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Thread: New Shrimp Tank

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    I am starting my first Cherry shrimp tank. I picked up a new 10 gallon that I want to divide so I can have two different color shrimp. Screen or solid divider? In any case, I'm thinking one corner sponge filter for each side, java moss on each side with pool filter sand substrate. What size air pump do I need? I picked up a used tank stand and it came with an unused Tetra 10 pump. One or two heaters? I was planning to start the filters in my fish tank to jump start the cycling. How long should I leave them in there? I have some algae covered drift wood in the fish tank that will go into the shrimp tank when it's ready.

    Now that I gave you my ideas, what mistakes am I making? Thanks
    Last edited by Ricksza; 12-11-2018 at 11:56 AM.

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    If you went with a screen one heater would work. Only issue I see there is a screen that's small enough to not let the new hatched shrimp through will probably get plugged with debree. Especially with Java moss in the tank.

    If you left the sponges in your other tank for a couple of weeks that should be long enough to seed them. I'd still do a fish less cycle on the new tank to make sure everything is established.
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