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post #31 of 79 (permalink) Old 08-26-2013, 02:06 AM Thread Starter
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This morning it looked like this...



Then this

(Look at those floater roots! Only been a couple weeks



Will update with plant names... Also yes shrimp r there, just hiding cuz the rescape
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I dont know what to think here.

I keep the jar topless, and last night I look in, and theres a shrimp on its back!! I know water params are perfect I just checked them. Then I look closer, and theres a dead spider right next to it. Decent sized spider even tho it was curled into a ball. Did this ratchet spider kill my shrimp!? I imagine an underwater struggle or maybe he was waiting on a floater and attacked and fell in?

Or am I crazy? My parameters are a couple posts up. All other shrimp are doing fine... this one was almost white and seizing on its back

Get a lid or something with a hole in it I suppose
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post #34 of 79 (permalink) Old 08-28-2013, 08:39 PM Thread Starter
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Until i switch this tank out, i am going to make a forrest in the background! Bwa-haha.

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Well, i need to make a new thread. I actually added them to a smaller tank (1.5g~)

This will not be there final home so i wont update much just wanted to have a record of this...

Used sand from jar, mixed with new sand. RO water with Seachem Replenish and API Quickstart. Planted as much as i could, heavy on floaters. I just hope i dont stress them too much...


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I dont know how this tank went crazy... I mightve added too much gh+ but...

Started with 6 bv, down to 2!! I blame myself... I checked water params and oy vey.

After (2) 1/4gal water changes we are sitting at

Ammonia - 0
Nitrate - 0
Nitrite - 0
PH 7 ~
Gh 9
Kh 5
Tds 190

So, right about where id like to keep it. Might do another 1/4gal RO wc tomorrow and see what i land at, and will probably try to keep it there... Hope to keep my last 2 alive. Both female so i need to order some more! (Maybe once new tanks up and running)
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WOW!!!

This tank is about a gallon. Barely ANY hiding room.

I just saw a 3rd bv in the tank!! I started with 6, found 3 bodies and the last one i had no clue. But i knew for a fact i only had 2. I spent PLENTY of time looking alllll over the tank.

How the heck did this 3rd one hide so well!?! Its crazy to me... But im happy

Also about to order some more

Water params after todays change

Tds 141
Gh 7
Kh 4

I will keep doing water changes til i am where i can keep crs/cbs/oebt or something of the sort!

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Im starting to think she was hiding because of water conditions, they are more active then ive ever seen em!

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Nice!...where did you get these?
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post #41 of 79 (permalink) Old 09-16-2013, 11:53 PM Thread Starter
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These came from SoShrimp a tpt member. And i just ordered more from another member.

Look @ the for sale section, theres a couple people with blue velvets! Id stay away from blue pearls unless you WANT a light light light colored shrimp
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looks like an awesome shrimp bachelor pad!
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I DID get blue velvets... But, its no longer a bv tank



Woohoo!!
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post #45 of 79 (permalink) Old 09-19-2013, 07:54 PM Thread Starter
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I dripped them for an hour. 2 drops/sec. Hope it was good enough, bv are fluttering around and crs is walking all over

I need to get workin on the 20L so these guys have a nice mansion instead of a studio apartment



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