KapAquatics Posted October 25, 2017 Report Share Posted October 25, 2017 Hello all, new to the forum! I am getting ready to buy my first crystal shrimp and wanted to get some input from y'll to see if I am missing anything major. I have kept neos for years (painted fire reds and recently blue velvets) and have had no issues breeding them like rabbits in my local tap water. I am now ready to dip my toes into keeping my first buffered water shrimp! This is what I have setup for now: 4 gallon rimless nano (I know this is much smaller than ideal, but this is the best I can do for now) Fluval Plant & Shrimp Stratum 1.5" layer RODI water (TDS 0) reminelarized with SS GH to 125 TDS (need to get GH, KH, PH tests to confirm but not anticipating any issues - if anything may need to up to 150 TDS?) Azoo mignon filter with foam prefilter 10-15 Catappa leaves Lightly planted with some crypts and mosses and has been running for 6 weeks now. I have been letting the biofilm develop and have been dosing some bacter ae to help it along. In order to minimize any temperature fluctuations in such a small volume of water, I will be investing in a temperature controller and fan setup (before the shrimp show up) to make sure my tank stays at 72-74 F. I have some shirakura ebidama and some shrimp king samples to start off with for when the shrimp get here. Any thoughts on what I could be missing to help ensure that this venture is a success? (Please do not start with the tank size... that is a restriction that I am working with and I believe I have the experience and have taken the precautions to mitigate that) Thanks in advance for all your input! Quote Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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