I'm running a 100l shrimp tank, well balanced natural/Walstad tank style. Which means it has no active filter. But not too long ago I came across some Bamboo Shrimp / Wood Shrimp and they do like some flow! I introduced a little pump, photo attached.
I got this pump because it is inside the tank(no mess if it fails) and it came with a sponge, so it would not shred the young shrimp. This pump loses strength within 4-6 days, after that the sponge is full. I can keep on cleaning it, but that is not why I get the pump. I looking for the flow, not clean water
Can you help me?:
- Do you need a sponge for shrimp to protect them from being sucked into a pump, or are they smart enough to avoid the vortex?
- What kind of pump/system for flow would you recommend(or do you use) and why?
- Do you also experience that all shrimp enjoy a little flow? (mine: CRS, CBS, Amano, Bamboo do!)