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No this isn't some new fancy Mexican dish, instead it is a Newman Shrimp Bowl I inspired setup. Honestly I probably wouldn't even try this except I had all the supplies on hand including the bowl so it is costing me nothing but some time. I am pretty much expecting this to turn into an algae filled mess, but am prepared to be pleasantly surprised.

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1 Gallon Fish Bowl
Miracle Grow Organic capped with ecocomplete
10 Watt CFL

Flora:
Pygmy Chain Sword
Unknown moss
Rotala Rotundifolia
Brazilian Pennywort

Fauna:
Cherry Red Shrimp

Currently is filled and doing water changes every other day waiting for things just to settle out a little bit. I plant to add shrimp within a few days.
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ooooo
that is an interesting scape there. though i think a grey rock would have been better, still if you love it it makes no difference =)

Friendly warning: around month 2 or sooner you will get your characteristic algae bloom. idk what type it will be for you, for me it was cyano, but just keep up the maintenance and you'll defeat it =)




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Very interesting! I'll be following this since I'm setting up a 1.5G tank for Cherry Shrimp as well! Your experiment couldn't have come at a better time!

I'll be putting a ZooMed 501 thats collecting dust on my tank (with some form of flow baffle)...hopefully limiting me to one water change a week - same as my big tank.

Good luck!

Btw, how many shrimp do you think is appropriate for your bowl?
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in my opinion around 4 adults should easily be able to live in a 1 gallon bowl.
I started with and adult pair and they bred into the 30s-40s. things get hectic in 1 gallon when there are 30+ shrimp in there even if the majority is babies, so i move them all out by the time they are juveniles. My adult pair always stays in the bowl though.

I advise him to start with a pair and let the fun begin :P




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I see. I may have been a bit too optimistic with this 1.5G tank lol.

The main point here is to introduce a different type of shrimp into my 20G. With a pair of bubble rams, I will only put adult cherries into the tank. In the case that they did successfully reproduce, I can move them into my 1.5G until they're adults then move them back into my 20G.

30-40 growing shrimp in a 1.5g might work no? We'll see how it all works out lol.
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I see. I may have been a bit too optimistic with this 1.5G tank lol.

The main point here is to introduce a different type of shrimp into my 20G. With a pair of bubble rams, I will only put adult cherries into the tank. In the case that they did successfully reproduce, I can move them into my 1.5G until they're adults then move them back into my 20G.

30-40 growing shrimp in a 1.5g might work no? We'll see how it all works out lol.
I plan to start with maybe 2-4 juvies. Keep in mind this is unfiltered (except for what the plants remove) so it is very limited by waste buildup. If you do hook up a filter and can provide more stable water conditions you could probably have quite a bit more shrimp. I know I had probably a 100 or so in a 5 gallon at one point, but as tanks get smaller and smaller it is harder and harder to provide stable water conditions.
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Good to know! Thanks Jorge.
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See what you started Newman?
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rofl, demon make a thread for yours :P




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I sure will.. once it gets past that festering cesspool stage and into more like something where life can be sustained. :-)
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yes lol, i regret putting my cherry shrimp into my bowl so soon...




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Careful, you may come home to find a mutant shrimp in your bowl.
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Added shrimp yesterday, 4 juvies. Water has settled out nicely and ammonia consistently reading zero with twice weekly water changes. Growth is slow, but present which is good. Getting a little bit of algae on the glass, especially the lower portion of the bowl, but nothing too bad so far.
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That didn't take long...
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