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post #421 of 462 (permalink) Old 06-19-2013, 11:59 AM Thread Starter
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Food. Consistent water changes/stability. Keeping things simple, no bizarre, over-priced additives. Keep my hands out of the tank as much as possible.
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post #422 of 462 (permalink) Old 06-19-2013, 12:29 PM
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Food. Consistent water changes/stability. Keeping things simple, no bizarre, over-priced additives. Keep my hands out of the tank as much as possible.
+1!! I may not have kept some of the higher quality shrimp you have, I have to totally agree with your statemt!
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The time has come for me to start another 20L. Shocking, right?

I'm open to suggestions but I definitely want it to be a shrimp-only tank.

Planning is half the fun.
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post #424 of 462 (permalink) Old 06-21-2013, 01:53 AM Thread Starter
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Some of the bazillions of babies:



Murderizing a snail or two:

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post #425 of 462 (permalink) Old 06-29-2013, 08:21 PM Thread Starter
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BKKs continue to grow:



Removed one of the moss mounds from the breeder box:



Gonna need to move this Crypt before it's complete covered up by Christmas Moss:



The AC70 I've got on the tank causes all this debris to settle at this one point in the tank:



The shrimp really enjoy digging through it.

Some day I'll get around to removing it. Maybe.
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Really love seeing pics & updates of your shrimpies!

Sorry if this is a silly question. What are the benifits of breeding boxes? So you can selectively breed X female to X male? How does one set one up... how are they incorperated to the main tank? I still have to work on getting mine to get to adulthood before I think of anything like this, but never to early to start learning about it.

Very convenient all the debri goes to that one spot, must make cleaning a breeze. But yeah, ur guys seem to be going crazy over that spot, lol.

I have a dead spot like that in mine as well, I like it because I'm able to count them all. Since I'm just starting out & only have 15 PFR's atm it gives me peace of mind knowing all are still well.

Also is that a CPO in the pic in your previous post? Neat!
Those can be kept with shrimp & don't eat the shrimplets? Again just trying to figure out what all can live with them peacefully. I know fish-wise Oto's are the only 100% safe bet. But I like a variety of life in my tanks.. so was wondering. So far I'm finding most other inverts to be safe with them.

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Breeder boxes can be set up a number of ways. There are several threads discussing the methods. I use an internal filter/pump to power mine. Feel free to look through this journal or several of my others for details.

They can be used for selective breeding, for isolation, et al.

The Dwarf CPO are in their own, separate tanks.
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Complete Veggie feeding time!





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This tank has come a long way its been interesting keeping track of the progress along the way

This tank was my inspiration and guide when I started my shrimp tank.. lots of sponge filters, thermometer, and moss are a must. Can't wait to see what the next tank will hold.

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This is the third 20L in the thread.

Hoping to start the fourth sometime this week or next. Thinking it will be a bit higher tech. CO2, Downoi, tons of Crypts. Haven't settled just yet, though.
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What about a brackish opae tank? It's my current obsession.

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What's the light you have on the first 20?
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VJM: I've got a couple Opae tanks.

That70sfishboy: Any tank in the thread will have its fixture listed. If it's the very first tank in the very first post? It's listed there.
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heh..how I managed to miss that..haha thanks Jake!
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post #435 of 462 (permalink) Old 07-09-2013, 10:04 PM Thread Starter
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Just spent a decent amount of time staring into the latest 20L and can't get over how much I enjoy the new LED fixture. Really wish they were available in a larger variety of sizes and intensities so I could go broke trying to buy more - ha.
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