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Shea
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PostSubject: Working on cherry shrimp tank   Working on cherry shrimp tank Icon_minitime8/10/2011, 1:50 pm

I've robbed driftwood, plants, and substrate from other tanks to set this one up. The stem plants I have in there should fill in quickly. You think this would suffice? I do have some plastic groundcover plants I could add in there if need be. Angelfish is only in there to keep the cycle until I can order the shrimp. You think this is good enough?
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PostSubject: Re: Working on cherry shrimp tank   Working on cherry shrimp tank Icon_minitime8/10/2011, 2:09 pm

Beautiful! Love that piece of driftwood.
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PostSubject: Re: Working on cherry shrimp tank   Working on cherry shrimp tank Icon_minitime8/10/2011, 2:56 pm

Nice!What size tank is it? yes usafishbox

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PostSubject: Re: Working on cherry shrimp tank   Working on cherry shrimp tank Icon_minitime8/10/2011, 3:07 pm

Looks nice Working on cherry shrimp tank 772341
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PostSubject: Re: Working on cherry shrimp tank   Working on cherry shrimp tank Icon_minitime8/10/2011, 3:29 pm

Thanks, it's a 25 gallon. This tank got started because my husband saw sunkenmetal's cherry shrimp thread. Glad I kept this tank, almost sold it last week.
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PostSubject: Re: Working on cherry shrimp tank   Working on cherry shrimp tank Icon_minitime8/10/2011, 3:56 pm

It looks good. You dont need any plastic plants and that drift wood is perfect for dwarf shrimp lots of cracks and holes to hid in.

Now you just need shrimp cheers
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PostSubject: Re: Working on cherry shrimp tank   Working on cherry shrimp tank Icon_minitime8/10/2011, 3:57 pm

Looking good!
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PostSubject: Re: Working on cherry shrimp tank   Working on cherry shrimp tank Icon_minitime8/10/2011, 8:03 pm

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PostSubject: Re: Working on cherry shrimp tank   Working on cherry shrimp tank Icon_minitime8/12/2011, 6:42 am

Any luck finding some cherry shrimp?
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PostSubject: Re: Working on cherry shrimp tank   Working on cherry shrimp tank Icon_minitime8/12/2011, 6:59 am

Tank looks awesome ! Everything a Shrimp needs to make it a home !!
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PostSubject: Re: Working on cherry shrimp tank   Working on cherry shrimp tank Icon_minitime8/12/2011, 9:12 am

looks like you got rotella rounfolia in there it will grow fast with good ferts and good medium- high lighting. the plant on the driftwood, anuias nana is a slow grower. might also want to cover your intake with a sponge so the shrimp don't get sucked up in to the filter.
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PostSubject: Re: Working on cherry shrimp tank   Working on cherry shrimp tank Icon_minitime8/12/2011, 10:35 am

sunkenmetal wrote:
Any luck finding some cherry shrimp?
Hopefully in a couple of weeks I can get some from Kory, not sure yet. If not, I don't mind waiting because the angelfish is so happy in this tank.

lifeisgood wrote:
Tank looks awesome ! Everything a Shrimp needs to make it a home !!
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plantedtankdude wrote:
looks like you got rotella rounfolia in there it will grow fast with good ferts and good medium- high lighting. the plant on the driftwood, anuias nana is a slow grower. might also want to cover your intake with a sponge so the shrimp don't get sucked up in to the filter.
Those stem plants are the only thing I can keep alive long-term. In the past I've killed java moss, guppy grass AND even java fern. Not kidding... I'm gonna probably just cover the intake with pantyhose.
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PostSubject: Re: Working on cherry shrimp tank   Working on cherry shrimp tank Icon_minitime8/12/2011, 10:42 am

How did you kill java moss and java fern..?
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sunkenmetal wrote:
How did you kill java moss and java fern..?

The java fern turned black and fell apart. The moss was pretty sickly looking when I recieved it. I really don't know... other than I didn't and won't purchase ferts. I do still have an anubias that attached to a piece of lava rock that is alive. Rolling Eyes
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PostSubject: Re: Working on cherry shrimp tank   Working on cherry shrimp tank Icon_minitime8/12/2011, 10:54 am

Shea wrote:
sunkenmetal wrote:
How did you kill java moss and java fern..?

The java fern turned black and fell apart. The moss was pretty sickly looking when I recieved it. I really don't know... other than I didn't and won't purchase ferts. I do still have an anubias that attached to a piece of lava rock that is alive. Rolling Eyes

LOL Well i only dose once a week and my ferns and moss grow pretty good...

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PostSubject: Re: Working on cherry shrimp tank   Working on cherry shrimp tank Icon_minitime8/12/2011, 10:58 am

I don't use any ferts in my tanks . We have several types of plants and they grow great .I think it has to do with being an established tank and the type of lighting you use.
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PostSubject: Re: Working on cherry shrimp tank   Working on cherry shrimp tank Icon_minitime8/12/2011, 11:02 am

lifeisgood wrote:
I don't use any ferts in my tanks . We have several types of plants and they grow great .I think it has to do with being an established tank and the type of lighting you use.

I'm sure I need new lights. I also probably do more water changes than the average fishkeeper, if that could be a problem with plants.
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PostSubject: Re: Working on cherry shrimp tank   Working on cherry shrimp tank Icon_minitime8/12/2011, 11:34 am

we do 25% or more once a week .
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PostSubject: Re: Working on cherry shrimp tank   Working on cherry shrimp tank Icon_minitime8/12/2011, 11:47 am

I am just running a little over 2watts per gallon and easy low light plants...

I do a minimum of 1 water change per week. Then dose halfway between water changes. but i do big water changes
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PostSubject: Re: Working on cherry shrimp tank   Working on cherry shrimp tank Icon_minitime8/14/2011, 11:15 am

A woman I had given a lot of fish to came over with a suprise for me. She bought me platties and mollies last night. She said she brought them because I had given her so much. Boy was that a shock for me. I'm the one everyone always takes from but nobody ever gives, not that I've ever expected anything. This is a first. Well, maybe a second! Anyway, the shrimp tank is on hold until I can get a 55 set up for the platties. Looks like I'll be having a 55 community tank and a 25 shrimp tank out of this! What a nice lady...
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PostSubject: Re: Working on cherry shrimp tank   Working on cherry shrimp tank Icon_minitime8/14/2011, 12:16 pm

Im thinking 55 gallon shrimp tank lol
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