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post #16 of 70 (permalink) Old 10-13-2010, 02:28 AM
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Bravo! That's easily the best CRS tank I've ever seen.

What's the ph? It must be pretty low since you're using straight ro.
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post #17 of 70 (permalink) Old 10-18-2010, 06:59 PM
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would you mind sharing what are your water parameters?



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75 degrees F
kh 0
gh 3-5
ph - depends on meter - 6.5 average

up gh w/ mosura calcium - use R/O water


Only dosing tank w/ shirakura powder (for shrimp - just overfed) and seachem iron (until i gets my reds to my liking)

read a thread recently that I may not be adding as much Iron as i think w/ the running of my UV at night (oxidizes my iron? - so not sure what that means about my color othern than the plants really like high light)

Tank looks a bit different now than in pic - but not near as bad as it did 3 wks ago w/ 6" of plants out of water and no light to bottom - killed off about $500 in erios... sucks when life gets in the way of a hobby.
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I don't know if GH is very super important nowadays, maybe it is, but I don't follow it, I use conductivity instead and my tank is usually about 980 - 1000 us/cm, when I test GH, it is 9!! My crs breed a lot though! Here's a video of my shrimps:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GhckqwbTzdI

not as cool as your skewlboy!



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nice shrimp -

I've never had great luck w/ number of shrimp and any fish (even just neons/cardinals) Call me picky but I would just rather have a shrimp only tank or just a few Otos in there for help with initial algae.
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quick video update after the replant/hack job.... yes, i need a better camera - anyone got a HD camera they wanna trade for shrimp?

click the image for the video


http://s107.photobucket.com/albums/m...t=DSCF2336.mp4
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All the plants and shrimp in that tank must be worth a ton of money.

It's such an awesome planted crs tank. I don't think I've seen such a hardcore planted tank that's used for breeding crs.
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I just like having all possible colors in that tank - used to use it to breed yellow shrimp as well, but they were competing for food withthe CRS so I removed them. Still have one lone amano in there that I can't catch. Counted them once - was upwards of 300+ at one point...
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Wow your tank is packed. I might have to get some crs from you one day if I can remove all my tigers.
BTW your plants are packed and ready to go in the morning.

Tank: 20 gallons, 62 watts t5, DIY CO2

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sweet - as you can tell I'll have to make some room - I see a plant pack in my future (the downoi is goin nuts w/ sideshoots) - maybe some shrimp will have to find a new home here too...
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I can't believe you're growing all those plants on just shrimp food. Perhaps it's time for you to set up more tanks haha. I'll have way more UG for you in a month or so. I always rip up my UG carpet every other month and send over half of it away since it gets too thick and then uproots.

My 10 gallon tank that I was working with for 3 years is now full of random debris, wood, mulm, snails, and livebearers. I need to start using it to raise cherry shrimp to trade with the LFS or something.

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LOL - every time I send CRS to LFS they end up "not doing well" - its piped to their other fertilized tanks. I was tempted to offer to setup a tank and sell shrimp on consignment in their shop.
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Always jealous of the reds you coax out of your plants. Btw I'll have some pics for you on Monday. Work has been nuts.
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thanks again - I took a few today -






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Lol thanks for making me want to nuke my tank and start over again!

Beautiful tank and I'm in the process of thinking about how to create a 75g shrimp only tank... well maybe some nano fish too... I'm kind of on the fence with that especially since my Celestial Pearl Danios keep breeding but I'd rather just have tons of amazing looking shrimp!

Can you please tell me more about your substrate?
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