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Old 08-10-2011, 08:53 PM   #1
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Kiran's 2.5 Gallon Iwagumi Shrimp Tank


So here's my try on getting shrimp to breed. The shrimp arrived today, though the tank has been set up for several weeks. So, in order to maximize my shrimp breeding probability, I ordered 12 berried RCS; I got 13 females and 4 males. So, without further ado, my 2.5 gallon iwagumi!

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Tank: 2.5 Gallon AGA Glass Tank

Substrate: Black Flourite

Filter: Red Sea Nano HOB

Ferts: Excel (0.25-0.3 mL/day)

Stone: Ryuoh Stone or Seiryu Stone, can't remember which...

Lighting: 40 Watt Equivalent Daylight CFL in a Hampton Bay Desklamp

Flora: Marsilea minuta, Sagittaria subulata, Hemianthus micranthemoides, Blyxa japonica, Eleocharis acicularis

Fauna: 17 RCS, 1 Amano, 1 Oto

























Please, comment, leave plant/scape suggestions and enjoy!

PS: This is my thousandth and first post!!! Wannabe Guru status achieved!!! YES!
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Old 08-10-2011, 10:07 PM   #2
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Looks great! And grats on your 1000th post you wanna be guru you

Those shrimps looks very red especially since you just got them today.
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Old 08-10-2011, 10:12 PM   #3
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Yeah, but not as good as the PFRs I used to have (they died off in a horrible vacation/neighbor petsitter incident...)

But, they survived being in 100+ degree heat! Pretty hardy if you ask me.
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Old 08-11-2011, 01:02 AM   #4
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hey that's a nice looking tank...13 females?...12 berries?!?!...you're going to have shrimps coming out your ears soon....LFS credits baby!
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Old 08-11-2011, 01:35 AM   #5
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Thanks man! Looks like some of them dropped eggs in the bag, seeing that it was over 100 degrees today. 9 still are berried. Still, 2 more have saddles. This is gonna be great, so long as they keep the eggs and they hatch. I mean, for all I know, they could hatch tomorrow!
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why don't you throw a fan over the tank...that'll keep the temps reasonable...

lol...so you name is Kiran huh...hahaha...i never knew...I always wondered...is a genius dude kiran?
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Old 08-11-2011, 02:04 AM   #7
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LOL, yeah, that's me. Oh, and for clarification, the room temp of my room is 76-78. It was over 100 outside in the mailbox. But they were only there for 10 minutes.
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damn.. it amazing how those rocks look sooo nice.
makes a big difference :-/
where'd u get 'em!?
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Really missing my rcs now! Love the tank and really can't wait to see the babies! Making me want to set up my little tank. Maybe when I can afford to buy some rcs again! Good luck!!!
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damn.. it amazing how those rocks look sooo nice.
makes a big difference :-/
where'd u get 'em!?
Yeah, took a while to figure the tank out even before filling it! I got 'em when I was in California earlier this summer. They're from Aqua Forest Aquarium in San Francisco.

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Really missing my rcs now! Love the tank and really can't wait to see the babies! Making me want to set up my little tank. Maybe when I can afford to buy some rcs again! Good luck!!!
Yeah, I just hope the babies hatch and survive. I've had trouble breeding RCS before. I know, pathetic
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Update: Last night, the Amano decided to jump. It may have been from the stress of having a bunch of new friends introduced, or maybe those friends caused an ammonia spike and he decided that my carpet is a nicer, prettier place where there's perfect water parameters... Who knows. Being too lazy to test the water, I just did a 25% WC. Can't hurt... Figured it was good to do anyway, considering how many new inhabitants were introduced yesterday... Oh, and also, there's 18 shrimp, contrary to my original belief. Keep the comments coming!
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Naw dude. Amanos jump anyways regardless of water parameters. I have yet kept an Amano in an open top tank that did not end up dried up on the ground. They are the Houdinis of shrimps.
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LOL, yeah, I have a lid too... But he had been in the tank for 4+ weeks though... Oh well...
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Haha those shrimp look gigantic in your 2.5. I don't think you'll have any problem getting your shrimp to breed, rcs are like rabbits! Can't wait to see it all grown in!
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I got a CPO today... Pics to come!
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