My stupid blyxa aubertii has been floating up for the past few days and it really started to frustrate me so I tied it down to my fissidens DW. hopefully over the course of the next month it will grow enough roots into the substrate to attach itself (assuming it wont float up again )
What i did find was that it had already grown some very nice roots in a short period of time, so i am confident that it survived shipping and will be able to take to my tank. it even grew a few new leaves.
As far as shrimp go i think i finally have a berried high grade chocolate, but it's very difficult to tell because of all the black color. i can't see the eggs at all.
Since this tank is designed by me to house crystal shrimp, I am not abandoning the idea yet and will try to buy a few mischling shrimp in the near future (when they become available). who knows, maybe I'll be able to see a taiwan bee shrimp in the next year or so. i have never seen one in real life before :P I bet they are amazing though.
And that's too bad about the bowl. looks like i lucked out because i never touched my rooted plants. i guess substrate disturbance is extremely serious.
has you new thread been made yet?
My problem was I didn't have the plants I wanted. I will probably use it still since I use it for plants too.
Probably a a good couple of months till I'll be wanting chocolates. Wanna get my Blue Velvet colony going first and then I can either put them in a different tank or just sell them off to afford the chocolates.
The Fraternity of Dirt #97Just because its dirt doesn't make it low tech
It has come to my attention that i do not want my shrimp to be in that high a TDS.
So over the course of the next two days i will be doing water changes with distilled water and remineralizing the tank to get somewhere around 150TDS and 6dGH.
whether that is possible, i will let you know.
the shrimp look really cool, especially those high grade CRS, but they are just so much trouble. measuring TDS, constant WCs, need to keep nitrates low, i wouldnt have the motivation. my hats off to you and all the other shrimpers out there.
Yes, but lets hope they wont be too much trouble in the future haha. i am getting some mischling shrimp next week. those should be easier to keep/breed.
The only time i have encountered issues with my SSS so far is when i plant the aquarium. it absolutely cannot be done because upsetting the substrate messes up the fragile shrimp.
luckily i dont have to plant anything new, so i shouldn't lose any more shrimp.