Originally Posted by molliwopp
Well cherry shrimp would definitely not be a good idea without regular water changes. Cherrys hate nitrates as do most shrimp and without strict water changes they will die very quickly.
Seeing as your algea problem is obviously nitrate related with the absence of fresh water(i.e water changes) your nitrates will have just grown and grown. I would be interested in your nitrate ppm
If and when you get round to cleaning the tank i strongly suggest you Dont change all the water at once or you could have some fishy deaths.
Aww, it probably wasn't meant that way, but gee that came off harsh
OP didn't purposely neglect the tank and has already begun setting it to rights.
OP- wouldn't your tinfoils eat cherry shrimp??