Shrimphaus was created from an ADA Cube Garden 22 litre shallow tank with bespoke slate hardscape.  An airstone keeps water oxygenated.

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

Notes:  trying semi-hydroponic emersed Anubias approach potted in LECA


  • Nerite snails



The Shrimphaus is a “low tech” environment supporting submersed and emersed plants.  Plants are supported by an Estimative Index fertilisation scheme.


  • Bucephalandra
  • Cryptocoryne
    • wendtii Green Gecko
    • affinis
    • walkeri
  • Anubias
    • barteri nana ‘Pangolino’
  • mosses
    • Vesicularia montagnei ‘Christmas’ (Christmas moss)
    • Taxiphyllum barbieri (Java Moss)
  • ferns
    • Microsorum pteropus ‘Windelov’ (Java Fern)

Previous Residents…

Usually these are ‘previous residents’ because something didn’t work out quite right…


  • so far so good…


  • Anubias nana ‘Coin’
  • Bucephalandra pygmaea ‘Bukit Kelam’  – didn’t thrive emersed
  • Echinodorus grisebachii ‘Tropica’

1 thought on “Shrimphaus

  1. Dean Hanson says:

    That is a beautiful aquarium. Very interesting and well maintained. The shrimp look quite content.

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