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Brendan's 15g shrimp haven

Well since I'm starting to get tons of shrimp berried I figure I might as well make this a log for personal use and info for others.
But first a little history: I originally bought 5 'A-grade' CRS about 10 months ago. Having done some research I thought I was prepared for these guys but evidentially I was not. Three died over the first week. But luck was on my side as two managed to survive and to this day are the happy parents of 4 batches of shrimp that have grown up and been mostly sold/traded/ given away. I moved the former inhabitants of the 15g to the basement tank and set it up as a shrimp only tank. I had four shrimp remaining from the first batch of CRS born and raised in my tank which now three are berried. Two other batches are juvies and a month apart and the final batch are just a few weeks old.

Red rilis: after looking at shrimp sites and of course TPT I came to the conclusion I needed to have these guys in my tank. So about two months ago I ordered some and one of my females is berried right now, had one female drop eggs, and two others are saddled.

Wild bee: these guys were bought about two months ago as well and are probably my least favorite of the bunch. At first they were really dull and mainly brown but recently they have developed solid white and somewhat black stripes. Well today I got home from my lax game to find one berried! I'm hoping that it might be a CRSxbee cross to strengthen the white and possibly yield higher grade CBS.

Lighting: 18W Hagen light
Filtration: eheim 2213 with sponge over intake
Temp: 24•C/ 75F (sorry being Canadian I'm used to Celsius temps ;P)
pH: 7.2
Nitrites: 0ppm
Ammonia: 0ppm
Nitrates: 10ppm
gH:? Test kit coming soon
kH:? Test kit coming soon
TDS: in the mail but going to take a sample of water to be tested by a fellow member of my local aquarium society

I'll be coming back to this thread to update when more events happen.

FTS:

The original momma:


1st batch berried female with juvies in the background:



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post #2 of 6 (permalink) Old 09-30-2012, 04:15 PM
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nice tank and shrimp

40 gallon dirt tank
5 Gallon planted bonsai dirt tank
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Normal Leopard Gecko ''Shadow''
Super hypo tangerine baldy carrot tail leopard gecko ''Moon''
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Nice tanks! Hopefully in a few months I can get some CRS whenever I get an RO/DI system. My pH is a little high.

I'll follow this thread, watch it's progress .

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Nice tanks! Hopefully in a few months I can get some CRS whenever I get an RO/DI system. My pH is a little high.

I'll follow this thread, watch it's progress .
How high is your pH? And I just use distiller water from the grocery store and tap water.

I found another berried rili today so here is her with my berried wild bee shrimp


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Just got my GH and KH test kit in and my parameters are:
GH 2
KH 3


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Just found my original female CRS berried again today. Hopefully one of my new S+ CRS is the father but I guess we will see in a month or so. And I know everyone loves pictures so here she is


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