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  1. Gaina

    What next?

    Afternoon all! 😊 I'm now starting to plan when to add shrimp to my tank (Fluval Roma 125 with Fluval U3 filter). I recently bought fresh test kits and my parameters are as follows: GH - 11 KH - 3 (started turning at 2) Ph - 7.5 Ammonia - 0 Nitrite - 0 Nitrate - 20+ Temperature - 24.9c TDS -...
  2. Kalum

    Baby steps - (Caridina shrimp tanks)

    Thought it was a fitting journal title since this is me getting back into setting up a couple of small tanks since moving home and more importantly welcoming our new son into the world (who is now 3 months old). This will just be a bit of a fun Caridina (possibly taiwan bee) breeding project...
  3. Kalum

    ADA Amazonia variations...

    The confusing world of ADA substrates... ADA have never been the clearest with their marketing, and now there are old/new and different varieties i'm just trying to get my head round what is what. After searching the ADA journals, youtube, google and many other reviews i'm finding a bit of...
  4. neofy705

    Shrimps in high tech: how to do water changes and dose fertlisers

    Hello all, I'm fairly new to high tech tanks and shrimp keeping. I'm basically scared to do large water changes and to use a high dosage of fertilisers. How do you keep shrimps in a high tech tank? For water changes: EI method suggests 50% weekly Shrimp keepers suggest 10% weekly eco I...
  5. N

    Red cherry shrimp grade?

    I was just looking at my red cherry shrimp and wondering what grade they are. I have looked online but I can’t really find pictures of red cherries matching the ones I have as mine have this orangey red line going down their back. Below is a picture of what they look like. The second picture is...
  6. Dazbaird13

    Please can someone help, my shrimp are slowly dying on me!.

    Hi there, I’m urgently requesting some help. I’m still new to aquariums & fish, so forgive me if I’m getting some things mixed up. For around the last month, my shrimp have been slowly dying on me. It’s not just the one breed of shrimp, it’s them all such as XL Amano, Cherry , Yellow shrimp &...
  7. christinecrites

    Shrimp expert help - what’s going on with his face?

    I know noticed one of my orange shrimp’s Rostrum looks messed up, but otherwise seems ok and eating? Can anyone identify what might be going on? He resides in a tank with other shrimp and a few assassin snails but no fish.
  8. L

    Advice when shipping live shrimp?

    I'd like to preface with the fact I'm in the UK and will probably only be shipping to people in the UK for the time being. I've never bred shrimp before, let alone shipped them, however I'm planning to breed them and would like some advice on what specific equipment I might need. If any of you...
  9. A

    Help identifying this shrimp

    Hi Can you please help me identify this shrimp? It was accidentally added into the bag when I bought some amano shrimp. It’s over 2inches, it’s much bigger than my Amanos and cherry shrimps. I currently have baby cherry shrimp and I don’t want to introduce an aggressive shrimp that would eat them.
  10. A

    Shrimp Type (what shrimp is this)

    Hi I am new to aqauscaping and recently added three Amano shrimp. From the pictures I have seen one of them doesn’t look like an amano shrimp. Can someone help me identify what shrimp it is if it’s not amano? Or do the dots appear as they get bigger, this one is still small (approx 1cm)
  11. bettaguy

    My favourite shrimp are simple cherry shrimp!

    My all time favourite shrimp is the simple cherry shrimp!
  12. Conort2

    Re-scape issues

    Hi guys looking to rescape my tank soon however I have a bit of an issue. The tank is full of shrimp, tangerine tiger and orange sakuras of all different sizes. The fish won’t be an issue to catch and store in a container but what can I do about the shrimp, I can catch the bigger ones but there...
  13. Ryouku2015

    Ro water and chemistry shrimp tank

    Hi im moving my shrimp to a 125l from a 27l and have been using an ro filter which was 25gpd I've now upgraded to 200gpd and wanted to check as I'm still new to using RO water it's reduces to 4 tds from 450 which I presume is fine as it's about 99% and waste is at 1:1.25 when I measured. Just...
  14. N

    Fluval Spec V

    Hello everyone. Just mulling over a Fluval Spec V, 19 litre tank for my desk at the office. Problem being that I am in the office Wednesday, Friday, odd Mon or Tuesday. Does anyone think managing this is doable? Thinking perhaps, no CO2, just the Fluval setup without a heater as the office will...
  15. B

