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post #11 of 15 Old 12-15-2009, 02:47 PM Thread Starter
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Thanks for the advice everyone.

@Angel079: Guess I'll be getting the shrimp some more pals soon-- i'm really excited. Gonna have lots and lots of shrimp scouring the gravel for food :D

@jeaninel: I'll keep a look out for the fluorescent bulbs, though I think I'm going to switch my hood anyway-- seems that there's a wider selection of fluorescent strip lights vs bulbs

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post #12 of 15 Old 12-16-2009, 10:58 PM Thread Starter
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Went to the store today and got 9 more ghost shrimp for 3 usd hehehe. Now I have a total of 13 ghosties in my tank!

However, I'm going to dread the days after new years. why? Because i'm going to convert from my large-ish substrate to finer substrate so I can start introducing plants. Any suggestions for fine substrate? I saw some black caribsea fine substrate at PetSmart today-- any input? I've also heard of people using playsand, wonder how that works out.

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post #13 of 15 Old 12-18-2009, 10:34 AM
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You can either get the sand mentioned or play sand / pool sand from your home store. Shop around the home store thou, ours has play sand that's more white/ grayish and some other that's more brownish, more natural looking IMO, that's the one I always use.

I'm assuming you're changing the substrate in the existing tank with the shrimp right? Easiest to do w/out burring them clean out a 20oz coke bottle cut the bottle below its neck (where it starts being strait down) and turn the cut part inside the bottle and put a bottom feeder pill or whatever your shrimp pref eat in it. Shrimp will go into the bottle to eat but somehow (with the inside out neck in it) can't come back out - Its a easy & non stressful way of catching them all
This takes a while so I'd suggest doing this the night prior to when you wanna change out your gravel

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post #14 of 15 Old 12-18-2009, 11:01 AM
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yes, you will definatly want to take out the shrimp before the gravel.
oh gosh wheres that thread that someone posted of cleaning play sand?
could someone please post that here.
id definatly recomend a dark or very light play sand, the dark makes fish pop, the light makes the inverts pop, because they are on the bottom.

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post #15 of 15 Old 12-18-2009, 11:56 AM
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Teddyzaper, here's the link to the tutorial you mentioned:

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