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Sanoptic

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Sanoptic

G'day all,

Gave up on shrimp & planted tanks more than 18months but my interest is now back.

I have a goldfish tank with 3 large Orandas & when i pulled down my shrimp tank i threw some Cherries i had left over in with the goldfish.

Most were eaten but a few survived & last time i cleaned the canister filter there were more than 20 RCS living in there.

The water temp is about 15c & the shrimp do just great.

So now i have one small 30 lt shrimp tank with some Moss & driftwood & while it does not look at great as other tanks on this forum i am quite happy

with it.

Of coarse there is a heater in it set to 23c & the shrimp are very active.

Cheers guys:D

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Dean

Hi Mate, welcome to the forum.

glad your getting back into shrimp again as they are great to watch and keep.

the only person that your tank needs to look good for is yourself so dont be worried about how it looks and

please feel free to share some pics with us all.

ANY SHRIMP TANK IS A SEXY TANK :victorious:

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Foxpuppet

hi mate, welcome to the forum.

+1 to dean's comment... it doesn't matter what it looks like, we just enjoy seeing other folks setups and sharing ideas ;)

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Loach

Welcome to the forum mate, have a nice time :)

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