Yet another silly question...

Discussion in 'Freshwater Aquarium Builds' started by Multitank, Jul 2, 2014.

  1. MultitankNew MemberMember

    I've started building the 5 gallon shrimp tank with mosses etc... Im trying to use the same light timer as my 20g ... Will the shrimp be okay with 13 hours of light each day? Thanks!


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  2. Coradee

    CoradeeModeratorModerator Member

    In such a small tank I think you'll have an algae problem with that amount of light, the shrimp won't mind the algae though they'll love it.
    Btw there are no silly questions :)
     
  3. 5thgradeguppyraiser

    5thgradeguppyraiserWell Known MemberMember

    I say light is fine unless it heats the water a lot and fries the fish! I left the light on with a heater and my fish started acting weird. The glass was warm.
     




  4. Dolfan

    DolfanFishlore VIPMember

    Shrimp will be fine with a 13 hour photo period. If you worry about too much light and having algae issues, you can "dim" the light by putting some craft mesh in between the light and the tank. 1 sheet for just a little bit less light or 2 or 3 sheets to dim the light more. Depending on your fixture you could also replace the bulb with a lower wattage bulb. Mosses are great for shrimp, but some other quicker growing plants will help to outcompete the algae as well. Other plants that shrimp love include Hornwort and frogbit, both of these being a floating plant they would help dim the light a bit too.
     




  5. Harlebleondora

    HarlebleondoraWell Known MemberMember

    You shouldn't be lighting the water for more than 10 hours a day.
     
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    MultitankNew MemberMember

    Can they nap mid day? My son uses the light as his alarm clock... And night light....but could shut it down for a few hours in the afternoon?


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  7. psalm18.2

    psalm18.2Fishlore LegendMember

    Give the shrimp hiding places where they can have dark places to hid.
     
  8. OP
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    MultitankNew MemberMember

    Okay... Here they are... I got 3 horned ones that they call porcupine snails, and one that they called a tiger snail ImageUploadedByFish Lore Aquarium Fish Forum1404423982.413109.jpgImageUploadedByFish Lore Aquarium Fish Forum1404423996.878228.jpg
    Any thoughts about if they actually are nerites?


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  9. Ivoryangel

    IvoryangelWell Known MemberMember

    I cant really tell with the other ones, but the striped one def looks like a nerite. I have one that looks just like it !
     
  10. OP
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    MultitankNew MemberMember

    Ill try to get a better pic of the others in an hour...


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    MultitankNew MemberMember

    Here are some slightly better ones! Any thoughts? ImageUploadedByFish Lore Aquarium Fish Forum1404427001.233157.jpgImageUploadedByFish Lore Aquarium Fish Forum1404427001.233157.jpgImageUploadedByFish Lore Aquarium Fish Forum1404427030.819352.jpg


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