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    Default RCS Tank

    Had the tank for 7 months and still no shrimplets (baby shrimps). Removed the driftwood, java moss and breed tubes due to cladophoria infestation.
    Have around 22 low grade shrimps in tank, 16 which are recently added.

    Tank conditions (70 Liter)
    4 hours of high light
    slightly planted tank
    2 hob filters with pre-filters on them
    feed them once a day
    CO2 1bps

    Tank parameters
    PH: 7.51
    Temp: 23-24C
    GH: over 15dH (didn't check if it is 15dH or 20dH, removed the crushed coral and with Co2 running so it should lower GH)
    KH: 4dH
    Ammonia: 0.049ppm (Did a 20 liter water change and dosed ammonia remover)

    Questions:
    How to lower ammonia?
    Reasons why shrimp are not breeding?

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    Are you over feeding?

    Are you sure the first 6 you had in there were not all male or female?

    How long since you added the second batch?

    How long ago did you remove the Clado?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Furcifer158 View Post
    Are you over feeding?
    I leave one or two small pieces of food it takes them 1-2 days to finish.

    Quote Originally Posted by Furcifer158 View Post
    Are you sure the first 6 you had in there were not all male or female?
    This is my first shrimp tank, I remember seeing mostly females with one for two males.

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    How long since you added the second batch?
    Yesterday and the day before that.

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    How long ago did you remove the Clado?
    It keeps coming back in small strands I keep removing them by tweezers and treating the area with H2O2.

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    Forget about breeding and focus on the tank. With 20 or so they will come around if you do your job.

    Clado = google, the are other methods if the problem continues

    Food = less, I feed every few days, like 2x week tops, and might help ammonia

    Ammonia = not cycled, too much food and not enough plants and too little beneficial bacteria

    2HOB = HOBs collect and hold debris that creates ammonia, nitrite, nitrate so they need regular cleaning that might disrupt your cycle so I use HOBs with a sponge.

    Actually I use K1 media DIY for cycle and HOB as a mechanical only for a few hours every few days.

    So, less food, more plants, add sponge filter while you work on those water parameters then keep the HOB clean once sponge establishes.

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    I agree with River
    Feed less. I only feed 5 time a week and just enough for them to eat within 2 hours and its all gone. But my tanks have well over 100 shrimp in them so if your only feeding twice a week in smaller amounts you should be good with that and your ammonia will go down.

    I don't think you need to add any filter to the tank, although I do not like HOB's I only use Sponge's. But not sure it will help with much. cutting the feeding down should help out in the biggest way.

    With 20+ RCS breeding should be no problem, just give it time.
    Just keep up with the Clado too, it becomes such a pain in the A**

    Biggest thing is just to not worry, when we do this we tend to start messing with our tanks to much and screwing them up further. Your on the right track for success and you tank looks like it will be a beauty here in a few months.

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    Furcifer is right, you don't need the sponge because the bio-load is tiny with less food but I always fight the HOBs because once I went to sponge and other methods it seemed like life was easier.

    HOB work well but I tend to forget how dirty they get inside and suddenly I was in your shoes so I tend to recommend sponges and shrimp love to nibble on them. I use HOBs to polish the water because I'll forget it's there until it's way past due if I run it all the time.

    But as Furcifer says, you have enough filter.

    It will be a nice tank, send more shots as it grows up.

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    LOL!!! I did not even realize that I wrote it like that

    "need to add anymore filters"

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    Thanks guys I will feed less and add more plants. The filter is clean inside but the pre-filter tends to carry most of the dirt.

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    Came today and notice a drop in ammonia.

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    Default Yay & Help!

    Ammonia drop to 0.029ppm. yay

    Also found something green sticking out of one of the fire red shrimp. They are also in the tank the LFS I purchase from mixes them in the same tank.

    Pics below please let me know if it is bad or worse.
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