Yay! SO happy! Getting another tank for Christmas!

Discussion in 'Freshwater Fish and Invertebrates' started by TheFishAddict, Dec 12, 2012.

  1. T

    TheFishAddict Valued Member Member

    Am I so excited and happy to annouce that I am getting my first Fluval tank as a Christmas present!
    It will be the two gallon fluval:)
    I plan on it being a Shrimp tank! With maybe some Cpds, or another appropriate mirco fish:)

    I just have a few questions:

    Is the lighting strong enough for high-light plants?
    And what Shrimp do you reccommend I reaserch? Any good sites for them?
    The only Shrimp I have ever owned are Ghosties, and So I am reayd for another aquascaping, lighting, and shrimp adventure! :) Thanks! Tell me your ideas:)
     
  2. Y

    Yeoy Well Known Member Member

    I think 2gallons is too small for any fish. Red Chery Shrimp are great, hardy, they breed very easy and are smaller with a small bioload so you can fit heaps in.
     
  3. OP
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    TheFishAddict Valued Member Member

    Okay Thanks Yeoy!!!:)
     




    Last edited: Dec 13, 2012
  4. kinezumi89

    kinezumi89 Fishlore VIP Member

    I agree, there aren't any fish that can fit in a 2 gallon. I had a 2.5 gallon and posted a thread asking that, and everyone said no. But I used it as a shrimp tank and it was great, so I'm sure you'll love it. :) Once you get experienced with the RCS, you could try putting a caridina variety in, that wouldn't interbreed with the RCS. I was going to keep blue pearls and CRS together, so it would be a patriotic tank :p
     
  5. ZeeZ

    ZeeZ Well Known Member Member

    Thank me for what?
     
  6. Y

    Yeoy Well Known Member Member

    o_O Are you me? Do I use a second profile when I am sleep-fishloring? Or am I you? Am I a figment?
     
  7. OP
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    TheFishAddict Valued Member Member

    Oh man! Me and Names! I'm sorry Yeoy, thanks for your help, everyone:)
     
  8. ZeeZ

    ZeeZ Well Known Member Member

    I guess I'm famous if people say my name without even thinking. ;)

    But yeah, everyone's said what I think with your question. RCS will be fine with small fish but the shrimplets will probably be eaten so you'll have mostly adults unless you give them a lot of tiny nooks and crannies to hide in like Java moss or Java Fern roots, etc.
     
  9. OP
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    TheFishAddict Valued Member Member

    Thanks Zeez! I can't believe I did that!
     
  10. OP
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    TheFishAddict Valued Member Member

    Okay, So now, I am thinking of instead getting the Aquenon evolve 8. This way i can have lot bigger capacity for shimp. I like this tank alot. I figured if I'm going to get/spend the money, It might as well be able to suit to more than just ten or so shrimp. So, if I may ask what do you think of this choice? (And i will not mix up names!!! ;) )
     
  11. Y

    Yeoy Well Known Member Member

    Is that an 8gallon? The bigger the better for everything. If it was in my budget, I would have a 6foot RCS tank :)
     
  12. OP
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    TheFishAddict Valued Member Member

    I am pretty sure it's called the evovle eight, but it's six point something gallons. And that would be awesome!:)
     
  13. Reefdweller

    Reefdweller Valued Member Member

    Hey being on the topic of shrimp - have you guys ever seen what they call sexy shrimp? These guys are the coolest little things. They are always shaking thier money maker in the air. I am going to get a pair of them once I feel the tank is ready. If you have not seen these guys in action go to utube and type in sexy shrimp. You will get a good show I am sure.
     




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