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    Default Caridina dennerli & Caridina tigri tank

    This is my first Sulawesi tank

    Dimensions: 30x30x30cm
    Filtration: Sponge filter with air pump, and Hang on 60l/h with sponge on the inlet.
    Substrate: Quartz gravel 1-3mm granulation
    Decoration: Lava rocks
    Plants: Marimo balls and Pellia
    Water parameters: KH5, GH8, temp. 28'C, Conductivity 400μS

    The tank running a few months now. First shrimps to come are Caridina tigri (they arriving for 2 days)
    And next week will come Caridina dennerli

    What do you guys think about my setup? Are my current water parameters ok for them?
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    Nice!!! Which color of Orchid shrimp will you be keeping?

    By the way, do you know anyone keep Sulawesi shrimp successfully at 8dGH? I have never tried that. I only successfully keep them at 5 to 6 dGH.

    For the air pump driving the sponge filter, turn on the air-pump to the highest power. What I discovered is that Sulawesi shrimp need a lot of oxygen. Not sure is it got to do with the higher water temperature has lesser oxygen.
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    Quote Originally Posted by hyoushoku View Post
    Nice!!! Which color of Orchid shrimp will you be keeping?
    You mean which color of Tigri shrimp? It is Red Tigri.

    Quote Originally Posted by hyoushoku View Post
    By the way, do you know anyone keep Sulawesi shrimp successfully at 8dGH? I have never tried that. I only successfully keep them at 5 to 6 dGH.

    For the air pump driving the sponge filter, turn on the air-pump to the highest power. What I discovered is that Sulawesi shrimp need a lot of oxygen. Not sure is it got to do with the higher water temperature has lesser oxygen.
    Yes, the guy who selling them keeping them in tap water. GH and KH are over 10. They successfully breeding in this conditions - The Red Tigri ones.

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    Cool~ Those are true captive-breed. Should be easy to raise them.
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    You are a lucky man, finding Caridina Tigri or any other species is getting quite difficult.

    Those lava stones aren't too red?? i always get away from lava rocks or stones for my shrimps tanks, they can carry some metals that aren't any good for the shrimps.

    Plants are ok but you can setup your tank without them, i didn't have any in my tanks and shrimps are doing quite well.

    As i had some trouble using sponge filters in the past i totally avoid them in sulawesi tanks. My filtration is always done by undergravel filter with hang-on filter in small tanks up to 50l, in the big one i use undergravel, canister and fluidized bed filter. The filters get the water from the undergravel chimney and air pumps are not needed.

    I succesfully breed dennerlis for 2 years and had values of GH more than 8 and low KH for about 3, they adapt well but they want stability in parameters. They also tolerate high concentrations of Phosphate but didn't survive to any presence of amonnia, so if your tank is cycling take a look at your parameteres before introducing them.

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    Quote Originally Posted by masele View Post
    I succesfully breed dennerlis for 2 years and had values of GH more than 8 and low KH for about 3, they adapt well but they want stability in parameters. They also tolerate high concentrations of Phosphate but didn't survive to any presence of amonnia, so if your tank is cycling take a look at your parameteres before introducing them.
    Hi Masele,

    How high is your GH and PO4?
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    Gh between 7-8 and po4 is not tested but levels should be very low. In the past i forgot a little the mainentance of the tank and po4 levels increased a lot, even more than the test scale could measure, but i didn't realized until i saw more red algae than normal, the shrimps survived and even breed as usual.

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    Thanks for the reply. I see.

    Sorry, I have another curious question. Are you using tap water or RO water with replenishing salt?
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    Ro water and lately sulawesi mineral 8'5 but always used mineral salt from sera.

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    I see. Thanks
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