Fluval edge 23l shrimp tank

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Fluval edge 23l shrimp tank

Postby pr696 on 12 Jan 2015 02:24

Decided I'm gonna have a go at keeping shrimp starting with a 23l edge. I'm looking for tips and tricks and advice on which species are a good starter point. I'm thinking crystal reds but might just start out with red cherries while establishing the tank. I'd be delighted with any knowledge ye could pass on. Cheers Peter.
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Re: Fluval edge 23l shrimp tank

Postby pr696 on 14 Jan 2015 19:35

Anyone......
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Re: Fluval edge 23l shrimp tank

Postby sincgar on 14 Jan 2015 19:59

Can't advise on the shrimp but I had one of these for fish and a few red cherries and they bred happily. I had Java fern and some Marino balls and a small pice of bog wood. Shrimps were brilliant to watch workjng their way around. Had some Malaysian trumpet snails as well and one assassin to keep them in check
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Re: Fluval edge 23l shrimp tank

Postby thesenator on 14 Jan 2015 21:51

Hi PR.
I got 20 blue pearl shrimp 3/4 years ago for a 30l nano along with some green neon tetras. I still have a bunch of them in a couple of tanks. Found them pretty hardy. Once the water quality is fairly good they are happy and breed quickly. I noticed the blue pearls loose their colour when the nitrates go up. my daughter has a tank in her room with too many guppies in it at this stage and water quality is not great. they are fine in there just not as blue. my tanks are always fairly heavily planted and with pieces of wood so plenty of cover and hiding places. I dont feed them much as i have fish that i feed well. I found them interesting and fun to watch them breed and see the tiny shrimp appear. i used to get a lot of babies in my canister which i would throw back in the tank. something to bear in mind when it come to your filter. they moult regularly so you will see shells in the tank which can be a bit of a surprise the first time you see it. hope thats of some help.
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Re: Fluval edge 23l shrimp tank

Postby pr696 on 15 Jan 2015 11:10

Cheers lads
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Re: Fluval edge 23l shrimp tank

Postby anthonyd on 15 Jan 2015 18:39

Go for any kind of the collour variant of the rcs.
Better off going for a dark substrate, add some moss attached to wood if dont want to plant the tank.
These shrimps are pretty forgiving.
Cover the inlet of the filter if there is a risk of the juveniles being sucked in.
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Re: Fluval edge 23l shrimp tank

Postby pr696 on 03 Jul 2015 21:50

Finally got the finger out and put a pit of work into the tank today. Got some great plants off a guy here in cork with super plants for sale. Here's a pic of my first real go at planting.
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