The Shrimp Tank

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The Shrimp Tank

Post by jacksdad » Thu Nov 07, 2019 23:18 pm

Finally added my first shrimp, ten Crystal Reds, off Si4geckos. Started the tank a few weeks ago, with a used Aquael Leddy 60 tank

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I took bits n bobs from my existing tanks, so it was cycled and clear in no time :D

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I added 12 neon tetras and 6 ramshorn snails last week, then last night the shrimp [woo]


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Looking forward to getting baby shrimp next!
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Re: The Shrimp Tank

Post by bhafc1 » Thu Nov 07, 2019 23:23 pm

Great setup and nice size aquarium for shrimp. I see lots of people using very small tanks for shrimp but you won't get the big explosion of them. I have just brought a tank off ebay for shrimp and i'm delighted with it. BARGAIN.

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Re: The Shrimp Tank

Post by Netsu » Fri Nov 08, 2019 6:57 am

Lovely tank set up and some great pics of the shrimp!

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Re: The Shrimp Tank

Post by Ric » Fri Nov 08, 2019 19:00 pm

Nice looking tank.

Hopefully any baby shrimp will be able to avoid the neons' hungry mouths. Perhaps add a clump of moss for any shrimplets to hide in?

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Re: The Shrimp Tank

Post by piker » Fri Nov 08, 2019 21:53 pm

Looking good,nice shrimp👍

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Re: The Shrimp Tank

Post by jacksdad » Fri Nov 08, 2019 22:36 pm

Thanks everyone :D
Si gave me a big lump of java moss, its wrapped round the wood right in front centre of the tank. I'll be splitting it as it grows, and gluing to more places, is there any carpeting plants/moss that's best for shrimp?
You can't beat eBay for used aquarium stuff, mostly for listings close to you that are 'collection only' like tanks. I bought this complete Leddy 60 with cover/LED light, substrate, filter and stand, for £35.00, Just sold the stand for a net £21.00! [woo]

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Re: The Shrimp Tank

Post by jacksdad » Fri Nov 08, 2019 22:50 pm

Taken tonight, plants growing really quick with daily doses of fertiliser and carbon :D

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Post by Tycho » Fri Nov 08, 2019 23:32 pm

Lovely looking tank and wow what a bargain!

I find eBay to be very hit and miss... most people around here seem to have totally inflated expectations but every so often do get a real bargain.

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Re: The Shrimp Tank

Post by Hanlou » Fri Nov 08, 2019 23:50 pm

Wow it’s looking really good! :D

Beautiful shrimp!

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Re: The Shrimp Tank

Post by jacksdad » Sat Nov 09, 2019 13:25 pm

Thanks again, I'm really happy with my 'little tank' addition, the shrimp are a pleasure to watch, this morning I've found a moulted shell hanging on a plant, and counted 8 out of the ten added on Wednesday night :D
The root is full of algae, and there's some small bits of fish food on the substrate, do I need to add shrimp food?

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