Buy it and plant it, use CO2 to help grow the individual plants and then resell the plants....the money will finance your shrimp collection which you can keep in smaller breeding tanks.
I have a 4 ft long x 1ft x 1 ft that I planted with just a few vals (dwarf, corkscrew) some Cabomba and a few different mosses on mesh squares and riccia. I added a T5 light and some CO2. That was in August.
My tank is now so overrun with vals, cabomba, moss growing out the ying yang, that I have to now set up another tank to move the Taiwans into, because they can't find one another
Im going to just keep this tank for plants and use my smaller 8 gallon 12 x 12 x 12 for the Taiwans. Ive figured out how to keep the PH below 6 so thats good for them and CRS too.
Thats a good idea as I am also one week all about plants and next week all about the shrimp.
Why would it be too much? More water = more stable parameters.
Yes more water will help keep is stable. Im thinking too much in the sense of is it neccessary. Of coarse anything will be better off in a bigger body of water. But like hedge fund says, people look at him like he has 10 head with 3 fish tanks with no fish. I know how it feels, the first question is always, "Do you eat them? It must take a whole bunch to make a meal."
You should just let your Multiple Tank Syndrome flourish - don't treat it!
Your right. My shrimp tank substate is getting to be ayear old.. And with the couple threads going on now about spent sub and adding sub to existing sub makes me want to ditch the 20g and start a new tank just because of the old sub. But your right, I might just let the shrimp be and do a fish planted tank. Havent had a fish tank in a few years. i seen some pics of triple reds and german rams that I fell inlove with. Ive never seen or heard of them but have been out of the fish game for a while.
so does selling plants/cherries really pay off? i was thinking about it... apparently my shrimp are horndogs... in the 50 days i've had them they have all given birth once and someone twice .. and they are all berried now.
and apparently while i can't grow a houseplant (i forget to water them) i'm good with aquarium plants (except java moss..that just sort of 'hangs out' and does nothing).
+1 We don't really have the publicity or push that some Asian countries have for shrimp. There- people can pay over a thousand dollars for one very nice shrimp. Here- people in general just don't have the same mindset.
Lots of members just feed off their extras to their angelfish or goldfish, etc. Some arrange credit with a local pet store to help cut expenses.
Ya I think its more of a hassle to post/sell/pack/ship things. I usually take plants/moss out, take pics of them planning on doing a raok and end up just giving the stuff to my friend that has little exp with aquatics. He's all into aquaculture and horticulture. He perfers plants ontop of the tank rather than inside