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post #1 of 4 (permalink) Old 04-09-2013, 10:05 PM Thread Starter
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How do I trim and vacuum with shrimplets present?

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I'm doing my first high tech tank atm. I'm pretty clueless but we all are at the start aye?

Im doing a carpet with micro sword, which I now understand I should trim to get a good spread. I have never trimmed anything before.

I see people vacuum while trimming to keep scraps out of the tank. How do I do this with shrimp and shrimplets in the tank?
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Be very careful. Or you can carefully net the trimmings out.

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Use a substrate good for shrimp that doesn't need vacuuming. If you are set to do it, place a very fine mesh over the hose and put a rubber band to hold it there, and it should be good unless you have extremely small newborns.
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I feel kind of silly - the trimmings floats, ofc.. for some reason I thought I would have to pick them off the substrate somehow
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