Is this any good for a shrimp tank?
Planted Tank Forums
Your Tanks Image Hosting *Tank Tracker * Plant Profiles Fish Profiles Planted Tank Guide Photo Gallery Articles

Go Back   The Planted Tank Forum > Specific Aspects of a Planted Tank > Shrimp & Other Invertebrates


Reply
 
Thread Tools Display Modes
Old 10-19-2013, 03:24 PM   #1
steakman
Planted Member
 
PTrader: (24/100%)
Join Date: Feb 2012
Location: cary, NC
Posts: 280
Default

Is this any good for a shrimp tank?


Is this good to set up as UGF for a shrimp tank?

Doing fish for years but have never tried one knowing all it does is collect muddy stuffs underneath.

Tell me what you think.

Would you use it?

I bought a large box of aquarium related stuffs at a swap meet at a dirt cheap price, and this is one of them.

Thanks,

SM


steakman is offline   Reply With Quote
Sponsored Links
Advertisement
 
Old 10-19-2013, 05:49 PM   #2
notropis
Planted Member
 
PTrader: (11/100%)
Join Date: Sep 2005
Location: NW
Posts: 211
Default

No, I wouldn't. To me a shrimp tank also means plants and I definitely would not use a UGF with plants.
__________________
EHEIM 2213 #317
notropis is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 10-19-2013, 09:02 PM   #3
Merth
Planted Tank Enthusiast
 
PTrader: (17/100%)
Join Date: Sep 2012
Location: Denham Springs, La
Posts: 760
Default

Many shrimpers use UGF's...modified with canisters. Can intake comes from lift tube and output with spraybar. Normal function with this is with an airstone in lift tube. This isnt strong enough to actually pull the waste out from underneath the substrate hence the muddy junk that collects. With a can it can actually pull thru the substrate and be removed. If using a buffering substrate I think it shortens the life span of buffering capabilities tho.
Merth is online now   Reply With Quote
Old 10-19-2013, 09:37 PM   #4
bostoneric
Happy Happy Happy
 
PTrader: (31/100%)
Join Date: Sep 2011
Location: SoCal
Posts: 1,245
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by Merth View Post
Many shrimpers use UGF's...modified with canisters. Can intake comes from lift tube and output with spraybar.
Most of us shrimpers use some sort of small DIY PVC or small plate style UGF. One that covers your entire base removes a lot of the biological goodies that we put down when starting out tanks.

Quote:
Originally Posted by Merth View Post
With a can it can actually pull thru the substrate and be removed. If using a buffering substrate I think it shortens the life span of buffering capabilities tho.
I could go either way on this, again most of us are using RO water so its already pretty on spot for the parameters we are looking for. (minus any minerals for shrimp) This limits the amount of work the substrate has to do to buffer the water. So a undergravel isnt really going to shorten the life of the substrate if you are putting in the correct water to begin with.

nothing wrong with using an UGF in my opinion.
bostoneric is offline   Reply With Quote
Reply

Thread Tools
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off

Forum Jump


All times are GMT. The time now is 06:31 AM.


Powered by vBulletin®
Copyright ©2000 - 2014, Jelsoft Enterprises Ltd.
Copyright Planted Tank LLC 2012