LilBoot Posted July 22, 2022 Share Posted July 22, 2022 So, went up in the attic last week to store something and ran across my old marinland portrait 5.5 gallon aquarium. It was a gift from my kids a few Father’s Day past. It was meant to upgrade my betta 2.5 gallon temp tank he had been happily living in. Unfortunately, as he was a full fin guy, the height of the tank was not the best environment for him. I ended up upgrading to a 20 long planted. I retired the portrait and hadn’t thought about it since. Anyways I have been trying to test my hand at shrimp. I have a few cherrys in my community tank, but want to dive head first into Cardina shrimp. Now I haven’t a clue how I’m going to solve my hard water issue, but here is the first step. I cleaned and setup the portrait on my dresser. I used the small bag of fluval stratum, and an old lava rock that had been removed from my old tank. I had a cycled filter from another tank, but went ahead and wrung out another sponge to muck up the tank real nice. Going to run the lights for 16 hours a day for the next 2 weeks see if I can get some good algae growing. I’ll add some plants, reduce the lights and introduce the shrimp probably around August 7. I’m going to Aquashella in Dallas that weekend and will probably have all kind of goodies to add. If anyone has shrimp experience, add sees me doing something incorrect, please feel free to drop a line in the thread. 1 Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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