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u/BrilliantNova · 12 pointsr/shrimptank

I was in your shoes not too long ago, it's overwhelming! Here's a list of things that I bought, but I am not an expert so if others have better input go for that:


  • 10 gallon tank with hood
  • Broad Spectrum Light The one that came with the hood did not provide enough for the plants, you definitely need to invest in a broad spectrum bulb.
  • CaribSea Flora Max Substrate I learned that shrimp prefer darker color substrate, this was worth the investment! My shrimp were so unhappy with cheap gravel, after switching to this substrate they are very active.
  • Air pump
  • Sponge filter
  • Heater, maybe optional for you?
  • Thermometer
  • Gallon Bucket
  • Siphon
  • Seachem Prime Because it's a smaller tank, I ended up poking a pinhole sized hole in the seal so that I could use it as drops rather than pouring it in.
  • [Seachem Stability] ( Use this while you're cycling your tank, follow the instructions.
  • API Test Kit
  • Feeding Tray For the longest time I was really confused as to how the feeding tray worked, you can either get a tube or pre-soak the pellets and then drop them into the tray using long tweezers. This will help prevent ammonia/nitrite spikes.
  • Long Tweezer Set
  • Pellets Do also feed them blanched vegetables, make sure to peel the skin and buy organic to avoid chemicals/pesticides
  • Timer Outlet Worth the investment! So you don't have to keep remembering to turn the light on and off.

    Shop for whatever is cheaper, I have a huge heater because I had an extra one from before. I've read that it's not necessary but also have read that if you want them to breed you need to stimulate warm water. For now, I keep the heater off and leave it at room temperature of 72F. They seem very happy! Most important in my opinion, add plenty of plants and a marimo ball or 2.

    Lastly, I'm unsure of the siphon, I think it's good to have a bucket and siphon just in case your water parameters are looking bad so you are prepared to do a water change. From what I read, shrimp have a very low bio load and should be able to sustain themselves. Make sure to do tests regularly.

    EDIT I just read that this is your first aquarium, so here is a detailed write up:

    Setting up your tank

    1. Find a stable top to place your aquarium on, keep in mind a well sunlit room will mean more plant/algae growth. Make sure it's sturdy and made for heavy objects, don't want to place it on a flimsy shelf or it might break! I keep mine on top a waterproof place mat because water drips are going to happen.
    1. Rinse everything as a precaution! NEVER use dish soap!! If you must sanitize, vinegar is okay. Just make sure to rinse thoroughly. Also, NEVER use any kind of soap on your hands before handling things, just rinse well with water. Add your substrate, I lightly rinsed mine as there are beneficial bacteria living inside the substrate, pour it in. Make sure it's at least 2" of floor. Your water will be cloudy if you bought the substrate I listed, don't worry as it will settle after an hour and be clear.
    1. Fill water half way, use a small plate and pour the water on top of that to avoid the substrate being pushed around. NEVER use hot water! If you're using tap water be sure to always use cold water. It's also recommended to purchase "RO water" (Reverse Osmosis Water) as some times your tap water can be too "hard". The best thing to do is use the test kit on tap water and go from there. If the kH/gH are very high 100+ you will need to use RO water. I like to place my plants and decor now while the tank is half full. Place in your thermometer, heater, sponge filter, etc. After that, continue to fill all the way to the top remembering to aim the stream on top the plate. Leave about a half to an inch from the top.
    1. Take out plate, plug in filter, add in Seachem Prime and Seachem Stability. Please read the label for instructions and dosage according to your tank size. Since there is nothing inside you can add it after you've added the water to the tank. Moving forward, be sure to add the chemicals in the water bucket BEFORE pouring into the tank.
    1. Turn on filter, wait for the water to settle and temperature to come up. They say shrimp can tolerate 52F to 86F but ideally room temperature water is best, this is where your water heater will come into play. Follow which ever cycling method you choose before purchasing your shrimp. This can take up to 6 weeks.

      After your tank has cycled

    1. When adding your shrimp, there are many methods, the way I acclimate my shrimp is:
    1. Put the shrimp in a 1 gallon tub using the water that they came in.
    1. Drop in a tablespoon of the tank water, ONCE every 2 minutes.
    1. After the water has reached 1/3 old water, 2/3rd new water, your shrimp are ready to be placed into your tank.

