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'Ello all! I want to check and see if a certain mostly invert setup would work in a 10 gallon tank. The setup I had in mind is:
- a group of shrimp (possibly two groups, with the first being noes and the second either being a non-bee caridinia or a bamboo shrimp).
- a colony of snails
- a small group of assassin snails or ADFs? (Not sure about these, mostly due to fear that they may eat too many shrimp).

Any suggestions on this setup? No fish are planned for this setup.
 

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So, you are suggesting that I go with:
- a neocaridina and possibly a caridina colony;
- a snail colony (May simply be a few Nerite snails or maybe a single small Sulawesi snail)
- Maybe some ADF's as the main 'predators' (though in practice they will most likely not eat many of the shrimp or snails).

Is that right? Any other invert suggestions? I may also consider micro crabs as an option, but am not sure whether to consider the dwarf crays.
 

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Crays don't do well in neo tanks imo. I would start with me is and go from there. Get a nice, healthy colony going then move up the chain.

Red cherry shrimp are very hardy and hard, to kill than the others. Car will, need different parameters and better water quality. Moss and low light plants are good to start. I don't really dose my tanks at all, weekly water changes of 10% only. You don't need to do large changes in shrimp tanks. They do not like changing conditions.

-Chris
 

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So, you are suggesting that I go with:
- a neocaridina and possibly a caridina colony;
- a snail colony (May simply be a few Nerite snails or maybe a single small Sulawesi snail)
- Maybe some ADF's as the main 'predators' (though in practice they will most likely not eat many of the shrimp or snails).

Is that right? Any other invert suggestions? I may also consider micro crabs as an option, but am not sure whether to consider the dwarf crays.
No crays with shrimp, unless you don't mind the cray eating them. :)
Trust me, ask me about Mr. Pinchy sometime!

Anyways- A 10 gal is a great start. Be warned... you're going to get HOOKED! Or pinched. *wink*
 

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By 'Caridina', I mean the members that are NOT bee shrimp, Crystal shrimp, or Sulawesi shrimp...I was thinking more along the lines of green shrimp, Malawa shrimp (which, although Sulawesi shrimp, are much easier to work with than most), etc. The snails are going first, then shrimp (neos first), maybe crabs next if I decide to add them, and finally the frog or frogs. By the way, if ADF's did work, how many should I add? (This will be a heavily planted tank, so the issue is more space than bio load).
 
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