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post #151 of 463 (permalink) Old 07-22-2012, 09:39 PM Thread Starter
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Check these sites:

PetStore.com
Foster & Smith
Big Al's
Ken's Fish
That Pet Place
PetSmart (usually SUPER-expensive there, though)
Petco
AquaCave
Aquarium Guys
et al
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post #152 of 463 (permalink) Old 07-22-2012, 11:18 PM
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I've just worked my way through this excellent thread. Great to see so many photos and there's lots of good advice too. I'm waiting on one of these sponge filters to turn up, it's cool that they both add filtration, and are a source of food too. Oh, and that they are super cheap.

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post #153 of 463 (permalink) Old 07-22-2012, 11:26 PM Thread Starter
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Yep - definitely cheap. $10 for 4 shipped from eBay. That's about $1 per filter.

Thanks for checking it all out.
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post #154 of 463 (permalink) Old 07-23-2012, 04:26 PM Thread Starter
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Seems there are new PRL CRS babies every day!

Here are some cell phone shots of some juvies and various younger shrimplets:







Guess I'm doing something right with my shrimplet food. Because I've never had this many offspring in a short period of time in such a young tank. Some of the SS+ have produced SSS+ offspring. Gonna start culling in a week or two and guess I'll move the culls to my Golden/Snow White tank to see what happens. Also toying with moving a higher grade CRS to my SSS+ CBS tank to see what kind of offspring I can get.

Hundreds of babies in the RCS tank, as well, but I'm pretty sure those suckers could breed in rubbing alcohol.
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post #155 of 463 (permalink) Old 07-24-2012, 05:41 AM
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Heh, this is so true.

I've kept cheap shrimp for a long time now, but the coming jump to expensive shrimp has had me reading novels.

I think I have come to the conclusion that there isn't a mechanistic way to do this.

Especially when it comes to Tigers

Lovely tanks by the way, and beautiful shrimp.

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If you're new to shrimp keeping, don't just read a handful of threads here on TPT and think you're ready to get your hands on the most expensive, most sensitive shrimp you can afford. Please actually read a few hundred threads and educate yourself before you jump through that hoop. Or if you have questions you can't find answers for, please ask a shrimper here on TPT or post a thread asking the questions. I promise you'll thank yourself for having patience and so will the shrimp.
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post #156 of 463 (permalink) Old 07-24-2012, 06:57 AM
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I want a 20L shrimp tank now.
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FREAKIN AWESOME READ!!!!!!

AWESOME amount of great info, BEAUTIFUL TANKS and SHRIMP too!!!

THANK YOU for all of the great info and equipment, setting up the tank, and taking care of the little guys and gals!!!

With your info on this post I think I will be able to get a long awaited shrimp tank going soon!!!

THANK YOU AGAIN!!!
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post #158 of 463 (permalink) Old 07-30-2012, 01:16 AM Thread Starter
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Thanks for the kind words!

An update: Ramshorns ate ANOTHER Marimo ball this weekend. Talk about a $5 lesson I'm tired of learning. They truly are algae assassins.
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wow looking great! Grats on the offspring
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post #160 of 463 (permalink) Old 08-01-2012, 02:56 AM Thread Starter
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Disclaimer: this is me hyping my Om Nom Nom shrimp food line because, well, just look. And also me being excited about all the new babies I've got:





All that's just in one corner of the tank.

Random RCS going crazy in the other tank:




This is why I like Duckweed:

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Thats a great pic of duckweed. How much did you originally start with?
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Thanks.

No idea how much I started with, honestly, as I've had Duckweed for probably 20 years. I think it out in every tank as needed.
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So after several months, which light is working out best - the ML LEDs or Coralife T5NO?
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post #164 of 463 (permalink) Old 08-01-2012, 01:19 PM Thread Starter
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They both serve different purposes, really.

T5 fixture = grows plants

Double Bright = mosses (formerly crypts) in this tank

On a more shallow tank or with a 30" fixture, the Double Bright would appeal to more people. Suits my needs for moss, though. They're two wildly different fixtures that can't really be compared.

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