      Please don't skip the important step of acclimating your shrimp! They are very sensitive to water changes and this ensures that they will survive.

      Here are my water parameters, people have all kinds of ranges but this is what works for me:

  • kH: 60 / gH: 40 / pH: 7.0 / NO2: 0 / NO3: 20 / Ammonia: 0 / Temperature: 72F

    I hope this helps... again, I was in your shoes not too long ago, it was really overwhelming. But after a lot of research I think my tank is in a good place :). Other users, if there's anything in my list that seems incorrect please let me know!
u/seann55 · 3 pointsr/shrimptank

I had to change the sponge filter to a smaller one that would fit in current filter repository, this one appears to be entirely plastic:

My tank currently has frogbit, and duckweed... the growth is crazy on it but keeps the water very clean. Also have moss(s) and some anubas in this tank so it's pretty heavily planted.

The petri dish is a great tip, guessing glass ones are better than plastic so they sink? Any recommendations on places to pick a cheap/decent one from? Would think a nice expensive scientific dish would be a waste of money, and could be better spent on other items.

I have an API master test kit, but it doesnt have GH/KH testing capabilities. thinking i'll get cheap test strips to test my water from the faucet/current levels to know what i need to do. or are the electronic readers better?

Plenty of Oak trees near me, and i'll be sure to use the oak leaves as needed. Love using free things when i can lol. My fiance stocks our house with what seems to be great shrimp food as well, so that'll help the wallet.

u/Droidaphone · 10 pointsr/shrimptank

The two biggest challenges with all-in-one setups for shrimp is light (not enough) and waterflow (too much.) Shrimp really require live plants to thrive, and those plants need enough light to grow. It's hard to judge from pictures, but that tank's light seems like it MIGHT be adequate for low light plants. Shrimp also require very low waterflow. High waterflow will blow them around (they're tiny and light swimmers compared to fish) and they will easily get sucked onto the intakes of most filters. The tank you linked would need some modifications to be suitable for shrimp: at the very least it will need sponges or pantyhose covering the inlet and outlets, and the flow will need to be turned down to the lowest setting, probably.

So, it might work. But if you're interested in shrimp specifically, you might as well spend a small amount extra and build a custom setup that is tailored to them. You'd need:

  • a 10 gal tank (10 gal is cheaper to buy than 5, it's not any more work, and barely any more space.) Check thrift store for this if budget is a concern. You don't NEED a hood, unless you have kids or cats or something.

  • A sponge filter , aquarium tubing, and an air pump. This is the preferred filter type for shrimp. While we're discussing filters, make sure you understand the nitrogen cycle, and the basics of cycling a tank.

  • An aquarium heater and a thermometer. Don't stinge here. Maintaining a stable temperature is key.

  • A nice light. Doesn't have to pricey. A desk lamp and a daylight CFL bulb works great, but LEDs like thisare not much, either.

    I think all of that will run you roughly $75, give or take. Obviously, more expensive than the all-in-one, but it would result in a tank that would be easier for a beginner to succeed with.

    You'll also need to get some non-equipment essentials, like subtrate for planting in, a test-kit for monitoring your water, and obviously food, and a petri dish for feeding is highly recommended.

    Then you can get into plants and stuff. Whew! Sounds like a lot, I guess. It is, but it's worth it, and shrimp are definitely a good place to jump into aquariums.

u/Ralierwe · 3 pointsr/shrimptank

Depends on what shrimp you want to keep, some of them require specific setup, like soft water Caridina (crystal shrimp and bees) and hard water Caridina (Sulawesi shrimp). "Base" will be very different for each of them. The rest of questions can be answered only after you decide on what kind of shrimp to keep.

Here are some of their photos and requirements. More on ShrimpFever website, or of any other supplier.

Next, make sure that you water is suitable for chosen kind of shrimp. Test or do online search for name of your city and water analysis. Or maybe you are already prepared to make optimal for them artificial RO based water.

Minimal tank setup: tank (not kit), filter (sponge is good), heater only if your room is cold in the winter, thermometer, light for plants, plants, a lot of hiding places for molted shrimp and babies (could be clumps of plants, wood, shrimp shelters). Substrate is species specific.

