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Shrimp camera will be down until I move and am able to set up a new tank - neocities profile has more information. Thanks for understanding.

3d render of a Carbon Rili shrimp on a moss ball. Text reads: Shrimp.
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Only one song for now, hoping to add some more!

Neocaridina davidi is a freshwater shrimp originating from eastern China and northern Taiwan and introduced in the rest of Taiwan, Japan, and Hawaii, which is commonly kept in aquaria. The natural coloration of the shrimp is green-brown. There are a wide range of colors such as red, yellow, orange, green, blue, violet, black, etc., however, the red morph is more frequently sold. --Wikipedia

Neocaridina are a great aquarium pet, and one of my favorites to keep. I'd recommend newer aquarium owners to start with a slightly larger tank, since the water parameters will be more stable, but they will be just fine in nano aquariums. I'm keeping carbon rili neocaradinias in this tank, illustrated on the left.

For more information on keeping freshwater shrimp, check out this guide written by BucePlants, or this page from The Shrimp Farm.

Planted aquariums are the superior choice for a home aquarium. The natural plants look more beautiful than plastic, and help with keeping the ecosystem in check.
The craft of designing and caring for planted aquariums is called Aquascaping.

This particular tank is an Iwagumi - style scape (from the japanese term 'rock formation'), a style coined by the incomprable Takashi Amano. It focuses on limiting the amount and type of plants, and showcasing the beauty of the rocks.

Many plants available to aquarium hobbyists are easily kept in normal setups, but some require much more nutrients. In this case, a co2 Diffusion set up is necessary for the carpeting plant, HC. Cuba. Co2 Diffusing is intimidating to set up, but the end result of less algae and healthier, happier plants, is undeniably appealing. I'd recommend not even bothering trying to get paintball tank adaptation set up - just find a local welding supply store, and ask them if they sell / refill co2 tanks.
3d render of rocks and plants, with a co2 diffuser.
3d render of a computer, running debian, sending information to the world wide web. I am running an instance of Owncast, an open source tool to selfhost streams, on a computer running Debian 11. Duckdns and Caddy are used for dynamicDNS and SSL certificates, respectively. This stream should be active during lights-on hours from 11AM EST to 9PM EST.

Real talk? Just rent a server in the cloud or use Twitch LOL. Considering how the entire origin of the internet was based on self-hosting, i'm honestly baffled with how frustrating this whole experience was.
like, imagine if you needed to spend two weeks prepping to make a fire. We have been making fire for ages! Why aren't there any easy tutorials to make a fire!? Ahem.

If you have any questions about this, email me if you must, but you'll definitely do better talking to a proper programmer :P