Shrimp Nano Build

Aqua Hands
  • #1
So, I have a tank for fry and once they are out I am turning it to shrimp tank. I have talked about this a lot but what will I need? I have the following. I have no light! what should I buy as a light?

I want a low tech Heavily planted with lots of moss and stuff like duckweed.

Tank
Filter
Heater
Substrate (Gravel- sand mix)
Driftwood (please take some )

Stuff I can put in
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Java Moss (All together it would over flow the tank)
Java Fern
Anbius Nana


Possible Tank Mates
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Snails
Stoney Cats

Cories?? (I thought I heard someone say its possible)
 
Rtessy
  • #2
What size tank? Cories need at least a 20g, and if you want every single shrimp to survive (shrimplets included) I'd skip the fish and do only snails. But not mystery snails, I love those dudes but they'll eat sick shrimp. For the filter, a sponge filter is the safest. I have some crazy small $10 light that I got off of Amazon, and my Java Moss and subwassertang are growing way too much in my 10g. Good plant picks also, they'll survive about anything.
 
dwarfpufferlover
  • #3
TDS meter, Adler cones, cholla wood and a feeding dish are all good additions for a shrimp tank.
 
Aqua Hands
  • Thread Starter
  • #4
What size tank? Cories need at least a 20g, and if you want every single shrimp to survive (shrimplets included) I'd skip the fish and do only snails. But not mystery snails, I love those dudes but they'll eat sick shrimp. For the filter, a sponge filter is the safest. I have some crazy small $10 light that I got off of Amazon, and my Java Moss and subwassertang are growing way too much in my 10g. Good plant picks also, they'll survive about anything.
Yea, I knew the tank mates would be a stretch.
 
Aqua Hands
  • Thread Starter
  • #5
TDS meter, Adler cones, cholla wood and a feeding dish are all good additions for a shrimp tank.
Oooo, I forgot about those!
 
dwarfpufferlover
  • #6
Aqua Hands
  • Thread Starter
  • #7
dwarfpufferlover
  • #8
Yea, I don't have the money for a RODI Machine

Eh that’s no big deal, just checking with the TDS to be consistent is best thing.
What kind of shrimp do you plan on getting by the way?
 
TexasDomer
  • #9
I don't think you need a TDS meter, especially if you're only keeping cherry shrimp. Alder cones and cholla wood are option too. Any decor would do.
 
Aqua Hands
  • Thread Starter
  • #10
Well, I don't know yet. I'm planning to breed them. I want to "sell" but its not about profit. I just wanna have fun!.



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What about something like that? then have duckweed but keep it toward back? I know someone on here has a 5 gallon that's absolutely packed with plants and shrimp. I want to either have a junglish look ore a clean stoney asian waterfall thingy. I know I'm bad at explaining my thoughts. I'll make a draw up later. I'm going to start a shopping list on decor. By the way I'm really good at hiding the ugly stuff everything needs, like a co2 reactor (not really wanting to get co2)
I don't think you need a TDS meter, especially if you're only keeping cherry shrimp. Alder cones and cholla wood are option too. Any decor would do.
Eh that’s no big deal, just checking with the TDS to be consistent is best thing.
What kind of shrimp do you plan on getting by the way?
 
TexasDomer
  • #11
You don't need to use CO2 to have a beautifully planted tank, just don't use any high light plants or true carpeting plants.

Duckweed will take over the top, so add it only if you don't mind it taking over.
 
Aqua Hands
  • Thread Starter
  • #12
You don't need to use CO2 to have a beautifully planted tank, just don't use any high light plants or true carpeting plants.

Duckweed will take over the top, so add it only if you don't mind it taking over.
I would love for it to take over the top! I love the look of it. That and I am using a "divider " aka a floating feeding ring. Also I'm sure the shrimp will enjoy eating what the roots catch.
 
Aqua Hands
  • Thread Starter
  • #13
TexasDomer what you know about co2? Looking at the prices I could do co2.
 
TexasDomer
  • #14
Not much, but I have been doing some research myself.

What's your budget for a CO2 system?
 
Aqua Hands
  • Thread Starter
  • #15
Not much, but I have been doing some research myself.

What's your budget for a CO2 system?
$100-200, I can upgrade later if needed. I just want to set up my saltwater tank too!
 
TexasDomer
  • #16
If it were me, I'd wait on the CO2 setup (it's not necessary for a beautifully planted tank) and instead use that money towards an awesome Saltwater tank!
 
Aqua Hands
  • Thread Starter
  • #17
If it were me, I'd wait on the CO2 setup (it's not necessary for a beautifully planted tank) and instead use that money towards an awesome Saltwater tank!
Thank you!
 

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