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Post My first 15 gallon shrimp tank - Journal

Hey guys! I'm really liking PlantedTank so far I'm glad to be here.

I love the idea of making a Journal for my new shrimp tank. So here goes!

I've been keeping tanks for about a year now. I've learned so much in my first year. Finally I've got my hands on a camera and I'm able to take some pictures. I've become super fascinated with shrimp and am dedicating all my efforts to the hobby. My heavily planted 15 gallon has been set up for about 7 weeks. After doing a fishless cycle for 31 days I introduced 12 Red Cherry Shrimp, 5 ghost shrimp, 4 Amano shrimp, 3 Albino Cory Catfish, 2 fully grown golden apple snails, 2 baby golden apple snails, and 1 black mystery snail. Let me get the first set of pictures uploaded!
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I'm trying to create the perfect environment for the shrimp to breed, I love the idea of having a thriving colony. How am I doing so far?

I am going to be updating very frequently! Hope you like the the pics!
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Looks great! I love how dense it is! I'm sure the shrimp are super happy in there. What are those lamps? They look awfully similar to the clamp on desk lamps I have from target on my shrimp tank.....

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Looks great! I love how dense it is! I'm sure the shrimp are super happy in there. What are those lamps? They look awfully similar to the clamp on desk lamps I have from target on my shrimp tank.....

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Yup! haha! I got these two clip lamps from walmart for 9.99 each. I put a 26 watt 6500k CFL growbulb in one and i believe a 5500k 40 watt CFL in the other
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Learning how to use my camera!

Hey guys, another update here. Just posting a pic of this beautiful shrimp
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I wasn't very confident at first when I was adding the shells to decorate the tank, the dead corals had a very potent mineral smell to them, but after being boiled for hours with multiple water changes during the process, and after sitting in the tank for nearly 2 months - I don't think they are affecting my pH and water hardness as much. I've also added in a couple of plastic lillypads that float on the surface, and a coconut cave as you can see The java moss is starting to stick to it and grow I'm really happy once again to be writing this journal. I hope you subscribe and stay tuned for more updates. I'm so excited to look back on these first posts in a few months to see how far we've come!

I'm really hopin' to get some advice on what I need to do to keep my shrimp tank happy and healthy so please comment if you have any questions about the setup

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Great little lights aren't they? If your interested I cannpost a picture of how I got mine mounted virtical above the tank


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I see that you have some nice plant growth and nice cories.
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The neon tetras, ghost shrimp, amano shrimp, yellow and red sakuras we added into the tank last week have adapted very welll. I had my doubts that the yellow's would hang in there since they are so so so small haha. They seem to be very very healthy and active.

I've just got my paypal all verified and whatnot so I'm looking to make some buys Anyone have any ideas what I should add to the tank?
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Looking to buy RCS

Looking to buy a bunch of Red Cherry Shrimp
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Most fish will eat shrimplets. It you want to breed a lot then get rid of the fish. Any neocardinia like cherries will breed like bunnies regardless of the water conditions..... but any fish that can fit a shrimp in their mouth will be happy to snack on the babies. Neos are for sure a good start to breed shrimp.

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