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so excited! just need shrimp and snail :3

I went to Jefferson feed yesterday and got some new plants!
And an ammonia tester. i should have got more test strips but I had 1 left and can get more this weekend. They didn't have any shrimp or snails:/

If I remwmber correctly:
Nitrates 20
Nitrite 0
Ph 6.5 - 7.0


The plants I got are dwarf anubias and some.type of wendth or something like that.

PICTURES! :D


Before water....




After water!


Dwarf anubias :3



Sir rocky, ? Wendth floating and planted water wisteria and behind the plant is a little shrimp nest ai made for when I do get them C:



Another nest and amazon sword. I talked to a neighbor who has a 40 gal and they agreed to take the sword in exchange for clippings if it gets too big c:




Mr shy guy :3




Now I just need to get a snail and some shrimp and maybe 1 more floating plant and 1 more stem?


Let me know what you think and if I should make any adjustments!
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yay! keep those nitrates down for the shimp! Ideally at zero!
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yay! keep those nitrates down for the shimp! Ideally at zero!

I'm trying!! Any idea how?
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just do water changes :) maybe 25% every two days? whateer keeps them down. however avoid overly large WCs
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just do water changes :) maybe 25% every two days? whateer keeps them down. however avoid overly large WCs
That sounds good.
When I set this up and did a water change [80%] it was the biggest one I did since I first set it up. Other than that I stick to 25% and 50% changes

Usually 2 25% a week and a 50% every other week or something like that.
Or whenever the water looks cloudy.


Did you see my post about the 20 gallon!?!?!?
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Do those plants require extra care
Like co2? Looks great so far!
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Do those plants require extra care
Like co2? Looks great so far!

I don't think so but I think the sword needs some type of food tab or someething like that. I could be wrong.

tHANKS! I'm so excited about it!
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looks great! and the plant you dont know the name of is crypt wendtii.

Nitrates dont have to be 0 for shrimp especially if you are getting neos (ie cherry shrimp), they can tolerate quite high levels.
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looks great! and the plant you dont know the name of is crypt wendtii.

Nitrates dont have to be 0 for shrimp especially if you are getting neos (ie cherry shrimp), they can tolerate quite high levels.

Thank you Star!
I called it that at Jeff feed and they said it was a "something" Wendth

I really do want to get cherry shrimp but after i get ciroc out and into the 20 gallon. i know he would eat them!

And about the nitrates, if thats the case I wonder how my shrimp died ? 0.o
He was in a jar and moss by himself.
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looks great! and the plant you dont know the name of is crypt wendtii.

Nitrates dont have to be 0 for shrimp especially if you are getting neos (ie cherry shrimp), they can tolerate quite high levels.
she has some ghost shrimp. on top of LFS and shipping abuse, i think it's the only way for her.

and yes.. if you get red cherry shrimp they are a lot hardier.
Amanos are also a tough bunch
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