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Old 08-25-2013, 12:17 AM   #1
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**New 2.5 Gallon with Shrimp!!**


This is my dorm tank, it's your standard 2.5 gallon. Picked up some 10-12 yellow neo shrimp, and threw in some plants from my bigger tank. Am running a PAR30 bulb on it (its a 20K bulb intended for saltwater) which seems to be working so far. Substrate is inert sand, and the tank is unheated. This is my first time keeping shrimp, so I'm excited and looking forward to the challenge. Will probably move on to a harder variety eventually.



















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Old 08-25-2013, 12:19 AM   #2
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Wow nice start
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Old 08-25-2013, 12:23 AM   #3
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Wow nice start
Haha thanks, nothing fancy for now. I might make an attempt to aquascape it and add more plants in the future. However, I need to move this tank a couple of times a year, and I would like for it to be as fool proof as possible as far as catching the shrimp goes so we'll see...
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Anyone feed their shrimp? I only have 10 in here, and I don't want to lower the water quality by feeding more than I have to... they seem to be grazing on some of the algae and some decaying plant matter. I have added a couple of NLS pellets, but they havn't really seen them go crazy for it

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Anyone feed their shrimp? I only have 10 in here, and I don't want to lower the water quality by feeding more than I have to... they seem to be grazing on some of the algae and some decaying plant matter. I have added a couple of NLS pellets, but they havn't really seen them go crazy for it
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I normally feed carrots and zucchini once or twice a week
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I normally feed carrots and zucchini once or twice a week
I would imagine you blanch them first? And how much do you feed for however many shrimp you have? I want to be sure to avoid any water quality issues since its a small volume of water with no filter
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I Blanche' and I use baby carrots. So a bout half an inch big for 20+ shrimp.. It becomes a feedingfrenzyfor like 45 min. Heh..
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Well long story short, the shrimp were rather boring... really thought they would be cooler, but mine where skittish and didn't really do anything but sit there, nothing like saltwater shrimp! I ended up giving the shrimp to a friend and making this tank a saltwater pico. However, I did move the contents of the 2.5 over to plastic critter keeper I had lying around. I added a betta about a month ago. Pics:



Lighting is a 13 watt flourescent mini-t5 Ott-lite. I feed once a day and change about half the water every week. If you guys are interested, comment and I'll keep this thread updated with what's going on in the 2.5 gallon
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