Setting up a dwarf Shrimp Tank

Hi All, today will discuss with you how to setup a new shrimp tank –

The Tank Size For my personal breeding I always prefer big tank size. The bigger the tank, the less fluctuations of water. Here I will be using a 30*18*18 tank which holds close to 160 liter of water.

This tank will be used to keep my Crystal Red/ Crystal Black or Tigers

Filter Any tank size above 24 inches, I use double filtration. One – canister/hang on back and Second – a sponge filter. The first one is for better filtration and second one for more aeration.

Soil – I will be using ADA Amazonia 2 for this project. I have done every day 100% water change to remove the ammonia effect.
Setting it up – I will evenly spread the soil on the tank. I use a credit card to do this operation.
Once the soil is evenly spread – I will use ‘SL Aqua Magic Powder’.

Sl Aqua Magic Powder

Magic Powder is a bacterial agent and it helps in the growth of beneficial bacteria. This can help in effective growth of micro-organisms which results in better survival rate of shrimplets.
You can use ‘magic powder’ also in a existing tank.
I will spray magic powder on top of the soil and post that will cover the soil with 100% RO water.

Once the soil is covered with 100% RO water, will use ‘SL Aqua Purify’.

Purify helps in successful decomposing of the organic waste. Purify contains nitrifying bacteria that starts and supports the nitrification process within your aquarium.
The dosage of purify is – 20ml/gallon.

After this keep the setup for 24-48 hours and post that fill the tank with 100% RO water and switch on the filter.

After approx 15 days do a 50% water change and use ‘SL-Aqua Blue Wizard’ or ‘Salty Shrimp Bee Shrimp GH’ to get your desired GH range according to your shrimp species.

You can introduce some fishes also to complete the cycling.

After 15 more days remove the fishes and introduce your shrimps.

You can check the video also of setting up a dwarf shrimp tank –

Setting up a shrimp tank

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