Sponge filter: T-shaped is my preferred kind. It should be connected to air pump by airline tubing, with check valve and double air valve to regulate intensity of air flow. Do amazon search for each of them, you will see how they look like. If power filter (=HOB), intake protector will be necessary for small shrimp and babies, sponge or stainless steel cylinder, pantyhose should work too.

If you will need heater, preset to 78F heater could be used only for neocaridina (cherries) and ghosts, but not for cold water caridina. Adjustable heaters could not keep temperature low enough, then external temperature controller (like Inkbird) could be needed. 50W should be enough.

Plants are up to you, this is very personal. I prefer the easiest way, low light low tech plated tanks mostly moss based (Christmas moss, weeping moss, spiky moss, fontinalis, Marimo moss ball, round pellia (actually liverwort, subwassertag or susswassertang), mini pellia. Do image search for moss tank to see moss trees, walls, hills, logs. Rootless plants do not require substrate at all.

Light is kind of plants specific, there are low light setups, fast and easy, and high light setups with fertilization schedule and CO2 dosing. Planted Tank subreddit can say what light fixture would be good for your tank and plants, if your price range. I'm using Nicrew and for other tanks, desktop lamps with daylight CFL. You will need tank cover (lid) for this kind of lights and to reduce evaporation. $5 timer is good enough, but you can ask for a better solution at Planted Tank.

Reliable online stores for livestock: you should name the country. ShrimpFever should be of no help if you are not in Canada.

Food sources for shrimp: depends on the kind of shrimp.

  • Dwarf shrimp (cherry, crystals) will graze on the biofilm on the driftwood, glass, sponge filter, plants, with additional feeding by blanched or weighed raw vegetables (zucchini, cucumber, baby carrots, broccoli and so on, preferably low in sugar and holding shape well), leaf litter (do search for this and shrimp), and commercial food (you can see examples on ShrimpFever and find the same in your country). Mineral supplement helps with molting and color. Using feeding dish (like small Petri dish) helps to control pollution, this is even better. More about feeding them is in Shrimp Tank search.

  • Ghost shrimp: anything you give them, especially live black worms, or frozen worms, will be appreciated. Variety and what doesn't pollute tank much.

  • Amano and fan shrimp, no experience.

    Maintenance tools: if you will have substrate, gravel cleaner, sized to your tank, bucket, glass scraper.

    Tests: API GH/KH test kit; ammonia, nitrite, nitrate for cycling tank; pH just in case, TDS meter is helpful.

    Good to have: a piece of clear acrylic tubing for picking up uneaten food, this shrimp net. Scissors are up to you, I'm pulling apart my mosses by hands.
u/bass_nug · 2 pointsr/shrimptank

Mini Marina/Fluval 25w heaters work well for my 3 and 5 gallon shrimp tanks. Very reliable, too.

Almost any sponge filter will do, but most prefer the type that suction onto the side of the tank like a dual sponge filter. Even better, some have compartments for biological media like the Qanvee 100A or 200A. Another great option, and the best IMHO, is a Matten filter.

u/show_me_ur_fave_rock · 1 pointr/shrimptank

You've already gotten some answers but here's a little more info:

  1. Either (or both) is fine, although shrimp might enjoy munching on driftwood as it slowly decays. Any aquarium driftwood is fine like you said. Shrimp do however go nuts for cholla wood. It decays over like 6 months to a year and in the meantime it provides a nice hiding and munching place. For rocks, you probably want something inert (unless you have a gH/kH you need to raise). Granite, quartzite, often sandstone (unless it's cemented with calcite), etc. If you know what to look for it's easy to go digging around in your local riverbanks or hillsides.

  2. In my low tech tanks I have java moss, java fern, anubias, brazilian pennywort, crypts, and bacopa monnieri. I also have pothos and philodendron growing out of my tank (you just take a fresh cutting and stick the end in the water so it'll grow roots in the tank). Water sprite and water wisteria are a couple others that I haven't grown myself but I hear are easy.

