Join Date: Nov 2013
Location: Bay Area, NorCal
Update. Now have a bunch of baby shrimp from the berried Cherry. Have not seen any new berried shrimp yet, so not sure if things are going well or not. Fought off a bit of Hydra infestation and added some more trimmings from my main tank. Now the problem is the LED strip that I added started shorting out. Turns out that while the LED's were waterproof, the wireing in the back is not. I removed the strip LED and ordered some other LED's from amazon to replace that look like they are encased in plastic all round (not just the LED, but also the backs). $9 for 10 sections that have 3 LED's each, should be enough to light the tank.
As the tank has matured, I see a lot more small roundish things jumping and swimming around. not sure if it's seed shrimp or some sort of other pest. don't want to use chemicals to get rid of them, so might try some sort of trap, but not sure how to catch these and not baby shrimp... if I can get close enough for pictures, I'll post some next time.