Divided tank-What do you think?
Planted Tank Forums
Your Tanks Image Hosting *Tank Tracker * Plant Profiles Fish Profiles Planted Tank Guide Photo Gallery Articles

Go Back   The Planted Tank Forum > Specific Aspects of a Planted Tank > Shrimp & Other Invertebrates


Reply
 
Thread Tools Display Modes
Old 12-04-2012, 09:37 PM   #1
plamski
Wannabe Guru
 
plamski's Avatar
 
PTrader: (60/100%)
Join Date: Sep 2009
Location: Boca Raton,FL
Posts: 1,071
Default Divided tank-What do you think?

Iím thinking of dividing one 40 long tank in 3 sections. It will house 3 grades of crystal shrimps.
All comments are welcome.
Attached Thumbnails
Click image for larger version

Name:	DSC05920.jpg
Views:	101
Size:	60.1 KB
ID:	58278  

plamski is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 12-04-2012, 10:43 PM   #2
GeToChKn
Planted Tank Guru
 
GeToChKn's Avatar
 
PTrader: (1/100%)
Join Date: Apr 2011
Location: Hamilton, Ontario, Canada
Posts: 5,116
Default

It's possible and some people do, I've done it. I've went back to single tanks myself. 1 bacteria infection in section 1 can take out sections 2 and 3 in days.
__________________
20g platy, , 2 x 10g shrimp, 3 x 20g shrimp, 7.5g shrimp and 1 great dane/mastiff puppy.

Sump Pimp #2

My Tanks and my shrimps
GeToChKn is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 12-05-2012, 12:42 AM   #3
plamski
Wannabe Guru
 
plamski's Avatar
 
PTrader: (60/100%)
Join Date: Sep 2009
Location: Boca Raton,FL
Posts: 1,071
Default

Bacteria are problem but if the shrimps are strong they should be OK.
Do you have individual tools for every single tank? If not, how you will stop infection to spread around?
Probably nobody wash his hands between feeding or maintain his/her/ next tank?
Probably only Donna has net, pipettes, tester, hose etc. in large numbers.
plamski is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 12-05-2012, 01:28 AM   #4
ravensgate
Planted Tank Guru
 
ravensgate's Avatar
 
PTrader: (66/100%)
Join Date: May 2012
Location: Tennessee
Posts: 3,137
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by plamski View Post
Bacteria are problem but if the shrimps are strong they should be OK.
Do you have individual tools for every single tank? If not, how you will stop infection to spread around?
Probably nobody wash his hands between feeding or maintain his/her/ next tank?
Probably only Donna has net, pipettes, tester, hose etc. in large numbers.

Heck, I wash my hands before I feed each individual tank and have separate tools for them. As far as stopping infection from spreading if you only have one set of tools, a good wipe down with vinegar and rinse after every use should get tackle most bacteria I would think. I wipe my tools down with vinegar and rinse before and after I use them. Doesn't matter if they are used for just one tank or not I just like my tools to be clean.
ravensgate is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 12-05-2012, 02:55 AM   #5
plamski
Wannabe Guru
 
plamski's Avatar
 
PTrader: (60/100%)
Join Date: Sep 2009
Location: Boca Raton,FL
Posts: 1,071
Default

Wow I thought that I'm obsessive
plamski is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 12-05-2012, 03:44 AM   #6
ravensgate
Planted Tank Guru
 
ravensgate's Avatar
 
PTrader: (66/100%)
Join Date: May 2012
Location: Tennessee
Posts: 3,137
Default

HAhaha....oh...I think I have a clinical problem with my shrimp obsessiveness. LOL! I wash my hands stringently before I feed even my bettas though. HA!
ravensgate is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 12-05-2012, 03:51 PM   #7
pinoyghost2
Planted Tank Obsessed
 
PTrader: (6/100%)
Join Date: Feb 2012
Location: NY
Posts: 424
Default

did it, shrimps climbed over/under/thru sides slits that you would never think they could fit thru, but eventually I just took out the dividers and let them have the whole tank.

