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My Shrimp Tank

Started by morgan16, December 24, 2018, 06:15:03 am

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tva351

January 07, 2019, 02:42:14 am #15 Last Edit: January 07, 2019, 02:45:24 am by tva351
This is where I buy my cholla wood. https://www.thetechden.com.au/searchresults.asp?Search=Cholla+wood+       I have never had any problems getting it. Just gotta look for it.😉

morgan16

Quote from: tva351 on January 07, 2019, 12:32:59 am
Absolutely. Driftwood is a great base for biofilm to grow. Put a piece in every shrimp tank you have. It will probably leach a little tannins , but it  is not harmful. Just yellow the water a little. A great mineral for shrimp and will clear your water is montmorilinite rock. I have some in every shrimp tank 
I have. ;)


Thank you so much, I will do this now.  :-*
Tank - AquaOne 380    Filter - Inbuilt 400lph    Heater - 55w    Substrate - AquaOne White Gravel    Plants - Live Pine Needles

morgan16

January 07, 2019, 04:06:21 am #17 Last Edit: January 07, 2019, 04:08:54 am by morgan16
Yayyyyyyyy, i put 12 trumpet snails in my tank a few weeks ago and they have had BABIES. 

Lil tiny boogers are crawling up the glass, i just luv sitting there watching things in the tank.  ;D :o :-*
Tank - AquaOne 380    Filter - Inbuilt 400lph    Heater - 55w    Substrate - AquaOne White Gravel    Plants - Live Pine Needles

sabertooth

Just need some ramshorns now and you are set.
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morgan16

Thank you to everyone giving advice about the cholla wood, I now have a great piece of it floating in my fish tank and when it sinks to the bottom I will post a picture of it.  :-*
Tank - AquaOne 380    Filter - Inbuilt 400lph    Heater - 55w    Substrate - AquaOne White Gravel    Plants - Live Pine Needles

tva351

That's great Morgan. What I usually do if it is a long piece of cholla wood is cut it into 8-10cm lengths and put 2 pieces into every  tank. Personal choice of course. I find then it goes further that way and I don't have to buy so much. No rules tho, Morgan. You do whatever you want. Glad you have some in your tank. Your shrimp will love it. :D

morgan16

Thank you tva351, they are all over it even though its floating on top, and OMG another shrimp has eggs, that makes two now.  :P
Tank - AquaOne 380    Filter - Inbuilt 400lph    Heater - 55w    Substrate - AquaOne White Gravel    Plants - Live Pine Needles

morgan16

Quote from: sabertooth on January 08, 2019, 02:58:02 am
Just need some ramshorns now and you are set.


Thanks for the great advice, now I have 10 ramshorns, 5 blue and five pink.  :-*
Tank - AquaOne 380    Filter - Inbuilt 400lph    Heater - 55w    Substrate - AquaOne White Gravel    Plants - Live Pine Needles

morgan16

January 20, 2019, 03:10:45 am #24 Last Edit: January 20, 2019, 04:02:46 am by morgan16
Ok, my cholla wood finally went to the bottom and it took about four days to sink. OMG I can't believe whats going on in my tank because I started with ten adult shrimp and after a few weeks I now have dozens of little tiny ones also. Some are tiny and then there are others up to about 5 or 6 mm and there are two more berried females not far off I think. As well as that, my trumpet snails are breeding fast also with lots of little ones crawling up the glass. Its going so well in my little tank that I have enough confidence now to think about getting another bigger one.  :P

Here is a piccy of my cholla wood and a few tank creatures.



And I forgot to mention, I got a new plant (called pine needle) and the next thing I know is a number of snaily/beetle like critters RUNNING around the tank, these guys are really fast, anyone know what they could be?
Tank - AquaOne 380    Filter - Inbuilt 400lph    Heater - 55w    Substrate - AquaOne White Gravel    Plants - Live Pine Needles

morgan16

There is a kind of reddish color on my cholla wood, is that the tannin coming out I have been reading about?
Tank - AquaOne 380    Filter - Inbuilt 400lph    Heater - 55w    Substrate - AquaOne White Gravel    Plants - Live Pine Needles

TeX

Quote from: morgan16 on January 20, 2019, 11:34:07 pm
There is a kind of reddish color on my cholla wood, is that the tannin coming out I have been reading about?


Sure sounds like it, not to worry though as that is actually good for your tank and kind of replicates wild conditions.

morgan16

OMG, not only do I have baby shrimp and baby trumpet snails, I now have what I believe are ramshorn snail eggs deposited on the glass all around the tank and just in the last day or so.

Started with 10 and if they all hatch out, there will be 100, I'm gonna need a bigger tank.  :P
Tank - AquaOne 380    Filter - Inbuilt 400lph    Heater - 55w    Substrate - AquaOne White Gravel    Plants - Live Pine Needles

morgan16

February 13, 2019, 04:53:08 am #28 Last Edit: February 13, 2019, 05:03:48 am by morgan16
Ok, now i'm seeing things (I think) ... just went to feed the shrimp and snails and darned if I did not see the most weird creature swimming around the tank (for the first time).

It's about two centimeters long and a very bright green, has big eyes, a forky tail and walks around on six legs, wtf?

Can anybody please help me identify this ???  :o



How did I get it and where did it come from AND WHAT DO I DO WITH IT?  :'(
Tank - AquaOne 380    Filter - Inbuilt 400lph    Heater - 55w    Substrate - AquaOne White Gravel    Plants - Live Pine Needles

sabertooth

><((((º>` • . ¸¸ . • ´` • . . . ¸><((((º>¸ . • ´` • . ><((((º> ` • .
¸¸¸¸¸¸¸I'm Just here for the Beer and Shrimp!` ¸¸¸¸¸¸¸
><((((º>` • . ¸¸ . • ´` • . . . ¸><((((º>¸ . • ´` • . ><((((º> ` • .