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Old 03-01-2010, 05:53 PM   #1
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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




















Sorry for the awful quality pictures my g/f's camera is terrible, and i dont own one.
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Old 03-01-2010, 09:23 PM   #2
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good start,let it grow in and it will be a very nice tank
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Old 03-05-2010, 08:25 PM   #3
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Really liking the tank so far! It'll be interesting to see what it looks like once it matures a bit more!
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Old 03-06-2010, 12:40 AM   #4
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I have a feeling that that driftwood will look great once everything grows in. Nice looking piece. Your betta will love that 10g tank.
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Old 03-06-2010, 11:15 PM   #5
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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....
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













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Old 03-07-2010, 12:09 AM   #6
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Looks like you're off to a good start. The drift wood looks great.
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Old 03-07-2010, 01:19 AM   #7
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That's a very cool piece of wood. I think it'll look great when it fills in
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Old 03-07-2010, 02:58 AM   #8
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Its four pieces of wood that Indignation on here gave me to, i love them!
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i love that moss ball a the coner looks like a small hill
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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.
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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?
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Oto Catfish! They suck it right off!
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Oto Catfish! They suck it right off!
Would it fit 6 gallon tank?
and Do they eat shrimp?
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Old 03-21-2010, 04:36 PM   #14
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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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I have 5 on a 10gal
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