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02-07-2013 08:41 PM
mosspearl Thanks, svn2k. That opens up my options since they're so active.
02-07-2013 07:29 PM
svn2k
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I really like your shrimp cylinder. I'm thinking about starting one (or more). I'm having trouble deciding on a shape. I'd like as much room as possible in a small space. Do the shrimp move up and down the column in your cylinder or do they stay more toward the bottom?
My shrimps hang out all over the places .. sometimes they're chilling at the bottom, sometimes they're on the branch, and sometimes feed up-side-down from top. They're very active
02-07-2013 06:50 AM
mosspearl I really like your shrimp cylinder. I'm thinking about starting one (or more). I'm having trouble deciding on a shape. I'd like as much room as possible in a small space. Do the shrimp move up and down the column in your cylinder or do they stay more toward the bottom?
02-06-2013 10:43 PM
Knotyoureality
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Do you add any ferts or anything? Shrimp don't have much bioload so I'm wondering if I'd be okay just leaving some very low tech plants in a tank with just shrimp.
Most of my planted vases get a *very* weak (about 1/10th the normal dosing rate) solution of Pfertz micro/macro solution every week or two. I didn't fertilize at all on this one for the first six months and the plants did okay. With this very low dosing I still get the very slow growth I want but better color and stronger root system.
02-06-2013 09:50 PM
Wicket_lfe Do you add any ferts or anything? Shrimp don't have much bioload so I'm wondering if I'd be okay just leaving some very low tech plants in a tank with just shrimp.
02-06-2013 09:25 PM
svn2k Boiled some some spinach leaves for my shrimps and after they're done, the snails had a mini orgy:

01-30-2013 05:06 AM
Knotyoureality Bowls seem to be the most common shape folks reach for, but I actually prefer cylinders and straighter sided vessels--they don't distort the view as much and they're much easier to plant with the substrate being the same level throughout.

It's a little addictive though--I have a hard time shopping for anything without evaluating every glass container as a potential planted vase!

Have you thought about adding any stems to yours?
01-30-2013 04:46 AM
tex627 That is pretty amazing that those shrimp are doing well in that glass!
01-30-2013 12:56 AM
svn2k
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I'm still amazed that my smallest shrimp "tank" is doing so well. Going on a year now with two of the original three cherry shrimp culls (had one jump ship--landing successfully in another planted bowl a few inches over and below this one!).

3"h x4"diameter bowl (stemmed wineglass)

Awesome! That was my original intention, something small, but ended up with the cylinder vase because it was a good deal
01-30-2013 12:41 AM
GMYukonon24s Nice stemmed wineglass.
01-29-2013 09:29 PM
Knotyoureality I'm still amazed that my smallest shrimp "tank" is doing so well. Going on a year now with two of the original three cherry shrimp culls (had one jump ship--landing successfully in another planted bowl a few inches over and below this one!).

3"h x4"diameter bowl (stemmed wineglass)

01-29-2013 08:02 PM
svn2k
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+1 on doing at least a small weekly waterchange. 10-20% will help offset the problems caused by evaporation.

A trick I've found that works well for scrubbing the walls down on these is to wrap a bit of loose floss around the end of a heavy bamboo skewer--the floss compacts a bit to conform to the rounded sides and is just abrasive enough to be able to scrub any algae build up off the walls.
Thanks for the tips.

It seems that the massive # of snails are helping.. I have not seen any death and they're molting and breeding.
01-29-2013 05:59 PM
Wicket_lfe nice! yours is much nicer than mine, even though my shrimp don't mind the utter neglect. they just keep molting. lol
01-29-2013 05:03 PM
Knotyoureality +1 on doing at least a small weekly waterchange. 10-20% will help offset the problems caused by evaporation.

A trick I've found that works well for scrubbing the walls down on these is to wrap a bit of loose floss around the end of a heavy bamboo skewer--the floss compacts a bit to conform to the rounded sides and is just abrasive enough to be able to scrub any algae build up off the walls.
01-29-2013 02:06 PM
GMYukonon24s Nice cylinder!
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