    Plecos and shrimp

    Hi I have 2 bristlenose catfish plecos along with fish, I was wondering opinions on having some blue shrimp in there too. Will they have enough food in the tank for them both and as long as I give them tubes and stuff to hide in/under they should be reasonably safe with the fish
  16. C

    Cherry shrimp in South Essex

    Hi! I'm hoping to get some cherry shrimp around 20-40. If anyone has any for sale in the south of Essex area, please let me know. Thank you.
  17. D

    Tiger Shrimp water parameters: tap & tank inconsistency

    Good evening all, I've kept Tiger Shrimp a few years back in regular tap water and they lived for a year or so but didn't breed, and I want to do it right this time. My current setup has been running for a month and a half. It's a planted 40x40x30 filled up to about 12cm (18-20 litres) with...
  18. Harry Finley

    Crystal red shrimp breeders

    Hi guys, although I'm a new member here I've been following UKAPS for a few years now and I have to say I'm a huge fan. I'm trying to get hold of some crystal red shrimp and wondered if anyone has any that they'd sell me. Not looking for anything super high grade just with nice colour and...
  19. DutchMuch

    Where is the best place to buy shrimp from? lets find out.

    Hey forum members, today I bring you an article of which I spent time making and enjoyed doing so, I hope you enjoy to. Today we will explore numerous online stores that sell shrimp, some being very popular and well known, and some being a bit less of the two...! All in all I found out which...
  20. A

    Hello from Edinburgh!

    Hello, Had some tanks in the past but nothing for a long time. Started a planted small tank using the Walstad method and hoping that it grows, eventually to add some shrimp too. Any tips or things to look out for would be great!
  21. enviroman

    Dennerle 30 litre nano

    Here is my initial hardscape for my nano dennerle tank. I’ve spent ages balancing the rocks, gluing them where necessary and filling in all the gaps to stop the soil getting through to the sand. Have temporarily filled it with water to see if any sloping soil rolls down/filters through gaps ...
  22. Chriso

    Can Tetras kill shrimp?

    Hi Everyone, I'm new to the forum so I'm sorry to post with a question like this, but I'm really puzzled... Two days ago, I bought six Queensland Algae Eating Shrimp for my 45cm nano cube. They weren't fully grown but I'd say around 15mm long. I found two of them dead this afternoon and wondered...
  23. Glenda Steel

    Advice on temporary homing fish/inverts

    I am planning to re-scape our tank but will need to have temporary accommodation for the fish (5 Endler's Guppy, 1 Danio, 5 Amano shrimp and 5 Nerite snails. I was already thinking of setting up a second tank and thought that this may be a good temporary home. I envisage it will take a couple...
  24. Kitbag

    Filter for aqua scraping and Shrimp

    Hi, I’m looking at setting up my first planted tank which will include shrimp. I’m likely to go for a 55L aquascaper with pressurised CO2. What would be a good filter that would create enough flow to get the CO2 around whilst being safe for the shrimp? I’m undecided on internal or external so...
  25. Goose157

    Slowly up-grading question?

    Hi All, I am slowly upgrading my one tank set up ! Lol....(very long term plan to buy all the kit) My 90l co2 tank has come on massively in a few weeks since reading articles and info on this forum thanks But I really want a new tank to set up from scratch, as the exsisting tank is home to my...
  26. techfool

    shrimp (in)activity and liquid carbon

    I am dosing easycarbo at the recommended dose. My amanos have shown no obvious signs of distress but do not seem as active. I always used to see them bouncing about and stealing food. Has anyone noticed similar, or the opposite? It could be that the higher plant mass is providing more places to...
  27. Adrian Parsons

    Hello hello

    Hello, Have just created a shrimp only tank after a number of deaths via Glo light Tetras !!! Hoping they will finally breed ! (Everyone says it is so easy)have only bred once in nearly 8/9 months!!! Any advice on anubias bonsai much appreciated, will be picking some up at the weekend! Also...
  28. Hyoscine

    Could I get some plant suggestions for this hex tank?

