View Full Version : Tiger shrimp tank - an Aquascaping effort with mosses

29th Sep 2010, 04:40 AM
Hi everybody,

I practise me a bit in Aquascaping, especially with mosses. I want to show you such an experiment by reference to a 25l tank with Orange Tail Tiger Shrimp.

Basic information:
- energy saver Lamp 18W, Daylight, 12 hours per day
- selfmade wooden case for the lamp with looking glass as reflectors
- thick sponge filter at the back, behind are ceramic tubules (Siporax) and a little electric pump
- (thermometer)
- oxydator
- Discus Mineral or other products to increase hardness of the water to change (I change about 40% every third day)
- no CO2 installation, no plant nutrients or other additions

pH 7,4
temp 70-75F
conductivity ~350S/cm

Decoration equipment:
- sand mixture (I simply poured all the rests of sand in different colours I had together)
- stones from the Donau (river)
- beech leaves (it's just deco, because no animal feeds it)

- Monosolenium tenerum
- Riccia rhenana
- Riccardia chamaedryfolia ("Coral Pellia")
- Vesicularia sp.
- Lomariopsis lineata
- Utricularia gibba

- Orange Tiger shrimps
- some little Snails (Planorbidae)

- done food, rice bran etc. (once a day a bit)
- Artemia, mosquito larvae and so on (once a week a bit)
- stinging nettle leaves (always available)
- walnut leaves (always available)

Enought words, here finally photos. :) Enjoy.

http://www5.pic-upload.de/28.09.10/afjiboo937z.jpg (http://www.pic-upload.de/view-7225333/Tank-1.jpg.html)

http://www5.pic-upload.de/24.09.10/3hnebaaaapkg.jpg (http://www.pic-upload.de/view-7173868/Tank-2.jpg.html)

http://www5.pic-upload.de/28.09.10/j96grt5ldo82.jpg (http://www.pic-upload.de/view-7225280/Tank-3.jpg.html)

http://www5.pic-upload.de/28.09.10/y16ebqfvzqh.jpg (http://www.pic-upload.de/view-7225038/Case-with-lamp.jpg.html)

http://www5.pic-upload.de/28.09.10/7edzp7bv3nd7.jpg (http://www.pic-upload.de/view-7225531/Filter.jpg.html)

http://www5.pic-upload.de/24.09.10/c857qykmyyo.jpg (http://www.pic-upload.de/view-7173898/Glass-plate.jpg.html)

Adult Guys:

http://www5.pic-upload.de/28.09.10/bcjs51o96lto.jpg (http://www.pic-upload.de/view-7225118/Tigers-in-tank-1.jpg.html)

http://www5.pic-upload.de/28.09.10/jsojh5kjvoah.jpg (http://www.pic-upload.de/view-7225375/Tigers-in-tank-2.jpg.html)

http://www5.pic-upload.de/28.09.10/pc747itx7gck.jpg (http://www.pic-upload.de/view-7225403/Tigers-in-tank-3.jpg.html)


http://www5.pic-upload.de/28.09.10/de9nhsiaodvt.jpg (http://www.pic-upload.de/view-7225421/--Playschool--.jpg.html)

29th Sep 2010, 05:52 AM
Nice tank and shrimp!

29th Sep 2010, 08:12 AM
Thank you for pics and describtion. Very nice.

29th Sep 2010, 12:41 PM
Those are some really nice tiger shrimp!! I wish I could find some as nice in the states. :)

Summit MicroFarm
29th Sep 2010, 01:40 PM

I think it is gorgeous. Very nicely done.:)


29th Sep 2010, 03:44 PM
Beautiful tank! It's rare to see such a well scaped aquarium without high T5 lighting and CO2.

30th Sep 2010, 03:06 PM
Hi Elisa, very nice documentation! How much Tiger live in this tank and what is it's netto volume? It's not easy to make a small tank running well - what's your trick?

30th Sep 2010, 05:00 PM
Heyas Elisa, thanks for those nice picture. Keep them rolling in :) Best regards, Marcus

7th Oct 2010, 09:16 AM
Hi everybody,

sorry for the circumstances. I attached the same pictures. I'll keep you current.

Best regards and have a nice day


3679 3675 3680

3684 3677 3681

Adult Tigers:

3682 3678 3683



7th Oct 2010, 04:13 PM
:thumbsup: Very nice landscapes!

13th Oct 2010, 07:41 AM

thank you! :) In the tank live about, I don't know, 50 Tigers at the moment and it's netto volume is about 20l. Yesterday I removed the oxydator, because the temperature is meanwhile lower in Germany.

Best regards


14th Oct 2010, 05:39 AM
Hi everybody,

the "playschool" grows very well. 3 of them got an interesting orange-rose appearance with red stripes, but I would need certainly some more such Tigers to select them and start a new population.


So I hope for the actually "Playschool". I don't lost track of the generations, yet. :)


Best regards and have a nice evening


14th Oct 2010, 01:12 PM
Very nice shrimp kindergarden - would be great if you could do selection for red / win-red stripes. I like them!