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20 Gallon Long Yellow Shrimp Tank

My first attempt at breeding shrimp. So far so good.

Aquarium: 20 Gallon Long
Lighting: 65W Aqualife PC 6700K
Ferts: Flourish, Flourish Excel
Filter: Fluval 305
CO2: DIY Two bottles each changed every two weeks.
Substrate: 40 lbs. Eco Complete
Zebra Rock, Assorted Driftwood

NO3- <10ppm
pH- 7.2
GH- 12

Flora
Lugwigia
Amazon Sword
Bacopa
? Crypt
Dwarf Baby Tear (HC)
Java Moss

Fauna
10-20 Adult Yellow Shrimp
10-30 Baby-Juvenile Yellows
4 Otos


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That's a beautiful tank you have there, and I love those shrimp! (But that poor sword needs to be moved to a larger tank).

Very nice!
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That's a beautiful tank you have there, and I love those shrimp! (But that poor sword needs to be moved to a larger tank).

Very nice!
Thanks. You're right, the sword was looking great for a while but they just get too tall.
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That HC is amazing. I love yellow shrimp. They are my favorite. I wish I had more than I do. I love the emersed bacopa. Do you ever see shrimp climbing on it?

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Looking really good, that sword is looking a little too big for the tank though :/ Maybe try a compact sword? Might look more proportionate, although to be honest I'm not sure how big they actually get.


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Love your HC, I'm wondering how long it's gonna take for my HC to carpet.
Do you get flowers on your bacopa?


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Love your HC, I'm wondering how long it's gonna take for my HC to carpet.
Do you get flowers on your bacopa?
Here's what my HC looked like when I first planted it around September 10th.

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Sewingalot- Yea, they tend to sit near the surface and then dive off.

Neo- I'm planning on moving the sword to my brothers 55. Any plant suggestions to replace it?
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Beautiful tank! Love how there are just roots and rocks laying around - very natural and not so staged.

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It definitely looks nice. That driftwood seems a bit.. um.. phallic? lol
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It definitely looks nice. That driftwood seems a bit.. um.. phallic? lol
Haha thanks I think. Freud might have something to say about it. In my defense they were laying around the house and fit together nicely.
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On Friday morning at 8:00AM I began a blackout to help with the hair algae all over my HC and driftwood. I'll be unveiling it this morning at 8 when I'm done with work. I'll post pics after that. Hopefully the lack of light helped.
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Nice tank man.
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Sewingalot- Yea, they tend to sit near the surface and then dive off.

Neo- I'm planning on moving the sword to my brothers 55. Any plant suggestions to replace it?
Too cool. What is the status on the algae issues?

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Too cool. What is the status on the algae issues?
I decreased the photoperiod to 7 hours per day, and elevated the light another couple inches above the surface. The floating HC looks healthy, and the hair algae isn't coming back.

I should start planting today and I'll have some pics tonight.
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