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    Default The shrimp tank , aka my potted plants cleaning station.

    Is amazing , how when we don't really care much and not even try , plants thrive this tank gets a WC maybe every month and half some times two, I let the algae grow in purpose , so the sherries can eat as they are scavengers, I feed them every three days or so. The only thing extra is the occasional refill for evaporated water every once in a while.
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    Breeding , interest and goals Wilds Heckels and Cuipeuas and a few Domestics pairs with occasional fry as well as Angels fancy Plecos , corys and shrimps.

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    Default Re: The shrimp tank , aka my potted plants cleaning station.

    Beautiful tank, Julian. I really like the rotala wall you have on the sides and back.

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    Default Re: The shrimp tank , aka my potted plants cleaning station.

    Thanks Adams.
    The shrimps are the descendants of the ones I bought from you a while back.
    Breeding , interest and goals Wilds Heckels and Cuipeuas and a few Domestics pairs with occasional fry as well as Angels fancy Plecos , corys and shrimps.

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    Looks great Julian! I also have a small planted shrimp tank and enjoy it's beauty and ease of care. thjey are so fun to watch as they do their work aren't they?
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    Default Re: The shrimp tank , aka my potted plants cleaning station.

    Thanks for this post Julian. Nice tank. I have a plant and shrimp experiment going myself and was concerned I hadn't changed water in a while, even though it looks OK.

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    Default Re: The shrimp tank , aka my potted plants cleaning station.

    Tank looks great! my cherry shrimp devoured my rotala plant.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Disgirl View Post
    Looks great Julian! I also have a small planted shrimp tank and enjoy it's beauty and ease of care. thjey are so fun to watch as they do their work aren't they?
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    They are certain are Barb. I find my self watching these little critters often, and love the contrast of their red bodies against the lush green of the plants.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Mando View Post
    Tank looks great! my cherry shrimp devoured my rotala plant.
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    That is kind of odd , as they prefer leaves that are already dead, and the algae and mulm that grows on the leaves.
    double check your light, water and substrate to be adequate, rotalas are one of the easiest plants to maintain too.
    Breeding , interest and goals Wilds Heckels and Cuipeuas and a few Domestics pairs with occasional fry as well as Angels fancy Plecos , corys and shrimps.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Pardal View Post
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    That is kind of odd , as they prefer leaves that are already dead, and the algae and mulm that grows on the leaves.
    double check your light, water and substrate to be adequate, rotalas are one of the easiest plants to maintain too.
    They were on this plant like crazy. My nubias and amazons swords are doing spectacular. The rotola kept growing but it couldn’t keep up with all the shrimps. Maybe it doesn’t so well in 86 degree water.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Mando View Post
    They were on this plant like crazy. My nubias and amazons swords are doing spectacular. The rotola kept growing but it couldn’t keep up with all the shrimps. Maybe it doesn’t so well in 86 degree water.
    Yes, temp could be a factor, I don't use any heaters in this shrimp/plant tank. room is at 76-78 year round.
    Breeding , interest and goals Wilds Heckels and Cuipeuas and a few Domestics pairs with occasional fry as well as Angels fancy Plecos , corys and shrimps.

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