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    Hello all,

    I have been quietly reading all the post in this forum, so here's my first post. I hope to share and learn from all of you here.
    I have been keeping sulawesi shrimps since feb 2009, and have definitely went through all the pain and joy of keepiing them.
    This is my current tank.
    Sulawesi Tank.jpg
    It was setup in Jan 2010. I positioned it on the bay window, so that it gets all the morning sun. Big pieces of coral chips are hidden under the river pebbles, so you don't see them. There is only a small hanging waterfall filter, and an airpump with 2 airstone on the 2 ends of the tank.

    Parameters:
    Temp: 28 to 30 degree
    PH: 8.5
    Ammonia, Nitrate, Nitrite : 0
    GH and TDS: Don't have measuring kit.

    Inhabitants:
    Crypt Wentii
    5 Golden Rabbit snails
    15 Yellow Rabbit snails (from initial 3)
    2 Orange Rabbit snails (New aquisitions)
    20 Caridina Dennerli
    5 Caridina Tigri
    5 Caridina Striata
    Lots of small tiny ramhorns snails and water fleas and seed shrimps.
    Some Cherry shrimps that were the original inhabitants.

    All the rocks and even glass surface is growing a layer of nice green algae.
    algae on rocks.jpg
    The rocks are positioned to have crevices for the shrimps to hide, and yet easy for me to view them. The shrimps fight for the prime real estate space.
    prime estate1.jpg
    Smaller shrimps are relegated to the crypt patch, and the "wooden tree"
    shrimps on wood.jpg
    The rabbit snails just crawl everywhere, especially if I throw in some algae chips
    snails2.jpg
    Some of the shrimps are berried. I hope they give birth soon.
    berried striata.jpg
    Thanks for viewing
    STHH

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    Very nice and healthy tank, I love all the green algae on the walls and rocks plus the snails, I think those are key elements for sulawesi shrimps.

    Welcome to Shrimp now!

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    Quote Originally Posted by guppies View Post
    Very nice and healthy tank, I love all the green algae on the walls and rocks plus the snails, I think those are key elements for sulawesi shrimps.

    Welcome to Shrimp now!
    Thank you for the welcome!

    Yup.. I think the green algae are important. The shrimps loves to pick at them, and I can go away for trips without worrying about food for both the snails and shrimps.

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    That is a great sulawesi tank! Those shrimp are probably very happy

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    Quote Originally Posted by aelysa View Post
    That is a great sulawesi tank! Those shrimp are probably very happy
    Thanks. I hope they like their living spaces too. I am still torn between giving them more crevices and rocks, and not blocking my view of these beauties.

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    Your tank looks great! I wasn't sure about putting wood in a Sulawesi tank but I see most people have one piece in their tanks.

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    Quote Originally Posted by matti2uude View Post
    Your tank looks great! I wasn't sure about putting wood in a Sulawesi tank but I see most people have one piece in their tanks.
    It wasn't just a wood initially. I tied java moss to the ends. It was suppose to look like a mini tree. However, the rabbit snails actually climb up the wood and ate all the moss! I tried again with spiky moss, with the same tragic result. Hence it is now bare.

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    Did i saw a frog in the tank ? or isit a display?
    If keeping Exotic shrimps are easy then there will not be Exotic prices.
    -Justin-

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    Quote Originally Posted by Justin12345 View Post
    Did i saw a frog in the tank ? or isit a display?
    It is a rubber frog. Someone throw it in the tank, and it's been there ever since.

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    Hi

    Thats very very nice! in austria is the population from sulawesi shrimp not so much! But i hope it will come sometimes!

    greetings

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