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.
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.
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.