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  1. weluvbettas
    10-15-2010 12:06 PM - permalink
    weluvbettas
    Im gonna add two danios to the tank so it cycles quicker.
  2. Oldfishlady
    10-14-2010 05:41 PM - permalink
    Oldfishlady
    Yes-but normally you have nitrate and is the sign that the tank is cycled-high nitrate can sometimes kill shrimp when it won't kill fish.
  3. weluvbettas
    10-14-2010 05:25 PM - permalink
    weluvbettas
    The soil was great! It was murky when i set it up but it cleared after a few water changes. Yep i heard the rule off the planted tank website , they said you can have so many because they produce very little waste. Wont all the spikes and ph changes kill the shrimp ??
  4. Oldfishlady
    10-14-2010 05:21 PM - permalink
    Oldfishlady
    Well....you got one on me...I never heard that rule....lol.....I have so many shrimp both the red cherry and the yellow morph....I bet I have more than 10/gal...lol.....

    How is the tank doing? has it settled-one thing about the soil and livestock that stay close to the bottom is H2S (hydrogen sulfide) especially in new soil based tanks-trumpet snail and stem plants will help prevent this-I have never had any problems in my shrimp only soil based tanks and I set them up and add livestock all in the same day...just wanted you to be aware if you have any sudden deaths-it usually only kills the one if they are directly over the pocket of gas when it releases
  5. weluvbettas
    10-14-2010 05:06 PM - permalink
    weluvbettas
    yes it is .I used aquasoil. Im gonna add more stems now. I heard the rule for cherry shrimp is ten per gallon
  6. Oldfishlady
    10-14-2010 05:02 PM - permalink
    Oldfishlady
    I would add more stem plants (ludwigia) make a water change and add the shrimp and then make 25-50% water only changes twice a week for a month and then 25-50% water only thereafter provided that the stem plants are showing active growth-they will use the ammonia up before it can convert and will limit the nitrate which is what the shrimp can sometimes have more problems with. If you plan on using excel-I would use half recommended dosage-shrimp and the moss ball can sometimes have trouble with it
    Only feed the shrimp 2-3 times a week in small amounts
    Is this the tank you did the soil substrate with?
  7. weluvbettas
    10-14-2010 04:52 PM - permalink
    weluvbettas
    Its a 4 gal nano ,Plants are 1 amazon sword , 7 or 8 ludwigia repens (more can be added) , java fern , marimo moss . I dont know ph. (dont have test kit) After it cycles its going to be a red cherry shrimp tank , no bettas just them. So how long will it be??
  8. Oldfishlady
    10-14-2010 04:48 PM - permalink
    Oldfishlady
    That depends...size, water temp, pH, stocking, type and number of plants, substrate-
    often in planted tanks depending on number and type of plants the nitrogen cycle is a non-issue
  9. weluvbettas
    10-14-2010 04:40 PM - permalink
    weluvbettas
    Hi oldfish lady! how long will the cycling prosess take in a planted tank??
  10. Oldfishlady
    10-12-2010 10:29 AM - permalink
    Oldfishlady
    Good to hear I hope he makes a full recovery....

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