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This is my "No.1 Tank" in breeding Pure Line Crystal Red Shrimp. In Chinese/Japanese, it's called 第一水槽. As you can see from the picture, it's very simple set up:
- 10 Gallon Aquarium
- Sponge Filter
- Flora Base Substrate
- Double bulb T5 Light
It's a simple set up, but the system in the this tank is very healthy, strong and steady. The algae growing in the tank is all green, and it's been consistent.
When you breed high grade crystal red shrimps, you want to have at least 2 tanks that you can do selective breeding. You can find from my old post, I talked about Selective Breeding -- Nakajima Breeding Technique
. Here I am going to introduce another way of selective breeding.
This is my No.1 Tank, I also have a No.2 Tank, for my Pure Line Crystal Red Shrimps. No.1 tank would house my top top quality Pure Line Shrimps. I selected out and started with some Most beautiful Males and Females. They live and breed in the tank, and F1, Or F2s will also live and grow up in the tank. As the F1 growing bigger, every morning, I turn on the light, I will spend at least 10 minutes checking individual shrimps. Anyone that's not meeting my expectation will be moving to the No.2 Tank. This is the most simple way to select out the most beautiful shrimps. Light off, then lights on, shrimps stay the same solid beautiful color are keepers. It's always the best shrimps living in my No.1 Tank. It's a ongoing selective breeding process, and the new generations will be nicer and nicer.
I expand my No1 Pure Line Tank
May 24, 2014
About new tank:
4 feet long tankwith
eheim 2217 canister filter, I will add in sponge filter later
2 bulb 48'' T5 HO fluorescent light
Shrimps are so happy. They can keep swimming and swimming for a long time, until they reach the other end.
It's too big, and looks so empty now. Well, soon, it would be filled up
No. 1 Tank Pure Line Crystal Red Shrimp Update June 14, 2014
I added in 2 big sponge filters to my big 4 feet pure line crystal red shrimps tank. They are so happy and love the extra bubbles, and oxygen.
For plants, I added in 2 pieces of moss mat. I am still not sure what type of moss it is. Help me identify it after it grows and spreads.
Big Papa and teens sharing food. So sweet!
I choose to go with something simple, a spider wood. I have soak it in another matured tank for about a week, and there are white bacteria film on the wood, and shrimps enjoy the treat a lot
Shrimps all over drift wood.
Crystal red shrimps red and white color really make everything, every scene look beautiful.
Young Mama is playing with a "snow ball" ^.^
A Red Sox Mama