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post #31 of 144 (permalink) Old 01-24-2011, 02:14 AM Thread Starter
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Dropped in a leaf (giant leaf), they really seem to enjoy picking at it. I added some mini water lettuce.


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congrats on the shrimplets, I saw my first Fire red babies like last week. Its exciting!

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Thanks! I have seen 1 red and 1 black so far.

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I removed the sponge I had put into the first chamber of the EBI filter and put a black knee high nylon over the bottom of the filter. The current was too strong without the sponge in the first chamber, so I turned the spray bar so it flows right into the side of the tank and this is working out well. No one is blowing across the tank now lol

Oh and Pet Solutions called me today and since they do not have any light bulbs in stock so they are sending me an entire light fixture! Sweet.

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I have got to get one of these! My wife is going to kill me. Everywhere I look in my house has the potential to have a tank setup! I think I'm going nuts! Even the space I have on my bathroom counter looks good.

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Everywhere I look in my house has the potential to have a tank setup! I think I'm going nuts! Even the space I have on my bathroom counter looks good.
Your wife will understand... no really she will! lol I have ordered a second one.

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Shrimplet sighting...see it?


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Nice!

What did you do for a light after your went out? I switched to a desk lamp with a screw in CF bulb.

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Nice!

What did you do for a light after your went out? I switched to a desk lamp with a screw in CF bulb.
That is what is on my ebi right now too. I'm seriously thinking of getting the finnex lamp that BigBoiJ posted about in the Fluval Ebi light thread. But I do have a used fixture that Pet Solutions sent me and I have 2 replacement bulbs for the ebi light on back order coming.... I'll see how long it takes me to go through those.

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The largest of the baby shrimplets are out a lot more often now. Yesterday I saw some micro sized babies hanging from the roots of the water lettuce.











I saw 4 berried females yesterday 3 red and 1 black.

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Hi Cynth! sorry to bug you but did you notice anything in the new Ebi light replacement? just wondering as I got mine yesterday thursday (i called the other day wednesday) super fast fedex shipping! this is what customer service should be. I notice the stamp date on the new one is 01/11 other than that its looks the same.

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Hi Cynth! sorry to bug you but did you notice anything in the new Ebi light replacement? just wondering as I got mine yesterday thursday (i called the other day wednesday) super fast fedex shipping! this is what customer service should be. I notice the stamp date on the new one is 01/11 other than that its looks the same.

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Hey Biran, not bugging me at all

Yes I got my replacement light bulb! It did not come as fast as yours did, mine was sent UPS I think. Glad you got yours!

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Update for April....Lots of shrimplets lately
















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After I started using the shrimp minerals that come with the EBI, the Rostrum Candy that Liam sells (http://aquarliam.com/?page_id=4&shopp_pid=7) and some Mosura Mineral... My older shrimp are starting to get some of their white back.

My original shrimp were given to me (super sweet) by someone who was getting out of the hobby and I kept them in regular tap water for a year before moving them to the EBI with RO water. Some of them lost nearly all of their white during that time. I know that the color can be genetic and old shrimp usually do not color back up... but it does seem to be helping.

I have been bringing the TDS back up close to 200 after water changes. Where is everyone else keeping their TDS?

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What is the grass like plant you have posted in the first page of this thread? Oh tanks looks good, btw.
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