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post #1 of 23 Old 02-24-2009, 06:57 PM Thread Starter
Question TINY tank!

Ok, so I have a TINY tank! (more like a jar) Its about 1.75 quarts, and its filled with water and sand. I can put some live plants in it.... I was just wandering if there are ANY inverts that can live in there?

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post #2 of 23 Old 02-24-2009, 08:07 PM
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No inverts unless you have a filter/heater. Heater for some would be for a constant temperature, instead of actual heat.

I think it would be much easier and cleaner if you just had house plants and not aquatic plants (in a jar).
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post #3 of 23 Old 02-24-2009, 08:38 PM Thread Starter
will bamboo and ghost shrimp work? (I have my own heater system in my room to keep it at a constant temp. for the purpose of my fish)

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post #4 of 23 Old 03-03-2009, 02:33 PM
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Possibly ghost shrimp, but not bamboo shrimp. Bamboo shrimp are filter feeders, so they really need a good amount of water flow so they can catch drifting particles of food with their fan-like claws. I would only get two or three ghost shrimp for a container that small, and I would try to put some kind of really small sponge filter in there. I don't think you'd need a heater.

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post #5 of 23 Old 03-13-2009, 11:37 AM Thread Starter
ok, thanks. I didn't realize how large bamboo shrimp got till I saw one in person! I decided to hold of on the shrimp for awhile tho cuz in one of my tanks I had a fluke worm problem, so I don't wanna get any inverts right this minute. Not till i know its completly cured!anyway, thanks!

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post #6 of 23 Old 03-13-2009, 12:07 PM
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i like the idea of micro tanks how about just using mosses and for inverts some small snails i have lots of tiny ramshorn type snails in my tanks and there only 2mm across so they would work

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post #7 of 23 Old 03-13-2009, 03:02 PM Thread Starter
ooooo cool! I have a snail that I got as a tiny baby like 1mmish about a month ago in a 1g, but he is still only about 1/2 of m fingernail, and i'm not close to full grown! he might be ok? I was thinking a tiny bit of java moss, maybe my snail, and 2 ghost shrimp? ok?Is sand subsrate, gravel, or marbles better? as for cleaning I was planning on a 10 percent once a week. sound ok? this will all have to wait a few weeks, maybe a month, but it think it will be really cool! daisycutter, can u post a pic of ur snails so i can know kinda what to look for? thx!

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post #8 of 23 Old 03-13-2009, 04:29 PM
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Saying your tank is only .4 gallons, you could like siphon stuff out with a turkey baster every day. That would be best, and it would take a second. Water changes are vital in little tanks.
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post #9 of 23 Old 03-13-2009, 06:10 PM
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this is the best i can get there a very small ramshorn species there in all my tanks to some degree they must of came in with some plants they were not invited but not a problem there small inoffesive and feed on algea
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post #10 of 23 Old 03-14-2009, 07:14 PM Thread Starter
coo! thanks guys! I decided on marble substrate (easiest to keep clean in a tiny jar/tank/bowl), java moss, 2 ghost shrimp, one snail. hes about 3mm &full grown. thx for the turkey baster idea, Cody! I'll do that!

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