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post #121 of 363 (permalink) Old 07-26-2012, 11:26 PM Thread Starter
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Ha! Many thanks.

I figure it's best to share as many details as possible in a tank journal. That's the best way for others to learn - especially when I make mistakes.
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post #122 of 363 (permalink) Old 07-27-2012, 11:53 PM Thread Starter
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Major surprise. Floored.

I check this tank every day. Multiple times per day. And I thought all the shrimp in it were the same gender. But. Uh. Well…






How could I not see a berried shrimp in such a tiny tank? Exciting!
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post #123 of 363 (permalink) Old 07-28-2012, 01:45 AM
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woohoo! that's great news. Your tank is great, the footprint is perfect for a shrimp nano tank.

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Thanks!

I discovered the babies while doing a moss trim. Will have to finish it up at a later date, I guess.
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post #125 of 363 (permalink) Old 07-29-2012, 06:22 AM
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I really hope the $54 price tag on the ones at see at my LFS include the light they are displayed with. Because this thread is making me want one so bad right now. I don't room for the 12 Long I want but this might hold me over.
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post #126 of 363 (permalink) Old 07-29-2012, 02:59 PM Thread Starter
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For $54 you could almost buy two of these tanks. Or one of them and pay for express shipping.
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post #127 of 363 (permalink) Old 07-29-2012, 03:05 PM
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Glad to hear the BeamsWork light is turning out to be a good purchase. I purchased a small 9x1W one for my Evolve 2, kind of on impulse as well. My initial opinions of it are good, but I wasn't sure if it will last 10 years or burn out in a week!

Very nice tank by the way. Love the spindly driftwood.
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post #128 of 363 (permalink) Old 08-01-2012, 12:01 AM Thread Starter
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Another look at two of my Golden/Snow White babies:





For size reference? The substrate granules are about a quarter the size of regular ADA Aquasoil or Fluval Shrimp Stratum.
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post #129 of 363 (permalink) Old 08-01-2012, 01:26 AM
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I think its $54 for the 5 gallon long (Similar to the bettaplex 5) I check again today and its made by Aqua Aquarium, they have to different models. The one selling for $34 dollars with light fixture tops and dividers is around 6 gallons according to the LFS calculations based on the measurements. Which would make the one for $54 with light and dividers around 12 gallons.

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post #130 of 363 (permalink) Old 08-01-2012, 01:27 AM Thread Starter
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DBP unfortunately doesn't make a 5gal long.
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Nice I love goldens! Btw do they breed true?
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post #132 of 363 (permalink) Old 08-01-2012, 12:20 PM Thread Starter
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No shrimp breeds 100% "true."

If you're asking if all of their offspring are Golden? These so far have all produced Golden/Snow White offspring.
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A look at a young Pond Snail from my $4 iPhone macro lens:

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post #134 of 363 (permalink) Old 08-06-2012, 11:44 PM Thread Starter
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Looks like the babies:



Are going to color up to be more white than the adults:

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post #135 of 363 (permalink) Old 08-07-2012, 12:48 AM
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I think you've changed many peoples' opinions regarding Snows/Goldens. For that, I commend you!

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