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    opinions please. I would like to know what the minimum gallons would be for group of shrimp? I have a 2 gallon hex i was given that i was thinking of setting up with a sponge filter. I am not sure what type of shrimp or other inverts that might work.
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    You could house some neocardinia in it if you can get a stable cycle and keep it where room temps are stable. :)

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    That would be the difficult part -- keeping the parameters stable in such a small amount of water.
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    Yep STABLE is the magic word for shrimp. I have found a well-planted tank with dirt as a base is far more stable. I have a dirted vase in my kitchen with a ramshorn snail. Essentially Walstad method. I feel a dirted tank cycles itself as the dirt breaks down and provides ammonia for BB. If ADA soil is the same, I'd use that for such a small tank.

    I've kept neo shrimp in 5.5 gallon and 46 gallon tanks at the same time. The shrimp population in the 5.5g never touched the numbers in the 46g, so you probably won't get a ton of shrimplets, but you'll have a nice colony appropriate for the tank size. What kind of filter did you have planned for this tank?
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    I was planning on a sponge filter. I have never kept shrimp before. It is amazing how popular they have become over the past few years or so.
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    Sponge filter sounds perfect :)
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    I am definitely aware of the added challenge of water stability in a small vol of water. Temp is my biggest concern. Our house temps tend to never go below 72 but. Sometimes in summer we let it get to maybe 78. I would be a little worried about how somewhat rapid shifts would cause problems. Depending on the species preferred temps I may use a small beta bowl type heater.
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