    Hi all, So, this is the tank in question; an Aquael Hex 60 litre thing. Initially it's just going to be a new home for my shrimp and snails, but once things have been up and running for a few months, the plan is to keep ten or so otos in there too. I've never had tank larger than 30 litres...
  29. PM

    Paul's ADA 45 H Low tech - Pre setup discussion

    Hi all, :) Not sure if anyone here will remember me, I've been out of the hobby for a good few years now. I would like to get back into having a tank, and feel the need for discussion as I believe there may have been some developments in certain areas whilst I've been away. Please bare with...
  30. J

    Advice to help balance Aquascape

    Hi guys, My current aquascape is approx a year old. It has ADA aquasoil, a whole host of plants and drift wood, 2x T5HO, and is 96litres. I also use pressurised CO2. I have a colony of Crystal Red Shrimp, aswell as liquorice and chocolate gourami, mosquito rasbora, ottos and green neons. The...
  31. jameson_uk

    Filter for Planted Nano Shrimp Tank

    I picked up an Aqua One Aspire 22 from P@H whilst they were on offer at £55. I believe the lights are heater are OK and figured at that price I can always replace the filter if necessary. Plan is to turn this into a low tech planted shrimp tank for RCS. The tank itself is a P@H exclusive...
  32. AshleyAttwood

    DoAqua! 30x18x24 Hard Scape Input

    Hey fellow enthusiast, I have got this DoAqua! 30x18x24 cm, i just don't know what to do with it in the sense of a hard scape, i want this to sit on my window sill and be a natural tank capturing the sun, obviously when the winter months come i will apply an led over head light system. I do not...
  33. Glenda Steel

    Ferts HELP! A weekly dose?

    Tank details: Fluval Edge 46 litre (12 Us gallons), no additional lighting no co2 but an E series Fluval heater Plants: Cryptocoryne beckettii Cryptocoryne undalatus kasselman Vallisneria (not sure which one) Annubias barteri nana bonsai x 2 attached to the wood Cypress helfri Microsorum...
  34. W

    DIY GH / KH Booster? Re-mineralizer. Exact chemicals, grade and dosage?

    Trying to make my own GH and KH booster. My specific use is to remineralize R/O water for some shrimp tanks. So I've done some searching and came across these threads on the same topic, but I only know a small amount on chemistry so I just wanted to get some clarification...
  35. Jop371

    My First Planted Tank- Dennerle 20L Nanocube

    Equipment Aquarium- Dennerle 20L Nanocube Light- Dennerle 24W scaper's Light + Dennerle 5.0 LED Heating- Dennere Nano Heater Filter- Dennerle Nano Corner Filter Co2- Tropica Nano system Substrate- Dennerle Scaper's soil Plants All plants are tissue culture plants. Rotala Macrandra Tropica...
  36. Chris Stokes

    Filter Media for Hi Tech Shrimp-only Nano

    I'm currently in the planning phase of a shrimp-only high tech nano. I'm either going to be using a Fluval G3 or an Eheim Ecco Pro 200. Is there any filter media that is strongly advised? And similarly, is there any to avoid? I'm still undecided about what to stick in it, but currently its...
  37. Chris Stokes

    30cm Nano Cube Lighting

    Hello to all, First post on the forum, although I've been a fan and follower for the past few months! I'm in the early stages of planning and setting up a 30cm, shrimp only cube and was wondering what would be the best lighting option. The tank with be high tech, and I'll be trying to carpet...
  38. brownmoth

    Adam's Shrimp and Fissidens Tank

    Adam’s Shrimp & Fissidens Tank Aquarium: Aqua One/ Aquanano 25 Co2: Sodastream Adapted Temperature: 23c PH 7.6 GH 6 KH 4 Fauna: Neocaridina davidi var. red Flora: Fissidens fontanus, Cryptocoryne sp., Taxiphyllum barbieri, Vesicularia montagnei Aquired aquarium in October 2014 and proceeded...
  39. Kyle Lambert

    The shrimp bowl, suggestions needed.