  3. My understanding is that shrimp stratum is aimed more for crystal red shrimp in that it gives you a lower pH. I would just double check that it creates conditions that are appropriate for whatever particular shrimps you want to keep.

  4. You can start with a handful and you'll end up with hundreds.

  5. I use a glass lid on my tank just because I don't like having to compensate for evaporation. My larger tank's lid came with a plastic back where you can cut out sections for the filter and cords and such. My smaller tank has a little indent on the corner of the rim so that cables can fit through.

  6. If you're getting a sponge filter, you need to buy the sponge+pump+tubing. Other filters (internal filters, hang-on-backs, etc) are an all-in-one thing. Sponge filters are great for shrimp but you can use other filters too as long as there's no way for bebe shrimp to get sucked up (so like covering the intake with a bit of sponge if needed). If you want a sponge filter, something like A B C will work (haven't used any of these personally so I can't vet for them, just googled it).
u/FlishMonkey · 2 pointsr/shrimptank

Hey all, I’m finally preparing to make the leap into shrimp keeping. I have a ~15 gallon tank (pictured above with water bottle for scale) with a sponge filter and I have a large piece of wood with Java ferns in another tank I’m going to move into it. I’m new to shrimp and planted tanks and am very excited, but in need of some advice as far as necessities.

I’m planning on getting the following:
-Fluval Plant and Shrimp Stratum (8.8 pound) substrate
-this LED Full Spectrum Light
-some java moss for ground cover

I have a couple questions as well:
-Are there any small snails y’all would recommend?
-What test kits would you recommend?
-Is RO/DI water necessary?

I’m looking forward to becoming a part of the community! Thanks for your help!

u/mollymalone222 · 1 pointr/shrimptank

I don't have the 20 but I have an Aquaclear 50 on my 20 long and I have a Fluval 70 which is meant to be the same as the Aquaclear. They both have the pointed intake. And both of these fit the Fluval prefliter sponge that comes in that little box for the Fluval Edge. The suction keeps it on the 70, when I turn it off and the waterline drops, it can fall off and you just have to turn it on again for the suction to hold it in place. I think this is because it's a little bigger or it could just be that this one looks like I may need to replace it soon, it's been on a while.

I think the reason i didn't go with the C2 (or whatever size it was ) when I was looking for/at the 50 was the shape of the filter box. I wanted to use my own filter media and I liked the large square shape of the Aquaclear that had greater flexibility.

u/Aviatrix_One · 2 pointsr/shrimptank

It has a hole that you can see right through it. I might not be the right dimensions, but it looks like this.

I have the tetra 3i filter. I couldn't get any pictures of the tube, but it has a thin plastic cross covering the opening... But it seems that could be easy for the shrimp to get suck in through those gaps.

Are you suggesting something like this? I'm looking around on Amazon for a similar one that would fit the dimensions. Any recommendations are more than welcome!!

u/arrogantsword · 3 pointsr/shrimptank

You could get something like this, or even something half that size, and then a super cheap air pump. Sponge filters are air driven. But yeah, for ten or fifteen bucks you could easily have a good sponge filter set up. They are great for shrimp and most serious shrimp breeders use them.

u/Elifdog · 1 pointr/shrimptank

Replace java moss for xmas moss. Xmas moss is fairly easy to find/cheap nowadays and looks way better than java. Java looks like crazy hair xD And buy a intake sponge. (petco has it for 2.99) Something like this. Your shrimp will appreciate it, not being sucked up and the biofilm that grows on the sponge.

u/JJJacey · 1 pointr/shrimptank

The gh/kh test drop kits are available on amazon for 6 bucks with prime/free shipping, this was about 10 dollars less than my local petsmart. Also the master test kit is about 6 bucks cheaper on amazon as well. Good luck with your shrimps :)

... I don't work for amazon or anything, I just really like a good deal, and was kinda miffed at petsmart for trying to overcharge so much.

u/aShinyNewLife · 1 pointr/shrimptank

No filter means no flow. Stagnant water gets nasty. A sponge filter also provides a massive amount of surface area for beneficial bacteria, which keeps the tank healthy and deals with the waste created by the shrimp.

You'll notice that the YouTube "no filter" setups have an absolutely enormous amount of plants. An Iwugami setup (the kind with hardscape and a carpet and not much else) will never work without filtration as there aren't enough plants to deal with the waste.

