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post #1 of 9 (permalink) Old 10-21-2017, 10:03 AM Thread Starter
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New mini s

Hi all, after a few years without planted tank (sniff..) I'm restarting a nano. Found a shop in a nearby town which sells ADA mini S and couldn't resist.
So here's a picture after one week, for now I'll just let things grow.
More news later, cheers!
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So here is the mini almost a month later, I'm quite happy with the plants. Still waiting a few weekend to add shrimps.
Bye for now.
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Wow! That looks great. What kind of shrimp are you planning?

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Wow! That looks great. What kind of shrimp are you planning?


Thanks! Still in doubt on the shrimps.. Maybe red bee but they are not cheap around here. In my old tank I had red fire and japonica but this tank is too small for japonica imo.
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Thanks! Still in doubt on the shrimps.. Maybe red bee but they are not cheap around here. In my old tank I had red fire and japonica but this tank is too small for japonica imo.
Just a heads up: I'm guessing you mean CRS when you say "red bee". These are caridina (unlike "red fire", my guess is that those are high-grade cherries) and are much harder to keep (and end up being more expensive). Unless your water is in a very specific range, they won't breed and may even just die off. If you want cheaper/hardier shrimp, consider getting neocaridina.

No matter what you get, they won't really love the CO2 so establishing a breeding colony will be hard (I don't think that's your goal, though).

Best of luck, tank looks really good!
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Just a heads up: I'm guessing you mean CRS when you say "red bee". These are caridina (unlike "red fire", my guess is that those are high-grade cherries) and are much harder to keep (and end up being more expensive). Unless your water is in a very specific range, they won't breed and may even just die off. If you want cheaper/hardier shrimp, consider getting neocaridina.



No matter what you get, they won't really love the CO2 so establishing a breeding colony will be hard (I don't think that's your goal, though).



Best of luck, tank looks really good!


Hey , thanks for the tips and sorry for this late reply.
Ok so maybe I need to consider the neocaridina instead of the CRS, hmm I do use a mixture of tap and RO water. In the past I had bigger thanks so I kept the RO maker and glad I did
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So this week finally I added some borara brigittae, then I found out they like the water really warm so luckily I had the mini heater ready to put in quickly.
Still they look rather pale, not at all like the nice colours you see on the Internet. I hope they will colour up.

The rotala is starting to look better after a drastic pruning 2 weeks ago
The carpet plant - micranthenum Monte Carlo - grows like mad, the only plant which does not do well is the pogostemon helferi. I cut off the stems because they look ugly ...

Now we wait a few weeks , then it's time for shrimps.
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Hey , thanks for the tips and sorry for this late reply.
Ok so maybe I need to consider the neocaridina instead of the CRS, hmm I do use a mixture of tap and RO water. In the past I had bigger thanks so I kept the RO maker and glad I did
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There are a lot of really good looking neocaridina! Tigers often prefer neo-like water as well although they can be expensive and less resilient than neos overall.
Before picking up or ordering your shrimp, make sure you know what parameters they like and get ones that fit your tank (so they don't just die off).
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There are a lot of really good looking neocaridina! Tigers often prefer neo-like water as well although they can be expensive and less resilient than neos overall.
Before picking up or ordering your shrimp, make sure you know what parameters they like and get ones that fit your tank (so they don't just die off).


Thanks, I'll do my homework before getting the shrimps
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