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My 7 gallon shrimp tank :)

Here are some pics of my 7 gallon shrimp tank. It is low-tech, and I normally don't do anything more than a top-off when the water gets too low. Plants are red ludwigia, rotala indica, rotala macranda, contortionist val, compact hygro, dwarf sag, marsilea minuta and java moss. I just added some marsilea quadrifolia, green hygro, and glosso thanks to stargate_geek. Inhabitants are 20+ awesome yellow shrimp, thanks to Chikorita & OhioDave. Don't mind the computer screen in the first pic






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Awesome plants
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looks very nice! I wish I could keep a low-tech tank that well
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Very nice. What are you using for filtration and lighting?
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that looks great! how well do you like the yellow shrimp?
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Filtration is just a Whisper 10 hob filter with a sponge over the intake. Lighting is actually just the stock lighting, which is a 14 watt fluorescent strip. It is a Mini-Bow 7 gallon, so it was basically an all-in-one kit and I haven't had to do anything other than add a heater. I would definitely recommend it for anyone wanting a small tank.

I love the yellow shrimp! I just added some new plants this morning, the ones that I got from Stargate_geek, and the shrimp immediately started checking them out. I'm hoping to breed them eventually. This is kind of a temporary home for them because it was the only tank that has been established for a long time, and I didn't want to risk losing them. Eventually they will be moved into a 20 gallon long.

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I love the tank, and the shrimp.

I really think I prefer the yellow shrimp over the red cherries, and yours really glow in that tank.
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Here is an updated pic with my new plants from stargate_geek. I took out the downoi & blyxa because it wasn't doing so hot, and added some marsilea quadrifolia, glosso, green hygro & some more dwarf sag.



And here's a pic of my pregnant yellow posing in front of the glass so I could get a belly shot


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Great looking tank and just look at how well your shrimp are doing! Nice berried shrim by the way, that says it all


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Thanks! She's been hanging out by the glass alot lately, so that makes it much easier for me to keep an eye on her. I'm going to be getting a 20 long soon, so I'm planning on moving all of my yellows to that eventually.

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Wow! Nice looking tank. I love the yellow shrimp. What kind of substrate are you using in the tank?
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wow the yellow really stands out from the dark subs....cool....

ok I was like wats that white thing on the right side........

ITS NEVER ENOUGH!!!
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cool looking tank. The yellows are glowing nicely


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Thanks Substrate is Tahitian Moon Sand, and it is definitely my favorite!

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