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post #16 of 203 (permalink) Old 08-30-2011, 04:00 PM
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BacterHouse balls I believe. They collect microorganisms for the shrimp to dine on. Why'd you use the power sand and tourmaline and not just save it for a later build with the aqua soil?
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Yep that's exactly what they are!

And i used the tourmaline/power sand S because they compliment each other. The tourmaline helps energize the substrate for the bacteria, the power sand s comes with peat/lava rock and things to help buffer the water as well as Clear Super and Bacter 100. My objective there is having as much beneficial bacteria as possible in this tank for all the shrimp, and proper water conditions. So far so good. Plus I still have plenty of tourmaline left, and the power sand is relatively cheap.. Not to mention that I quickly found out I didn't buy enough aquasoil for this tank originally even if I didn't use it for shrimp breeding so I'd have to buy more anyways.

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Looks good.
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Thanks ^^

Here's some decent shots of the new Tangerine Tigers I just got:









And a couple of one of the CRS I've had forever now, just roaming about.


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lol...nice shots...you've got quite the zoo there....good luck with your BKK(s)....and of course the TTs....I'm glad the babies made it OK....they went from coast to coast...

And the charger got her BTW....thx...

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Eggs *just* hatched from my SS CRS! Shrimplets are out and about!

Hopefully they all make it this time since there's no move to stress them.. Should be another three weeks or so until the other berried shrimp (an s+ CBS) has her clutch as well ^^
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What substrate did you end up using?

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What substrate did you end up using?
Substrate from bottom up is tourmaline-bc, PowerSand S, capped with Tahitian Moon black sand. I didn't have time to try and cycle any aquasoil and my goal was high biological filtration, not growing plants(all I have is moss). It's worked out nicely so far.
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very cool, thanks HA

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Ah! Lost a bkk this morning I really think it was done in from the 6day shipping and the doa it was in the bag with.. Like the damage was already done type thing as he was lethargic from the get go and the other two get around a lot and are acting normal.. Plus the shrimplets are all fine so yeah.. I ended up changing out the biochemzorb for a new package, and added nitrazorb as well. I Also dumped in a full small bottle of tetra safestart, and I'm dosing iodide now as well. See how this goes, everyone has been out and about acting normal so I'm pretty positive everything is good, better safe than sorry with these guys though.. Gotta have everything *perfect*.. And I *have* to before these other 4 get here around the end of the month.. so far so good ^^
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