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Old 01-13-2016, 12:40 PM   #11
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Also if you think shrimp will be boring and do nothing, oh boy are they active. They are so intresting to watch as they move around the tank

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Red cherry shrimp, they are actually very, very easy to breed and pretty easy to keep. As for as plants, they would love java moss and moss balls. Some other plants and stuff you could have a little anubias on a driftwood...that's all the plants I know of. Autumnsky would know much more.
I have read that Marino moss balls are a good beginner plant? But thank you, I will definitely look into the shrimp!
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You could start with any of the Neo color varieties, red cherries just seem to be the easiest to find. They aren't particular about what types of plants they like so if lighting is low that's not a problem. Sponge filter is fine. They do best in an established tank though; adding things like leaves, cholla wood, etc help with growth of biofilm.
What is the difference between a sponge filter and other kinds? And what is biofilm?

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What is the difference between a sponge filter and other kinds? And what is biofilm?

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Sponge filter is in tank and all debris and waste gut stuck in it and the water is cycled through, it is cheep and quiet. Other filters on the other hand suck water into a tub where the water is passed through different filters that over time create a biofilter which is a bunch of helpful bacteria that breakdown waste. Biofilm is micro algae and bacteria that grows and colonizes on plant leaves and other things and the shrimp love to eat it

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