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post #46 of 62 (permalink) Old 08-08-2013, 09:23 PM Thread Starter
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Damnit, first casuality since I re-started with shrimp. Found a TT dead in the moss, not sure what the cause is. The other TT's seem to be a bit timid. Trying to figure it out now.
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Short update, despite some TT deaths, I did have one TT get berried and the eggs have been delivered and I have some shrimplets swimming around in this tank now. About a week+ old now.
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Small photo update:
20G Long tank is currently emply but I'm going to be adding RCS soon.

TT Tank: I have had one batch of babies hatch and growing atm.




Snow White Tank: Nothing special in tank so far, 1 out of the 5 died when I was gone over the weekend. Planning on buying 10 more soon.



New CRS 10G Tank: The small branch driftwood piece in front will be going back in the TT tank once the X-mas moss recovers.

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Geesh that moss in the Snow White tank is growing like crazy! Looking good

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interesting tanks! You make me want to have some fissidens!
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Thanks^^, def. try to source some! It's on of my favorite mosses, although a pretty slow grower. haha
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after reading your thread can i recommend a few things?

noticing how bright your lights are, this might be partly why your shrimp are so shy. the intensity of the light is keeping your shrimp in hiding. you have mostly low light moss and such, try raising the light 5-6" if you can.

also i noticed you use the stainless steel covers for your filters, those are great for tanks full of fish, but you are better off with a sponge over them. this give your shrimp even more places to graze and some more biological filtration.

over all great work so far!! keeping it simple is the best way with shrimp!
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I appreciate your feedback boston!

For the most part, I don't really think my shrimp are that shy, they don't seem timid, etc. to me. Maybe that's just me though. lol But yeah, I was thinking about raising them, but I don't really have a way to ATM:P

I've tried sponge pre-filters a lot in the past, but I really got tired of it getting "clogged", and the amount of space that it took up. If I were to use those in my 3G tanks, it would take up a LOT of space, which is why I have the sponge filter/air pump in each to compensate for any "loss" of bio. filtration.
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understood! keep up all the hard work!
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Second batch of TT babies hatched just a couple days ago. And came home from my night class to find my first berried CRS. I was starting to get worried because I've had them since the start of summer with no activity, until now! Hoping she wont drop them.
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Beautiful tanks and shrimp!
Congrats on your first crs berry!

I've got a ten gallon in dsm right now that will be home to goldens/snow whites. May I ask where you got yours? I'm having a hard time finding them for sale in the us and I don't want to break any laws buying from a Hong Kong seller off aquabid.
Have you noticed them being any more sensitive than other crystal shrimp?
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I got mine from a local, so im not sure who's selling online rightnow:/ but as for sensitivity, 4 out of the 5 actually ended up dying): the survivor was just mixed in with the CRS, in addition to CBS now too in the 10G.
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Second batch of TT babies hatched just a couple days ago. And came home from my night class to find my first berried CRS. I was starting to get worried because I've had them since the start of summer with no activity, until now! Hoping she wont drop them.
Yay, congrats!
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Beautiful tanks and shrimp!
Congrats on your first crs berry!

I've got a ten gallon in dsm right now that will be home to goldens/snow whites. May I ask where you got yours? I'm having a hard time finding them for sale in the us and I don't want to break any laws buying from a Hong Kong seller off aquabid.
Have you noticed them being any more sensitive than other crystal shrimp?
Alphaprobreeders.com has the goldens /snow whites

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Quick update, will post pictures when time allows.

3G "Snow White/Golden" is currently empty, just growing MRM and dwarf sag. I'm thinking about a possible OEBT tank or moving the cherries from the 20G to it. Not sure:P

3G Tangerine Tiger is doing great, I have 2 batches of baby shrimp crawling around and one more berried as of this morning. Gonna let this tank do it's thing, I thought there was only 1 female, but I believe I have at least 3 now after seeing many saddles. The current berried female is a first timer, as the size of her clutch isn't as big as the other female that's done it twice already:P

10G CRS/CBS/Golden/Snow White - Yuuupp, mixed them together. Bought 20 CBS/Golden mix for $30, and the next morning I found my first berried CRS (as posted previously) so the "father" could be a CRS, CBS, or Golden/Snow White. Really hoping I get a bolt or shadow, as the seller of the CBS/Goldens has gotten them to throw them out from time to time.

20G long Cherry tank - Currently have 2 berried, and they're doing the spawn dance right now so may possibly be 3+ more berried tomorrow morning. Like I said, I'm thinking about either putting OEBT in the 20G long or the 3G long, but unsure as of yet. Money is an issue!

Pics to come soon.

EDIT: actually there are 2 berried TT's at the moment

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