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Co2 and shrimp breeding

CO2 can slow down shrimp breeding.. but it makes plants happy (yes i know its hard to win both battles)

I plan on using a low bubble count of CO2 in my tank to try and keep the CO2 happy and not disturb the shrimp to much. ( i still want the colony to breed/expand!)

Is it better to only run co2 when the lights are on or best to leave it on 24/7 to have a more consistent PH?

This will be a OEBT tank.

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post #2 of 11 (permalink) Old 01-12-2014, 06:16 AM
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when the lights are off, plants will intake oxygen instead of CO2, not sure if that will affect the shrimps at night when the lights are off.
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It will as naturally your tanks ph is lower when the lights are off if your tank is planted, when lights are in your ph will be higher because the plants will suck out all the co2 at night the will release some co2 and intake o2 creating the lower co2


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Makes sense.. I will keep it on a timer then.. so far the only real plant is a carpet of HC...
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you should run a small airstone @ night also.will really help the plants and shrimp.
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I've always had a difficult time breeding Neo's with my tap water because the pH is so high. However, I did manage to get some berried Amanos in my 20 long because the pH was more around 7, they never were berried in any other tanks I had them in either, which leads me to believe that the Co2 caused the pH to drop enough for them to want to breed.

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I do have a small air pump. As long as it's not to loud (tank on dresser) I'll set it up at night
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My cherry shrimps try to get tipsy off of the Co2. They breed like crazy in my high tech tank.




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I have cherry shrimp sits on the top of the diffuser and sucking up all Co2, probably getting drunk. I reduced mine to almost nothing, shrimps are my priority.
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haha that video is kinda funny.. hes all over that diffuser.. there must be some good stuff growing on it
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They breed like crazy in my tank, and I doubt the Co2 is stressing them out. I find no noticeable behaviour change when the Co2 kicks on and when it's off.

Oh well, there is one difference, they love the Co2!!!

I moved on to the fluval Co2 diffuser with a wider circular base, now 3 - 5 gather at time and get their groove on.



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