I havent had much luck raising red cherry shrimp in my other tank and wanted to try again. This time using the Ebay HC seeds as live plants.
Tank : Island 7.5 Gal Tank (bought at Sams Club on Clearance!)
Filter : AC30 - The HOB it came with seemed inefficient. So I went for the tried and true
Light : Lights are 9 leds that are stock to the hood. Look like 5630 LEDs on a 12v power.
Substrate : UP Aqua Sand
HardScape : "Dragon rock"
Plants: Ebay Seeds (With identity crisis. Listed as Glossostigma Elatinoides Hemianthus Callitrichoides seeds. I bought the small version) Bought from buyer luckiness87
Inhabitants : Red Cherry Shrimp. Maybe some small danios or tetras.
Heres the tank and the hard scape ready for planting seeds!
I wanted a small pathway of bare substrate, so I used napkins to create a path that the sprinkled seeds wouldnt fall into.
Seeded! Now we wait...
Sprayed the top with water every other day and kept the top sealed. I also filled the bottom soil with old tank water from a water change of my other tank. Figured the extra nutrient goodies in that water would help.
8 days later!
10 days from planting
11 days from planting
13 days in and flooded!
Leaf with seed casing still on it
Dark side of the tank behind the rocks
Some stragglers that got stuck in the rocks
Full tank shots tonight after things settle. I dropped a couple of platys in there to have my 20month old daughter stare and point while things settle. Ill def speed cycle this tank with crud from my other tank and get some shrimp in there soon!
Thanks for following all!