10 Gallon shrimp tank

Discussion in 'Freshwater Aquarium Builds' started by Arkwolf1995, Jun 23, 2016.

  1. Arkwolf1995Valued MemberMember

    Starting up a 10G shrimp tank.
    I'm still starting up a new 10 g tank
    My substrate is river sand (natural from my area) and 3 5LB bags of sand mixed together (still ordering 2 of the bags) for now here is my test setup of some isinglass

    I'll update as I get more supplies for the tank

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  2. GraphixWell Known MemberMember

    that's really cool looking! I fear though the structure you have may not be completely stable? Unless you secured it together somehow. Either way, it looks awesome.

    Put down a plate upside down on the sand and pour the water on top of that to preserve your hardscape as you fill the tank. You might have to redo that sand pattern after you fill it up.

  3. Arkwolf1995Valued MemberMember

    Thanks ^.^ and this was just a test, I still have more sand on the way (black and a semi dark blue) and yeah I'll be siliconing(?) the structure.

    I am also trying a honeycomb like design on the other wall with some drift wood in the middle

  4. KAndersValued MemberMember

    Looks cool! Can't wait to see more. What kind of shrimp are you planning?
  5. Arkwolf1995Valued MemberMember

  6. Arkwolf1995Valued MemberMember

    So change of plans, I'll be getting blue velvet shrimp instead of rcs, only for the color.
    The Mica crystal caves are being removed because of a test I did, they flake apart in water :/
  7. Arkwolf1995Valued MemberMember


    So I couldn't get any blue sand (mislabeling or something)
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  8. Frogtank1Valued MemberMember

    hey man, glad to see you're off to the races!

    have a look at this site. I haven't ordered anything from them yet, but I have yet to find a better site with everything you need for shrimp tanks

    Their products that add bacteria the shrimp like may be interesting. Im going to run these products myself when I do a shrimp tank soon, but I will do it planted so it will look a bit different.

    Read through this page if you have a moment

  9. AlphonsusWell Known MemberMember

    Your going to need lots of plants to help the shrimp reproduce and the young lings to survive. Java moss is one good solution if you are just breeding and not as a scape.
  10. Arkwolf1995Valued MemberMember

    Yeah, I'm going slow with this build so I can afford everything. I'm going to have a honeycomb like design with moss growing on it for the "left" side of the tank, a price of drift wood in the middle, and a cave on the "right".
    And loads of plants everywhere in between, I have some nana Anubis in my 20g I'm going to transplant a little and I'm looking for some guppy grass, I also have about 3 1/2 inch moss balls that are going in
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  12. Arkwolf1995Valued MemberMember


    Shrimp tank is now running :) just waiting for more plants
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  13. AlphonsusWell Known MemberMember

  14. Arkwolf1995Valued MemberMember

    Got my caves inimage
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  15. Sarah73Fishlore VIPMember

    I will be watching this thread. I have a 10gal RCS tank! image it has around 20 shrimplets.
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  16. Arkwolf1995Valued MemberMember

    I got a question for people, would my tank be ok without the hob filter? Im thinking of adding another sponge filter if i need to
  17. AquaphobiaFishlore LegendMember

    Sure would! Sponge filters are great:)

    I have to ask, what is that honeycomb wall made of?
  18. AlphonsusWell Known MemberMember

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  19. AquaphobiaFishlore LegendMember

    No need to replace the sponge filter you already have, especially since you don't want to lose your cycle!

    But yeah, I use sponge filters like those.
  20. AlphonsusWell Known MemberMember

    True you could just leave your old one and then after a month or so take it out if it you want. I really love the dual sponge as your getting more bacteria per filter for the same cost as those cylinder ones with the weights.

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