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New 8Gallon setup


Hunter

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Hello All,

I setup 8 gallon cube with undergravel filtration, works very well.

Last layer in Substrate/filter I have FLUVAL shrimp substrate.

Hardscape: few Dragon stones

Plants: Monte Carlo, Pearl Weed, AR one stem and 2 others can't remember the name.

 

Tank was cycled with established media from another tank, no ammonia all looks good.

 

My tap is from well, so after entire house filtration system I get TDS 56, around 7.1pH

But in the tank I have it TDS 150 rock and substrate maybe leaching some ...

 

I do 10% wc every 3 days, till all this stabilise.

 

In this setup I have 9 CRS Grade S and S+ (BTW my favorite coloration)

 

All shrimps are doing great, but they all hide...

So basicaly when I have light above the tank, there is no shrimp to see. I see them all out before light comes up and specially after.

 

I have seen one shrimp carrying eggs... and 2 days ago I saw only one 2mm in size baby shrimp. (they have 20-30 eggs right?)

 

So does anybody had this issue when shrimps are hiding?

 

Thank you.

 

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if your lights are too bright, they will hide.  try dimming the lights or add some floating plants to give some relief.

This is good advice. I blast my shrimp tanks with light but with enough floaters and other shadow creators they are very active.


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Thank you All for reply.

Yes, Light is strong ... I have issues growing plants in this tank, so I lowered light to 2" above surface, and added 1bbs CO2

STS Aquarium Led Light Bar - from Amazon

But even when light was 10" above the tank, you don't see them much

 

What plants do you have floating in your tank?

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8 hours ago, Hunter said:

and added 1bbs CO2

But even when light was 10" above the tank, you don't see them much

 

What plants do you have floating in your tank?

 

 

It is very difficult to use co2 & have happy shrimp at the same time.  not saying it cant be done, just  whole lot of effort and a disaster waiting to happen.

 

as far as plants, I like duckweed, frogbit, or red root floaters.  but you could also just float some water sprite or hornwort.

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