03-15-2012, 10:26 AM
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Originally Posted by Cbcrawler
Hey everyone. New to the site and have some questions. Id like to set up my marineland eclipse 29 gal. For red cherry shrimp and snails. Id like to keep lots of live plants also. What is better sand or gravel? I've read that some ppl say sand some gravel. Id like ppl who keep rcs to give me there input. Thank you
I keep some cherry shrimp in 29 gal tank with black sand substrate, (soil underneath)trumpet snails,and a dozen cardinal tetra's.
I also have some crypt plant's,water sprite,and several small pieces of wood with anubia growing from them.
I lost quite a few shrimp when I first set the tank up for them, but after the tank was a few months old and more stable,,they did/do much better.
Black sand really makes the shrimps colors stand out in my opinion and I got the sand from Petco.
Oh, I also have a couple LDA25 "Pitbull plecos" in the tank and they leave shrimps alone.(otocinclus could work also)