You can get very tiny sponge filters super cheap on Amazon. I'm hoping that jar holds at least two gallons- if so, this one will work great. Yes, I know it claims it's for 10 gallons but it's super tiny- I have one just like that which I used in a 2-gallon tank.

If it's less than two gallons...I wouldn't even try keeping shrimp in it, TBH.

u/mattbxd · 1 pointr/shrimptank

How big is the dual sponge filter? I use one of these in my 10 gallon. On the amazon page, it's rated for 20 gallons and would be good enough as the only filter in the tank. They're nice because you can rinse one of the sponges during a water change and not the other, as to not risk killing off all beneficial bacteria in the sponges.

If you bought the smaller version of the sponge filter, the version with only one suction cup, then I might consider using bother filters. Some will say it may be enough for a 10 gallon but I'm just personally a little iffy on that. It ddefinitely doesn't hurt to use both filters anyway. "Over filtration" isn't a bad thing to do.

u/weenie2323 · 1 pointr/shrimptank

I have that same tank full of Cherry shrimp, at least 50 of them and heavily planted. I replaced the light with this Nicrew LED and it works great. I use the Fluval Mini CO2 with a diffuser instead of the reactor chamber it came with, I just didn't like how it looked in the tank but it works fine. I only run about 1 bubble per second for about 4hrs a day and the plants grow like crazy. You will need to modify the filter by putting filter floss on the inside of the filter slots or a fine mesh on the outside to keep baby shrimp from being sucked into the filter, Makes a lovely little planted shrimp tank overall. I use Ecocomplete substrate.

u/_SnesGuy · 2 pointsr/shrimptank

I don't do too anything fancy. Break up an algae wafer, very small pinch of fluval shrimp food, and for shrimplets I do go a bit fancy with Bacter AE Then sometimes I put some fresh veg for them and the snails. Thin slice of cucumber.

I would like to try some nicer foods for color, but my shrimp are breeding pretty well so I'm not worried about it. I'm a bit of a tight ass when it comes to spending money.

u/JasVD · 1 pointr/shrimptank

Try to get the sponge filter like this
It creates better flow for your aquarium.

u/Aquarium_Creation · 1 pointr/shrimptank

It's general hardness and carbonate hardness. These two parameters are important in a shrimp tank. RCS need a GH of 6–8 and KH of 2-5. From the picture you posted, the white band below the head can be from lack of GH, too much protein, their growth is faster than their body can molt.

You can get a test like this one

Check this out when you can. It should give you a good overview of what your shrimp need.

u/IkaAquatics · 3 pointsr/shrimptank

Also I recommend getting a 10g since they are probably cheaper and more stable since you have a larger volume of water. And stable water means a higher survival rate of your shrimp.

For example here:
10 Gallon tank for 14,99

A double sponge filter which is good for twice the aquarium volume (cleaner water double sponge is double bacteria). for 3,99

An air pump for 5,59

25 feet tubing 3.23

14,49 for a heater

That's twice the size for 42,40. You will only need to buy a light and those can be as cheap or expensive as you want but this not required and purely aesthetic again.

u/mewyearmewme · 2 pointsr/shrimptank

Hello I was having the same issues as you in which my water had a low tds (around 40) and high phosphates so I decided to get an ro unit without the di and I am pretty satisfied. [I went with the ro buddie that gets sold on Amazon for about 55 bucks and it's quite cheaper today.] ( I personally prefer this one because I only need ro water every 2 weeks for water changes on my 10 and 20 gallon shrimp tanks so in total only need about 3-4 gallons every 2 weeks. My ro water comes out at a tds of 3 ppm with the ro buddie but if you want it to come out at zero, you can also purchase the di part as well.

u/Kairus00 · 3 pointsr/shrimptank

It's a 3 gallon acrylic tank in the shape of a cylinder. Here's a link to it on Amazon. It's the biggest tank I could fit on my desk, and I bought it just for this purpose (shrimp). I figured the cylinder shape would work well since I could get more gallons without taking actual desk space.

