Aquatic Plant Forum banner
1 - 2 of 2 Posts

·
Registered
Joined
·
15 Posts
Discussion Starter · #1 ·
Hi everyone,
Just when I though everything was going great....
My twenty gallon tank has an open top with the lighting hood mounted above it on legs. Apparently several of you have similar set ups as I read the posts about open topped tanks from a couple of days ago. Anyway, do any of you have problems with your non-plant inhabitants jumping out? After searching to find where some my shrimp could possibly be hiding, I was horrified to find out that two of them had somehow jumped out and were dried up and dead on the floor behind my tank. :cry: Poor little fellas, what an awful way to go. Is this just a freak thing or should I put a glass top on my tank? Is it alright to do that with CO2 injection? Given how silly my clown loaches get at night I'm afraid that they may jump out too. Any thoughts?
 

·
Registered
Joined
·
15 Posts
Discussion Starter · #7 ·
Hi everyone,
Thanks for all of your input. This was really an unfortunate thing because I've had these shrimp for months and now feel guilty about their untimely death. I did, as many of you know from my previous posts, upgrade to a slightly larger tank with more lighting. Although it's a new tank with brighter lights, all of the other parameters are exactly the same. I used the substrate, water, plants, driftwood, etc. from my smaller tank and simply transfered it all to the larger tank with brighter lights. My KH and PH remain high (15 degrees/7.6 respectively) but that has been the situation all along and they have always seemed happy and fine. Everything else seems great, my plants are growing like crazy and my fish and remaining shrimps appear happy and healthy. Maybe they haven't liked things all along but couldn't jump before due to the Eclipse hood. It just seems like that would be a long time to survive under unfavorable conditions as I've had them for a long time.... Maybe they don't like the light? Or, maybe the move stressed them out but that was at least a couple of weeks ago.... Anyway, my intent all along was to make my original tank with the Eclipse hood into my low light invert tank because my loaches are always eating all of my shrimp babies. :( Maybe I will just stick to keeping them all in the original tank. Thanks for your help!
 
1 - 2 of 2 Posts
This is an older thread, you may not receive a response, and could be reviving an old thread. Please consider creating a new thread.
Top