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post #1 of 12 Old 12-28-2011, 11:26 AM Thread Starter
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New Red Cherry Shrimp Setup

Hi All,

I wanted to take sometime and share my new Red Cherry Shrimp setup which is a 55 Gallon aquarium. It has been planted for a few weeks now, but the aquatic moss had a slow start. Hope you all enjoy the video... I will upload again in a few weeks. Thank you,

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post #2 of 12 Old 12-30-2011, 12:23 AM
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Really nice tank! The black background and substrate really make the shrimp pop out. Do you have any plans to stock it with fish, or is it going to be a shrimp only tank?

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post #3 of 12 Old 01-05-2012, 05:02 PM Thread Starter
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Really nice tank! The black background and substrate really make the shrimp pop out. Do you have any plans to stock it with fish, or is it going to be a shrimp only tank?
Hi, Thank you for the comment. I'm planning on this to be a moss / shrimp tank only.
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post #4 of 12 Old 01-05-2012, 05:30 PM
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Your shrimp look huge. I like the tank though. I recently switched my 75g tank to all shrimp.
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post #5 of 12 Old 01-14-2012, 09:48 AM
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By the looks of your tank you are an expert, so I gotta ask how you keep your shrimp alive ;) I put six cherry shrimp in my 55gal two weeks ago and I'm not sure if they're alive or not. I have lots of plants like java fern, multiple anubius varieties, ludwigia, a moss ball, pygmy chain sword, dwarf sag, vallsineria, and crypts, plus driftwood and lava rocks. I saw two shrimp yesterday so I know they are still kinda there but they looked a little funny. Not sure how to explain it.. I could see food in them though so I guess they weren't too bad off? My temp is 77F, 6.7pH, soft water, fully cycled mature tank. I do 20% water changes weekly and use prime and flourish comprehensive the next day. I have 15 neon tetras, 8 cherry barbs, one male betta, and 10 harlequin rasboras. I don't think my fish ate them?

I would love your help as I'm not sure if there is some important thing about shrimp keeping that I am missing D;
They're really cute and I love watching them. Maybe they just like to hide... I dunno. Thanks though and I hope you might have an idea what is wrong, if something is in fact wrong.


Oh and to comment on your video WOW your shrimp are red :P I like the way they pop out so much, the black really complements them and the moss on the driftwood seems cool. And I have a white rock in my tank that appears to look EXACTLY like yours... it's kinda odd haha.
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Stunning! I'm impressed you can have a 55 gallon and only put RCS in it!!!

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post #7 of 12 Old 01-14-2012, 11:18 AM Thread Starter
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By the looks of your tank you are an expert, so I gotta ask how you keep your shrimp alive ;) I put six cherry shrimp in my 55gal two weeks ago and I'm not sure if they're alive or not. I have lots of plants like java fern, multiple anubius varieties, ludwigia, a moss ball, pygmy chain sword, dwarf sag, vallsineria, and crypts, plus driftwood and lava rocks. I saw two shrimp yesterday so I know they are still kinda there but they looked a little funny. Not sure how to explain it.. I could see food in them though so I guess they weren't too bad off? My temp is 77F, 6.7pH, soft water, fully cycled mature tank. I do 20% water changes weekly and use prime and flourish comprehensive the next day. I have 15 neon tetras, 8 cherry barbs, one male betta, and 10 harlequin rasboras. I don't think my fish ate them?

I would love your help as I'm not sure if there is some important thing about shrimp keeping that I am missing D;
They're really cute and I love watching them. Maybe they just like to hide... I dunno. Thanks though and I hope you might have an idea what is wrong, if something is in fact wrong.


Oh and to comment on your video WOW your shrimp are red :P I like the way they pop out so much, the black really complements them and the moss on the driftwood seems cool. And I have a white rock in my tank that appears to look EXACTLY like yours... it's kinda odd haha.
Hi Angella,

I can honestly say I think the betta, cherry barbs, and possibly the rasboro will hunt and eat the shrimp. I'm speaking from past experience, this is why I have decided to keep this as a shrimp only tank. i also use seachem products, but they are 100% safe for freshwater invertebrates if used properly when dosing. I hope this helps, but feel free to contact me with any other questions.
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post #8 of 12 Old 01-14-2012, 11:23 AM
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Iv got Cherry Reds in my aquarium with a similar stock as yours and there fine, in fact the population is booming!

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wow ! your tank is stunning,i would love something like that to grace any room
in my house. !

when you set up a new tank,hide an extra
sponge or two behind some decor,that way you have
something seeded for you next filter.
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Stunning! I'm impressed you can have a 55 gallon and only put RCS in it!!!

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My RCS tank is a 75g...lol Shrimp only.
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