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Subscribe5 gallon nano planted shrimp/quarantine tank
RED PHANTOM
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EditedEdited 08-Aug-2012 05:30
Greetings,

So I had a five gallon tank laying around and since I don't like keeping fish in such close quarters I set it up as a cherry shrimp planted tank.

Also using it as a quarantine tank for some small tetras that will be introduced to the 50 g. planted tank. Plan to keep them here for a month and a half hoping they will not become stunted.

Tank runs a 20 watt econo flouro bulb that in theory provides 4 watts per gallon. Plants are anubias bartieri, rotala rotundifolia, narrow leaved rotala, an althernathera and a tiger lotus.

Wood provides tannins so you will se the photos a little yellowish, this was a nice surprise.

At the moment stocking consists of, 6 cherry shrimp, 6 small rummies, 2 small Red Phantoms and 2 smallish marble hatchets.

Here are some pics, but please advise on any requirements that the shrimp may have in order to be at their best.

Thanks,

RP

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Tank in full view


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RED PHANTOM
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Another perspective..

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Tank on side view


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RED PHANTOM
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Starting with the plants, the anubias were a clipping from the mother plant in the 50 g tank.

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Anubias bartieri


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RED PHANTOM
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This was sold to me as alternathera, supposed to turn red under good conditions.

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Alternathera


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RED PHANTOM
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The rotundifolia...

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Rotala rotundifolia


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RED PHANTOM
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Marble hatchets...

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Marble hatchets


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RED PHANTOM
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The main attraction...

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Cherry shrimp


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RED PHANTOM
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Another pic of the cherries...

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Cherry shrimp


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RED PHANTOM
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More of the inhabitants...

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RED PHANTOM
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They seem to get along...until they realize how tasty the cherries are, hopefully by then they will be out of the tank.

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RED PHANTOM
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The lotus took a dive after I cleansed it in water with chlorine...

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RED PHANTOM
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The cherries and rummies...

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Nice job on the escaping. Hidey spots for the shrimp and you may even get babies. Hikari crab bites they would love that food

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EditedEdited 21-Mar-2013 22:45
Hi Red,
Nice looking tank! Take a look at some of the shrimp sites. when they first became popular no one really knew much about their husbandry and now the sites and variety of shrimp abound.

Frank

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RED PHANTOM
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Thanks for the comments you guys!

Sorry for the late response buy I hadnt notice your replies.

The lotus didn't recover from the chlorine dip unfortunately.

Recently noticed that there are a few smaller cherries swimming about so they are reproducing so I did take a look around the shrimp sites for some helpfull hints.

Changed the ten gallon penn-plax internal filter to a sponge filter with a small power head in order to avoid the next batch to be sucked into the filter.

Also added three red crystal shrimp that I will slowly stock up on since they are about $12US each around here.

Most likely this will no longer be a quarantine tank anymore so I'll be forced to set up a 10 gallon one that I have laying around gathering dust for that purpose.

I'll see if I can find the Hikari crab bites around here. They have some stringy green algae growing on the DW that they feed from and feeding algae based fish food and drop in a blanched carrot piece every once in a while.

All the best,

RP

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Hi Red,
Life does sometimes get in the way of the hobby!

Next time, Rather than an inside tank sponge fileter,which takes up room and is unsightly, simply wrap a piece of foam around the intake (don't forget the hole in the bottom of the slotted intake) and secure it with a zip tie, or rubber band.
That will keep the fry out of the filter, and it is easy to clean.

Frank



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