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Hi all, long time lurker here

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So here's my 75 gal dedicated to cherry shrimp only. I don't know why, but one day I just felt the urge to put some tiny shrimps into a big ass tank.

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Anyways here it is. Very simple setup with simple plants. No dosing, no ferts, no Co2. Just plain beach sand + lights on a timer. Water param......UNKNOWN

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As for shrimp, there are only 30 or so. Why so few? Because painted fire reds are expensive!! :crying::crying::crying:

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So there it is. Some tiny lil shrimps in a big tank.
Also I lied, there is ONE FISH (which is Otocinclus) in there + 3 amano shrimps
 

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Heres an update, not much change. Plants growing slowly.

Turns out the tds of the tank was 450+ from my previous tank water! I brought it down to 260 eventually, will slowly bring it down some more.


Shrimps being shrimps....also I fed them a slice of banana :0
 

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Heres an update, not much change. Plants growing slowly.

Turns out the tds of the tank was 450+ from my previous tank water! I brought it down to 260 eventually, will slowly bring it down some more.


Shrimps being shrimps....also I fed them a slice of banana :0
What range does the TDS need to be to get the Fire Reds to reproduce successfully?
 

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You seem to have a fair amount more than 30 now, congrats! How many would you estimate are in there now?
 

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With all of the original 30 being breeding size now and lots of the first batches reaching it, you should be nearing that point where they just explode in numbers. I bet in another 3 months this tank will be crawling with red. Very excited to see updates.
 
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