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Old 01-10-2013, 04:50 PM   #1
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Some what new to the hobby and want to set up a shrimp tank.


Hello I am sorta new to the hobby and i want to set up a shrimp tank. I have a 10gal tank set up not with 4-Tiger barbs and java moss in it...this was my first tank it was deff a dumb buy at first because had no clue what i was doing (I deff did not start off with 4-tiger barbs ) but I have learned little since then but i am still 100% new. So my question is what would a new guy like me need to get started keeping shrimp with some low maintenance plants.

Right now I have a empty 10gal I want to use along with a hood and light.
What kind of stuff would I need. Like I said I pretty much a 100% new and I would like to start learning the "right way" by asking other people what to do.

Thanks for the help.
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Old 01-10-2013, 04:55 PM   #2
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Start by reading threads such as this one by a valued member:
http://www.plantedtank.net/forums/sh...d.php?t=176557

Your barbs will have to go if you want to keep shrimp as well. Shrimp will be quick snacks for those feisty fellers .
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Old 01-10-2013, 05:20 PM   #3
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Ok I will read that soon but im sorry I was not clear this will make tank #2
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Old 01-11-2013, 02:31 AM   #4
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You will definately want to start with Neo type shrimp which are like the red cherry shrimp. You will need to do some reading but they are pretty easy.
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Ok well is is the best reading at i know this forum is pretty good but is there any place else to read up on?
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Old 01-11-2013, 03:26 PM   #6
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Check out http://www.planetinverts.com/ if you already haven't. That site has a ton of info.
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Old 01-11-2013, 04:17 PM   #7
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Ok I will thanks I might be able to get started a lil sooner the I thought I just had my 4 barbs die with in 24hrs im a lil upset I had them for lil over a year.
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