I had sponge filters in each of the sections to keep each one well filtered and biofilm to develop for each one. Unless you glue the sections to the sides and have the top above water the shrimps will find a way to get into each one....total waste of time. Now just keep separate tanks for the different grades.
pinoyghost2 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 12-05-2012, 04:03 PM   #8
GeToChKn
Planted Tank Guru
 
GeToChKn's Avatar
 
PTrader: (1/100%)
Join Date: Apr 2011
Location: Hamilton, Ontario, Canada
Posts: 5,116
Default

Ya, what Anna said I found too. They find a way over, under, through. Especially when a female drops her scent and males in the other compartments get a whiff, they go nuts and find a way to her. Babies found ways around it too, no mater how much you think it's sealed, I would see yellow babies in the PFR side and vice versa. lol.
__________________
20g platy, , 2 x 10g shrimp, 3 x 20g shrimp, 7.5g shrimp and 1 great dane/mastiff puppy.

Sump Pimp #2

My Tanks and my shrimps
GeToChKn is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 12-05-2012, 04:34 PM   #9
jarvitron
Algae Grower
 
PTrader: (0/0%)
Join Date: Aug 2012
Location: Portland, OR
Posts: 114
Default

I had mine set up with about 3/4 of an inch of mesh above the surface, about a 3-4mm from the lid, and the shrimps climbed up and over as soon as a female was about to molt.
jarvitron is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 12-05-2012, 05:01 PM   #10
plamski
Wannabe Guru
 
plamski's Avatar
 
PTrader: (60/100%)
Join Date: Sep 2009
Location: Boca Raton,FL
Posts: 1,071
Default

That is not good.You guys make me think again.
plamski is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 12-05-2012, 05:51 PM   #11
Dany08fa
Planted Tank Obsessed
 
PTrader: (11/100%)
Join Date: Jul 2012
Location: Olympia, WA
Posts: 449
Default

I try to never put my hands in. Haha. But when i do i dont wash my hands because im scared soap will find its way in my tank. When you guys wash your hands you guys use soap?

And they will find a way out/in. I put in a breeding box in my 20gal and found a crs in it the next day. Only way it could have gone in there is it climbed out of the water.... Wierd.
Dany08fa is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 12-05-2012, 06:41 PM   #12
MSG
Planted Tank Enthusiast
 
MSG's Avatar
 
PTrader: (2/100%)
Join Date: Jul 2012
Location: East Coast
Posts: 514
Default

That divided tank would look really cool, but the shrimp will definitely find a way to hurdle over your dividers. The stainless mesh will act like a ladder.

You can test it out for a 30-60 days. Put some plants in each section, add the shrimp in the center part of the tank. See if any of them can make it past your custom dividers.

The babies will DEFINITELY find a way to get through unless you seal the edges dividers with silicone.
MSG is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 12-05-2012, 07:26 PM   #13
CoffeeLove
Planted Tank Enthusiast
 
CoffeeLove's Avatar
 
PTrader: (0/0%)
Join Date: Oct 2012
Location: ca
Posts: 601
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by Dany08fa View Post
I try to never put my hands in. Haha. But when i do i dont wash my hands because im scared soap will find its way in my tank. When you guys wash your hands you guys use soap?

And they will find a way out/in. I put in a breeding box in my 20gal and found a crs in it the next day. Only way it could have gone in there is it climbed out of the water.... Wierd.
Yes, I use dawn fish soap. Just rinse your hands off good, not that hard.

Sent from my SPH-L710 using Tapatalk 2
CoffeeLove is online now   Reply With Quote
Old 12-05-2012, 08:10 PM   #14
GeToChKn
Planted Tank Guru
 
GeToChKn's Avatar
 
PTrader: (1/100%)
Join Date: Apr 2011
Location: Hamilton, Ontario, Canada
Posts: 5,116
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by CoffeeLove View Post
Yes, I use dawn fish soap. Just rinse your hands off good, not that hard.

Sent from my SPH-L710 using Tapatalk 2
Dawn fish soap? What isle is that in? Cleaning products or seafood?
__________________
20g platy, , 2 x 10g shrimp, 3 x 20g shrimp, 7.5g shrimp and 1 great dane/mastiff puppy.

Sump Pimp #2

My Tanks and my shrimps
GeToChKn is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 12-05-2012, 08:18 PM   #15
Soothing Shrimp
Planted Tank Guru
 
Soothing Shrimp's Avatar
 
PTrader: (131/100%)
Join Date: Nov 2011
Location: Illinois
Posts: 6,606
Default

Lmao!
__________________
RAOK Club and BBRR Club! My thinking has been invert-ed!
Soothing Shrimp is offline   Reply With Quote
Reply

Thread Tools
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off

Forum Jump


All times are GMT. The time now is 10:32 AM.


Powered by vBulletin®
Copyright ©2000 - 2014, Jelsoft Enterprises Ltd.
Copyright Planted Tank LLC 2012