Planted tanks/ shrimp farms - Page 2
Tropical Fish

Tropical Fish Keeping - Aquarium fish care and resources » Freshwater Fish and Aquariums » Beginner Freshwater Aquarium » Planted tanks/ shrimp farms

Planted tanks/ shrimp farms

This is a discussion on Planted tanks/ shrimp farms within the Beginner Freshwater Aquarium forums, part of the Freshwater Fish and Aquariums category; --> I find it fascinating that shrimp don't tolerate water parameter changes well, such as a cycling tank. Yet they eat all the junk on ...

Check out these freshwater fish profiles
Sailfin Molly
Sailfin Molly
Discus
Discus
Reply
LinkBack Thread Tools vBmenu Seperating Image Search this Thread vBmenu Seperating Image
Planted tanks/ shrimp farms
Old 02-15-2010, 10:22 PM   #11
 
Mean Harri's Avatar
 
I find it fascinating that shrimp don't tolerate water parameter changes well, such as a cycling tank. Yet they eat all the junk on the bottom of a tank.
Mean Harri is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 02-15-2010, 10:25 PM   #12
 
Splinter492's Avatar
 
hahaha its all good iv been doin my fair bit of research. i know there are alot of in experienced people who just buy fish and put them in a tank and they die and they wonder what happened. but not me i like to reasearch evvverrrry thing so i know what im getting into.
Splinter492 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 02-15-2010, 10:27 PM   #13
 
Angel079's Avatar
 
That's very good!!! (Don't ya wish everybody was like that!?)

Keep us posted how its going for ya!!! Maybe with some pic's?

If I can be of any help along the way but don't find your post on time just shoot me a PM and kick me in the *your know where* to look at the threads
Angel079 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 02-17-2010, 05:21 PM   #14
 
Splinter492's Avatar
 
well i tested the water and everything is perfect but three of the shrimp died probably form switching tanks so fast(yes i did acclimate them) but i still have two survivors XD now i just need some plants any ideas??
Splinter492 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 02-17-2010, 05:27 PM   #15
 
Angel079's Avatar
 
For a 10g I'd get smaller stuff like Anubias, Java Ferns, Java Moss, Narrowleaf chain sword, Cypts...that sorta plants that don't outgrow your tank in less then 2 weeks as far as height.
Angel079 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 02-18-2010, 06:37 AM   #16
 
Splinter492's Avatar
 
okay that sounds good i may get a Marimo ball or two they are pretty cool and shrimp love them.

OH and funny story! okay so the filter i have is an in tank filter and there is a plastic plant infront of the intake/out take and one of the shrimp was eating infront of it anywho i woke up this morning and couldn't find him! after 15 min of searching the inside of the lid for a shrimp body (i used to always do that with ghost shrimp) and around the tank i see him poke his face out at me from inside of the filter!!! he is just chillin in there eating the crap off the cartrage little freak! ill get a pic if i can real quick.

Last edited by Splinter492; 02-18-2010 at 06:42 AM..
Splinter492 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 02-18-2010, 06:52 AM   #17
 
Splinter492's Avatar
 
here is the tank shots after i added the sand and now this morning (only one live plant)
Attached Images
File Type: jpg DSC_0037.jpg (101.2 KB, 13 views)
File Type: jpg DSC_0042.jpg (81.3 KB, 12 views)
File Type: jpg DSC_0043.jpg (74.9 KB, 12 views)
File Type: jpg DSC_0044.jpg (109.1 KB, 12 views)
Splinter492 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 02-18-2010, 10:49 AM   #18
 
Angel079's Avatar
 
Oh nice, love the sand color!
That's gonna look awesome with some more plants in it! Maybe consider getting some black window tint and cover the back of the tank, with the black it'll make the plants & shrimp color stick out even more.
Angel079 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 02-18-2010, 12:46 PM   #19
 
the Bamboo shrimp are going to get pretty big. Keep good water flow inside the tank as they are filter feeders, and will catch food that is moving in the water with the fans on their front.

As for plants. Anubias are a great choice, they get very very green, They are extremely hard to kill. The best way to plant them is to simply tie them to driftwood or rock. You do not want to bury the Rhizome (horizontal thing at the bottom of the plant) or it will simply die. Java Moss is a GREAT addition to a shrimp tank, and is very hard to kill. Anacharis is a good beginner plant as well.

As for shrimp stock, make sure you read about the different species that can cross breed, that way you don't eventually end up with a bunch of brown shrimp in your tank. Amano shrimp are great little algae eaters, as well as being very fun to watch. They might try to breed, but the little ones require brackish water to survive. Cherry shrimp are great additions to a shrimp tank as well. But one word of caution, they breed like guppy. I started out with about 9 of them in my 36 gal. And now I have at a min. of 50-60 with several berried females still ready to hatch more. I would not add any crayfish to the tank. They have a reputation for being pretty aggressive to tank mates, and they will quickly rip up your plants. Remember to keep anything copper, or copper related away from the tank, Copper is highly toxic to inverts such as shrimp. If you can, find a way to keep them out of your filter lol. I found several of my amano shrimp hanging out in the HOB filter on my now gone 10 gal. They ate EVERYTHING in the bio part of the filter. Not to mention they scared the crap out of me when I did a media change. If you decided to add some swimming friends to the mix, I would look at very small fish such as Micro Rasboras.
Noahma is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 02-18-2010, 08:57 PM   #20
 
Splinter492's Avatar
 
thanks for the info Noahma and angel i think ill go with the java moss Anubias and probably the narrow leaf chain sword and the cherry shrimp. i got hame and the little bugger was on the other side of the filter media. i think thats his/her favorite spot ever!
Splinter492 is offline   Reply With Quote
Reply

Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
New to Planted Tanks dustin0 Beginner Planted Aquarium 2 04-21-2010 02:20 PM
My planted betta tanks cajunmomof4 Beginner Planted Aquarium 2 09-23-2008 10:10 PM
Carbon in planted tanks? Follow It Home Beginner Planted Aquarium 1 01-27-2008 08:57 PM
filterless planted tanks hamdogg08 Beginner Planted Aquarium 2 05-16-2007 11:09 AM
Planted Tanks Lupin Freshwater Journals 10 12-10-2006 09:27 PM


Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search



All times are GMT -5. The time now is 03:04 PM.