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Old 03-21-2013, 09:00 AM   #11 
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I think it is going to be almost impossible to get stable enough temperature and water parameters in a container that size. Shrimp are not really the hardiest things, even though cherry reds seem to be among the hardiest.
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I think it is going to be almost impossible to get stable enough temperature and water parameters in a container that size. Shrimp are not really the hardiest things, even though cherry reds seem to be among the hardiest.
The temp should stay almosy exactly room temp bc of the size? Or maybe a little cooler? It is in my bedroom. As long as the benificial bacteria have somewhere to grow and the plants take root, wont it cycle?
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Old 03-21-2013, 09:07 AM   #13 
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uh... it wont cycle, but the plants will take up nutrients. same thing. lol
i recommend dropping a few snails in to create a more complete system.

you should try cherry shrimps, they're pretty darn hardy.
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Old 03-21-2013, 09:27 AM   #14 
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one of those little bowls you see betta displayed in. i planted that!

http://i.imgur.com/GMc0gQz.jpg

cabomba, pennywort, and scarlet hygro. all clippings from larger tanks.

does not house a betta, my pea puffer is in there now, but only until later tonight. this will eventually become home to some cherry shrimp.

pea puffer: http://i.imgur.com/LeLZ6U4.jpg
Cutest thing ever! Keep us posted on it's progress. I hope is thrives.
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Old 03-21-2013, 09:41 AM   #15 
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oh by the way. pea puffers jump. a lot of fish do, keep a cover on your tanks...
is he only taking live food as of now? or frozen?
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oh by the way. pea puffers jump. a lot of fish do, keep a cover on your tanks...
is he only taking live food as of now? or frozen?
I've only fed him live food so thats all he has taken so far ha
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uh... it wont cycle, but the plants will take up nutrients. same thing. lol
i recommend dropping a few snails in to create a more complete system.

you should try cherry shrimps, they're pretty darn hardy.
It will cycle if i put an air stone in there, right?
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there's really no need to try and cycle it. I have shrimps in a .3 gallon jar XD
as long as the plants and jar is established you can stock stuff...


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Pea puffers can be pretty active. I say no less than 5 gallons for these guys. Are you feeding him snails? They need to be fed snails because of there never ending growing teeth.
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Old 03-21-2013, 01:49 PM   #20 
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I think it is going to be almost impossible to get stable enough temperature and water parameters in a container that size. Shrimp are not really the hardiest things, even though cherry reds seem to be among the hardiest.
Shrimp (especially RCS) will be just fine in a system this size. I wouldn't keep more than 2, but there is another forum I frequent where someone has bred (repeatedly) RCS in a planted wine glass.
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