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 #4519  by reallyugly
 20 Feb 2018 10:48
Hi guys, stumble upon this forum when i was searching for info.
so i kinda had this tank for 2 years, only managed to breed once. so recently the filter pump broke down, and i bought a replacement, hang on back kind.
now, i wondering if i made a mistake. i see most of you guys do not even use a filter. what would you guys suggest?

i have a 4 gallon tank, 40 shrimps. 5 x 1inch mossball. 1 x snail.

thanks in advance.
 #4520  by odin
 20 Feb 2018 13:14
Welcome to the forum! It’s always an interesting subject when it comes to these shrimp thats for sure. Some people swear by filters but in reality there isn’t really any need for them in Opae Ula tanks. The bioload from these shrimps are extremely low and because we don’t feed often the food doesn’t contribute much to that either hence no need for the filter to harbour the beneficial on a large scale.

I always found the shrimp not liking the water moving around in my tanks from the filters.


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 #4521  by reallyugly
 20 Feb 2018 13:48
odin wrote:Welcome to the forum! It’s always an interesting subject when it comes to these shrimp thats for sure. Some people swear by filters but in reality there isn’t really any need for them in Opae Ula tanks. The bioload from these shrimps are extremely low and because we don’t feed often the food doesn’t contribute much to that either hence no need for the filter to harbour the beneficial on a large scale.

I always found the shrimp not liking the water moving around in my tanks from the filters.
see, thats the regret part of which i'm having. however, i feel without filters, the water tend to be slightly stale. like i could smell it when i'm home. anyone else here using filters(HOB) and have successfully breed? thanks in advance.
 #4523  by odin
 20 Feb 2018 19:45
There is no harm having a filter so use it if you wish but just be sure the shrimp dont get sucked up into the intake.
 #4528  by reallyugly
 23 Feb 2018 07:20
thanks for the advise. decided to use sponge filters instead.
 #4531  by odin
 25 Feb 2018 16:27
No problem, do you have any photos of your tank?


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 #4562  by reallyugly
 04 Mar 2018 16:42
yea, just a small 15l tank.
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 #4563  by odin
 04 Mar 2018 21:05
How many shrimp do you think you have in there? It looks very nice by the way :happy:
 #4564  by reallyugly
 05 Mar 2018 14:31
thanks! should be about 40. they ever breed once like 2 years back. and that was it.
not sure what went wrong, but i just did a water change few weeks back. shall monitor again.
do you have any suggestions for me?
 #4565  by odin
 05 Mar 2018 14:59
You would have to provide your tank stats if you know what they are.

Ammonia
Nitrites
Nitrates
SG of salt
Temperature
Water source
PH
We can rule out age as they have bred before.
Food and feeding schedules

We can get some good ideas from that information :)


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