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Old 12-10-2013, 10:38 PM   #1
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2G Shrimp Tank Trio


We originally set up our first shrimp tank using a curved corner 2 gallon from LFS in August after winning an auction on some red rilli shrimp. We now have 3 of them setup identically, one for each species of shrimp we are keeping. Each tank has an Azoo Palm filter (MIgnon 60) and a
Dolphin LED light Dolphin LED light
and are bedded with
Up Aqua Shrimp Sand Up Aqua Shrimp Sand
. Plants are low light species like java fern, anubias nana and mosses with P. stratiotes floating. I dose 1-2 drops of flourish once a week if I remember.


Red rilli tank
We started with 11 neos in August. I estimate we now have at least 30 of them and 2 females re-berried as of yesterday



Tiger tank
This tank has about 15-25 Super Tigers and 12 Tangerine tiger shrimp. Two of our STs just hatched out clutches and we have counted at least 10 babies at a time. I figure there are another 5-10 that we don't see since there are plenty of hiding places.
The tangerine tigers are of mixed age and size. I haven't see any berried yet.
I plan to separate the two species soon but we expect (and kind of hope) our next two batches may be crossed ST x TT



Carbon rilli tank
We have 13 carbon rilli shrimp in this tank. I'm looking for a nice piece of cholla wood to upgrade this "scape."

The foam filter is currently not operational, but I have run it. I just need to relocate the air pump out of the kitchen.


Future plans
Future plans for all these 3 tanks is to standardize their construction to the point that I can easily template and add more as we acquire more shrimp species. I would like to setup dedicated OEBT and CRS tanks, in addition to a few other more "exotic" species. Eventually I foresee a rack or shelving system and since this tank is somewhat narrow (front to back ~7") even a wall mounted shelf of the right strength and construction could work.

Filtration
I am considering adding a foam filter, in addition to the palm filters, to all our shrimp tanks. I found the filter below is quite small and can be had for less than $5 ea locally or online.

The extra filtration won't hurt and I can run one air pump off a UPS easer than 3 HOBs. I can also remote install the pump and run a single 1/4" air line to the tanks.

Lighting
I may also remove the Dolphin lights and go with a
high output LED strip running at 6000 (600 HO LEDs high output LED strip running at 6000 (600 HO LEDs
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Since the plants in these tanks don't have high lighting needs, and, the lower draw of a single 30W strip (vs. 3 x 3W lights) we can run this off off a UPS for quite a long time in the event of a power outage.
Additionally, with a large enough (partitioned) power supply, I can run a single 18/2 CL3 type wire to each tank location in our apartment and use a centralized power supply with a single timer.

Bigger tanks
In the future, as our colonies grow, I will move them to larger tanks and keep this trio for selective breeding projects. I need to separate our TTs and STs soon so I suspect we will be moving into phase 2 pretty soon.

I'll try to keep this thread updated over time, noting any significant events
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Old 12-10-2013, 11:24 PM   #2
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Great looking tanks!
TT's are awesome, I'm interested to see the TTxST crosses
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Old 12-31-2013, 04:05 PM   #3
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Quick update: berries females in the rilli and tiger tanks, carbons are still juvies. Starting to build larger tanks for the breeding colonies and will save these ranks for selective breeding projects.

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