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    Hello all so i have this small 3 gallon tank 18inch 6inch 6inch
    I had always thought about having a shrimp tank but something always came up.
    So i am going to start the tank in august but i like to plan ahead.
    i want to get about 10 cherry shrimp(best i can tell so far) and a sponge filter.
    as for plants will one with only java moss do? or should i add some anubias as well?
    Lighting is it req? and if so how much needed?
    substrate no clue(some say soil some say gravel some say both)
    and lastly feeding


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    I can't help you on the feeding but java moss alone would work just fine. Anything else added would be your preference. I would recommend a light, there are several small lights people use, either a desk lamp pointed at the tank or a fancier clip on light. Whatever you decide I would get florescent or LED. Not incandescent. Anything from 4-10 watts should do fine. I think the substrate depends on what you want to plant. If just java moss then I'd just get some nice looking gravel or even sand.
    Increasing your biodiversity increases your stability.

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    Thanks Compass
    Just one more thing though is it really necessary to cycle the tank?
    Many sites say that their bioload is so small that I can get by without cycling but is it true??

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    I can't answer that, but I would personally feel safer cycling it. You do have another tank set up, is there any biomedia or sponge you could take out of your filter and put in this tank to get your cycle going?
    Increasing your biodiversity increases your stability.

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    no not really can i just stick the filter in my 20gal?

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    Yeah, put it in your 20 gallon and let it run for a week. It should be seeded enough for shrimp.
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    +1 to that, I would get some river rockand tie java fernto it so they have something to get higher in the tank but u would need to do regular pruming of it, u could get like 5 rcs and let them breed and sellem.
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