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Old 09/18/2018, 09:34 AM   #1
ahud
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Disrupting Shrimp Goby Burrows with Flow

Hello,

I am upgrading a DIY 10 gallon AIO tank to something a bit nicer. I'm planning plumbing and flow now.

I have been reading about shrimp burrows in the wild. According to researcher accounts, the burrows will not last long without the shrimp constantly maintaining them. So unlike in our aquariums, the shrimp are unable to build their burrows once and do preventive maintenance

Has anyone witnessed something similar in high flow tanks? I'm curious if I could have flow ramp up a few times a day to simulate what happens in the wild. The ultimate goal would be seeing the shrimp more often instead of once every two weeks or so.


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Old 09/30/2018, 01:07 PM   #2
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If anybody was interested (did not seem like it lol). I have been testing it and it is working. I have a powerhead aimed along the bottom of the tank. The substrate moves very little, but over time grains of sand are pushed into the burrow. The shrimp come out more often to remove the sand that made its way into the burrow.

My tank is beside my desk, so I get a kick out of seeing the duo a few times a day versus only at feeding time.


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Old 10/06/2018, 04:26 PM   #3
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Cool experiment and good to know. Thanks!


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