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Old 12-30-2013, 05:19 PM   #1
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Nano shrimp.

Just grabbed a 2.5 gallon... Plan on planting it and doing shrimp. Just a thread to help me along the way with my first shrimp tank.Click image for larger version

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Old 12-30-2013, 10:48 PM   #2
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Should I paint just the back, or the back plus both sides? (Black)
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Old 12-30-2013, 11:48 PM   #3
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I think either would work...but I think I would just do the back so I could look into the sides to see the shrimp at different angles
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Old 12-31-2013, 12:00 AM   #4
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Back only. Doesn't look to bad right?
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Old 12-31-2013, 01:01 AM   #5
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Nope not at all
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Old 12-31-2013, 01:10 AM   #6
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I don't know if I should do the other sides.
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Old 12-31-2013, 01:24 AM   #7
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I would leave the sides clear.
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I wouldn't do the sides, it will severely limit your visibility. Once you get the substrate and plants in there you will like it more and more.
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Alright.
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Old 12-31-2013, 11:17 AM   #10
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Nano shrimp.

Should I use fluval planted substrate?
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Old 12-31-2013, 11:39 AM   #11
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Will frogs eat the shrimp?
What snails can I get?
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I think sand would be cheaper but it really just depends on the type of shrimp you want I guess...frogs will eat the shrimp if given the opportunity...and they can go with nerite snails mts pond/bladder snails rabbit snails pretty much any snail...I would probably skip mystery snails though since it is a fairly small tank
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I would just keep shrimp in the tank, since its so small.
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Assassin snails?
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I would like to add some scarlet badis or this fish that I cannot remember what it's called for the life of me but it looks like a tiny rainbow trout and I believe it's a danio. If there is room I would like to add some fish. I just hope the danios are okay in a nano lol.
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Celestial pearl danio??? You could maybe add a scarlet badis OR a couple pearl danios...however they will eat the shrimp let's...and you could probably get away with like a horned nerite snail or rabbit snails...or an assassin snail if you wanted...but you would have been better off getting a five gallon tank if you wanted to add a few nano fish
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Should I use fluval planted substrate?

Fluval makes a substrate geared toward shrimp tanks. I have it in mine and I can attest that it helps to both lower and stabilize my pH (from 8.2 to 7.6).

Just wanted to throw it out there for your consideration.
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Yea I was looking at that. Reason I ask is because I have some substrate for live plants already it's just my concern is that I used it in a goldfish aquarium and there may be trace of salt in the substrate.
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Can I salvage that? Or do I need to start looking to get the shrimp substrate or sand?
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Nano shrimp.

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Celestial pearl danio??? You could maybe add a scarlet badis OR a couple pearl danios...however they will eat the shrimp let's...and you could probably get away with like a horned nerite snail or rabbit snails...or an assassin snail if you wanted...but you would have been better off getting a five gallon tank if you wanted to add a few nano fish

I wanted to get the 2.5 aquarium for shrimp but I was just wondering if I could add something else you know. Also it's not the pearl but those are kinda cool too. It's got longish fins, has tints of purple and green but I believe it is primarily grayish.
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