I am setting up this journal to ( along with documenting my journey into shrimp-keeping), hopefully, help other newcomers to shrimp-keeping.
As its been said, when you are learning, there are no "stupid questions"- only learning opportunities; so, you will find in this journal many examples of "learning opportunities".
My preliminary questions began in the attached thread. I asked a whole lotta questions and gotta whole lotta help from the many wonderful members on this site. You may want to look back at this thread if you are new to shrimp and need some basic questions answered about how to start.
30 gallon tank - nothing fancy/
low-tech w/ low-light plants ( the usual: anubias, java fern, crypts, juncus, flame moss)
Hardscape: primarily driftwood/ some rock
Substrate: Caribsea Crystal River
Filter: Fluvel 206
GH 5/KH 3
Temperature: 72 degrees
20 Wild Form Neocaridina Shrimp (Neocaridina davidi), Tank-Bred
10 Zebra Babaulti Shrimp (Caridina cf. babaulti "Zebra"), Tank-Bred
Please forgive the ugly background- that will be remedied shortly.
Shrimp comes tomorrow!!