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Old 02-14-2013, 07:25 PM   #16
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Great information! Will use this on my next planted/shrimp tank setup!
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Old 02-14-2013, 08:09 PM   #17
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on your lights would you say they are low, medium, or high lights... i've been looking at the antena one.
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Old 02-15-2013, 01:02 PM   #18
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I feel like this post should be a sticky somewhere
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Good info, thanks for sharing it
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Old 02-25-2013, 08:51 PM   #20
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Do I have to check my tap water conditioner to see if says "removes heavy metals?" I usually just used the green bottle that says "dechlor" or purchase the sodium thiosulfate crystals to mix with water.

sorry if this is a newb Q, I did search first.

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Old 02-26-2013, 04:02 AM   #21
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Default Some helpful shrimping tips... Enjoy.

Seen this guys setups and purchased shrimp from him. Shrimp are crawling all over the place and he is super helpful. Great write up man!


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Old 03-03-2013, 07:35 AM   #22
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Default Re: Some helpful shrimping tips... Enjoy.

The antenna lights are fairly low light, but I've been able to grow mosses floating plants and some hair grass pretty well. All great plants for shrimp tanks. The led light with feet is a little higher lighting and I've have no problem growing a variety of plants.

I'd personally want my water conditioner to remove heavy metals. I've used prime for years... one bottle lasts quite a long time.

Thanks for the comments. If you have any more questions feel free to ask.

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Default Re: Some helpful shrimping tips... Enjoy.

I should also mention that if you use ada soil, it releases ammonia at first. So if you are doing a fishless cycle, use less ammonia than you think you'll need. I personally like this "feature" because it provides a slow steady release of ammonia while the tank is cycling.

I'm in the process of building a new shrimp rack. I'm picking up eight new tanks next week and will be working to devise a system to run them all with a minimal amount of equipment. I probably won't set them up all at once though due to the fact that I'll more than likely be moving out pretty soon and don't want to have to reset everything up. Moving tanks can be a total bitch...

BTW, if you want to move a shrimp tank, drain 3/4 of the water and then have someone help you slide the tank onto a sheet of 2'x4' plywood (basically any size that will support the entire bottom of the tank). Then you can just move the plywood into the back seat of a car/truck, or to another room where you have more shelf space. Your shrimp might get stressed out for a while and become a bit inactive depending on how careful you were to prevent the water from splashing around, but they will recover if you just go back to the normal routine. This way is wayyy easier than any way I've read online. Most people tell you to tear down the entire tank, remove the fish/shrimp, and reset it up in a new location. That's totally unnecessary and will more than likely spawn a mini cycle... no good.

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Update: I recently bought some finnex fugeray lights to go over the top of 4 depth-wise 11 gallon tanks and 2 lengthwise 15 gallons. They are low-medium light, have a moon light, and are freaking AWESOME! More light output than the LED's I previously mentioned and only a fraction more expensive. I'd definitely recommend these.


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Old 06-23-2013, 02:50 AM   #25
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What brand are those 11 gallon tanks


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