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post #1 of 3 (permalink) Old 02-09-2012, 12:43 AM Thread Starter
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My Disaster Tank

I impulsively bough 10 so called "Adult" Yellow Shrimp and later that night I set up a ten gallon I had in my attic and the result a week later was simply disaster! The ten yellows were fingernail clipping size, 9 of them died, and the tank frankly looks horrible. I need your suggestions for badly so thats why I posted in here. There's 2 big limiting factors in my conquest for making this a good tank.
1) I'm 13 and on a very tight budget!
2) All my tanks are in my dads basemennt, his celtic shrine, so I'm very confined!

In the pics theres the last surving Yellow shrimp, Java Moss, crappy light fixture.
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post #2 of 3 (permalink) Old 02-09-2012, 01:14 AM
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I read your other thread. I am not surprised that they did not make it through the cycle. Shrimp are not a good critter to try to cycle with. Sorry you lost them though. With nothing in the tank but a little moss, if you change your filter, you have lost your nitrifying bacteria, so don't change it, just clean it our in old tank water when you do a water change. If you had a lot of plants, you could get away with changing your filter easier, and also getting through any cycle that may be left.
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Hi Austin,

I am very sorry to hear about your shrimp and your disaster tank. I know that it's sad story, but you have to think positively. This hobby is a learning experience. I did the same thing like you, I didn't understand enough how to cycle a fish tank. Now, you're talking about shrimps, they are a little bit more sensitive. So I would suggest research and watch video how to cycle fish tank. Use google and youtube. It's not easy to be patient, but you will hear it all the time around this hobby "Patience is a virtue".

Don't give up, you'll get through it and be better.

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