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AlexXx 03-01-2010 04:53 PM

AlexXx's 10g Shrimparium
 
AlexXx’s 10g Shrimparium
This tank is intended for my first attempts at breeding shrimp. I will of course start with Red Cherry Shrimp, because from my research they seem to be the easiest to care for and the fastest to procreate! I tore down my old 10 gallon of female betta fish, added Eco Complete substrate and all the same plants, and a few from my 2.5 gallon which looks relatively bare now. I am still considering a fore ground plant, but I don’t know. I have 2x10 tube day light bulbs, and am using DIY Co2 with a diffuser. I have a single betta in there just for cycling purposes. Im using the same filter media so hopefully the cycling process will go quick so I can add the shrimp soon!
Please give me some advice on a foreground plant and any other scaping advice, I just kinda through stuff in there and I think it came out great. The back left rock was supposed to be just to hold done one of the thicker pieces of wood, but I ended up liking it after a day. Any advice is good advice!
I really don’t know most of the same of the plants, or I would write them down. Thanks for looking! Enjoy :D


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Sorry for the awful quality pictures my g/f's camera is terrible, and i dont own one. :(

i love planted tanks 03-01-2010 08:23 PM

good start,let it grow in and it will be a very nice tank:)

ThatPlantedAquariumGuy 03-05-2010 07:25 PM

Really liking the tank so far! It'll be interesting to see what it looks like once it matures a bit more!

dacrax07 03-05-2010 11:40 PM

I have a feeling that that driftwood will look great once everything grows in. Nice looking piece. Your betta will love that 10g tank.

AlexXx 03-06-2010 10:15 PM

Update: March 6

I added a few things. I put a sponge on the filter in excitement for shrimp eventually. I add some stuff from my 2.5 gallon that i cracked.... :angryfire
I put some riccia on some stones and slate, thanks to a cut up loofah netting it down. There was some growth in the moss on the right side so i moved a bit to the leftside behind the flame moss branch. I also added a few pinches of UG to see how that works, hope it grows! Oh and a few stems of blyxa! I ve got a whole lot of brown algae on the stems and leaves, its bothering me but i hope it goes away when the tank establishes better. Pics :D

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BeachBum2012 03-06-2010 11:09 PM

Looks like you're off to a good start. The drift wood looks great.

ZooTycoonMaster 03-07-2010 12:19 AM

That's a very cool piece of wood. I think it'll look great when it fills in:)

AlexXx 03-07-2010 01:58 AM

Its four pieces of wood that Indignation on here gave me to, i love them!

R33 GTR 03-20-2010 01:13 PM

i love that moss ball a the coner looks like a small hill

AlexXx 03-21-2010 01:03 AM

Ya i cut it open and spread it out. Thanks!

Sorry i have not updated in a while, the tank is doing great! Lots of green growth, I added 3 ottos and 2 snails that hitched with the ottos, haha. So my Algae is decreased alot and no longer have any of that crappy brown diatoms stuff. My girlfriends camera broke so i cant update with pictures... which makes me sad... but ill try to as soon as we get this camera thing figured out. I hope to have shrimp in there by next weekend.

tak13 03-21-2010 04:04 AM

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Originally Posted by AlexXx (Post 1026228)
Ya i cut it open and spread it out. Thanks!

Sorry i have not updated in a while, the tank is doing great! Lots of green growth, I added 3 ottos and 2 snails that hitched with the ottos, haha. So my Algae is decreased alot and no longer have any of that crappy brown diatoms stuff. My girlfriends camera broke so i cant update with pictures... which makes me sad... but ill try to as soon as we get this camera thing figured out. I hope to have shrimp in there by next weekend.

Hey, I have those brown stuff stick on my tank wall and plants. How do you get rid of them?

AlexXx 03-21-2010 04:40 AM

Oto Catfish! They suck it right off!

tak13 03-21-2010 05:35 AM

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Originally Posted by AlexXx (Post 1026390)
Oto Catfish! They suck it right off!

Would it fit 6 gallon tank?
and Do they eat shrimp?

AlexXx 03-21-2010 03:36 PM

no no they are tiny and u only need like 2, they will ONLY eat algae and diatoms. They also love driftwood fuzz. lol.

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R33 GTR 03-21-2010 03:54 PM

I have 5 on a 10gal


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