did okay. With this very low dosing I still get the very slow growth I want but better color and stronger root system.
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I really like your shrimp cylinder. I'm thinking about starting one (or more). I'm having trouble deciding on a shape. I'd like as much room as possible in a small space. Do the shrimp move up and down the column in your cylinder or do they stay more toward the bottom?

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I really like your shrimp cylinder. I'm thinking about starting one (or more). I'm having trouble deciding on a shape. I'd like as much room as possible in a small space. Do the shrimp move up and down the column in your cylinder or do they stay more toward the bottom?
My shrimps hang out all over the places .. sometimes they're chilling at the bottom, sometimes they're on the branch, and sometimes feed up-side-down from top. They're very active
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Thanks, svn2k. That opens up my options since they're so active.

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