Help Needed: Preparing a small tank

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Help Needed: Preparing a small tank

Unread postby ishaan » Tue Nov 15, 2011 7:35 pm

Just got a new 1*1*1.25 ft :lol: :lol: aquarium. I want to prepare it till this week end as i will be getting shrimps, fox tail plant from a friend in thane.


I want to prepare the environment so as to keep those plants and shrimps temporarily in this tank.


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Re: Help Needed: Preparing a small tank

Unread postby jack » Tue Nov 15, 2011 7:55 pm

ishaan wrote:Just got a new 1*1*1.25 ft :lol: :lol: aquarium. I want to prepare it till this week end as i will be getting shrimps, fox tail plant from a friend in thane.


I want to prepare the environment so as to keep those plants and shrimps temporarily in this tank.


hey bro, tank for shrimps ? without cycling ?

bro dont rush in this hobby, this may lead in heavy death.

check out my thread, the making of shrimp heaven. fellow hobbyist have helped a lot over there you may get some idea :) :) :)

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Re: Help Needed: Preparing a small tank

Unread postby ishaan » Tue Nov 15, 2011 8:09 pm

jack wrote:
hey bro, tank for shrimps ? without cycling ?

bro dont rush in this hobby, this may lead in heavy death.

check out my thread, the making of shrimp heaven. fellow hobbyist have helped a lot over there you may get some idea :) :) :)

keep updated


I am not new in keeping fishes but yes for shrimps. I don't have any other alternative i just want to know that using water from my old goldfish tank and filter media from that tank will help making the environment fast or still there will be some problems

as i didn't asked for them he is just sending me those as they are wild caught
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Re: Help Needed: Preparing a small tank

Unread postby SCORPIO » Tue Nov 15, 2011 8:10 pm

Add substrate, plants and lighting in the tank. If you really in hurry to add shrimp, arrange some used aquarium water and fill the tank with this water. Also install used filter in the tank. After that you should introduce shrimps within a few days without recycling the tank.
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Re: Help Needed: Preparing a small tank

Unread postby sushant » Wed Nov 16, 2011 12:55 am

the fastest way to cycle a tank is to add a running filter from a cycled tank, using bio start liquid like filter starter from sera or something similar will even make the span shorter. IMO using old water won't make much of a difference because most of the useful bacteria are not free floating and found attached to the substrate and other surface as such there population in water will Be very low.
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Re: Help Needed: Preparing a small tank

Unread postby Zakk » Wed Nov 16, 2011 8:44 am

Ishaan,

Do you have a test kit? If so can you post your tap water readings please.
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Re: Help Needed: Preparing a small tank

Unread postby Abhishek » Wed Nov 16, 2011 12:11 pm

Well Ishaan what shrimps you are planning to keep?

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Re: Help Needed: Preparing a small tank

Unread postby ishaan » Wed Nov 16, 2011 3:31 pm

sushant wrote:the fastest way to cycle a tank is to add a running filter from a cycled tank, using bio start liquid like filter starter from sera or something similar will even make the span shorter. IMO using old water won't make much of a difference because most of the useful bacteria are not free floating and found attached to the substrate and other surface as such there population in water will Be very low.



liquids like sera starter,etc are not available here
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Re: Help Needed: Preparing a small tank

Unread postby ishaan » Wed Nov 16, 2011 3:31 pm

Zakk wrote:Ishaan,

Do you have a test kit? If so can you post your tap water readings please.


no i don't have any test kit
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Re: Help Needed: Preparing a small tank

Unread postby ishaan » Wed Nov 16, 2011 3:33 pm

Abhishek wrote:Well Ishaan what shrimps you are planning to keep?


i didn't ordered any shrimp ,my friend went for a collection trip and got some wild caught shrimps ,will upload the pics when i will get those for identification.
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