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My Planted 10gallon Shrimp Tank

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Crabclaw

Wow your tank looks great! Is that dwarf hairgrass at the front? If so, are you dosing ferts, using C02 or using a planted tank substrate? (Or none)

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sdlTBfanUK

That is a great looking tank with plenty of variety to look at!

Can't see the ember tetras or shrimp though?

Simon

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Elkwatcher

@sdlTBfanUK Thank you...some new RCS added, they are still hiding, tank is established over 6 months old. 

@Crabclaw I've been holding off on dosing any ferts as I just went through the white ring of death, not sure if it was the water changes or the latter.  Previously doing up to 30% change and have decreased to 10% weekly.  Some at SKF suggest drip adding new water?  I keep Flourish Tabs and Thrive S and have wondered if the tabs are ok for shrimp? No co2 only low tech tanks.  

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sdlTBfanUK

Great photo of the ember tetras.

I wouldn't use any fertilisers or CO2 that isn't essential as shrimps aren't keen on either, keep it simple as you state?

You could probably get away with pouring the new water into the tank as it isn't a nano tank and you only do 10% weekly, which should be sufficient! I use a dripper though which is american produced and so must be about $10 out there, and holds a gallon so would suit you perfectly, assuming you can readily get it there? Here;s a link to the one I get so you can see what it looks like:

http://www.onlinereptileshop.co.uk/reptile-products/Drippers-and-Sprayers/Zoo-Med-Big-Dripper-Bd-1-3811.html#sthash.8tel5oAX.bArPUlZf.dpbs 

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Elkwatcher

Thank you for the link... Amazon carries for $24.95.  Will come in handy.  Eleocharis Acicularis.  I will read up on the hair grass more, hopefully it won't become a "one plant wonder"  or else I'll remove it to another tank with higher light.  I have a neat little Pawfly LED on the tank that has dimmer mode capibilty with RGB.  I find if I keep light too high the Java moss suffers.  I don't have any experience running c02 especially in a  shrimp tank.  There is a Fluval system that could be considered because it is a small tank.  Probably not very cost effective though!

https://tropica.com/en/plants/plantdetails/Eleocharisacicularis'Mini'(132BTC)/4571

https://www.amazon.ca/Fluval-Mini-Pressurized-20g-CO2-Kit/dp/B0049RL3H4/ref=sr_1_1?keywords=fluval+co2+kit&qid=1572205301&sr=8-1

 

 

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Big Dog

Nice planted aquarium.

 

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