I also grabbed this filter for it. The only thing I didn't consider was the lighting, as my other tanks both have upgraded lighting. What about some in-tank LEDs? How many watts per gallon with LEDs?

u/Niwrad0 · 2 pointsr/shrimptank

The Tank

For the gravel I het a $5 discount card since I bought some cat toys, so I got that for $7 from Petco. I would recommend the fluval shrimp stratum though

Then I got this set of marimo balls

Got some pre-filter inlet covers

API Freshwater test kit for $20 from amazon

API GH KH test kit for $8 from amazon

a basic TDS electric meter for $10 from ebay

I got salty shrimp 100 grams for about $20 off ebay

Then I bought a piece of driftwood from the Pet store for $10

I got three java moss balls from the pet store for $6 each

Bought an Anubias plant from the pet store for I believe it was $12

I got 3 amano shrimp and 5 CRS from the pet store, prices vary so check your own pet store.

u/hatehardon · 1 pointr/shrimptank

Fluval Plant and Shrimp Stratum, 8.8-Pound

Works great for this nano planted tank setup.

u/AceKijani · 2 pointsr/shrimptank

Fluval Plant and Shrimp Stratum... here is an amazon link if you want it :)

u/TaiLzx · 1 pointr/shrimptank

I usually feed 3 times a week, rotating between Algae Wafer and Fluval Shrimp Granules. It looks like the granules has the iodine and calcium carbonate. Maybe I should switch to mainly granules and let the shrimps graze the algae from my rocks. As for the Remineraliz-P I will have to check tomorrow if it has carbonate. How important is it?

Here is a FTS from a couple weeks ago. I found the pump a bit strong, so I pointed to to the glass to try and break some of the power. I only house RCS, so i don't think it is the lack of hiding spots.

u/m1ss1ontomars2k4 · 1 pointr/shrimptank

Ah, it's actually a little more than $50.

This is a common one saltwater people like to buy. That's the cheapest one I know of that people recommend a lot. (I don't have this one.)

Keep in mind that you can drink RO water as well, and many people buy RO water systems not for fish but for drinking.

u/d8ne4m6 · 1 pointr/shrimptank

For neos it's the same as for any average planted tap water tank, GH 6-9 dGH. If your tap water is too hard, it could be diluted, if too soft, reinforced.

5 gal is fine, sponge filter (I prefer like that) or Matten filter are fine because of being safe for babies, having lowest flow and shrimp could graze for microorganisms on their surfaces. Smallest HOBs (Azoo Mignon 60) could be fine too, intake should be protected by sponge, on slow flow settings.

Heater or no, depends on temperature in your room, if not too cold and it doesn't fluctuate much they could live without heater. If with it, the one that keeps temperature not higher than 76F (slightly below preset heaters) should be better. They could live with preset to 78F heater, but you could get non stopping reproduction all year long, and with each pregnancy ending with 24-26 babies it's really too much after few generations.

Soft water caridina requires cool temperature in summer, RO water with GH+ remineralizer, and pH lowering substrate.

u/Naturallog- · 6 pointsr/shrimptank

In my opinion, sponge filters are the best shrimp tank filters. No possibility of sucking your shrimp in, and the shrimp can feed on the sponge.

I use one of these for my 5 gallon tank.

u/VitalBread · 4 pointsr/shrimptank

I personally like shirakura shrimp food, link below. I break them up before putting them in because my amanos like to fight for it if i drop a whole. But you only need like 2 a week in reality.

u/5thape · 1 pointr/shrimptank

This is the filter I always recommend:

I use this on my 3-gallon shrimp tank and a 5-gallon betta tank I just finished for my future FIL.

u/likeyoubutbetta · 1 pointr/shrimptank

So you need a way to test the ammonia/nitrite/nitrate levels in your tank. Most people use this test kit as it's pretty accurate and easy to use, the only downside is that it's a little expensive depending on what country you're from (pretty cheap in the US but gets more expensive in other countries). This type is a liquid test kit - you put some water in a test tube, add some chemicals and then compare the colour of the water to a chart.

