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post #571 of 655 (permalink) Old 08-13-2012, 12:19 PM
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How u going Newman, would you plz let me know how you battled against BGA, I can see you used to do90%water change but didn't it bothered you're shrimps. I m struggling with BGA aswell n trying to manually remove it and did like 80% water change, just getting stressed abt my shrimps now.. any suggestions..
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do 50% water change to not stress shrimp. the cyano bacteria can be gently siphoned out in places with an air hose. keep at it and it should subside in about a month or two. be very very patient with it. prevent it from smothering your plants, that's most important.

I just got back from a month-long vacation. bowl is doing fine, the light looks like it has been working great. the bowl and shrimp lived fine w/o my care for a month, though there was a lot of evap. wouldn't recommend leaving a bowl w/o top offs for more than two months, or plants will likely start to dry up among other (concentration) issues.
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post #574 of 655 (permalink) Old 09-10-2012, 02:27 AM Thread Starter
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did a much needed water change on the bowl today (haven't done one in over a month since i was gone.) Also trimmed the moss to make room.
Made an update video after i did all this.
Found way too many yellow shrimp in the bowl. I'll have to sell a pack of 10 juveniles to make the bowl roomier...if anyone is interested.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Lb47C5IJI9w
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post #575 of 655 (permalink) Old 09-10-2012, 05:01 AM
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Nice shrimpbowl...................... Newman.


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post #577 of 655 (permalink) Old 09-12-2012, 01:46 PM
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A couple of questions. First is how on earth do you catch the shrimp with that much growth? I'm guessing there is no room for a net in there.

The other is how he led is working out? I'm in the process of growing a bowl in and have tried every flexible lamp I own, but the light is too bright in the room. I did try an ikea lamp that was feat in terms of light, but heated the water when it was on and the temp would climb by 6-8f over the course of the day which I guessing would be too hard on the shrimp, or would cherries be robust enough to tolerate that?
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catching shrimp can be tricky. a small brine shrimp net can fit there if some of the plants are carefully bent. also i can lure the shrimp into one area with food and then quickly extract them with a net at the top of the tank (on the moss at the top).

the LED is decent enough to support growth. before this i had a 11W or 13W CFL that was fine too. what do you mean too bright? distracting?
the ikea light heats at the black socket of the lamp, not directly from the bulb. so i keep it up maybe 6" above the bowl and it doesnt really heat the water...
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Glad to see this is still up and running bud!
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yep, this one will be running for a long time i bet =)
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post #581 of 655 (permalink) Old 09-18-2012, 01:35 AM Thread Starter
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Shipped 12 yellow shrimp out of this bowl today. population has been effectively thinned. there are at least 10 more in here, possibly even more than that. i counted 10 in one spot.
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They must be lovin' the bowl!
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yes they should be
i see two saddled females in there now.
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post #584 of 655 (permalink) Old 10-03-2012, 02:51 AM
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It has been too long since I've read through your thread
Sounds like everything is doing good, but it'd be a lot easier if we could "see" it too

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sure i'll take some pics soon
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