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post #1 of 9 (permalink) Old 10-27-2015, 07:01 PM Thread Starter
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Algae???

I set up up a shrimp "bowl" and put some aquarium sand and Cholla wood in it. There is this white smoke looking thing growing in the tank off the wood. Any ideas? I can get a pic later.


PS... I think it killed the shrimps!


PSS... I am having bad luck with this shiz! Someone do it for me for free! lol
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Fungus maybe? Did you boil the cholla wood first? Just a few days ago i did a similar thing, used some dirt i had laying around capped it off with sand from the kid's sandbox amd planted some trimming. Threw in some snails and shrimp and they seem to be doing ok for the past few days. Maybe you just got unlucky with the cholla wood.
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It's probably just the usual white fungus that grows on wood in newly set up tanks.

It's harmless. I doubt it killed the shrimp.

Is there anything else in the bowl? Soil? Plants? How many shrimp did you put in it, and how big is the bowl?
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It is a .75 gallon Betta Cube and it had Petco White Aquarium Sand at PETCO and the 3 pieces of Cholla i got.


It had about 9 CRS that someone gave me. I feel bad that they all died!


I just ordered a betta heater to redo the tank, and moss is on the way 2...
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That may have been too many shrimp for a small tank with no filter. Or too many at once, anyway.

Diana Walstead's shrimp bowls are planted with a rich substrate. Without plants, it doesn't work.
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Got ya. I am getting moss and will let it cycle longer then maybe get some ghost shrimps since they are cheap
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CRS, that's probably why they died. They need specific water parameters and are much more fragile than RCS.
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CRS, that's probably why they died. They need specific water parameters and are much more fragile than RCS.
Sorry they were RCS got my letters mixed up lol
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Sorry maybe I looked over this….but I didn't see anything about how long this was setup before adding shrimp or if you used a bacteria additive or something from a previously well established and healthy aquarium. Again, sorry if I missed that info, it's been known to happen to me often lol.


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