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post #1 of 20 (permalink) Old 04-09-2013, 02:49 AM Thread Starter
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building a breeder rack on a ten gallon...

i started selecting some shrimp to breed, and decided that i didnt want to take up more space. so, i set this up:


i just put breeder boxes on the ten gallon i already had. since i only want to pick out a few, i figured i can leave all the rest in the tank, pull out my breeders, and treat the rest as culls. later on, ill move the offspring into their own five gallon, and will probably do the same with it. cheap, easy, and i can go along selectively breeding only the best shrimp, treating the general population as culls. should work, they are in the same water as the rest of them, and it gets changed constantly.

plus, since i am finding random mutations showing up in single shrimp, i dont miss a chance on the possibility of developing a new morph.
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what kind of breeder box is that i like the square shape of those
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I have never had luck with breeder boxes and shrimp... They always find a way out...
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so are they just in still water? with no filter?
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Is that algae or moss?

How I feel about non-planted aquariums.
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what kind of breeder box is that i like the square shape of those
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I think those are marina small boxes

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I have never had luck with breeder boxes and shrimp... They always find a way out...
gotta use SS mesh as the outlet guard, once i did it...no one escaped lol

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Is that algae or moss?
lol looks like hair algae. Either way shrimp love it.
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That's one dirty tank (in a good way). You have 2 lamp for a 10g that's over kill, unless you are trying to grow algae.

Those are small size Marina breeder box? I got 2 large one it's better fit for a 10g.

Here something I did to my breeder box that you might consider to get rid of all those air pump noises.

Buy or find in goodwill/flee market the cheap fountain decorative. Pull out its pump and connect to the breeder box intake.


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How do you grow algae like that? Looks interesting.
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How do you grow algae like that? Looks interesting.
believe it or not, i stapled the algae to a log and then just pulled it all off every time it grew about an inch long. after a few weeks, it was coming in really thick, all the bald spots had filled in.



first its grown floating:


then i cleat it up a bit and cut it into sheets:


after that, as long as you keep a light on it and dont put it in with any of your plants (algae only tank) it will behave like a moss. its perfect for shrimp, its cheap, doesn't look too bad, and it pulls ammonia out of the water faster than moss. i like it.

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You have 2 lamp for a 10g that's over kill, unless you are trying to grow algae.
im ALWAYS trying to grow algae i have just about gotten down to an art now. i makes the algae do me bidding.
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Where did you get the SS mesh for the spillway? I've been using sections of filter padding but it clogs real fast.
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Those clamp lights look dangerous?
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Where did you get the SS mesh for the spillway? I've been using sections of filter padding but it clogs real fast.
I buuy the ss mesh from either fleabay or some ppl here and cut it into the shape i need.
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if you want some of that algae i got some. mine started from moss balls. the set spores in my tank and since then i get tons of the hair/thread/matt algae

bananariot, what is the pump i have one but its way to strong and mine is for a small desk top fountian can you give the specs on it please
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nvmI guess it was just the angle it looked like your beeder box was a gutted hob filter

Also what's with people using cladophora and Utricularia Gibba in their shrimp tanks?
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