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20L replacing 29High

Hello!

A few days ago, my wife asked me to setup the 20L which was going to replace the 29G high we had set up and running for a few years now. It is home to RCS and a few Tigers. For the most part we got the shrimp transferred, however there are A LOT of babies still in the 29. The problem we have is the babies are clear and the tank has play sand as a substrate! This combo makes it SUPER hard to catch these guys. I'm wondering how I should go about this. I don't want to just kill them off. The water is maybe 5 or 6 inches from the substrate and so the only way to see these guys is by looking through the side, well the tank is so tall that I can't look through the side AND have my arm in it trying to catch them with my shrimp net.

Any thoughts on this?
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When I have done this I let the old tank sit for another week or so and periodically look in at it and catch anything I can see else out. I haven't found a faster way to do it. In my experience the babies will be fine without the filtration during that time.
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Make a shrimp trap with a old water bottle..
Just cut the water bottle in half
Take the top portion you cut and flip it upside down and place it inside the bottom half.

Add some of the food you've been feeding and it'll be full in no time.

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^^ those bottle traps are very effective for catching damn near anything with the appropriate bait.
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Make a shrimp trap with a old water bottle..
Just cut the water bottle in half
Take the top portion you cut and flip it upside down and place it inside the bottom half.

Add some of the food you've been feeding and it'll be full in no time.

*this isnt my image but just so you have a idea

Awww man! Thanks!! This seems so simple! Can't wait to get home to try this out. Hopefully this will be just what I need!
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Take it out in an hour or so, or the shrimp will suffocate.


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