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My Shrimp Tanks

Discussion in 'Shrimp and Invertz' started by nicpapa, Feb 15, 2015.

  1. greenfinger 2

    greenfinger 2 Active Aquascaper

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    Hi Nicpapa, How many assassins do you need for the size of one of your shrimp tanks. And what is the size of the tanks. Please

    My Grandson has 6 assassins in a 10 liter tank and the pest snails breed at such a rate the assassins cannot eat them all:eek::eek: There are hundreds and hundreds of them looks like a new batch has just hatched :eek::( Think I may have to treat the tank with snail killer. I hate using chemicals to solve problems :(
     

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  2. keithgh

    keithgh Moderator Staff Member

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    Roy I think the only way to treat that 10lt tank is take every thing out.

    Throw the substrate out not worth the effort trying to clean it.

    Soak all the plants in ??? sorry cannot think of name its safe and easy to use.

    All filtration to be cleaned including any tubes and piping etc.

    Clean the tank its self until its spotless.

    Next step set up new tank.

    Keith:):)
     
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  3. nicpapa

    nicpapa Aspiring Aquascaper

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    I dont care , at water change i remove some snails.
    The snail dont do any damage in the tanks.
    I start from 10 assasins, and now i have them in all my tanks.
    It only need a little patience. :)
    Maybe there are cheap , here they sell 1.5-2 euros. :)
    I prefer them going slowly, if the eat all the snail , then they must feed .
    If not feeding them maybe attack to shrimps.
     
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  4. nicpapa

    nicpapa Aspiring Aquascaper

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    What snail do y have ?
    Tanks are from 30lt to 80 lt .
    I add in the tank 10 big assasins and they start breeding.
    I think you know it , assasins snail have prefers.
    The like from 1 more to 3 lower.
    1 Ramshorn Snail
    2 Pond Snail
    3Malaysian Trumpet Snail

    I dint have any other snail to compare.
    Assasin snail , leaves one egg per time in a place like glass, but not only one in the tank, there are more.
    The eggs if you wathed , they move around the tank.

    Planaria killers chemicals like panacour kill snailns, especial ramshorn.
    Before you threat with any chemical, i was trying to remove with hand , or with a snail trap.
     
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  5. nicpapa

    nicpapa Aspiring Aquascaper

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    For cleaning the plants from snail end eggs .
    We can use
    1)bleach
    2)Potassium Permanganate
    3)Al2(SO4)3
    Ι never use any of them in order to suggest you.
     
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  6. greenfinger 2

    greenfinger 2 Active Aquascaper

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    Hi Nicpapa, Thank you (y)

    The snails I have are the little round ones that came in on plants I think .

    They do no harm a few are ok But this little tank has hundreds of them.I will keep taking them out at water changes and see how it go's The grandson likes them :LOL: But there are limits :D
     
  7. keithgh

    keithgh Moderator Staff Member

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    Roy

    That is the hard part plus its his very own little tank.

    A baby Clown Loach for a few months with limited food will remove plenty of them at night.

    Keith:):)
     
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    Roy

    That is the hard part plus its his very own little tank.

    A baby Clown Loach for a few months with limited food will remove plenty of them at night.

    Keith:):)
     
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  9. nicpapa

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    A small video
     
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    greenfinger 2 Active Aquascaper

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    Hi Nicpapa, Love it :love::love: Great Videos Too :) Watching and learning (y)
     
  11. keithgh

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    Nicpapa

    The videos certainly make it very interesting to watch.

    Keith:):)
     
  12. nicpapa

    nicpapa Aspiring Aquascaper

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    Update of mine shrimps tanks

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  13. nicpapa

    nicpapa Aspiring Aquascaper

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    I try one cheap home led for plants grown and it looks good.


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  14. greenfinger 2

    greenfinger 2 Active Aquascaper

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    Hi Nipapa, Wonderful Shrimp tanks fab shrimp the second from last photo of the red shrimp :love::love:
    Great planting and plant health too(y)(y)(y)


    Edit nice photos too :cool:
     
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    Looking awesome, keep up the good work.

    What's the spotted looking shrimp in the second to last photo?

    Thanks,

    -John N.
     
  16. keithgh

    keithgh Moderator Staff Member

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    Nicpapa

    The sixth photo what has been eating that leaf?

    Amazing planted tanks every tank look so natural because you planed every detail to perfection.

    Keith:):)
     
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  17. nicpapa

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    Shrimp is sulawesi cardinal.
     
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  18. nicpapa

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    A snail maybe..
     
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    Snail??? it seems so strange no other leaves are damaged if they are they cannot be seen very easily.

    Keith:):)
     
  20. nicpapa

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    Boring the shrimp tanks only with plants , and i add some woods and stones.
    I moved plants to other tanks .


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