Why use potting soil? For what purpose? Use nothing or gravel if you can't afford anything else.
I plan to do a planted tank. I got one 5-gal with potting soil and plants and they grow very well (2 years now). I have 2 ottos and 1 dwarf puffer in that tank and they doing fine. I guess for the shrimps they are more sensitive. So, just wonder that anyone have any success with it?Why use potting soil? For what purpose? Use nothing or gravel if you can't afford anything else.
The two community tank were well established (approx. 6+ months) before I introduced the amano shrimp. I now put amano shrimp into tanks with smaller fish for a few months to grow them up in size. When the amanos are large specimens I put them into the tanks with the bigger fish. I have some adult amanos in tanks with: one Angel fish & Apistogramma aggies, seven Checkerboard cichlids, and a group of Lake Tebera Rainbowfish.So,ROD
Did you add shrimps right after you set up your tank or you wait until the tank more stable and how long?