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post #1 of 9 (permalink) Old 02-28-2013, 07:39 PM Thread Starter
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Shrimp tank substrate

Hey so I'm planning on converting my 10g into a shrimp tank.. I currently have plants and eco-complete substrate. Should I keep it the way it is or tear it dow and go wother shrimp stratum?

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post #2 of 9 (permalink) Old 02-28-2013, 07:55 PM
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What shrimps do you plan to keep? How's your tap water?
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What shrimps do you plan to keep? How's your tap water?
Something that's popular and that I could sell easily.... As per tap water I will test after work

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Cherry shrimp are common, easy, and if you have good stock, sell easily though they are cheap, you won't make much. Sand or Black Diamond blasting media works great.

Many of the nicer shrimp will require a buffering media unless you're water is already ideal.

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Cherry shrimp are common, easy, and if you have good stock, sell easily though they are cheap, you won't make much. Sand or Black Diamond blasting media works great.

Many of the nicer shrimp will require a buffering media unless you're water is already ideal.
What are some of the more popular high demand shrimps?

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I'd start with some kind of neos as your first shrimp... cardinia are more difficult to keep.

Once you successfully keep those and have them breeding, then think about something more "difficult"
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I'd start with some kind of neos as your first shrimp... cardinia are more difficult to keep.

Once you successfully keep those and have them breeding, then think about something more "difficult"
Well ive already kept cherries, amanio, ghost and a flower shrimp. But I'm looking to get some breeding going


And how does one not stress the shrimp out if I'm doing a water change but their ph is different from my tap water?

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Match the pH of the new water BEFORE you add it to the tank.

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What shrimps do you plan to keep? How's your tap water?
this tap water sat out over night before i took the measurements

GH - 80ppm
KH- 80ppm
Ph -7.5

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