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Jeff's 5 gallon tiger shrimps

Hey anyone who reads this.
i just started this tall 5 gallon tank a couple days ago.
there is a
red sea nano filter
11 watt power compact
and a plastic diffuser

plants:
java moss, rotala indica, and unknown terrestrial erect moss from my backyard (unusual while living in the city).

there are 8 tiger shrimps, and i was wondering if anyone has any advice on breeding, generally i know how to breed cherries and have babies now, but i was wondering if there is anything more specific for tiger shrimp?



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Should be intrested to see how it fills out, good luck mate
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Tigers like it a little cooler than cherries do. Like 72-ish. Slightly acidic, soft water is best.
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hopefully the CO2 will make it soft enough for them =)
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Cool, but add more plants!

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yea i wanted to stack it with more plants
but i decided to see how it goes for now and grow the indica out from what i have.
i have co2 running hopefully my indica will take off, and the moss will grow out healthy
i will update weekly hopefully
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You really need to update the date on your camera.

Good Looking start BTW.
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I love that hardscape.
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THANKS!
im trying to set it off with the rotala indica and moss
after a few more days i will update even if there isnt much visual progress
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I love your driftwood. I've been thinking of putting together a tank just like that, for shrimp no less!

As for the Rotala Indica, I have it in several nano tanks and the one thing that affects its growth the most is nitrates. I dose Excel and give them plenty of light, but the tank with the most fish grows the Rotala like mad.
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yea rotala is my favorite plant, but it also grows really fast, and the tanks that i service for people have indica that can begin to be an annoyance because it gets BIG fast! haha
but all in all i love the plant!
and the driftwood is essential for a nice looking start...i mean some people have more skill at designing and may not have to use any hardscape, but i always try to introduce it at the start.
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hey guys! here is an update of my 5 gallon tall tiger shrimp tank
THese little guys will maybe go into my 50 gallon!



The plants really grew out, i have some weird light green brush algae, but i kind of like it. Other than that, the babies are quite happy!
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wow i would have trouble trimming the top of those plants that produced such a great color. looks nice.


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