    Hey everyone. I've decided that as I cannot currently set up a new full system, due to current circumstances, to take on a different project just to satisfy my need to get planting. I'm attempting a shrimp bowl. It's unfiltered (daily water changes are obviously a must) but there will be a...
  40. crip_tic

    Escaping Nerite and Calcium boosting

    So I took the plunge and delved into the world of Nerites. You can probably guess my problem when I say Shrimp+lowPH, low tech small 15-20L heavily planted tank. My Onion (Vittina semiconic / Indonesia Red Onion Snail) is escaping outside the water (within a few minutes of moving him back...
  41. Glenda Steel

    JBL FerroTabs

    Could anyone advise me if the JBL FerroTabs (root tab fertilisers) are good for both plants and shrimp please? We are looking for a straight forward way to fertilise our plants as we are complete beginners to keeping an Aquarium, we also would like them to be shrimp friendly. I have noticed...
  42. Vivian Andrew

    Shrimps can be added in EI dosing tank

    Hi, Just wanna know whether shrimps can survive in EI dosing tank coz in lot of thread i have seen copper will kill shrimps, I'm using plantex-csm+b for micro nutrients so wanna confirm whether i can add shrimp or not
  43. Glenda Steel

    Very hard water - planting help!

    We are setting up our very first tank - a Fluval Edge 46 litre (the taller one on an Askoll Pure medium white stand) and need some advice on planting please! We have tap water that is rated as "very hard" 18.062 dh with a reading of 7.6 ph to 8.2 (tested after leaving the water 24 hours in a...
  44. jommy

    Nano 10L Red Cherry

    AquaEl Shrimp Set 10L Red Cherry Plants: lilaeopsis brasiliensis hemianthus micranthemoides eleocharis acicularis Dosing every day with EasyCarbo and once weekly with ProFito 6 June 10 June 6 July
  45. ShrimpKeeper

    tmc nutrasoil with CBS?

    Hi, I was wondering if anyone has had success using this product with CBS in there tanks? I know most people use ebi gold but the TMC soil is easier to get at my LFS,Is there much difference between these products? :)
  46. Alastair

    Twin Specs

    Whilst my big tank is growing in in the back ground I thought I'd get another journal going purely for shrimp and maybe a couple of my paros in one.. So I've gone and got 2 fluval spec 19litres to try and scape up which I thought would be a fun challenge. Both will be on opposite sides of the...
  47. michael woods

    Can anyone help...ph question

    Ok so I'm about 4 weeks into my first aquascape and the tank is nearly cycled...showing 0.25 ammonia and 0.25 nitrite with 10ppm nitrate. I'm running an ei dosing schedule with a 50% water change on Sundays. It's a 64 litre tank with a pressurised co2 system pumping around 2bps and no fish in...
  48. Lauris

    Crystal Meadow. (F.spec19L nanao)

    OK.. too late for verbal diarrhea. too late.. or should I say..too early? lost in time but came up with this.. some plants will go in. dunno yet what kind of.. no name yet.. any suggestions on plats welcome (top right side corner and left side of the tank) Time-lapse will follow tomorrow..or...
  49. Cherry

    New Shrimp tank set up

    Help needed please - wasn't sure where to put this - so here goes !:bored:! I am setting up a shrimp tank (31 litres) - have put in this Fluval Shrimp stratum so - first question- how do you stop plants "floating" out of it - find it really difficult to plant in - if use tweezers just seem to...
  50. GrrlScientist

    Seeking harlequin and red goldflake shrimps (Sulawesi shrimp)

    i have been keeping and breeding cardinal shrimps (Caridina denerli, formerly; Caridina sp. "Cardinal") for roughly 3 years. i wish to add harlequin shrimp (Caridina spongicola) and red goldflake shrimp (Caridina sp. "red goldflake") to my breeding program. Does anyone in london keep and breed...
  51. J

    Shrimp Safe Fish

    I've seen this thread go up many times, but I'm hoping I can gain some suggestions.. I have CRS in a 91 litre long tank, I have always had neon tetra, endlers live bearers, corys, mosquito rasbora and samurai gourami in with them - The adult shrimp have never been harmed, but the babys I don't...
  52. ivydree

    Low Tech project

    Hey all! Here's my future project. Still in the thinking though so be kind. I'm about to get my hands on a small tank about 20*50*35 cm (need to check dimensions) The idea is to create a small world for the missus, she wishes to have Corydoras in there, probably shrimps as well. Thing...
  53. Alastair

    'Lava Negro'

    whilst my big tanks growing in and i get round to adding the rest of the plants to it, i thought id make a start on my spare 100 litre tank for a few crystal shrimp soon. couldnt think of a title name but considering the scape uses black lava i thought id just use the spanish pronunciation as...
  54. RolyMo

    Ooooh My First Dedicated Shrimp Nano.

