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post #181 of 655 (permalink) Old 07-27-2011, 11:58 PM
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Thanks for the quick reply. I have a 1 gallon bowl just lying around and your thread is definitely inspiring. Thanks for all the awesome pics and updates!
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post #182 of 655 (permalink) Old 08-09-2011, 01:57 AM Thread Starter
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Shrimp doing well, but any females that get berried dont keep the eggs for too long. I'm going to wait patiently till winter, when temps cool off and stay constant. Then I bet I'll have nice CRS broods. I'm assuming that SS grade CRS being very sensitive to temps is very true.
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post #183 of 655 (permalink) Old 08-21-2011, 10:04 PM
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*bump*

Count me as another person who was inspired by Newman's shrimp bowl success.

I have had the bowls and substrate for a month but had not gotten around to filling them yet. I just got done planting and filling my 30gal XH and decided to keep on going and fill the shrimp bowls as well.

Thanks for sharing your experiences and inspiring others.
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So I haven't started a thread about my shrimp bowl, but I do have some questions/requests for ideas. I've got a 2 gal bowl, with 6 adult(4F,2M) and 2 baby RCS(kind of a fluke, you can check "Twin Shrimps" thread if you want). Right now, ALL of the females are berried, with two of them showing eyes and one of those showing a saddle, so I'm very close to the first brood. I know that you netted out your juveniles Newman, but what about making a mini shrimp trap. Like, instead of the 20oz bottle "funnel," I could make a small funnel of plastic and put it inside a film canister(they still make those?!?). What other way(s) might I be able to move the juvies from the bowl to prevent overpopulation? Thanks for any help from anyone, and thanks especially to Newman for passing the shrimp bowl idea on; it is a super fun project and a very cool tank to keep.
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thanks for following madness and jdm68.
that trap idea sound like it would work well. i remember once i tried to get snails out of a planted 10 gal with a trap made of rubber, clear hose with some shrimp pellets inside. didn't get many snails but got tons of RCS out with it lol.


Unfortunately for my bowl, i left on a two week vacation and apparently the temps got really hot in the house during this time, so i lost 3 of my crystals(they vanished): one female and the two males. All i have left now are two no-entry sign females (one is berried, but i doubt anything will happen with that).
Since I plan on moving to an apartment sometime early next year, I have to get rid of all my tanks including this bowl. I was thinking of selling the plants (with the plants from my 40 gallon too), but idk of anyone who will buy two crystal shrimp lol.
I returned from my vacation expecting to easily be able to sell the 5 crystals (4 sold and one being an extra) but now its going to be much tougher...

So in conclusion, eventually this bowl will be no more =/
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I would think in an apartment a shrimp bowl would be something you could keep. Sorry to see this one go

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Did the apartment say you couldn't have the bowl? Will they allow houseplants? That seems pretty ridiculous to me, almost like, "You can't drink out of glasses larger than 12oz!"
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It might just be that the move is going to be so difficult that he isn't willing to fight with moving over any active fish tanks.
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no, i have no idea what the apartment will allow yet. but the decision to get rid of my tanks includes this bowl. I too am sad to let this go, and idk what i should do with it.

As of right now, the only tank i am taking with me is my 3 gal reef tank. i feel like that would already be a handful to maintain when i am on my own. i don't even pay for the electricity all my tanks use up right now lol.
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Sorry to see that you are going to let your bowl go, we all have to make tough decision sometimes though. If you price your shrimp cheap enough someone will take them. I would take them for $10 shipped
(priority) if all else fails.
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ok, i'll keep you in mind, burrito.
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post #192 of 655 (permalink) Old 09-07-2011, 11:16 AM
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Sorry to see that you are going to let your bowl go, we all have to make tough decision sometimes though. If you price your shrimp cheap enough someone will take them. I would take them for $10 shipped
(priority) if all else fails.
LOL He'd make approximately $1 for that deal

Have you tried selling the whole bowl, shrimp and all? I'm sure somebody local would be thrilled to have this boss bowl!

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LOL He'd make approximately $1 for that deal

Have you tried selling the whole bowl, shrimp and all? I'm sure somebody local would be thrilled to have this boss bowl!
Well i did say if you price them cheap enough
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Newman,

Don't you have any other tanks? It's a shame that they keep on berrying and you're not getting anywhere. You should take the berry out and see if she releases the babies in another tank.

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no, i dont have any other tank with soft water that they like. this bowl is my only soft water tank. my other FW tank has pH around 7.6 and extremely hard water. all my other tanks are SW.
it is a shame that i still can't get babies. if this berry doesn't produce anything, then I will try to sell the shrimp to a friend who is buying some other stuff from me. but then again, if he can't accommodate a soft water shrimp, then i wont sell them to him =P
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