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    General Help With My New Nano/Shrimp Tank

    I think what I have decided is that for just a 10 gallon tank it isn't too much of a hassle to just use distilled water from the grocery store and add the GH and KH. I am setting up a dedicated shrimp tank with an old 10 gallon I had and am going to use the product I linked below to raise the GH...
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    I want to set up a shrimp breeding tank with an old 10 gallon tank

    I was thinking 3 ppm would be a bit overkill for the 10 or 15 shrimp I'm gonna start with haha. You have any suggestions on substrate? I don't want an active substrate, I know that for sure. Another problem I have is that my GH of my tap water is 0 and my KH is 25-30. I've been talking about...
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    General Help With My New Nano/Shrimp Tank

    I just quoted you guys since you were the ones giving me advice on GH/KH. The results are in haha. I got the test kit and ran a few tests. For the tank I am cycling right now that is filled entirely with tap water the GH was 0 and the KH was 40. I typically use API PROPER 7.0 to dechlorinate...
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    I want to set up a shrimp breeding tank with an old 10 gallon tank

    I like the suggestion about letting the tank and decor grow some algae, so I will definitely do that. Since this is going to be a new tank that I need to cycle how much should I cycle it for? Shrimp have basically no bioload I imagine, so should I still cycle the tank at the typical 3 ppm? Or...
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    I want to set up a shrimp breeding tank with an old 10 gallon tank

    Hello everyone! I have a barely used 10 gallon tank lying around and I want to turn it into a shrimp breeding tank. I have done a fair amount of research into the idea, so I have a good theoretical grasp of the idea. I wanted to come on here to get a practical idea of what to expect. I would...
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    General Help With My New Nano/Shrimp Tank

    I attached the water quality report. By the way, the PH of my water straight out of the tap is 8.2. So, your thought that they boosted the KH to increase the PH seems likely.
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    General Help With My New Nano/Shrimp Tank

    I think I am going to try guppy grass. I think it will provide a more full floating island of plant that the shrimp fry can hide in and it will provide the shade that the chili rasboras are used to. What order do you suggest I add everything? Everything meaning plants, fish, and shrimp. I just...
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    General Help With My New Nano/Shrimp Tank

    I think with everyone's help I have pretty much figured out what animals are going into the tank. Once I figure out the GH I will decide for sure. I do think I want to add a live plant of some sort. I can't really figure out how strong the stock light is on this tank, so I'm not sure how good it...
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    General Help With My New Nano/Shrimp Tank

    So after reading the article I am curious if I should even bother with GH. If I get a meter to check the TDS of the water, is that all I need to worry about? I have a feeling that the Ca/Mg specifically doesn't matter as much to fish as it does to shrimp. The same way we use calcium for our...
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    General Help With My New Nano/Shrimp Tank

    It seemed very high to me as well haha. I have a feeling that number isn't going to have anything to do with my actual readings. That could be the reading they take at the treatment facility before the water is fully filtered and sent to peoples homes. So it could pass through any number of...
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    General Help With My New Nano/Shrimp Tank

    That was the number I found in the water quality report. I'm extremely impatient when it comes to stuff like this, so I wanted to see if I could get an answer before I got the test kit. I'll definitely have to wait for the kit though. Are the Chili Rasboras going to be fine with Cherry Shrimp in...
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    General Help With My New Nano/Shrimp Tank

    From what I understand through research, Ca/Mg (Calcium/Magnesium) is what makes up the majority of the general hardness reading. If that is the case, I'm guessing that my GH reading is going to be similar to the 8.49 ppm. I will be interested to see what the test says. I decided that I am...
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    General Help With My New Nano/Shrimp Tank

    I can return the fish as long its within 14 days. Would it be a really big deal to keep them though? I know that they should have a longer tank, but is it going to really affect them once they are full grown? I think I am probably leaning towards returning them, but I would like to understand...
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    General Help With My New Nano/Shrimp Tank

    I don't currently have a gh test kit yet, it's on the way. I did look at the water quality report for my water source and these were the relevant values I found Hardness as Ca/Mg: 8.49 ppm Total alkalinity: 463 ppm Dissolved solids: 603 ppm I know that the Ca/Mg value is what gh refers to, not...
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    General Help With My New Nano/Shrimp Tank

    How many individuals would you suggest once I decide on a species? Also, what is the consensus on the best place to buy fish? I don't live in an area with a dedicated Aquatic store nearby
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    General Help With My New Nano/Shrimp Tank

    Thank you for the reply! I did read about the fact that longer tanks are better than taller tanks, but I was a bit confused to whether that applied to this tank. When I measure the perimeter of the curved portion of the glass it is longer than 2 feet. So doesn’t that mean they will have that...
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    General Help With My New Nano/Shrimp Tank

    Hello everyone! As the title suggests I would like some help/suggestions with setting up my newish tank. It is a 10 gallon half moon tank, rather than a typical rectangle tank. I will post a link to the exact tank and tank equipment at the bottom of the post, as well as a picture of the newly...
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