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Starting with my tank

PostPosted:08 Feb 2021 14:45
by Alba
Hi! I wanted to introduce myself since I'm new. I have 4 opae ula shrimp that came in a biosphere, but I researched some information and decided that it was best to put them on a 17 liters tank. I'm from Spain and there isn't a lot of information here about this kind of shrimp. After some research, I found this blog and after reading, I made the decision to eliminate the sponge filter and a java plant. Now my opae ula are more lively so thank you for all the information! Here are some photos of my tank (before - with sponge filter an java plant- and after) I'm waiting for more decoration such as lava rocks to arrive. When my aquarium is settled I plan to purchase more opae ula.

Re: Starting with my tank

PostPosted:08 Feb 2021 21:43
by odin
Welcome to the forum and thanks for sharing your tank photos, well done on giving them a bigger tank too, you have probably increased their life span by 15 years :)


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Re: Starting with my tank

PostPosted:10 Feb 2021 15:09
by Johnny Max
Welcome to the forum!
Yes! You have saved those little guys from a life of misery and a slow long death.
Well Done!
Thanks for posting your pictures.

Re: Starting with my tank

PostPosted:11 Feb 2021 08:34
by odin
Have you thought about adding more to the tank and bringing their numbers up?


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Re: Starting with my tank

PostPosted:11 Feb 2021 12:04
by Alba
@odin, Yes! I'm planning to add 10 more

Re: Starting with my tank

PostPosted:13 Feb 2021 20:53
by odin
I just noticed you have wood in your tank, just be aware this will lower your PH level of your water which you don’t want.


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Re: Starting with my tank

PostPosted:14 Feb 2021 02:57
by opae ula related
Nice!! Yea need some hiding spaces. Take another pic when your lava rock come in.

Re: Starting with my tank

PostPosted:15 Feb 2021 21:06
by Alba
@odin, Yes, thank you! I threw it away. I decided to start again, this time with only lava rocks and lava substrate. My opae ula are in a separate tank while this one cycles.
@opae ula related, Of course! This is how my new setup is looking at the moment.

I will update in a few weeks when I can put the shrimps again on it.

Re: Starting with my tank

PostPosted:16 Feb 2021 18:16
by opae ula related
Alba wrote:@odin, Yes, thank you! I threw it away. I decided to start again, this time with only lava rocks and lava substrate. My opae ula are in a separate tank while this one cycles.
@opae ula related, Of course! This is how my new setup is looking at the moment.

I will update in a few weeks when I can put the shrimps again on it.
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