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"All Natural" 1 liter for Shrimp - Input & Comments Welcome

This little 1 liter nano that I put together yesterday is the first tank I have had that's got NO artificial plants in it!
I'm so proud of it! Haha

I am using Flourish Excel and the substrate is organic potting soil with gravel on top to help keep the plant down and the soil from stirring up to much during cleaning and such.

I put an aggot type of stone in there and a tiny piece of driftwood that I covered with Java Moss.
I also planted a tiny anubia from my 15 gallon in there as well but I haven't decided on if it'll be staying or not.







I will be putting some RCS in there, I am thinking 2, maybe 3.
And also contemplating/looking for a small type of snail that won't reproduce.

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will not work because cherries grow too large for 1L. you do not want to stunt them by keeping them in a small enough vessel, and you wouldnt want to overload the system because they produce a lot of waste; in 1L the amount of waste will be huge and you will have issues with algae.
snails are a good bet though. I recommend you keep this plant only, maybe with some tiny snail like Physa
Otherwise if you want shrimp go up to a gallon. they work nicely from there on.




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Really?
I've kept them in a bowl this size before.

Once they get bigger (start with babies) I will transplant them to the 4 gallon.

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How are you going to filter this small tank? Are you doing water changes every day? IMO it's too small for shrimp, but ok for 1 small snail.
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I have them in a cut in half two liter right now with a ton of moss in my window seal, they have been in there for about 5 months. And they are doing fine and happy even with there daily drop of fertz. They are even breeding, i have one berried female. I would say it is completely fine. They are full size too. I also do not do water changes just top offs.
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I have them in a cut in half two liter right now with a ton of moss in my window seal, they have been in there for about 5 months. And they are doing fine and happy even with there daily drop of fertz. They are even breeding, i have one berried female. I would say it is completely fine. They are full size too. I also do not do water changes just top offs.
That is pretty insane 10galplanted. It is great that they are happy enough to breed in there, but I do believe they would be much better off if you did water changes on that vessel every week. maybe even a few WCs each week. have you ever tested their water for nitrates and the like?




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I decided that I am upgrading to a 1 gallon instead of the 1 liter.
That way not only will the shrimp have more room, but I will have more room for plants/scaping.
The 1 gallon jar fits the lid from the 1 liter and I can use the the 1 liter for photographing my Bettas, so those are awesome bonuses too!

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yes the added room for scaping is great. Glad you made the change =)
The 1 gal is a jar too? Any pics of the new setup, or are you still working on it?




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Doesn't anubias need to be above substrate or the rhizome will rot? Or is this not the case with topsoil?
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The rhiozome does need to be above the soil but it can be obstructed some with that gravel. I have three of them in a 5 gallon in a similar situation and they are thriving. I would not bury them under the gravel though but a few covering it won't kill it. I just do it to keep it from floating, in a week or so the roots attach to some of the pebbles and before you know it enough are attached they won't float off.
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Yeah but from his pictures here there is no rhizome showing its all under soil and gravel. I know those are old pictures and he has since upgraded but jw if it is still buried in the new jar.
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I agree Newman, thanks for changing my mind by the way.
Yes the 1 gallon is a big jar, I have had it kicking around forever.

It's not set up yet but I will be sure to update my progress and such as I go.
The 1 gal should be set up tonight or tomorrow.

As for the anubia, it's just covered lightly in gravel to hold it down.
I've never had a problem growing it that way.

Oh and SHE not HE. haha

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Terribly sorry, my mistake.

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Hahaha no worries, I just thought I would clarify.
I must use manly grammar or something, cause I ALWAYS get mistaken for a guy online.

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