So the time is nearing that I will be able to move the fish from my 8 gallon bowfront and set up my CRS shrimp tank in it. To give you some background its got an aquaclear 20, stealth heater, and duel 6W T5HO lighting with crypts, flame moss, petite nana and micro sword. I was hoping I could use this thread for the many questions that will pop up, and the few I have now
I read that to have good sucess breeding CRS that you need a tank 20G or larger, is this true? or will it be fairly easy to breed in an 8 gallon?
What kind of water change schedule would be ideal?
Currently I have black fluorite as a substrate, I also have fluorite black sand, and carib sea crystal river, I was thinking of switching out the fluorite to the fluorite black sand before adding shrimp, or am I better with the aged fluorite that has been in there for 2 years?
What can I use for a sponge for the intake of my aquaclear 20? I was thinking of buying this: Hydro Sponge Filter Max I Prefilter - Pets & Ponds
Any fish at all, perhaps ottos? or will they compete for food?