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post #1 of 107 (permalink) Old 05-19-2011, 05:43 AM Thread Starter
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Here's my stock list, I want shrimp and would like any input if I have conflicts. will be adding to the list. I am looking for places to order plants possible kits or packages.

Eco complete- 40 lbs- 35$
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Plants-
-2 swords-24"
-Echinodorus major - ruffled sword 20"
-wisteria 18"
-hippuroides
-rotala magenta red needle rotala 18"
-teardrop plant fast growing cover
-java moss
Cryptocorne petchii-10" will spread when acclimated
-anubias nana hearty little plant 6"
-cryptocoryne becketti- 8" thrives under larger plants. Plant next to amazon swords

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-10 platties
-2 schools of tetras

-Clown loaches 2 or loaches
-corys possible panda. Or albino
-ottos 5
-bristlenose pleco
-rubber lipped pleco

-20 cherry shrimp
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post #2 of 107 (permalink) Old 05-19-2011, 11:54 AM
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Everything sounds goods,
expect for the fish list.

I personal would:
remove the clown loaches, they are most comfortable in schools +5. they can get very big and will only make munchies to ur RCS.

remove the plecos. u dont need them, and they are poo factories.

remove the Platties and cories because i'll want a stable growing RCS population.
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Platties affect shrimp? Maybe guppies then.
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livebearers in general are a threat to shrimps. inc. platties and guppies

Maybe show us your tank, so it'll have a better indication of whats more suitable and pleasing for ur setup.
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Honestly the starting date will be the 30th I am on vacation and will be ordering lights and Eco complete. ALSo will ne purchasing plants from fellow forum members.

My question now is, I originally wanted live bearers and Corey cats abd shrimp. But now I'm thinking gbr or rams of some kind and shrimp or maybe angels. I do want a pleco tho medusa or bristlenose.

Also with further research and honestly never a technique which I have perfomed is planting and just spraying moist substrate with lights? What do u think? And maybe baby tear carpeting and anubias driftwood pieces. I have plans and thank the forum for the inspiration
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29g Isn't a big tank to work with.

I would rule out Angels and Plecs.

A pair of Rams would be awesome but I'm not sure how these are with shrimp.
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Agreed with the above stating guppies shouldn't mix with shrimp. I have RCS in my guppy tank and I've seen them chasing shrimp several times, I wouldn't be suprised if they've eaten babies.


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It has basic pebble substrate the natural looking kind. I am thinking about using that soil and worm castings. Obviously the pebbles would be the cap. I will be purchasing tetras and basic plants befor I buy my odyssea light. I have been going back and forth with the fishneedit 4 bulb fixture. Until I order my co2 system from a fellow member. And then I was thinking about just adding another light if I don't find my single fixture adequate. I have a cichlid tank already and hope to focus on shrimp and smaller fish with which I have no real experience with lol. I hope to have an established jungle by the time I add my desired fauna stock. Do u think this is a better direction to take? Also I plan on running a 55 aqueon filter is this over kill for cycleing. Also I have been running that with a xp3 I believe the mid Rena filter on my cichlid tank so it's filter media is established is this a positive or negative? What are your thoughts and input? I am trying to get this rolling and will have a 12 hour drive to design 1st attempt at aquascaping yeeee! Lmao first journal of many.
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What are some cycle/shrimp friendly fishies! Lol rams would be awesome but I hope to have a very established thriving environment for them. Iwould also like to invest in a quality attractive pair. Thanks for the help thus far.
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Decided to go with miracle grow organic choice. And ordered the aquasun t5ho light fixture. 30 inches. I was also planning on buying a glass top for my aquarium instead of keeping it open like I have in the past would this dramatically effect the light penetration to the substrate?
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I personally wouldn't trust rams with shrimp. Most fish will eat whatever fits in thier mouth so the key is to find very small fish and provide PLENTY of plants for the shrimp to hide in. I have two tanks (ones a 29g like yours) with cherry shrimp and fish. One with mostly royal tetras and the other with guppies and rummynose. Both are heavily planted. I don't see the shrimp population like it was before I added fish but they are still multiplying. In fact the colony with guppies started with only 3 or 4 shrimp. Now there are 30-40 maybe.

As far as your glass canopy just keep it clean and you should be ok.
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