A New Day's 65l

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    A new day

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    I’ll think they’ll do just fine in a 40L tank, they’re tiny! They’re super cute in real life
    The other similar looking option is rosy loaches but they’ll probably eat shrimplets.
     
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    Sweet, i want to add some small fish to my tank. Happy with the plants for now
     
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    I really love the pygmy corys. Other great nano options are chilli rasbora, ember tetra and celestial pearl danios.
     
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    About a week since the latest rescape. Added some Purigen, my first time, to remove tint from the wood. Works very well!

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    Looking good as always. Any new stock plans for after the lockdown?
     
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    Thanks! Yes chilli rabora! And possibly celestial pearl danios.
     
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    Always loved CPDs. Would really like to try breed them some day.
     
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    Shrimp explosion and some of the pygmy cories. Last week I attached mosses to small stones, the ones in front here is some java moss from @nealos6 - thanks again! Will try to keep it trimmed for bushy growth and see how it goes!

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    I have wanted to keep shrimps, bu'I'm scared that my swords and Pearl Gouramis will eat them :(

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    They probably will eat some them, and the smart ones will hide most of the time but build up some numbers if there’s enough hidey holes.Perhaps get some cull shrimp (cheap) neocaridina (easy)?
     
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    Everything’s looking fantastic [mention]A new day [/mention], if you find a way to introduce shrimp without them becoming a tasty snack let me know please. You must be chuffed with the population explosion.
     
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    Thanks! Your best bet in a community tank with large fish like yours is
    a) make sure there is plenty of coverage, densely planted etc
    b) introduce the shrimp at night after the fish have gone to sleep. Cover the entire tank with a blanket for 2 or 3 hours to make it pitch black before adding the shrimp and keep ithe blanket there for the rest of the night.

    Even then would be a gamble, depending on how actively your fish hunt shrimp so be prepared for some losses and perhaps buy cheap shrimp. Neon tetra, in my experience, actively hunt shrimplets. The platys also. Rummy noses, even juvies, cut through shrimplets like a hot knife through butter. My dwarf gourami ignored them (individual temprament).

    In the 65L I’ve started to prioritize the shrimp and only keep shrimp safe nano fish. That’s why the shrimplets are all over these days.

    My other tanks all have shrimp (mostly wild type / crossbred neos) and the population increases but much much slower.
     
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    @J’den the other option is to get larger shrimp like amanos (perhaps grow them out in a separate tank). They’re easy to keep but one usually buys juveniles the size of an adult cherry shrimp. I hardly saw them for the first 6 months in the 180L, and lost 2 relatively early on, probably to predation (expensive snack for the platys). Now that they’re a good size they’re out all the time and not bothered by the fish. Won’t multiply in fresh water though.
     
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    @ New Day , awesome tank.Love the setup
     
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    Thanks @twincam16 glad you like it :)
     
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    Jeez, is all I can say at the moment. Just love your setup. Feels like clearing my tank and start over now.
     
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    Glad you like it :)
    This was my first tank and if you go back to the start of the thread you’ll see it looked quite different and has had many makeovers (most of all my tanks) as I continue to learn about and experiment with layouts and plants.

    I am in the process of moving my 3 smaller tanks (including this one) elsewhere in the house to make space for a river tank which will go here after lockdown. The 65L ought to move today or tomorrow and will get another rescape. There are practical things not working for me in the current layout, and its new position will also have a different viewing angle.

    So the next pic you see will look different again, but hopefully I won’t have to fiddle with it again. Fingers crossed :)
     
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    Understatement of the year ;-) it looks fantastic so much good vibes going on here. Just love it!

    Later Ferdie
     
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    Thanks @f-fish :thumbup:
     
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    Gone minimalist :lol:

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