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Want to do 2.5 No Tech Shrimp Tank, Can it be Done?

I'm lucky enough to live extremely close to an ADA store, so I plan on going to get some soil and stones from them to set my my first no tech shrimp tank. My boyfriend wants this tank to be his, but hates red cherry shrimp. Any other types that come to mind which would be a nice choice for him?

I have kept shrimp before, but never no-tech. I plan on adding the soil into the tank for a pH buffer, aquascaping, and planting the tank all at once. I'm not sure what kind of light I would need for this tank.

Will be dosing Excel. And if needed, will of course add a heater and filter, but he wants to try no tech first.

Any feedback would be appreciated. Hopefully we can start this tank up this weekend.

ETA: He's in love with Golden Bees, I like a ton of the Neos ... which would be the most hardy?

(Tank dimensions 12 x 6 x 8)


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While I don't have a 2.5 currently, my 5 gal sits in my office with a HOB filter and a cfl desk lamp and my cherries do great. I literally don't change the water, I just top it off. I do of course have it loaded with moss. I have also kept cherries in 1.5 gal bowls and they have done well with nothing but window light. I would suspect that most neos will do well in a no tech nano, provided the tank is cycled and WCs are done for a while at first.


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