Aquascaping a Nano Shrimp Tank (12 Litres)

So the time came to do a re-scape of my little 12 litre nano shrimp tank (Above picture is still cloudy). The main reason is that the Shrimp didn’t really take to the tank, a few died, and none of them have reproduced. So I decided to re-scape it. The main feature, a piece of driftwood, … Continue reading Aquascaping a Nano Shrimp Tank (12 Litres)

Adding a Nano heater to my 12 Litre Shrimp Tank

The kitchen Shrimp tank was hardly doing anything, as beautiful as it is. So iv moved it next to my main tank and my Shrimp Vase so I can show it some love. The 6 RC Shrimp in there hardly move or come out to play, so iv decided I’m going to add a Nano … Continue reading Adding a Nano heater to my 12 Litre Shrimp Tank

Nano Shrimp Tank: Plant update & photos of the shrimp

Now that the Shrimp have settled in, and are coming out for food I thought Id get some nice shots. I dropped in one pellet of food, about half the size of a pea. Five or Six Shrimp started crawling out of the plants and all bunched up over it. This is a great sign … Continue reading Nano Shrimp Tank: Plant update & photos of the shrimp

Setting up my 12 Litre Nano Shrimp Tank – Part 5 (Final)

View all posts in this series So this is the final part to the development of my little 12 Litre Nano Shrimp Tank. I will of course post updates in the future, but as for the development it’s pretty much complete. The tank is now set up, and the Red Cherry Shrimp have been acclimatised. … Continue reading Setting up my 12 Litre Nano Shrimp Tank – Part 5 (Final)

How to successfully acclimatise (acclimate) shrimp

As I’m setting up my own Shrimp Tank I thought why not go through the procedures I use and talk about how to acclimatise shrimp. My specific shrimp are the Red Cherry variety. Colourful, hardy and relatively cheap. The main goal when acclimatising anything, fish or shrimp, is to add it to it’s new home with the … Continue reading How to successfully acclimatise (acclimate) shrimp

DIY light housing unit for my Nano Shrimp Tank

While my Nano Shrimp Tank is maturing, I had my dad build me a makeshift hood, so I could attach my lighting unit to the top. Although the light is suitable, it’s cheap, and lets the visual aspect of the tank down. The lid is made from solid aluminium, with black gloss paint on the … Continue reading DIY light housing unit for my Nano Shrimp Tank

Setting up my 12 Litre Nano Shrimp Tank – Part 4

View all posts in this series Tested the water in the Nano Shrimp Tank for ammonia last Monday, the tank had nearly been set up for a week. No Ammonia was found which is great news. Because there isn’t a cycle, there wont be any hints of nitrite or nitrate. Ammonia however could be present due to … Continue reading Setting up my 12 Litre Nano Shrimp Tank – Part 4

Setting up my 12 Litre Nano Shrimp Tank – Part 3

View all posts in this series Part 3 My last batch of plants arrived, and have planted them in, the waters gone really cloudy again but not to worry. I’ll have a few more water changes to do before it’s complete. Water changes take about 10 seconds on a nano shrimp tank this small it’s … Continue reading Setting up my 12 Litre Nano Shrimp Tank – Part 3

Setting up my 12 Litre Nano Shrimp Tank – Part 2

View all posts in this series Part 2 Water had cleared a bit, netted out all the soil particles and syphoned out the soil sitting on top of the gravel, 100% water change. The soil was lighter than the gravel so when syphoning the gravel it stayed put, while all the soil got sucked up into the bucket. … Continue reading Setting up my 12 Litre Nano Shrimp Tank – Part 2