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  1. #11

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    RCS are immensely versatile when it comes to diet. If it doesn't move it will be tested for edibility. Gravel and healthy plants are ignored but apart from that they'll eat anything. In my opinion a varied diet is essential with these guys.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Slaphppy7 View Post
    Oh, I see...it's a wonder that mess didn't affect your water parameters
    To be honest I really don't check unless I start seeing an issue - would have checked if I hadn't found the rot spot...

    With the tanks cycled I only usually check if something dies, shows signs of stress etc. And I had just started noticing a few shrimp bodies and snails acting weird, did the pwc and planned to check params after but ended up running to the store to get the feeding dish and putting the sponge filters in
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    I sure hope that ashtray was clean...It would be a shame to give your RCS a nicotine addiction
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    Quote Originally Posted by Slaphppy7 View Post
    I sure hope that ashtray was clean...It would be a shame to give your RCS a nicotine addiction

    oh I scrubbed the heck out of it, only thing that drives me nuts is that is has a big red heart on the bottom (can see it since glass is clear)... but hey the shrimp don't mind and you don't see it from above
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    I'll be honest I've rarely to never used a gravel vac in my shrimp tanks. It's just too easy to suck up baby shrimp. If it's a planted shrimp tank, it gets easier, the excess food eventually ends up as fertilizer. Have to watch how much you feed the shrimp too. I go away for 2-3 weeks at a time every few months and the shrimp survive and even keep breeding just feeding off of whatever is left in the tank. I do keep a few otocinclus in some of the shrimp tanks, they seem to make a nice cleanup crew.

  6. #16

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    Quote Originally Posted by korith View Post
    I'll be honest I've rarely to never used a gravel vac in my shrimp tanks. It's just too easy to suck up baby shrimp. If it's a planted shrimp tank, it gets easier, the excess food eventually ends up as fertilizer. Have to watch how much you feed the shrimp too. I go away for 2-3 weeks at a time every few months and the shrimp survive and even keep breeding just feeding off of whatever is left in the tank. I do keep a few otocinclus in some of the shrimp tanks, they seem to make a nice cleanup crew.
    How would you clean a sand bottom in a shrimp tank if you don't vacuum?
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    ^ Good question
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    Quote Originally Posted by gronlaura View Post
    How would you clean a sand bottom in a shrimp tank if you don't vacuum?
    I mainly don't feed enough that there is excess left to clean. I sometimes do use a turkey baster to scoop up debris. Noticed that some wafers leave more waste behind then others.

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    Quote Originally Posted by korith View Post
    I mainly don't feed enough that there is excess left to clean. I sometimes do use a turkey baster to scoop up debris. Noticed that some wafers leave more waste behind then others.
    Mine will be with peppered cories, so I will have fish poop. Being it's a 29 gal, I could use a turkey baster.
    My 75 gal Journal & My Dual 29 gal Journal
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    Quote Originally Posted by gronlaura View Post
    Mine will be with peppered cories, so I will have fish poop. Being it's a 29 gal, I could use a turkey baster.
    I guess you could get a small gravel vac, then examine the bucket for any shrimp that sucked up.

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