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post #31 of 58 (permalink) Old 02-25-2013, 01:42 PM Thread Starter
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Its been a month and 2 weeks since the tank has been setup and haven't seen one female with eggs. Majority of the red cherry shrimp have line on their bodies. Should I get more shrimp? I already have 10 red cherry shrimp.
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post #32 of 58 (permalink) Old 03-05-2013, 09:20 AM
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I would just wait they might still be getting use to there new home. You have to just sit back and give them sometime and keep everything stable. They could be still be young to do you see any saddles yet.
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Re: Red Cherry Shrimp Tank

Any ideas to keep ph and kh stable?
My ph fluctuates from 7.3 to 6.9 between every 4 days until I use mineral powder. Will placing sea shells in filter increase kh or gh?
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post #34 of 58 (permalink) Old 03-30-2013, 02:18 PM Thread Starter
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Did a Water test via Tetra Water test kit and Got these values:

KH:1-2dH
GH:3-4dH
PH:6.5
Nitrite: Less than 0.3mg/l

The mineral powder is doing its job, am getting the GH and KH values except PH since it starts at 7.4 but goes down along the days but the process increased due to CO2 injection. But I'd rather have a greater GH value so PH fluctuation would be less drastic.
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I placed 2 SAE and now I barely see any shrimp. Can't get them out they're to fast.
Going to add another light fixture to get an even coverage of light, have some algae growing.
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Hi,
Try to catch them with the lights off, the tank is nice.

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Re: Red Cherry Shrimp Tank

Thanks. Tried that had only the room lights on and still too fast. Probably try only using a flash light
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what is that in the third picture, it looks like duckweed in a canister??
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Re: Red Cherry Shrimp Tank

Am not sure what pic. your talking about, is it in the first post?

I don't have duckweed in my tank.
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Am not sure what pic. your talking about, is it in the first post?

I don't have duckweed in my tank.
ye the first post, 3rd pic. It's like a canister filter but green in the middle.
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Re: Red Cherry Shrimp Tank

Its not a canister. It is an "Atman" sponge filter, its consists of 2 yellow sponges. It has an optional airline to be used if you want air bubbles.
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.... an optional airline to be used if you want air bubbles.
That was a stupid explanation.
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I love reading this thread, when you set up your tank it inspired me to make my own shrimp only tank So thanks!
Aren't there supposed to be 0 nitrite and ammonia and then just nitrate readings? plus kh/gh/ph

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Re: Red Cherry Shrimp Tank

The nitrite ammonia are close to zero.
I plan to use MgSo4 to increase GH value to reduce the pH fluctuations.
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Re: Red Cherry Shrimp Tank

I want my shrimps yo breed so much that I dreamt of offspring shrimp jumping out of the java moss then their mother last.


Will SAE eat baby shrimp?
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