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post #121 of 187 (permalink) Old 04-05-2013, 05:18 AM
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tank is lookin great dude! those crs look real happy
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Get tank envy every time you post. I want a shrimp tank darn it!!


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WOW!!!

What a AWESOME little tank!!!

I think you should leave everything like it is!!! Sure the branch is big for that size of tank, but it does all of the things you have listed about it, so I would for sure leave it!

Your shrimp are beautiful! I really like the s and ss grades too! They seem to have more character!!! Although I have seen some of the high grades that have a smiley face in red on their white backs, and that was freakin' sweet too!!! LOL

Your plants look SUPER HAPPY, and are some of the best greens I have seen here! Just be careful with the H. Japan, as it will take over the tank pretty quickly! I had it in my 55g, and had to go take care of the farm for a few weeks. When I got back it had grown over the entire 55g! It was EVERYWHERE!!! I do have pretty high light and inject Co2 so that was a big factor there, but still I would be sure to keep it in check! I really love the plant though! And I will have it in my Shrimp tank when I can afford to set one up!

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Don't know how I missed the latest replies, but thanks so much!!!

Things are kinda complete in here now, you're right I really like it the way it is now -- unless anything goes wrong, I won't change a thing!

You're very right about the H. Japan. It is spreading like a beautiful, lucky weed lol.

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tank is lookin great dude! those crs look real happy
Thanks!! I'm super happy. They are thriving. I'm nervous none are berried, but I'll just keep on watching. Maybe do a big water change with cool water.

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You don't have a shrimp tank?!?! We must fix that. Check out my .5g cube. You could fix one up that looks stellar for less than $35.

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You don't have a shrimp tank?!?! We must fix that. Check out my .5g cube. You could fix one up that looks stellar for less than $35.
Well I have a tank but its using CO2 which I hear isn't good for the crystals (which I love)


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Well I have a tank but its using CO2 which I hear isn't good for the crystals (which I love)


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it can be done. mine breed just fine but perhaps the # of babies are not as high as in a non-co2 tank. give it a shot!
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it can be done. mine breed just fine but perhaps the # of babies are not as high as in a non-co2 tank. give it a shot!
For real?

Crap I'm gettin crystals for sure then!! I'll add them to my 20 once it's established so then I won't have to worry about any losses while switching


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well, just be prepared that they'll breed slower! i turned down my co2 a little bit today because I thought one of the otos was breathing hard(i was only at normal green color though) and a bunch of super small pale tiny crs babies crawled out of the woodwork. I guess they like it with lower co2 although I also fed some baby shrimp powder today lol

anyway, get some shrimp when you can

and I love your tank mabj, I am seriously considering doing something like this for my favorite 2 shrimp (instead of a breeders box) lol.
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well, just be prepared that they'll breed slower! i turned down my co2 a little bit today because I thought one of the otos was breathing hard(i was only at normal green color though) and a bunch of super small pale tiny crs babies crawled out of the woodwork. I guess they like it with lower co2 although I also fed some baby shrimp powder today lol

anyway, get some shrimp when you can

and I love your tank mabj, I am seriously considering doing something like this for my favorite 2 shrimp (instead of a breeders box) lol.
Good to know, I'll think about adding them in!


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I'll just reiterate, it really can be done.

Depending on your light/fert/co2 balance, you can get expensive shrimp in tanks, easily.

Keep it at a low BPS and you'll be just fine. Just -- like you said -- make sure things are established and such.

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MAN. I'm very nervous I'll be seeing my first death soon. In prepping my new tank, I got a new ZooMed 501.

So obviously when you're doing a new tank, you want to transplant half of another filter into the new one. I chose to set the new filter up with 70% of the old media including the insider sponge.

I also decided while I'm setting and scaping the new tank, I'd put it in the new tank.

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It is the same amount of flow, but I'm just getting all kinds of goodies in the new filter.

I set both up, rebooked the old one to its connections and plugged both in.

I walk away for at least 15 to 20 minutes and got the feeling I needed to check things out. I looked inside and saw a shrimp stuck inside the submerged spraybar. Her body was contorted and her tiny head was sticking out one of these holes.

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I immediately disconnected it and started trying to get her out. She came right back to life, and soon after some fussing she got out.

With all the new/rearranged media and moved around stuff, I'm just praying I don't see any deaths or anything.

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I'm resigned that they may not breed.

It's been over 3 months. They should have matured. I don't mind that they won't breed. They've been very rewarding to keep. Here's some shots from today

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I'm resigned that they may not breed.

It's been over 3 months. They should have matured. I don't mind that they won't breed. They've been very rewarding to keep. Here's some shots from today

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Sorry to hear mate

While I'm certainly no expert I thought I remember reading that they do not breed in smaller tanks, as in under 5 gallons. I may be totally off but I thought I remember seeing in a couple different areas


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