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silvertiger3450 12-27-2012 02:32 PM

nano tank help
 
what is a good nano tank specifically to keep cherry shrimp. under 10 gallons.

bitFUUL 12-27-2012 02:50 PM

You can practically keep cherries in a flower vase, they are pretty undemanding.

Knotyoureality 12-27-2012 05:30 PM

Yep, my smallest planted vessel with cherry shrimp is a friggin' wine glass. Added them as juvies, thinned 'em out as they matured to a final male/female pair. The female just saddled last week.

More realistically--I've got breeding populations in several 1.5-2g planted vases. No-filters, no heaters. Going like gangbusters.

silvertiger3450 12-27-2012 05:31 PM

how do you have a filter then.
are plastic tanks as good as glass?

Knotyoureality 12-27-2012 05:42 PM

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Originally Posted by silvertiger3450 (Post 2126984)
how do you have a filter then.
are plastic tanks as good as glass?

No filters, no pumps, no nada. A couple inches of flourite, some driftwood, 50-75% of the bottom planted, a variety of floaters and a high lumen bulb in an adjustable reading lamp to supplement indirect sunlight as needed.

TINY daily feedings to prevent fouling the water, 1x weekly 20-30% waterchange, I thin out the floaters and prune as needed at the same time. Twice a month or so I use a floss wrapped swab to scrub down any algae/diatoms that have built up on the glass. That's it.

While I like my acrylic aquariums but for a planted vase I really prefer glass. The extra weight can help provide stability and is a better insulator, there's no worry about the plastic leaching anything into the water and glass is easier to keep clean.

Haven't updated 'em in awhile, but I've got quite a few examples of my no-tech tanks in my albums.

silvertiger3450 12-27-2012 09:04 PM

can you post them?

Knotyoureality 12-27-2012 10:32 PM

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Originally Posted by silvertiger3450 (Post 2127388)
can you post them?

Will try to remember to drop them here when I next update photos.

somewhatshocked 12-28-2012 01:43 AM

There are literally hundreds (thousands?) of nano tanks journaled about here on the forum.

Have you taken a look at any of those journals, OP? You'll find tons upon tons of tank ideas.

Knotyoureality 12-28-2012 02:22 AM

2.5g planted vase: cherry shrimp, scuds, various snails, breeding pair of hybrid endlers.

http://www.plantedtank.net/forums/pi...ictureid=13672

1.75g planted vase: cherry shrimp, pond snails, 3 male endlers. Just re-done to add large driftwood piece--crypts and mounted java fern still need to grow in.

http://www.plantedtank.net/forums/pi...ictureid=13674

silvertiger3450 12-30-2012 08:51 PM

wow....never knew you could keep shrimp in a bowl

GMYukonon24s 12-30-2012 09:05 PM

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Originally Posted by silvertiger3450 (Post 2134176)
wow....never knew you could keep shrimp in a bowl

Search in this nano tank section you'll see quite a few people that house shrimp in bowls.

Knotyoureality 12-31-2012 02:34 AM

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Originally Posted by silvertiger3450 (Post 2134176)
wow....never knew you could keep shrimp in a bowl

I wouldn't try it (yet) with any of the more delicate shrimp, but cherries are pretty adaptable. My smallest shrimp bowl is a planted wine glass, the bowl is 3" high x 4" diameter. It's been up and running for almost eight months now. The female (in back) has molted twice and saddled since this photo.

http://www.plantedtank.net/forums/pi...ictureid=13734

silvertiger3450 12-31-2012 09:04 PM

what plants are in there. and how many gallons could fit 20 cherries

bluestems 12-31-2012 10:37 PM

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Originally Posted by Knotyoureality (Post 2134814)
I wouldn't try it (yet) with any of the more delicate shrimp, but cherries are pretty adaptable. My smallest shrimp bowl is a planted wine glass, the bowl is 3" high x 4" diameter. It's been up and running for almost eight months now. The female (in back) has molted twice and saddled since this photo.

http://www.plantedtank.net/forums/pi...ictureid=13734

That is pretty cool! Sounds like they are doing just fine in their little abode. :smile:

silvertiger3450 01-02-2013 11:12 PM

do you do weekly water change?


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