Shrimphaus was created from an ADA Cube Garden 22 litre shallow tank with bespoke slate hardscape. An airstone keeps water oxygenated. Shrimphaus is a modified rebuild of the original concept Shrimphaus.
The ecology of Shrimphaus was inspired by Diana Walstad’s book: Ecology of the Planted Aquarium: A Practical Manual and Scientific Treatise
Shrimphaus’ bigger high-tech sibling is the Fireplace Aquarium
Shrimphaus as of 25-Feb-2023
Notes: added some Cryptocoryne beckettii ‘Petchii’ pink. still no issues with algae
The Shrimphaus is a “low tech” environment supporting submersed and emersed plants. Plants are supported by an Estimative Index fertilisation scheme.
- Alternanthera reineckii ‘Mini’
- wendtii Green Gecko
- Vesicularia montagnei ‘Christmas’ (Christmas moss)
- Taxiphyllum barbieri (Java Moss)
- Microsorum pteropus ‘Windelov’ (Java Fern)
See also: Emersed plants of Sri Lanka
Usually these are ‘previous residents’ because something didn’t work out quite right…
- Nerite snails
- Anubias barteri nana ‘Pangolino’
- Anubias nana ‘Coin’ – died immediately emersed
- Anubias coffeefolia – tried, but could not grow emersed without keeping humidity high
- mini Catherine
- dark Theia
- Bucephalandra pygmaea ‘Bukit Kelam’ – didn’t thrive emersed
- Echinodorus grisebachii ‘Tropica’
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Dean Hanson says:
That is a beautiful aquarium. Very interesting and well maintained. The shrimp look quite content.