    When I think back a year ago when I first purchased my first ever tank, a Juwel Rio 180, the assistant in the fish shop said about shrimp and that he bet (cheekily) that I would get into it as it was the new thing. At the time, I thought he was mad and I nodded with a smile and moved back to the...
  55. Richard Dowling

    Filter Inlet - Shrimp

    Hi All, Anyone know if Ill need some mesh or a cover for the end of my filter inlet if I have shrimp? I have a pretty high flow filter in relation to my tank (Tetratec EX1200 for a 60x45x30 Tank) so im worried that shrimp will get hoovered by my Easy Aqua glass inlet (below)...
  56. Otto72

    Otto's Upcoming Shrimp Breeding Station

    Edited and updated 24th October 2015 Ok not much to see here just yet but this will be my journal for my Shrimp tanks. Aquarium 3 x ADA 60P * Lighting Not sure yet. Filtration Eheim Ecco Pro 200 x 3* Air Pump (1) and Sponge filters (3)* Substrate Dennerle Sulawesi Black* ADA Amazonia*...
  57. G

    George's One-Pot Iwagumi Challenge

    Hi all, New journal time. :) Spec - Tank and Cabinet - TMC Signature Range Lighting - TMC GroBeam 1500 Ultima x 2 CO2 - 2Kg FE, Dennerle reg with solenoid, 1BPS with Fluval bubble counter, Up Aqua inline diffuser Filter - Fluval G3 Substrate - 15 litres TMC nutraSoil (black) Ferts -...
  58. RolyMo

    Your Opinion please on adding RCS to a CRS tank

    Hello I did a spot check on my fish tank today and in particular the internal Juwel filter. The reason I check the filter is because I normally find a cherry shrimp in there. To my surprise I found 2 quite small Cherry Shrimp in the filter. So I am guess someone has been a bit busy!!! :cigar...
  59. RolyMo

    Nano or Sponge Filter

    Hi Guys & Gals I am a couple of months into my new shrimp tank which is populated with plants and CRS and all doing well. The nano tank I got came with a Dennerle nano filter which has worked well to date. It silently ripples the water surface in my low tech tank. Oxygen is supplied by a...
  60. Otto72

    Show us your shrimp tank 2013

    Well, I made a post like this here about two years ago and can't seem to find it again. So I though I would start a new one as I know you all have some awesome Shrimp tanks out there. Don't be shy let's see your masterpieces :)
  61. RolyMo

    What Autumn stuff can I add to my shrimp tank

    Now Autumn appears to be upon us. I wondered if there were certain leaves and other tree based seed type things that I could take advantage of in my local surroundings for my shrimp and fish tanks. BTW I live in England. I was swear I have several Adler trees nearby me. Or should I say to...
  62. Daz Wright

    Daz's ADA 45F shrimp tank

    I am pretty new to aqua scaping. But have kept tropical and marine fish for years. I work in the same building as George Farmer. So it was only a matter of time before I caught the bug for planted tanks. I have been advised to try the dry start method. All turning out well I should hopefully be...
  63. RolyMo

    Good heater for a Nano Tank for CRS

    Hi I recently bought a second hand tank, filter, heater and light. Which I have been bringing up to speed for a CRS only shrimp tank. All going well but I am wondering if the heater is up to the job. It is a Fluval nano heater with no control and goes straight into the tank rather than...
  64. Kyle Lambert

    Flourish Excel and inverts...

    so i have a few cherry shrimps and assasins snails in my tank and i was contemplating dosing flourish excel to my tank to give plant growth a big spurt. Is it toxic to the inverts i have in there? or am i ok to go ahead and dose it anyway? I know i cant use liquid fertilizers because of the...
  65. Kyle Lambert

    What has eaten my cherries?

