12 litre stocking

  1. g

    giantwildwolf New Member Member

    I have recently brought a 12 litre tank to sit in my bedroom. I currently have black sand, thermometer, API tap water conditioner, and a marimo in there with a air pump to power a sponge filter that is on the way. I plan to get a 25w heater, it would be more for the winter as the water is holding at 21c for the moment. I also plan to get a API master kit at some point but that might take a while.

    I plan to stock the tank with 5 red cherry shrimp and to let them breed to the size of the tank.
    For feeding, I was planning on using algea wafers and veg. For calcium supplements, I'll use some cuttlebone or perhaps the snail jelly if I can the English equivalent ingredient.

    I was also wondering if I could add a horned nerite snail or a few thai micro crabs. I won't if the bioload is too much or if there isn't enough room.

    Any advice and tips would be greatly appreciated. Thanks.

  2. TexasDomer

    TexasDomer Fishlore Legend Member

    I think adding Thai micro crabs or nerites would be fine.

    I would add a lot more decor though - more life plants and some branchy wood for the shrimp to climb on.
  3. OP

    giantwildwolf New Member Member

    Brilliant, thanks. Yeah, I've got my eyes on some plants and some wood. I just wanted to make sure it was alright before I started.