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UG in non-CO2 tank?

Discussion in 'Aquatic Plant Species' started by PEdwards, Feb 14, 2017.

  1. PEdwards

    PEdwards Junior Poster

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    Heya all,


    I'm considering making my terrarium with a lot of UG into a shrimp breeding tank. Does anyone have experience with it in a low/non supplemented system?


    Thanks,


    Phil
     
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    I see it doable, lower the light the better, but it won't be full and thick etc..


    Might grow out stringily


    No do not have experience though
     
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    I've got two 6 watt 8000K bulbs over it now. It's a little iwagumi terrarium/dsm with C. x willisi and UG only at the moment. I'm considering using it for shrimp in the future, but there's no rush as I kinda like the terrarium thing it's got going on now. Forgot to add it's approx 12 gallons, not sure exactly though as it's a sample from a different company and was in the room of shit at work.


    If I can figure out how to keep shrimp in a tank with CO2 I may do that in the future. To date I've only ever killed shrimp by the masses in all but one of my high tech systems.
     
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    It has been done but it's not something many will succeed at. I had it growing in my shallow riparian swamp tank.


    Zero water changes, super soft tannin rich water, ADA AS etc.
     
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    Thanks Tom. I've since put together a CO2 system and finally flooded it.
     
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    CO2 and shrimp breeding do not mix well
     
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    Seems like the ones in your 120 are doing fine... All I'm after is keeping Red Cherries alive. Up until now I've mass murdered every batch of shrimp I've bought. It's time to figure out what the hell I've been doing wrong all this time and a small dedicated tank is a good start. I'd like to eventually get enough to start a colony in the main display, but that's a secondary consideration.
     
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