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    I decided I'm going to start a 10 gallon shrimp tank and created it and filled it today. I've got several low-light plants, a big piece of fake driftwood, and FloraMax substrate. I've got a sponge filter as well. I plan on beginning the cycle within the next few days. Any comments are welcome.

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    It's been suggested to me that I switch the FloraMax out in favor of sand. Anyone with shrimp tanks or experience with shrimp, can you comment on this?

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    tank looking good keep me posted Im gonna try a shrimp tank in august so this thread should help a lot
    just out of topic is it necessary to put sand/soil? will gravel do and can i just cover it up with java moss?

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    Quote Originally Posted by BonsaiGuy View Post
    It's been suggested to me that I switch the FloraMax out in favor of sand. Anyone with shrimp tanks or experience with shrimp, can you comment on this?
    The FloraMax should be fine...that's a nice chunk of DW, shrimp will enjoy climbing all over it

    What kind of shrimp are you thinking of?
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    The FloraMax should be fine...that's a nice chunk of DW, shrimp will enjoy climbing all over it

    What kind of shrimp are you thinking of?
    I've read so many good things about Red Cherry Shrimp, so I'll start with those. I need to cycle it, of course, but have no idea how to cycle a shrimp tank. I've heard they don't give off a huge bio-load though.

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    You will cycle it like any other tank that would have fish...RCS are a great starter shrimp
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    Makes sense. I'll just dose up to 1 ppm ammonia I suppose.

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    Do you have any other tanks running? If so just stick the sponge in there for a few weeks.

    Shrimps, especially easy species like red cherry, will not care at all about what's on the bottom of the tank. I know I'm going to upset people by writing this but their bio load is so small that you could even get away with not cycling this at all if you start with a small number of shrimp.

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    So if i put a few cm of gravel it would do?

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    Quote Originally Posted by talldutchie View Post
    Do you have any other tanks running? If so just stick the sponge in there for a few weeks.

    Shrimps, especially easy species like red cherry, will not care at all about what's on the bottom of the tank. I know I'm going to upset people by writing this but their bio load is so small that you could even get away with not cycling this at all if you start with a small number of shrimp.
    My thoughts exactly about the need for a cycle - not really needed with just shrimp.

    I don't think there's any need to add gravel. What you have already in there should be just fine.

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