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  1. #11

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    Quote Originally Posted by BluewaterBoof View Post
    Good luck with the project! Should look nice when up and running.

    If you have some crud stuck on the glass that the vinegar won't get rid of, Bar Keepers Friend is an excellent product. I think it cost me about $3 at Home Depot. I bought a used 55g that had awful stains that vinegar wouldn't touch, and BKF was the only thing that did the trick. I use it on all new tanks now as I can't stand the smell of vinegar haha
    I may have to try and find some of that, my top glass is really thick. I'm with you on the vinegar smell.

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    Amanos maybe the inch per gallon, lol. I think you can have 20-25 ammanos in a 75 gallon, plus the RCS, heck if you wanted to and would be able to add a suspended food you could do some filter feeding shrimp in a planted 75 too-like the Bamboo, aka Flower, aka Singapore Flower shrimp. I had 3 of them in my 75, but I have fish and would add some powderd fish food when I fed my fish.

    As for how many RCS in a 75...hundreds would be my guess-but you won't be able to afford starting with a large group as depending on the color variety they can be $3-$30 a shrimp (and more). Yes for the regular red cherry color variants some go for a lot depending on color and grade. Some of the newer colors like the chocolate and greens are pricey and the dream blues are pricey too. Red cherry, yellow and orange Sakura tend to be the best priced.

    You can also keep the neocaridina and tiger shrimp (caridina) together in a 75, they wont interbreed. There are also some new species that can work with same water conditions as the neocaridina varieties but they are green and brown so don't stand out as much. There is also the newer Sulawesi caridina varieties too. Caridina need pH of at least 7, the neos can go 6.6/6.8 (depending on where you read)-8.

    Planet inverts has a good listing of shrimp varieties...they are a little pricey. Aquabid has some good deals on shrimp. Aquatic Arts also has some good prices.
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    Quote Originally Posted by mch1984 View Post
    Yes from I understanding they do grow larger, but suppose to be just fine with the RCS. I would love to put some in my tank but my fish aren't always so docile. Its an aggressive tank, although i have never fed any live other than the occasional cricket. I feel like the shrimp would disappear.
    Probably. My cichlids I am talking about are angelfish. The amanos are just learning to come out a bit. At first they were always hiding. But in your 75g, they will be okay with RCS, they just tend to be aggressive eaters. They are also more boisterous than RCS, but don't reproduce in freshwater, so their numbers can be kept lower. I have 10 amano shrimp in my 90g (same footprint as your 75g) and they do a good enough job at cleaning algae!

    I also have two bamboo/flower shrimp in that tank. They grow even bigger than amanos and are as gentle as a kitten.
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    I love my two bamboo shrimp!

    Though they are now in a 55g, I used to keep 7 amano shrimp alongside a large breeding population of RCS in a 29g. Never had any issues with them. They would completely ignore each other.



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    Well I had to take a little time off the project due to an inconvenient sick spell. But I'm back, the tank isn't perfect but it's much improved.
    Now once we get passed Christmas I can really get going.





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    Ok so question about stocking. I'm planning on mostly stocking tetras in this tank, neons and maybe some cardinals. My wife wants me to put a few mollies but not many. Plus a healthy dose of shrimp. I guess I was going with the normal 1" rule just because I've never done the small breeds. But looking through some other feeds, I feel like I can do more than that in this tank? What is a healthy number of tetras in a tank this size?



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    You could have a large group of neon and cardinals 40-50 fish and still have room for other fish. I would make sure your are aware that mollies are live bearers and reproduce quickly if there are females present. So if you do go with mollies get all males

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    Tank cleaned up nicely, good job.

    Personally, I wouldn't get both neons and cardinals, they look very similar to one another, do one or the other...I like the green (false) neons the best, of the three.

    The 1" "rule" is a bunch of baloney...who would keep a 10" fish in a 10G tank?

    There are LOTS of awesome tetras you could stock that tank with, as well as corys for the bottom

    Have a look at this list from TWS, scroll down to the "Characins" (tetras) about 2/3 down the page...copy and paste the scientific name of ones that interest you into a a search on another web page to learn about them.......you could do Congo tetras (my dream tetra) in a tank this size!

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    Caution the placement of shrimp with many tetra species, including neons-who have been know to attack adult cherry shrimp in packs. If you are talking amano, bamboo, or another larger filter feeding shrimp, then they should be fine with most tetras.
    75g- Plecos, Rainbowfish, Edlers, Espei, Gouramis, Cory, Loaches, Amano, and misc.
    Two 5.5g- Shrimp tanks; one with 4 chili rasbora & Bloody Mary and second with Blue Dream shrimp
    5.5g- Rescue female betta Lucky Star
    20L- Rescue betta Tony Stark and pygmy corys
    20L- Pygmy cory, 2 vampire/rock shrimp, ember tetras and female guppies

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    If you want shrimp, unless they are larger shrimp like amanos, bamboo shrimp etc, do not consider the green neons. They have taken a toll on my RCS.

    I'd also consider some of the larger tetras like the Congo tetras Slap mentioned, maybe diamond tetras, lemon tetras, emperor tetras, black or red phantom tetras. There are so many options it will just come done to what species you prefer. And of course, consider some corydoras. Tons of species there, too.

    In a tank that size, you can also consider some angelfish (I know they're larger than what you might be looking for but that's a good sized tank), and build the other inhabitants around those. I'm not a fan of mollies but that's a personal preference.

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