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possible use of this setup for shrimp?

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Hi Guys

thought id share some pics of a setup i found well looking for low tech low cost breeding setups came across this setup used for guppys . was wondering peoples thoughts and would a slightly modified version of it work well for selective breeding shrimp?

the modifications i would make is ditch the sponge filters and put a sump at the bottom so i could run a single heater or chiller.

change the plastic containers they have used on the top two rows to ones i have found through a supplier to 6mm clear heavy duty food grade containers( that a nearly perfect 1 ft cubes supplier assures can be used for anything but freezing)

and probably not so large as i am limited for space. maybe only 3 or 4 tanks long.

and add the addition of hang on breeder tanks to the fronts of the tubs to keep the breeding stock in.

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link to page i found it on

Guppy Breeding Set-Ups - Page 2

cheers for looking

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cheers guys, just weighing up my options at the moment. aw ok didn't know if the plastic would have an effect on the water might order one and give it a test think there only $9.50 so wouldn't hurt. defs going to invest in some ss strainers think i need some now for my hang on filters that are on my nanos. yeah was thinking led to as i want it to be as energy efficient as possible. was toying with the idea of running a system like this on purely solar well all but the heater but think the initial outlay isn't worth what you save.

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Possibly add a chiller once needed but kinda don't want a system that's going to draw to much power. Just toying with ideas really. Thinking a sump might not be the way to go as all tanks will be the same conditions. Think I might look into maybe 2 4 ft with some dividers every ft. With a stainless steel window in each so I can run one heater and a sponge filter in each.

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Ok you shouldn't need a chiller for them, you would just need one if you got TBs or tigers.

Thai bees and tigers don't need a chiller either as long as the tanks don't go over 32 degrees you would be fine.

They just don't breed as often in temps above 27 but they will survive.

Cheers mick

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