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Discussion in 'Freshwater Invertebrates' started by aviva90, Jan 16, 2012.

  1. aviva90

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    I just recieved some RCS and yellow shrimp from Ms. Jinxzed :) FINALLY got that 1/2 gallon desk shrimp bowl set up and I love it so far, got a couple pics for ya. Lemme know what you think and post your own!
     

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    nice;) can't post mine right now:( no current pics.....lol
     
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    ...beaten to that joke
     
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    Fishboss: thanks
    Zig: haha that looks yummy... but I would like pics of LIVE shrimp hehe. Guess I could have worded the title better heh
     
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    Not the greatest pic...about 5-6 RCS (lost count) and a few hitchhiking bladder and ramhorn snails.

    [​IMG]
     
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    I love these ! you all have me looking for conainers to make one!!
     
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    Josh: love the sand and driftwood, looks awesome!
    Kelley: Haha good luck, pretty much anything will do, it's a lot of fun! Mine came about because I've had this 1/2gallon "betta" bowl sitting around and couldn't find any use for it, and voila shrimp tank hehe
     
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    This will be my shrimp bowl when I get the shrimp... (Waiting for it to cycle.)

    [​IMG]

    HERE'S my thread about it.
     
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    jpappy789 Plants need meat too

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    Thanks! Used to have more shrimp in a larger bowl but it mysteriously cracked one morning and I woke up to a wet floor and some unhappy shrimp :(
     
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    Are your RCS and yellows in the same bowl? If so, i would seperate them. They can cross and then you have "brown" shrimp.
     
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    They are all female, don't worry I got it. Know about shrimp keeping, good lookin' out tho
     
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    Looks awesome!!

    Oh no, that stinks =( but the one u have now looks nice
     
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    My newly setup shrimp bowl..... I liked the idea, kept Ghost shrimp before.... thought I'd give it a whirl !
    Organic dirt, reg aquarium gravel, topped with a layer of pebbles.
     
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    That's awesome! Love it
     
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    Dumb question.. Could I do something like this without filtration except a water change every week? Say kinda like a pond.. Do shrimps like that? Or how are u guys filtering them?
     
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    No filtration at all for mine, just the air stone so it doesn't go stagnant. It gets weekly water changes like my actual aquarium...with such a small volume you can easily do a 70-80% change within minutes.

    I wouldn't say shrimp "like" having an unfiltered environment. I wish I could devote a whole tank to them, but this seems to be working.
     
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    1. the bowl of cooked shrimp was not only hilarious but made me hungry. *looks at her fish tank with shifty eyes*
    2. love the jar woolfam!
     
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    So my shrimp bowl (Seen above), has been set up for 21 days now. Many water changes later..... (small volume = less hassle)... I have removed some of the stem plants (growing much too long). Added a small rock with java moss tied to it. Lots of algae...... ready for shrimp. Still working on the temperature.....gets a bit chilly at night. There is a snail hitchiker or two in the bowl from the plants.....helping to keep the glass clean. I might wait until I can get some cherry reds from my lfs..... soon I'm told.
    Pictures to follow shortly.
    How has everybody elses bowls been doing since the setup? Updates?
     
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    This has Rili shrimp in it. No the best scaped bowl, and not a great pic, but here you have it!
    [​IMG]
     

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