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Caton
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PostPosted: 2009.12.27(Sun)18:02    Post subject: Filter for my 10g shrimp tank? Reply with quote

What would be a good filter for my soon to come 10g shrimp tank? I thinking of a sponge filter, I have a limited budget so what can I use? I currently have a tetra whisper EX30 and it makes a lot of current. I also need it so that way I can breed the shrimp
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PostPosted: 2009.12.27(Sun)18:07    Post subject: Reply with quote

If you're going to breed them, don't use a power filter unless you have pantyhoes or somthing else with very small holes completely covering the whole intake, because small shrimp can get sucked up.
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Caton
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PostPosted: 2009.12.27(Sun)18:08    Post subject: Reply with quote

monstrosity wrote:
If you're going to breed them, don't use a power filter unless you have pantyhoes or somthing else with very small holes completely covering the whole intake, because small shrimp can get sucked up.


I know, thats why I need a new filter... I just can't seem to find a good brand for a sponge filter.
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PostPosted: 2009.12.27(Sun)18:50    Post subject: Reply with quote

I have a submersible power filter in my shrimp tank, and the babies still grow up. It is a great way to keep the population in check, otherwise the tank would be overstocked with shrimp in a couple months.

If you don't want to use your current filter, just go to any of your fish stores and pick up a sponge filter. I have never ran into a bad one before... they are really quite simple and have little reason to go wrong.
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PostPosted: 2009.12.27(Sun)21:47    Post subject: Reply with quote

I just use a cheap submersible AquaOne "sponge filter" (it's powered by a small powerhead) in mine. Don't really like the thought of babies getting sucked into the filter. That said, I've had baby RCS grow to adulthood in my other tank which has an AquaClear HOB on it.

If you're looking for a good quality one, perhaps the Duetto or Ehiem internal filters?
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Caton
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PostPosted: 2009.12.29(Tue)21:26    Post subject: Reply with quote

I just got a duetto 100 from Dr. foster and smith

I have a algae bloom in my tank and my shrimp are coming in the mail on monday. What can I do to get rid of this?

Oh and good new's! I'm getting the shrimp for free because of the delay of shipping for my MTS! I have no clue how many I will be getting but I hope I will at least get 1 male with a few females Wink
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PostPosted: 2009.12.29(Tue)21:35    Post subject: Reply with quote

What are your water parameters, and how long do you keep the lights on every day???? You might need to start a new thread on this.
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PostPosted: 2009.12.29(Tue)22:06    Post subject: Reply with quote

Caton wrote:
I just got a duetto 100 from Dr. foster and smith

Excellent choice, I have the Duetto 50 in my 6 gallon shrimp tank. It is well worth the money.
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