I am doing an experiment with my cherry shrimp on temperature dependant sex determination and I need a divided tank
obviously the tank won’t need to be too big as I am just housing 1 male and 1 female in each section.
ideally, I am looking for a rectangular tank divided into 3 sections so that I can breed 3 pairs at once. The sections will need to share water as I only want to use 1 set of equipment. But if they’re sharing water, I am concerned that after breeding, shrimplets will be able to move into each section through the holes which would ruin my experiment.
Does anybody know where I can get a divided tank suitable for my experiment that isn’t too costly or anything I could use as an alternative? Thanks
By Adam Bomb
My area of Michigan (48065) seems to be a black hole for shrimp enthusiasts, and my hope was to uncover folks I can buy shrimp (and hopefully moss) from locally. Since the pandemic has paused all face-to-face meetings for local clubs until further notice, it's been rough (and I can't imagine paying online retail ridiculous prices for shipped shrimp)!
Since we only have the "City" field (for location) on profiles, is there a better way to find local people? I'd love any help you can offer.
So here is the list of what has been purchased
900x400x200 PPG starphire glass rimless tank (custom build) 10mm glass
Flat one ONF+ warm white 60 cm pendant light (rated for 17 to 20 gallons - so hopefully can put it high and it will be bright enough! - the 90cm is rated for 40 to 48 gallons)
Eheim ecco 130 filter
Seachem Matrix (for the filter)
DOOA Stream Pipe ARC P-2 (13mm)
DOOA Stream Pipe V-1 (13, H15mm)
ADA power sand advance 2 kg
ADA amazonia fine granules 9L
ADA amazonia II (with extras) 9L
ADA cube garden mat 8mm 900x450 ( will have to trim it)
Seachem flourishm liquid fertiliser
I think other than some tweezers and curved scissors that is it so far.. I will start to post pics when the tank arrives!
Thanks and have a great day
Okay, so the title pretty much says it all... One of my berried tts just moulted, and she left the eggs in the moult. What happened, and why?
I'm going to try to save the eggs with some sort of extraction, and I'll be very careful. She was pretty far along. I think I'll use the net over bubbler method. Does anyone have experience with this, and particularly the extraction? I won't do anything until I have some idea to go off.
Thanks in advance.
Oh and the moult is under like 2 hours old. Wasn't there when I started watching a movie, was there when I checked back after.
Going off this video:
Hoping the process will be similar.
So I am really excited by the unreal shallow aquscaped tanks that I see online and I love the idea of keeping shrimp. I have some native red nosed shrimp breeding in a pond outside but really want to put some red or blue cherry shrimp in an aquascape where I can see them do their thing.
ada 60 F 60x30x18 is the right price and I see beautiful examples online but I feel 30 litres is not enough, especially considering hardscape and soil going in. (what do you think?)
ada 90 F 90x30x20 would be my ideal choice but its sooo expensive. $600+ and then freight to Bundaberg! (Wife says no)
Mr aqua Komoda 3ft 90x30x30. - great tank low iron glass but the dimensions are losing the shallow look
Mr Aqua Komoda 4tf 120x30x30 - great tank, low iron glass - lots of room for shrimp and a school of celestial danios or chilli rasboras - dimensions might work for shallow look, but lights, plants and filtration getting expensive at this point (plus freight!)
lastly and temptingly Mr Aqua 12 gallon bookshelf - 91x21x24. But I cant seem to find low iron glass version in Australian shops? (or are they low iron?). This tank would be perfect but I am worried if I get this tank(one shot at getting it right) I might be unhappy in the long run?
Do you guys have any preference here? ( which one and why?)
Am I missing any ultra clear shallow tank alternatives? I have seen some mention of FireAqua bookshelf tank online but I cant find a retailer.. and I see you guys talking about aquamaxx tanks but where do I get one of them?
Thanks so much for your time and efforts- if you have a tank pref can you suggest the light you would pair it with? It will be a low tech planted tank (wife says no CO2).
Budget around $800 for setup of tank lights and filter maybe ( obviously less means plants and shrimp can be added sooner!)
any advice welcome..