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post #16 of 116 (permalink) Old 12-06-2012, 03:50 AM
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is the nutrifin THE mineralizer? or do I need to use a mineralizer, get 150TDS, then apply nutrifin? been wanting BKK's as well.

how many are you starting with?
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is the nutrifin THE mineralizer? or do I need to use a mineralizer, get 150TDS, then apply nutrifin? been wanting BKK's as well.

how many are you starting with?
Nutrifin is what Speedie408 uses, and since I got the shrimp from him, and he breeds them successfully, I'm doing my best to mimic his conditions. Lots of people use lots of different remineralizers though with great success.

I'm starting with 14.
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Have ordered just about every Borneo Wild product I didn't already have. Pretty sure this means spreadsheet madness is in my future (I can be anal and a bit OCD once I get going).
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How are your shrimp doing?
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They're doing great! I have them in a large Marina breeder box on my CBS tank.
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awesome, when do you think this tank will be ready for them?
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Amazonia leeches ammonia for a few weeks, so early in the new year? All depends on how long it takes to cycle. I added a few more plants and the cholla last night. The crypts are, of course, melting. I don't want to rush anything. Want it to get established before I move them over. Really hoping the mulm will help with that.
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Just found out Borneo Wild has an ap that helps you figure out dosage/feeding of their products based on the size of your tank and the number of shrimp. Really helped with putting together a schedule for these guys (and will make it easy for me to use a weekly pill case for when I'm on vacation and my brother house sits).
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The replacement filter arrived, as did the light, cholla, and everything else. It's all set up now. Glass is a little dusty from the mulm. I'll have to clean it later.

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Amazonia leeches ammonia for a few weeks, so early in the new year?
Yes it does do that for a while. I remember my 20L cycled for more than a month because of the amazonia new substrate.
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Yeah, every tank I have has Amaznonia substrate, so it's just a waiting game at this point. It's so pretty though. I can't wait to have them loose in it.
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My frogbit doesn't appear to be doing so well ... a lot of it is turning yellow then brown and then just becoming sludge.
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My frogbit doesn't is turning yellow then brown and then just becoming sludge.
Possibly the light is to strong for it.
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Possibly the light is to strong for it.
Really? Well, crap. I think I'm using the same light I see HedgeFund's frogbit thriving under. I was hopingi t was just the shock of shipping and then being put into a new tank. If it doesn't recover, I'll have to come up with a new floater.
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Really? Well, crap. I think I'm using the same light I see HedgeFund's frogbit thriving under. I was hoping t was just the shock of shipping and then being put into a new tank.
Then possibly they were grown in lower light and haven't adjusted to the light you have. I would try raising the light for a few weeks and see if it helps.
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