Planted Tank Enthusiast
Join Date: Feb 2012
Location: Citrus Heights, CA
Happy new year indeed!
Guess I just wanted to gloat a little haha and ask a couple of questions. So this snow has been fairly profitable for me, I decided to treat myself for all that hard work lol. I kinda went on a small buying spree. In the past couple days I have purchased a 150gpd PWC ro/di unit, 9L of ADA African, a duel sponge filter, a tds pen, and finally some Nutrafin African Cichlid Conditioner. Call it a late Christmas and a happy new year!
I already have a air pump and aqua clear 20 HOB. I also have a ten gallon tank sitting around but am contemplating buying a 20 long as I hear it is more stable. Do all the serious shrimp keepers on here find that to be a fact?
Next thing is I need to grab a canister filter, think I get another Rena as I like it a little better. This brings me to an under gravel filter. Do they really help that much. Keep in mind I want to keep some higher end bees in here way down the road. I will be starting out with some CBS to get a hang of this whole shrimp keeping jive.
My son Mason is due to be here February 18th so I will be waiting till the spring/ summer to actually set this bad boy up. I really do not want to have a freshly set up tank to worry about when he arrives, just buying all the parts now before money becomes super tight. The lower maintnence involved with shrimp tanks is what has really helped me decide. I already have 2 high tech tanks and a turtle tank going on, another high maintnence tank is just out of the question. A tank that only requires once a month water change almost sounds to good to be true.
I will be keeping this tank as low tech as possible. I also have a 30" t5no light kicking around. This light is good for moss and that's about it. Which will be perfect for me as I have a bunch of miss kicking around I will use.
That's about it for now. If anyone has any advice for me please feel free to share. With a new born I want to try to keep stuff as easy as possible. Really got the shrimp bug bad right now. Thanks for the advice all of you have shares on this forum already.