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post #316 of 342 (permalink) Old 10-25-2012, 03:17 AM Thread Starter
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Thanks, I'm glad you like the tank as iy is also my favorite.

You are correct this is the the light I use and it works great, the white lights are 8K and it gives me nice growth.

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post #317 of 342 (permalink) Old 10-28-2012, 05:12 PM
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I think that you should put some blyxa in there!

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post #318 of 342 (permalink) Old 10-28-2012, 08:16 PM Thread Starter
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I have Blyxa aubertii and Blyxa japonica in my 150 and they are both doing poorly without CO2 and even if the Aqua Soil were to help I'm not a big fan of the plant, I don't like the BIG bouyant plant with a tiny root system. I would mind trying some Pogostemon helferi if it will grow without CO2 or ferts, I mainly keep this tank free of anything that would harm my TT's so they can breed and between the Cholla, Subwassertang, and Fissidens you would hardly know that there are any shrimp in the tank, they love to hide.
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post #319 of 342 (permalink) Old 10-28-2012, 08:36 PM
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the fissidens looks really good
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post #320 of 342 (permalink) Old 10-28-2012, 09:51 PM
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woah, you have blyxa aubertii? I'd be interested in buying some from you if youre willing to sell it.
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post #321 of 342 (permalink) Old 10-31-2012, 07:21 PM Thread Starter
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woah, you have blyxa aubertii? I'd be interested in buying some from you if youre willing to sell it.
I only have 3 plants in my 150 and it was a CO2 tank but it's been cut off for several months so the Blyxa aubertii is not in great shape but I will keep you in mind at our next club auction.
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post #322 of 342 (permalink) Old 10-31-2012, 11:52 PM
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thanks man, i've been looking all over for that plant.
yes if you get any, i can definitely be a sure purchaser of it
I really like the plant. (why is it so bloody rare?)
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post #323 of 342 (permalink) Old 11-08-2012, 12:57 PM Thread Starter
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These aren't great quality photos but they do show how these TT's are breeding, also the largest shrimp in the photo is a juvenile female who has just matured enough to breed and she is carrying a light load of about 8 eggs, I'd say about half of what a mature female carries.

This tank is just full of tiny shrimp too, they are so small that I have to get a magnifying glass to look for them when I remove the food bowl so it won't be long before this one is full of shrimp.

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post #324 of 342 (permalink) Old 11-08-2012, 01:05 PM
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I think your pictures look just fine. This makes me want some TT's.

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post #325 of 342 (permalink) Old 11-08-2012, 01:34 PM
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darn, those pictures still look so much like cherry shrimp to me maybe its because i have never kept TTs myself but only kept cherries. but still..

do any of your TTs have the black stripe markings on them? that can be another way to tell the two shrimp apart. they also have a slightly different shape and appearance:
http://img38.imageshack.us/img38/8287/shrimps12.jpg
The only reason i keep sounding like a broken record is because I really do not want you to get into trouble or get bad feedback when you sell your TTs and some wind up to be cherry shrimp instead.
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post #326 of 342 (permalink) Old 11-09-2012, 04:50 AM Thread Starter
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The original shrimp had the Tiger markings but all of these are young/juvinile and the markings aren't visable yet, I'm going to give the number for a good eye doctor.

You can see the tiger markings in post 283 and the markings and color difference between the two species in post 278.
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I love your pics, the shrimp are great.
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I'll keep on watching this and supporting because i like the tank, but don't say i didn't warn you ;P
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post #329 of 342 (permalink) Old 11-09-2012, 10:59 PM Thread Starter
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The original order was Tangerine Tigers and Taiwan Painted Fire Red which were so red they were a little chalky looking or like a cooked crab/lobster, the TT's have a very orange translucent look along with the tiger stripes. If you click on this photo you can see the color and striping on the TT's, but it's not a very dominate stripe and I've only noticed it in the older shrimp, right know there is nothing in the tank that is older than 7-12-12 so they are 4 months old and working on what seems to be the 4th generation if you go by different sizes in the tank.

Now your make me paranoid, I know they are TT's, I know they are TT's, TT's???


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post #330 of 342 (permalink) Old 11-10-2012, 02:21 PM
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those yellower ones in the last two pics you posted are indeed TTs. (3 in the first photo and the one in the second photo). if you still have shrimp like them around in your tank then those are also definitely TTs. just didnt see any in some of your other pics you posted recently.
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