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Old 09-08-2014, 12:34 PM   #1
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Starting a new shrimp tank need some info

Building a under gravel filter. How deep should leave the substrate .


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Building a under gravel filter. How deep should leave the substrate .


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Also wondering is shrimp soil substrate harder to keep then ordinary gravel. If anybody could help that would be great as I'm ordering stuff this weekend


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I honestly don't prefer shrimp substrate... They seem to do just as fine on regularly dark gravel. The aquarium substrate was just really tricky to keep clean, but I had a few fish as tank mates... So maybe you'd have better luck with just shrimp.


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I had gravel and soon after got rid of it and went to sand.

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Was that just ordinary gravel first. Why did you change ?



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Yes it was just regular black gravel from the lfs. When cleaning a shrimp tank you have to be really careful as to not suck up any of the shrimplets that's the size of a pin dot. The crud kept gathering between the rocks and was a pain to clean out. I like the sand a hundred times better.

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Sand is for sure superior in shrimp tanks. Started with gravel in my 5.5 gallon and also went to sand within 4 months. The shrimp also seem to befit from not having to always climb over what seems like boulders to them.
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Will sand work with an under gravel filter system



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I don't believe so cause it will fall threw and clog it up. I haven't used a ugf in ages though.

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I use Fluval Stratum or Seachem's Flourite substrate but I also do live plants which is what those substrates are for; and shrimp. With those, I don't recommend an under gravel filter. If you're going with regular gravel, the under gravel filter will be fine. As for later thickness, I would keep it the same as you normally would

In my invertebrate (shrimp, snails, etc) I use sponge filters.


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