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How to determine if tank is overstock?

PostPosted:03 May 2021 03:14
by Shrimps
How do you determine the right numbers of shrimps that a fits certain tank size? When would it be considered "over stock" ?

Re: How to determine if tank is overstock?

PostPosted:03 May 2021 07:24
by odin
Hi there! If a tank is over stocked their breeding will grind to a halt, and you will get high levels of nitrates (if your tank is cycled) if not high ammonia levels.

Re: How to determine if tank is overstock?

PostPosted:03 May 2021 07:54
by Shrimps
@odin, I see. I think that might be the issue for my case then. I don't do a separate tank for post larvae keeping my tank's breeding has almost come to a halt with probably a handful of larvae seen recently. And i don't see any more berried females even thought my water parameters are all alright. :laugh:

I supposed it is time to start a new tank or upgrade a bigger tank. Can you guys share some inspirational ideas please. :smile:

Re: How to determine if tank is overstock?

PostPosted:03 May 2021 08:10
by odin
I use a 140litre tank for my breeder and small 30litre cubes for larvae but the small tanks are now fully breeding on their own.. I’m being over run :sidesmile:

Re: How to determine if tank is overstock?

PostPosted:03 May 2021 08:43
by Shrimps
@odin
so how do you deal with the current "over run" situation? How many adults are there in your 140litre breeder tank? personally I myself I'm doing a 70litres tank only and i have probably around 500-600 of them in it.

Re: How to determine if tank is overstock?

PostPosted:03 May 2021 09:28
by odin
Thousands in my 140 lol! I just let things run their course to be honest and they breed faster then I can sell them.

https://www.opaeula.co.uk/viewtopic.php?f=2&t=180

Re: How to determine if tank is overstock?

PostPosted:04 May 2021 02:06
by Shrimps
@odin
Wow thousands :lol: these little fellows really breed fast given the right conditions. Look forward to your updates of your tanks on your tank thread soon. :smile: