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Susan, I have about decided to go with cherry shrimp in the 40 breeder. Have developed fin rot in the tank now. I only have fish in it to create a well established tank for shrimp. I am treating the fin rot with tetracycline. It has turned the water a very dark berry red. Very pretty but shocking to look at.

My question is..will the tetracycline harm the shrimp or am I going to have to start from scratch? I don't know if the algae and slime on the glass will be red and poision to shrimp or what. Any ideas???

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That is not what I wanted to hear. :( Do I have to change out everything, plants, substrate etc? May just set a 10 for a few shrimp and get them out of my system.

Thanks a bunch

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Haven't decided yet. I do know I am tired of looking at this blood red tank. Can barely see thru it end to end. May skip the last dose and clean it today, or at least put in charcoal to start clearing it. Beginning to get frustrated with it.

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Changed 50% of the water yesterday. Lightened the red color a lot, but it is still raspberry red. Even put in extra charcoal. It has helped a little, but I think the slime on the glass is stained and will have to be cleaned. Think I will go with this tank and fish for awhile. I don't really want to set up another tank. I do have a nice place for a ten, but just not ready to set up another. Oh, the plants you sent are doing fantastic. No melting of any of them. If the tank wasn't red, it would sure be nice to look at.

Hope you are well and enjoying your tanks. I sure appreciate all your help and advice.

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What a neat way to clean your tank and save the baby shrimp. I hope you don't mind if I borrow your idea for when I get my shrimp tank going. Going to start from scratch with a new 20tall. Wish me luck.
 
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