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.


Previous Residents…

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
  • Bucephalandra
  • 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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