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This is my 2 footer shrimp tank, housing normal grade crs and some neocarindas.
I'm running 2 fans, temperature kept between 78 - 81. Some water wisterias, bolbitis, ada driftwood, dragon rocks (inert), coconut husks, and some anchor mosses. Chiller would be ideal, but I need to work out some space(especially we do not have big and spacious homes like most of you guys out there), and chillers are very costly here, I would need to do some thinking....

CRS are really enjoying the space they have now, after I moved them from a 4 gallon. They no longer hide under their caves anymore and is constantly roaming around, unlike in 4 gallons, they are always hiding under the caves.
I have 2 berried crs when I moved over, hopefully, the babies survive.

The evaporation in the 7 gallon ft tank, running with 2 fans, are not as bad a single fan running in my 4 gallon. That's a good thing, so my topping ups won't go crazy on my parameters.

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Thank you. Unfortunately I can't do better looking plants as I would need ferts which is not good for shrimps.
There is an art to a stunning low tech tank. There aren't as many of them it seems, and they take much longer to mature, and you don't get as many colors to work with, but there are a few that are really striking.

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Very nice, I am a big fan of bolbitis. I am thinking of moving my shrimpies to a 10 gallon soon. Not a pretty rimless but maybe they will be happier in their own shrimp way.
Bolbitis are one of the best looking low tech plants I've seen, but the only problem is that I can't really get them to be straight as they grow. I've got one that I put it into my endlers tank, because the stalks were growing sideways. Lol. I can't put it into my shrimp tank as the stalks really get in the way.
 

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There is an art to a stunning low tech tank. There aren't as many of them it seems, and they take much longer to mature, and you don't get as many colors to work with, but there are a few that are really striking.

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Thanks! I thought quite awhile before posting as I felt really inferior compared to the tanks you guys have! Mine is like a mess.
I'm thinking of doing some hair grass too! But without ferts, do you think it will work out?
 

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Thanks! I thought quite awhile before posting as I felt really inferior compared to the tanks you guys have! Mine is like a mess.
I'm thinking of doing some hair grass too! But without ferts, do you think it will work out?
-shrug- Maybe, maybe not, it can't hurt to try! Chain sword would work out, I can attest to that.

I have 3 types of Java Fern that grow very well in my no fert tanks, Anubius also do quite well, and Moss. I've seen some amazing things done with Moss. My bolbitus does well, as well as most of the easier stems, I even have a stem of Repens that is slowly growing.

Crypt Parva grows low,.. very slow,.. but grows well. All other crypts do well too. There are even some rust red ones if you want to change the color up a little.

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-shrug- Maybe, maybe not, it can't hurt to try! Chain sword would work out, I can attest to that.

I have 3 types of Java Fern that grow very well in my no fert tanks, Anubius also do quite well, and Moss. I've seen some amazing things done with Moss. My bolbitus does well, as well as most of the easier stems, I even have a stem of Repens that is slowly growing.

Crypt Parva grows low,.. very slow,.. but grows well. All other crypts do well too. There are even some rust red ones if you want to change the color up a little.

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Crypts are cool, but how true are the myths about it poisoning shrimps? lol. I am looking for some red leafed plants for my tank. Will look out for some red crypts. Did you encounter some parts of the leaves of your ferns turning black? I had it on my java ferns....
 

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Crypts are cool, but how true are the myths about it poisoning shrimps? lol. I am looking for some red leafed plants for my tank. Will look out for some red crypts. Did you encounter some parts of the leaves of your ferns turning black? I had it on my java ferns....
I do,.. that is how they bud off new plantlets. I usually remove the leaves when they get that old.

I'm told the thing about Crypt and Anubius poisoning shrimp is a total myth. That the problem was really created by new plants grown emergent that were sprayed with insecticide at the grower. I'm banking on that too because the tank I'm currently setting up for my CRS is 85% anubius. (Pic in my sig if you want to see)

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I do,.. that is how they bud off new plantlets. I usually remove the leaves when they get that old.

I'm told the thing about Crypt and Anubius poisoning shrimp is a total myth. That the problem was really created by new plants grown emergent that were sprayed with insecticide at the grower. I'm banking on that too because the tank I'm currently setting up for my CRS is 85% anubius. (Pic in my sig if you want to see)

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Cool! I'll try to find some crypts. They look really nice!
 

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One thing to keep in mind when you ask questions.

Our experience may differ from the rumors circulated in your area since you're in S'pore. Your water parameters may be completely different from one region to the next.

Also neo shrimp you buy may be wild caught or more adapted to warmer temperatures. I'm assuming most people in the US don't get them since the import fees usually hike up the price.

Agree with Whiskey that the rumors of "shrimps being poisoned by crypts" are most likely connected with the vendor's use of insecticides or improper parasite/algae dips.

  • Wondering how much do shrimp retail for in your part of Spore?
  • What type of colors are available this season?
  • What are considered RARE types?

Last night we had a discussion about possibly ordering a batch of mixed species of African shrimps, at least 6 different species will be included, but if I recall correctly it will be $100+ to ship them.
 

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Our experience may differ from the rumors circulated in your area since you're in S'pore. Your water parameters may be completely different from one region to the next.

Also neo shrimp you buy may be wild caught or more adapted to warmer temperatures. I'm assuming most people in the US don't get them since the import fees usually hike up the price.

Agree with Whiskey that the rumors of "shrimps being poisoned by crypts" are most likely connected with the vendor's use of insecticides or improper parasite/algae dips.

  • Wondering how much do shrimp retail for in your part of Spore?
  • What type of colors are available this season?
  • What are considered RARE types?

Last night we had a discussion about possibly ordering a batch of mixed species of African shrimps, at least 6 different species will be included, but if I recall correctly it will be $100+ to ship them.
Neo and crs shrimps here are mostly from local or overseas breeders, maybe like Taiwan where there are many popular breeders there.
For neos, there are none really considered rare and we do not have seasonal colors, but more to popularity. If a certain color morph is not popular, then you will find less lfs carrying it. Commonly found are yellows, blue pearl, carbon and red rili, snowball.
On the average, a neo will cost approximately us$7-8, except RCS are much cheaper.
 
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