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post #151 of 655 (permalink) Old 06-13-2011, 10:15 PM
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That's too bad. Well, I guess, just keep the tank as cool as you can. Have you looked into mounting a fan above it? Just a small battery powered one?

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post #152 of 655 (permalink) Old 06-29-2011, 05:02 AM Thread Starter
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post #153 of 655 (permalink) Old 07-08-2011, 11:37 PM Thread Starter
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current FTS was updated. and a pic of some shrimp:


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post #154 of 655 (permalink) Old 07-09-2011, 01:16 AM
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Newman, are you using pure RO during WC? Are you remineralizing the RO? And still 90% WC?
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I use RO water and add some seachem equilibrium to it to keep up the hardness (hopefully more than just GH). the resulting water in the tank is very soft.
if the tank needs to be topped off, I top off with pure RO water
Water changes are now 80%. I have started to leave more water in to reduce stress on the shrimp during the water change.

If you notice something wrong with the water i am preparing/using, please let me know!
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nothing is wrong if your shrimps are berried....let's see if the babies survive...
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babies survival is a serious test of whether keeping these sensitive shrimp in such a bowl is practical or not. right now i think the berried female may have dropped the eggs before they hatched. hopefully the females will become berried again soon so i can see if this is a recurring thing, or just bad luck the first time.
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Another female is berried!

Granted now i have some excellent advice from shrimpnmoss, I now know what to do to maximize the chances of getting crystal shrimplets.

I will just scale down my weekly water changes to about 30%.
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Hey good luck man. Congrats on the new berry.
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thank you! I really hope this works!
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post #161 of 655 (permalink) Old 07-13-2011, 12:26 AM Thread Starter
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actually it looks like that first female still has some eggs left. they just turned white-transparent so i couldn't tell that she was still berried. she still is.
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Congrats! I hope you are setting aside lots of money for their college fund. You know how expensive it can be.

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lol, nah, they'll probably just get decapod scholarships at w/e college they go to
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Quick question Newman. I have a chance to bring in some cheap lower grade CRS with some other more expensive shrimp I will be ordering for another project. Now that I have seen first hand how easy the cherries are in this setup (and water conditions are amazingly stable) I think I might follow your footsteps and try the CRS in my bowl. I am scratching my head though how to get my cherries out of there without totally messing up the bowl. How did you do it?
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If only they would stock shrimp at my LFS...

Oh well, nice bowl Newman!

EDIT: Looks like your bowl has another follower... :http://www.plantedtank.net/forums/pl...inspired.html:
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