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post #481 of 655 (permalink) Old 04-06-2012, 12:10 AM
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post #482 of 655 (permalink) Old 04-06-2012, 04:08 AM Thread Starter
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nm, Drift. I'm guessing you are from NR forums right?

not much has been happening. this bowl went from crystals to yellow shrimp recently.
and i added more cherry shrimp, in hopes of breeding a good amount of them.
the cherry shrimp are in a bucket though, not in this bowl haha.
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Yeah, I was another picotope-er. It got messed up when I moved so I shut her down.

Check out my shrimp bowl thread...maybe you can help me out!
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Man, I haven't been on in forever! so now I got to get back to usual buisness of telling you to post pics . Personally i dont like crystals (but im still sad about the loss) glad to know you got yellows they might breed readily for you.

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yes yellows are doing great. females are now saddled. responding great to feeding once per week, they dont mind larger water changes. things are great.

the cherry shrimp bucket is doing well too. shrimplets in there now, berried and saddled females. also threw in three pleco wrigglers just for the fun of it...we'll see if i can raise them in this safer environment. (my community tank where they were born, has an angelfish).

the bucket o' cherry shrimp might become a 10 gallon tank setup later. idk what will happen yet, but i am moving my shrimp bowl to my new apartment tomorrow. the rest of my tanks will follow hopefully this weekend.
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yes yellows are doing great. females are now saddled. responding great to feeding once per week, they dont mind larger water changes. things are great.

the cherry shrimp bucket is doing well too. shrimplets in there now, berried and saddled females. also threw in three pleco wrigglers just for the fun of it...we'll see if i can raise them in this safer environment. (my community tank where they were born, has an angelfish).

the bucket o' cherry shrimp might become a 10 gallon tank setup later. idk what will happen yet, but i am moving my shrimp bowl to my new apartment tomorrow. the rest of my tanks will follow hopefully this weekend.
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It looks so neat! I bet it will look even better once the moss and everything gets established.Thanks! i have high hopes for this not getting taken over by algae and looking lush and green one day!
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almost free. i still have to move my things over to my new place. lol
and thanks galaxy. i need to take an updated FTS soon. it still looks the same, but now with yellow shrimp instead.
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lost one yellow shrimp today - the water level was too high and one male jumped. luckily there are more males still in the bowl and two saddled females. i lowered the water level to avoid further issues...
i didnt get to move the bowl today but tomorrow i might.
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D: I hope they do well. Got any culls yet? I think my bowl is getting close to being established, luckily those tiny snails are probably cycling it for me.

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well i do have plenty of shrimplets now in my cherry bucket.
unfortunately it looks like i'm going to lose a berried cherry female - she's looking like she's suffocating for w/e reason when everyone else is ok...hopefully the rest will be just fine. sometimes the females do have trouble like this.
shrimplets are growing fast and fine. pleco fry are still alive and are still growing on their yolk sacs.
i put in some yellow poso snails from my 40gal today. hopefully they wont eat all my taiwan moss haha!.
so now in the bucket i have:
~30 cherries
2 amano shrimp
3 pleco fry
3 yellow poso snails

busy bucket.
Omen, i will let you know soon about my culls. as soon as they grow to selling size. I'll also have to include some of my less red adults.

bucket is moving to my new apartment soon.
my 3gal reef gets moved after the bucket. that's going to be the most difficult to move ugh...
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You'll have to send me some pics of the culls speaking of which....where are more pics :O so many updates and no pics to go with it. and don't forget if all your fissidens get eaten.....Mine should have grown by then

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I am thinking of upgrading my cherry shrimp bucket into an actual glass aquarium.
Either a 10gal or a 20gal.
They are breeding like mad and the 5gal bucket cant keep up.
What do you think I should do guys?
would the 20gal cost around $20? if so, where?
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The 20L would cost $20 at Petco's buck a gallon sale, but the rest of the stuff you'll eventually need would cost many times more unless you have a good old aquariums odds & ends box to dig through. All you need now is a tank and sponge filter or Aquaclear HOB.

So far my 20L shrimp tank I got for $20 has cost me ~$170 without any shrimp yet LOL.

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yes i am just keeping it simple, no scape, just shrimp breeding. i have a piece of DW with moss tied to it for the flora part, i have a heater, have a small internal filter that i can use, and i am keeping it bare-bottom for ease of cleaning. so i think all i need is a tank and maybe a cover? I also have all my shrimp that i need to start. boy were they expensive lol! while only a few of them are PFR, they do have what it takes!
if petco was selling 20L tanks for $20 then that's exactly what i need, thanks!
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