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Andrew's 10g Shrimp Tank

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Starting a thread for a new shrimp tank build. Picked up a 10 gallon this time.

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Got the back of the tank painted and mounted a fluval light. Still pretty early in development.

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Going to be using this light. Not really planning any any fancy plants.

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Found this really cool piece of wood at aquatek. I was warned about it floating and it was true. It's been floating at the top of a bucket for about 2 weeks. So I decided to anchor it on a piece of plastic. It worked well once to substrate was added.

 

 

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Added a few plants I had going in my 20g. Also moved over a few sponge filters that I had seeding in the 20 gallon for about a month. Ready for my cycle!

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These shrimp are going to be eating better than me.

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Going to use the very affordable controller to kick on a fan when the summer starts up and we get more frugal with the house AC.

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Added Montmorillonite stones as well as Montmorillonite powder clay for minerals.

Added a feeding dish.

Added Catappa leaves and alder cones for hiding spots and ph buffering.

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Let the breeding begin. Nice looking shrimp tank. What is the plant that is to the left of the driftwood that looks like ulva?

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Im not quite sure as it was a hitchhicker plant I pulled from my 20g. Also not sure about the long plant in the right. The others are christmas tree moss, lacy java fern, floating duck weed, and marimo balls. Not planning on any c02 or ferts, so I hope they are hardy. :)

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Is the plant on the right corkscrew vallisnaria? What kind of shrimp are you going to add? (Or do we need to wait and be surprized?)

 

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Planning on high grade crystal reds. Depending on my success I may try another tank with shadow panda.

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Got my fan mounted. Seems to working well. Really like the controller.

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Still cycling. Looking VERY cloudy today for some reason.

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Cloudiness is starting to clear up after adding purgin and carbon. I've been doing a lot of reading and considering going for Pure Red Line (PRL) crystal reds. It's been a little while since Ive kept dwarf shrimp but Im really looking for a challenge. 

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On 5/3/2017 at 10:43 AM, Todd Council said:

Let the breeding begin. Nice looking shrimp tank. What is the plant that is to the left of the driftwood that looks like ulva?

I keep seeing this plant called subwassertang on other forums.

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Guys, I might have a problem. I keep buy shrimp food.

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You don't have a problem, depending on how you answer these questions:

How big is that tank? How many shrimp are you putting in there? How long are you planning on keeping the tank?

OR

Are you planning on feeding a MIXED diet?

That tank needs to cycle so you can start buying shrimp.

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Lots of tiny copepods (or whatever the fresh water equivalent is) and other tiny life everywhere. Tank is really looking slick. Should be ready for shrimp soon. I'm set on getting Pure Red Line Hinomaru crystal reds and found the vendor I'm going with.

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Very nice tank!  Glad to see you also getting back into the gateway drug of freshwater tanks.  Before we know it, we are going to see a Saltwater build thread from you ;)

 

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Picture time. Shrimp are doing great! They are small babies right now, and pretty hard to photograph without a true macro lens. These are  Pure Red Line Hinomaru No Entry Crystal Red Shrimp. 

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No Color out of the box. Dripped Acclimated them for 3 hours.

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Colored up nicely.

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Old school magnifying glass in front of the camera.

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