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thought i'd start one of these to document my journey as a first-time tank keeper! i'll be updating all my progress with my very first 10 gallon, species-only cherry shrimp tank and all the chaos that may (but hopefully wont) ensue. 
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this is my tank a little over a month old. things are going pretty well, water parameters are quite stable (of course, since there's nothing living in here yet)...

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...and we have this! seems to be a biofilm colony of sorts, at least i'm fairly sure. i haven't found any mold that looks strikingly similar to biofilm online yet, so i'm not too concerned, i'd say. IMG_4898.jpeg.44126cb7fa08d116def9edd23f16ed6e.jpeg

i'm also finding more of this similar stuff elsewhere in the tank, but it appears more stringy, like a spider web almost.

again, i haven't matched it up with anything potentially threatening or bad for my tank, so i'm not too worried, but if anyone has additional input i'd be very happy to hear it!

you might be a bit alarmed by the lack of plants- and i should clarify that there are no shrimp in this tank yet either- but plants are actually the next goal for this tank! once i've got the money and time, i'm going to get them nice and settled in there. i plan on getting java fern, windelov, java moss, and marimo moss balls. considering some anubias as well. i'm thinking maybe in the future i'll appropriate the substrate for some micro sword, too! (but that'd be a bit into the future)

i have lovingly named this tank "Shrimptopia" and i eventually want to try and decorate it like it's a town, since i think that'd be cute! 

i hope you all enjoy your time here watching me progress through my journey in the aquarium world! much love and updates to come soon 🙂

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On 7/6/2024 at 4:51 PM, Saspitite said:

thought i'd start one of these to document my journey as a first-time tank keeper! i'll be updating all my progress with my very first 10 gallon, species-only cherry shrimp tank and all the chaos that may (but hopefully wont) ensue. 
IMG_4896.jpeg.02140257a5d58051072af4f153963f88.jpeg

this is my tank a little over a month old. things are going pretty well, water parameters are quite stable (of course, since there's nothing living in here yet)...

IMG_4897.jpeg.980417ab2854988777ec4888c8ef01fb.jpeg

...and we have this! seems to be a biofilm colony of sorts, at least i'm fairly sure. i haven't found any mold that looks strikingly similar to biofilm online yet, so i'm not too concerned, i'd say. IMG_4898.jpeg.44126cb7fa08d116def9edd23f16ed6e.jpeg

i'm also finding more of this similar stuff elsewhere in the tank, but it appears more stringy, like a spider web almost.

again, i haven't matched it up with anything potentially threatening or bad for my tank, so i'm not too worried, but if anyone has additional input i'd be very happy to hear it!

you might be a bit alarmed by the lack of plants- and i should clarify that there are no shrimp in this tank yet either- but plants are actually the next goal for this tank! once i've got the money and time, i'm going to get them nice and settled in there. i plan on getting java fern, windelov, java moss, and marimo moss balls. considering some anubias as well. i'm thinking maybe in the future i'll appropriate the substrate for some micro sword, too! (but that'd be a bit into the future)

i have lovingly named this tank "Shrimptopia" and i eventually want to try and decorate it like it's a town, since i think that'd be cute! 

i hope you all enjoy your time here watching me progress through my journey in the aquarium world! much love and updates to come soon 🙂

@Saspitite thanks for sharing. May you be successful on this journey. 

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