Join Date: Sep 2016
Location: Detroit Metro area
Fire Red Cherry 10 gallon
Taking a second shot at breeding Neo shrimp. First time was carbon rilis, this time is going to be fire red cherry shrimp. The first attempt didn't work out I suspect because I was using softened well water (GH: 0, KH: 22) well outside of the requirements for shrimp. The shrimp seemed mostly happy, but wouldn't breed after several months and I eventually took the tank down due to a BBA outbreak.
10 gallon glass aquarium
Substrate: inert sand
Hardscape: driftwood and lava rocks
plants: java moss, Hydrocotyle sp, anubias mini, a bit of DHG and pearlweed
Filtration: Aqueon 20, pre-cycled from another tank.
Heater: 200W adjustable, also left over from another tank.
Lighting: Current USA satellite LED 18-24"(highly recommend)
Water is R.O that i buy from my local grocery store. Thus far I have remineralized using 1L of tap water for KH+, and 1/4 tsp of Barr GH booster, and 1/8 tsp Epsom salts for GH+. Got my parameters to PH: 7.4 GH: 4 and KH: 3. I'm replacing this method with Salty Shrimp GH/KH+ as soon as it gets delivered. Reason being that i'm not sure if my method provides everything to ensure the perfect conditions for my shrimp, and since i want them to breed I might as well shell out the extra money. Not to mention, it'll be easier and more consistent.
Incremental photos of the setup are shown. Currently I have 2 low grade cherries in the tank that i purchased from my LFS to ensure that they would at least survive. They've been in there for 4 days and appear happy. Couldn't wait for them to molt before i ordered the FR cherries. They should be here in the next two days. Very excited to have them!