Go Back   Aquarium Advice - Aquarium Forum Community > Freshwater > Freshwater & Brackish - General Discussion
Click Here to Login

Join Aquarium Advice Today
Thread Tools Search this Thread Display Modes
Please support our sponsors and let them know you heard about them on AquariumAdvice.com
Old 06-06-2011, 02:05 AM   #11
Aquarium Advice FINatic
Big-j's Avatar
Join Date: Jan 2011
Location: Monticello, AR
Posts: 648
Ok I've had those before but not in a shrimp only tank, hopefully they fair better this time round

Big-j is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 06-06-2011, 03:11 AM   #12
Aquarium Advice FINatic
James_in_MN's Avatar
Join Date: Jan 2011
Location: Minneapolis, MN
Posts: 611
I'm also thinking about starting a shrimp only tank with the tank I was using for a hospital tank. It's honestly too small to be used as a QT, so I'll probably buy a 5g tank for that.

Anyway, this is the tank.

Amazon.com: PETCO 2.5 Gallon Desktop Aquarium: Kitchen & Dining

I've replaced the weak filter that came in the kit with Tom Aquarium mini filter, and I bought Fluval Stratum for the substrate so the acrylic won't scratch up.

I'm hoping the lighting on it will be sufficient for low light plants.

James_in_MN is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 06-06-2011, 08:12 PM   #13
Aquarium Advice Addict
Join Date: Mar 2011
Location: Oregon
Posts: 4,911
Originally Posted by adadkins1 View Post
I didn't cycle my shrimp tank and I had 6 Ghosties in a 1.5g. You just have to do a PWC a few times a week for the first month. My ammonia got up to .25ppm, but never more. Plants do help keep the ammonia/nitrates down. I would cycle it for sure if you are using some more sensitive shrimp.

That is an AMAZING shrimp habitat! Comes with everything you need. Just have to be willing to fit the bill.
IME ghosties can tolerate bad water conditions much better than most ornamental shrimp. They are also so much cheaper so you don't have much to lose. I wouldn't risk it. I lost a bunch of sunkist and blackberry to a mini cycle not long ago...it was like $30 down the drain Because their bio-load is so small though just some cycled filter media from another tank should be enough to make it instantly cycled for them.

siva is offline   Reply With Quote

rim, shrimp

Please support our sponsors and let them know you heard about them on AquariumAdvice.com

Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are Off
Pingbacks are Off
Refbacks are Off

Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
The perfect wrasse ryshark Saltwater Reef Aquaria 1 08-19-2008 12:28 AM
almost perfect artur General Hardware/Equipment Discussion 5 07-30-2008 08:22 PM
The perfect storm chase33 Aquaria Off-Topic 5 08-05-2007 12:23 PM
What the...?!? Perfect water? Sara Freshwater & Brackish - General Discussion 11 01-16-2005 10:48 PM

» Photo Contest Winners

Copyright 2002- Social Knowledge, LLC All Rights Reserved.

All times are GMT -4. The time now is 12:48 AM.

Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.8 Beta 1
Copyright ©2000 - 2018, vBulletin Solutions, Inc.