    So in my tank i had 4 cherry shrimps (one i thought was a crystal but his colour came in) and 1 blue rilli (a stowaway on so cabomba i had bought). In the tank i also have 4 assasin snails, 10 neon tetras, 3 panda corys and 3 dwarf otos. The other morning i saw the tail of one of my cherries...
  66. Fruitflies

    Using the water from a dehumidfier

    I had a brainwave as I was emptying out the water tank of my dehumidifier this morning (I live in a well insulated flat and get damp problems caused by condensation from breathing, drying washing and showering etc). This is the model. I live in London and as I understand it the tap water here...
  67. Kyle Lambert

    Trimmings and cut offs.

    So i couldnt find anything on the forums already and ive only been here five minutes, but i was wondering if people would be happy sending any excess plants they have to people. My tank is only 6 weeks old so im in no position as yet but i know i will have some Cabomba i would be happy to send...
  68. RolyMo

    What do I need for my first Shrimp Tank

    Hello I am one year into fishkeeping and in my 180l tank I already have Amano and red cherry's shrimp. I recently added some low grade CRS to the tank and promptly saw them disappear never to be seen again (i'm sure they are there. Just hiding). Which got me thinking that I saw in my LFS...
  69. RolyMo

    What shrimp can I get next?

    Hello. I am now officially 1 year into my new hobby of fishkeeping. You can see what I have on the signature, but in summary its a planted tank, CO2 injected and contains community fish, Amano and Cherry red shrimp. I am in London on Tuesday and was thinking of popping into the ADC shop where...
  70. G

    CRS photos, including babies

    My CRS are breeding. I have about 30 babies. :) Here's a few shots of the adults and their children.
  71. G

    Sulawesi shrimp experiences

    Hi all, I'm thinking of setting up a Sulawesi shrimp tank soon. I realise they need 'weird' water conditions i.e. high pH and temp, low mineral content etc. but can anyone provide me with their experiences or point me to some appropriate links etc. Cheers, George
  72. dfektor

    My "Son's" Vietnamese Puddle

    Howdy all, I have started on my son's 36 litre shrimp tank. My idea is a Vietnamese theme not biotope as this can be too restrictive. I would like some ideas on what stone to use for the scape? I have researched myself I have a picture In my mind but can't find anything close.... I'm...
  73. Steve Smith

    Steve's Shrimp Pile - Planted

    Hey folks. It's been a long time since I started a scape of any kind. I've not even had a tank set up for 12 months. Life has had other ideas lately. As it stands I have limited space so I'm setting up a little tank which, most likely, will be a shrimp tank. It's an old clearseal 40x20x20 I...
  74. Antoni

    The Forest floor - Tropica aquascape New pics

    Hi everybody, after taking down my 20 l scape the Hare hill after Christmas, I have started a new aquascape with plants and substrate, kindly provided by Tropica. The tank has been set up in the beginning of February and is now about 2 months old. Spec: 20 l Boyo nano tank with filter...
  75. G

    George's "Crystal Palace" - now with HD video

    Hi all, This is my latest project. Please excuse the poor photo quality taken with my phone. Crystal Red Shrimp non-CO2 aquascape by George Farmer, on Flickr It's going to be dedicated to crystal red shrimp (CRS) and I hope to get them breeding. The tank is in my office at work. The tank...
  76. mafoo

    Baby CRS and CO2

    I've been having terrible luck with the survival rate of the CRS fry in my shrimp tank. Im wondering if it has to do with the CO2 injection, as all my other parameters that i can test for a pretty much perfect (55L aquarium, tetratec 400 with intake sponge, tds 150, nitrate 5-10, nitrite...
  77. Nathaniel Whiteside

    'Pretty Stream' - CRS tank

    Hello guys, Okay, this is a Journal dedicated to the rescape of my ADA Mini M which can be found here. The rescape has been coming for a long time as I was never really happy with it in comparison to the Raw nature feel I wanted to give it. The Title for this Tank is 'Pretty Stream', and the...
  78. Ady34

    Aquanano40 CRShrimp tank....Journal Closed.

    Hello, after my first planted scape and the introduction to the enjoyable antics of shrimp, ive decided to dedicate a tank to them. Looking at various nano set ups i stumbled upon this Aqua One set up, which at 40 x 40 x 40cm, 55l is a little larger than some, but hopefully that should offer...