I use the glass dish that's in the photo though the food doesn't alwsys land insideSputnik said:Do you feed your shrimp using a glass dish? I find that helps temendously with pollution from uneaten food. They poo in there too, so when I lift out the dishbevery night its like a minI gravel vac!
I'm actually really greatful for your help and for putting it bluntly. I'm ok with spending the money. Especially since I've already spend hundreds of dollars on this I was just hoping I wouldn't have to. I was really hoping I could identify the problemtjander said:Abby, look it sometimes takes awhile to get it dialed in. Took me a few goes myself. That said. If you scrap it and start again. Do the research and set it up right. It is very tough to fix things compared to doing it right the first time.
So let me say this, and it’s a bit cold but I don’t mean it that way... but if you can’t afford to do it right then don’t. Shrimps are not as easy as everyone makes it out. There is some special items needed and they cost money. More do then a hand full of guppies in a fish bowl. I am not being. Disparaging or anything but I also think that reality has to fall into play here. I hope you understand my point.
Sounds like a triple bonus to meSputnik said:Malaysian trumpet snails aerate substrate, but they also poop( adding to your bioload), multiply, and once you have them in a tank, they are almost imposible to get rid of. Aerating the substrate using proper maintenance is better in my opinion. It prevents pockets from forming in the first place.