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post #31 of 77 (permalink) Old 03-12-2011, 06:10 AM Thread Starter
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The light is sitting right on top of the 5 gallon, it's like ~8" or so from the substrate..
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Update:
Well 2 of the berried cherries had their babies so there's a bunch of em running around the tank now ^^

I had about 4 deaths tho over the last week, despite all parameters being in check.

So after everything, I decided to follow Nikki's experience and got some BioChem-zorb and threw that in the zoomed 501 CF.

it's been a few days now and there hasn't been any more deaths and all of the shrimp seem more active and happy now so I'm assuming it cleared up whatever the problem was.

Now I just have to restock on crystal red's, I'm down to 3 left out of the original 13 I received because of the root tabs and some type of heavy metal or whatever it was that was in here *tear*

thank god it's cleared up now and things should be fine from here on out. I'll definitely be continuing to use this BioChem-zorb in the future, that's for sure!

And here's to hoping there's 2 females and 1 male out of the 3 I have left! if anyone has some A/S grade CRS/CBS I'm on the lookout for some!
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Down to 2 CRS from 13 but they're going strong!

Thank god for biochemzorb! and Nikki's experience and her posting it here or I would've lost them all!

Latest FTS:


My Lonely S grade :


And my camera whore, Flonne(my favorite(RIP :/):





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well the tank hasnt changed too much, still looks basically the same, its finally fully cycled and adjusted properly for the shrimp. I added some flame moss that seems to be doing really well in here, and ive had about 4 or 5 spawns of cherry reds so theres tons of baby rcs all over the place ^^

and not sure if i mentioned this in my last post but i got 2 assasin snails to get rid of my massive population of pond/ramshorn snails i had in here. i think they had something to do with the shrimp dieoffs and water quality. anyways, the tank is all good now thats for sure.

oh also, I just ordered 5 S+ Crystal Black Shrimp this morning to accompany my lone S CRS until i can afford to get more of them too, so pic's when they arrive and updated shots of the other shrimpy and tank!

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Oh, decided to just go ahead and go for it and bought some CRS from taniner that got shipped out today, so those should be arriving next week too ^^

Grabbed a dual sponge filter as well for this tank, I already have the zoomed 501 CF in here, but it's flow rate is not what I would like.. And the other sponge+airstone doesn't function close enough to a sponge filter for me to feel satisfied. I haven't lost any shrimp in months now, but better safe than sorry
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well got all my shrimpy today! so 6 new CRS and 5 new CBS successfully acclimated and added to the tank ^^

ill see if i can get any good pics of them in a bit. I got two seperate shipments from two different ppl and both gave me baby shrimp so theyre pretty tiny still and im not sure how my phone camera will think about that :p

we'll see soon!
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Well the FTS hasn't changed since the last one, so i'm not gonna post another one for now. I think the next step for this tank is going to be an iwagumi scape with s. repens since its a bit difficult to keep stems with the tank height being so short. Anyways, I Got a couple shots of the new CBS but all the CRS one's came out blurry and not good so i'll try and retake later when I can catch them out but for now, enjoy!


Azolla Caroliniana with 2 crowns of T. Fluviatilis breaking the surface ^^


Here's a good shot of most of my RCS Female's that I happened to catch ^^




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That picture of to tonina breaking through the mat of vegetation is awesome!!!!

At first glance, I thought I was looking at a flat piece of live rock.
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That picture of to tonina breaking through the mat of vegetation is awesome!!!!

At first glance, I thought I was looking at a flat piece of live rock.
hehe thanks, I think so too ^^

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Update! Finally got some OK shots of the new CRS plus some of the other shrimp. Sorry for the quality, but you get the idea
(Don't mind the horrible looking plants/algea, I haven't dosed this tank in months and stopped the co2 then as well)






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Ooh more :p



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New arrivals as of today!

6 SS Grade CRS! I actually only ordered 4 but got two extras, as well as a baseball size portion of moss


Obviously they're acclimating right now :P

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And another sneak peak ^^

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nice shrimps!
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nice shrimps!
Thank you!! ^^

Just wish I had as nice of a camera to take pictures of them with :P

The FTS in here is basically the same, gotta love that low light, no co2, and no ferts. I don't think it's changed really since i first set up the tank.

The shrimp populations have been changed a LOT though. I've moved most of adult cherries into my 29 gallon now that i've changed its parameters to match that of this 5 gallon/what CRS prefer. Thats leaving me with all my redest cherries in here to breed. I have 2 females and 2 males with around 40 baby cherries swimming around. All bright red, damn near Painted.

Also moved out all the B-A+ Grade CRS(6 or so) I have into the 29 gallon as well leaving me with 5 S+(Tigertooth) CBS, 1 S+(Tigertooth) CRS, 8 SS(Hino No-Entry) CRS, and 1 SSS(Crown/Flower) CRS. This way the lower grades can breed together, and all my higher grades will breed together, giving me a great mix of genes and hopefully some good chances at getting a lot of very nice shrimp once they do breed ^^
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