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kcoscia 10-25-2013 07:15 PM

Shrimp Adventures


Aqueon Quietflow 10
Tetra ht10 heater
dual sponge bio-filter (coming)

various rocks
cholla wood

java fern
needle leaf java fern (if it survives. came out of the box a mess)
micro sword
java moss

MTS and pond snails
CHERRIES (not here yet)

somewhatshocked 10-25-2013 10:08 PM

Looks like you're off to a nice start!

Probably won't need the heater unless your tank water gets down into the 50s on a regular basis. Shrimp do well in cool water.

kcoscia 10-26-2013 02:13 AM

Thanks! I've got the heater so I might as well keep it in. It can get pretty cold here in the winter but not that cold!

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kcoscia 10-26-2013 02:14 AM

Is cool water better though?

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zetvi 10-26-2013 05:51 AM

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My 10 gal used to use exactly all of your equipment in this picture. I dont know about others but my red cherry shrimp prefer cooler water. My heater is not on and the tank is 72-78 coldest would be 70. And they breeding like crazy and none jumped out like when it was 82s

kcoscia 10-27-2013 04:55 PM

That seems to be the range with my heater. Hmm. I guess I will leave it in. I just worry about the nights, since it does get quite cold in my room.

somewhatshocked 10-27-2013 07:29 PM

Yep, shrimp do better in cooler water. Since you have no fish, there's no need for a heater unless your tank dips into the 50s regularly.

I'd say high 60s/low 70s is ideal for shrimp.

You could try it with and without this winter to see what works best for you.

kcoscia 10-27-2013 08:32 PM

Worth a try to go without, especially since I don't even have shrimp yet. I can see how low it really gets.

kcoscia 10-30-2013 11:57 PM

one step closer!

temps at night drop to mid60s

kcoscia 10-31-2013 08:29 PM

filter: Aqueon Quietflow 10
media in order: filter floss way down in the first compartment, aquaclear foam 50 cut in half, chemipure in filter bag (i wish this was purigen)

kcoscia 11-01-2013 08:18 PM

KH 0 (okay that's alight)
GH 0-1 not okay

HSA1255 11-01-2013 08:30 PM

Yay! Shrimp are going to be so happy in there.

I remineralize with a GH+ product. Do you have one?

kcoscia 11-01-2013 08:40 PM

I'm working on that right now. Trying to find which to buy. I'm thinking the Ultimate GH Booster from GLA

What do you think?

kcoscia 11-02-2013 01:07 AM

pulled the trigger on the ultimate GH booster!

also, I think I have nematoads. Since my dual sponge is shipping from china I think and wont be here until mid november, I'm going to get a few otos when I'm ready!

kcoscia 11-03-2013 08:56 PM

I'm adding the heater back in bc I would like to have a small group of oto cats with my shrimp.
This should be okay right?

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