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post #16 of 49 (permalink) Old 09-05-2013, 05:13 AM
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since you want a black sponge, pick up one of the filter sponges for a fluval edge. they work perfectly on smaller eheim intakes!
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post #17 of 49 (permalink) Old 09-05-2013, 02:17 PM Thread Starter
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The Wine Red is gorgeous!

Thanks for always posting such great pictures.
i love him/her. cant decide whos better looking, the ruby or the blue bolt.

not always. the king kong and blue bolt are blurry - part out of focus, part shakiness (no tripod).

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I dig the layout and the fauna. So friggin sweet. Good luck breeding!
thank you.
just got to get the remaining BBA out that popped up from 2 weeks with no CO2 (the tank gets very light CO2 - .5bps - so far it doesnt seem to bother the shrimp in the least, they are all walking all around and picking at stuff). im using H2O2 spot treatments and never use more than .4ml a day, with one day between treatments. shrimp dont seem to notice.
im keeping a journal with all the tanks params, and anything done, so if i notice the shrimp acting weird i can look and see what it might have been.

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since you want a black sponge, pick up one of the filter sponges for a fluval edge. they work perfectly on smaller eheim intakes!
not bothering with a sponge. got myself an SS filter guard. works great.
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post #18 of 49 (permalink) Old 09-06-2013, 04:47 PM Thread Starter
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added some blue diamond neos from soothing shrimp yesterday. they are looking awesome. the males have a gorgeous deep blue tone to them, and the majority of the females are a jet black. im hoping to start culling after a few months to try and get the females to be only black-dark blue, and only dark blue males, instead of having some brown females and some grey males.

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Great addition. The blue diamonds do have an elegant look about them and throw some cool patterns and colors. Thats a great mix of shrimp, really hope they all start breeding for you!!
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Great looking tank. Good photos too, what type of camera are you using?
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post #21 of 49 (permalink) Old 09-07-2013, 02:39 AM Thread Starter
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Great addition. The blue diamonds do have an elegant look about them and throw some cool patterns and colors. Thats a great mix of shrimp, really hope they all start breeding for you!!
what kind of patterns do you get from them?
thanks. i hope so too.

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Great looking tank. Good photos too, what type of camera are you using?
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its a canon eos rebel.
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[QUOTE=@marko@;4234449]what kind of patterns do you get from them?
thanks. i hope so too.

I get dark blue, light blue, black, brown, some have what i can only describe as a rili pattern. dark head and tail with more transparent midsection

Shrimp pictures!

Here is a link that has pictures of some of mine. They are a cool neo thats for sure!
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just noticed now how one of my females has a bit of rili pattern to her. she seems pretty high quality though, just cuz she definitely is dark blue, where most others are black and some even dark brown.
i feed a bit of "complete veggie" from somewhatshocked, and just as advertised, they were a massive hit. everything else ive fed so far (mosura, hikari shrimp, hikari algae wafers, and blanched zuch) managed to get some attention from the otos, and maybe 1-2 shrimp at a time. the complete veggie drew everyone which made for some good pictures - too bad the king kong and pandas were late to the party and i already put my camera away. it was kinda cool though how the shrimp braved the presence of the otos (and even climbed over em) to get at the food.

lured in by the smell


ruby red feeding



ruby red sharing with a blue diamond


blue diamond sharing with an oto


blue diamond female going in


blue bolt working his way in





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so after a 2 day hot streak, all the TBs are still going strong. tank got up to 25.1C, but they acted like nothing was wrong and kept on walking around while pecking at the floor for food.
but yesterday when i measured my NO3-, it was at 15ppm (when normally its between 0 and about 2.5ppm). it did that very suddenly, so i suspect it was the root tab i added under the echinodorus. but the shrimp still dont seem to care, so ill slowly pull it out with water changes. im also not adding food til i get it to 10ppm or less (they have an IAL in there for biofilm, and moss, and crypts with some melting leaves, so they wont be hungry i think).
which brings up the c. wendtii brown. i think it has K deficiency. what do you all think:


everything i can find (which isnt much) seems to show that K supplementation is ok with TBs. so ill increase the dose if i cant find anything saying that they dont like it. i will add some potash under the crypts (will help more than water column dosing, and affect the shrimp less).

here is the blue bolt yesterday, not caring and totally content:


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well i have got the nitrates down to 5-10 for a while now. just never updated.
my bkk was feeling photogenic.



they are all growing. i hope they start breeding for me soon.
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i got a berried blue diamond neo!
now id love even more for a TB to be berried, but all in due time.

here are pics of the super pregers shrimpy:




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thanks.
see a second one berried today
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after not seeing the ruby red for 2-3 days (i figured she just molted and was hiding, pretty normal stuff), she comes out berried! thats 3 berried shrimp in 3 days. the tank is on a roll.


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Awesome! Congrats, that is one gorgeous shrimp
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