The other kind of test kit is this kind, where you dip a paper strip in the water and see how the colour of the paper changes. On the whole, this kind is very inaccurate and I wouldn't recommend them at all.

u/ricksza · 3 pointsr/shrimptank

Get rid of the test strips and buy a real water test kit Amazon has the API Master Kit for $22.

u/perhapsso · 2 pointsr/shrimptank

I use a pre sponge filter. You can find them on amazon. I happened to purchase these.

u/whale52 · 2 pointsr/shrimptank

I've had this one in my 2.5 gallon for the few months I've had the tank and haven't had any problems so far.

u/Terminal_MTS · 2 pointsr/shrimptank

You’d be surprised how different your water parameters can be from the same source. I moved 2 miles (same water supply) but the TDS dropped in half and the kH and gH were lower. It’s worth to check yourself and API makes a test for gH and kH.

u/qawsican · 1 pointr/shrimptank

Not OP here, can I introduce calcium with shrimp food? For example, thinking about buying Shirakura Ebi Dama Shrimp Food?

u/12_parsecs · 1 pointr/shrimptank

I think I’m going with this UNS 4.6 gallon and this light

u/Aetyrno · 1 pointr/shrimptank

I use one of these which fits down in that compartment. A bit spendy for a heater that small, but it's the only one I could find that fits and has adjustible temperature.

u/digitaldookiez · 2 pointsr/shrimptank

I'm looking for a small heater to replace a 10w I have. Are you talking about this one (

u/_Boudi_ · 2 pointsr/shrimptank

Looks almost exactly the same as mine which is a Marina Breeding Box

u/chilirasbora · 2 pointsr/shrimptank
I use this kind of thing. This particular sponge I know fits the filters built in to MiniBow 5 tanks, the Tetra Whisper 3i and the Aquaclear 20

u/mojave955 · 1 pointr/shrimptank

Yeah, I'm using Fluval substrate for my 10 gallon. My tank itself should be fine since I bought it new and I've never medicated it. I think it's something wrong with my tap water

u/blarblarjosh · 3 pointsr/shrimptank

I'm not 100% sure this will fit, but I've used the fluval edge pre filter sponge on the an Aqueon Quietflow filter for my 10 gallon.

u/PJsAreComfy · 1 pointr/shrimptank

I've wondered if I should try Bacter AE or another product like this. I don't know how to gauge whether they're getting enough to eat. I figured the population increase indicates that they are but perhaps I'm losing more shrimplets than I should.

u/ipodnano165 · 3 pointsr/shrimptank

You need to test it

kh gh


Put tap water in the test tubes read the directions to see how many drops to add, add and shake and wait a few minutes and read.

u/amanofscience · 2 pointsr/shrimptank

I’d move them back to the tank ASAP and pick up a filter sponge for your filter intake. I use the “fluval edge” prefilters on my aquaclear HOB filters with no issues. LTWHOME Pre-Filter Sponge/Foam Set For Fluval Edge Aquarium (Pack Of 12)

u/LittleBrah · 1 pointr/shrimptank

It's a nicrew led light.
This one:
The soil is just ordinary tropica aquasoil.
The white ''strip'' you see, is actually remnants of sand, which I switched out for coloured gravel. No unnatural barriers.

u/aboxofkittens · 2 pointsr/shrimptank


tube, but the included dish was cracked upon arrival. I didn’t worry about it since I was just after the smaller-diameter tube

u/zbg1216 · 2 pointsr/shrimptank

Pre-Filter Sponge 3 Pack for... I used this with my hob filter for the past 5 years with no problems.

u/UnicornerCorn · 4 pointsr/shrimptank

A sponge pre-filter on your filter intake should solve your problems, unless its broken beyond belief and can't even hold the sponge filter up.

u/Paper_Cut_On_My_Eye · 2 pointsr/shrimptank

I know breeding boxes are used by some in the shrimp community, and this is basically the same idea...I'd just be worried about the water in the jar getting dirtier than the rest of the tank. The mesh will let some of the waste out, but since it's not going to be getting any real water flow in that jar it could cause a small ammonia spike in there killing any shrimplets you'd get.

If you don't want to setup a tank you could get something like this: which will keep the shrimp separated from the rest of the tank inhabitants, but still allows water movement between the box and the tank.

You could maybe setup a small airstone in the jar, just enough to create flow so water in the jar and the rest of the tank are being cycled in and out.