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post #1351 of 3014 (permalink) Old 05-30-2012, 11:20 PM
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Hey Van
i'm just curious
when u build a shrimp rack, are u going to breed only CRS or add more kind of shrimps?
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i'm just curious
when u build a shrimp rack, are u going to breed only CRS or add more kind of shrimps?
At this point, I have no plans for getting other types of shrimp. I only have CRS and a few RCS that were in my 90 gal. The extra tanks is for separating out the PRL when I am hopefully breeding them. The plan is to do what Shawn (kangshiang) does with his various strings.

I already have 4 CRS tanks that are non PRL and I am hoping to do the the same with the Shawn's CRS.

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post #1354 of 3014 (permalink) Old 05-30-2012, 11:57 PM
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yeah, but he's running buffering substrate AND peat. he's gotta be pushing 8.0 out of the tap.
That remind me to get a new pH meter. I have not tested any of the new CRS tank pH since my old meter had to be retired cause I left it out.

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Oh... u gonna focus on one kind
your 3 other crs tanks , what kind of subs do u use? , and do they breed well???

btw my crs is from kangshiang
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Nice CRS.

I can't tell whether the new tank will breed well or not. My most successful breeding CRS tank is still my 5gal that has given me at least 500 CRS so far. What's not sold so far are in the other 3 20gal now. Each of the tank are holding S, SS and SSS. They all have berried female. I will find out over the next 2-3 months to see how those tank do.

All my new CRS tank uses fluval stratum. I really wanted to use worm castings again but I prefer not to mess with castings is large amount. If these don't work, I'll switch them.


The CRS I recently got from Shawn are 1st, 2nd and 3rd stringer.

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if i have a skill to set up a worm casting tank,
i like to set up 20 5gal worm casting crs tanks
i like to hear how ur crs breeding in other tanks in the future
since u going to breed CRS a lot , i will have only one crs tank and breed other shrimps
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if i have a skill to set up a worm casting tank,
i like to set up 20 5gal worm casting crs tanks
i like to hear how ur crs breeding in other tanks in the future
since u going to breed CRS a lot , i will have only one crs tank and breed other shrimps
Master Van...i like that he needs a new name now anyhow, what with the addition of a shrimp rack
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if i have a skill to set up a worm casting tank,
i like to set up 20 5gal worm casting crs tanks
i like to hear how ur crs breeding in other tanks in the future
since u going to breed CRS a lot , i will have only one crs tank and breed other shrimps
What are your other shrimp? Maybe I should get some OEBT to try and breeding.. J/K.

Like I told Bill, not really looking to just breed to sell. Only selling what I don't have room to keep to offset some of the cost of running all these tanks. I don't really push to sell them, that's why it's not even listed on SnS and I should (need to get rid of quite a few).

I am far from being any master. Just trying some of the methods of raising breeding discus on CRS.

You are probably more into having a nice looking display tank. My worm castings tank is ugly and has only one purpose only (turning out CRS babies). I am just hoping to refine more of my original CRS and have a crown only tank.

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Master Van...i like that he needs a new name now anyhow, what with the addition of a shrimp rack
New tank on hold for now.. working hard on trying to turn out some discus to particate in a discus growout challenge on another forum.

Thank will be up soon.. just keeping my fingers crossed on hoping to see at least a berried female from the first stringer PRL.

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yeah, but he's running buffering substrate AND peat. he's gotta be pushing 8.0 out of the tap.
Yeah - tap is 8.0

Weird thing is I have soft water. I always thought soft water tended to be acidic and hard water basic.

Don't really understand how there can be a high Ph without a mineral buffer. Maybe i'll do some searching today and see if I can find an answer.

Master Van - You're water is similar out of the tap right? Any idea why its wacky?
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Man, 8.0 out of the tap? I would be cutting it with distilled or ro water. Although, you do have the ph at a manageable level for crs.
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Yeah - tap is 8.0

Weird thing is I have soft water. I always thought soft water tended to be acidic and hard water basic.

Don't really understand how there can be a high Ph without a mineral buffer. Maybe i'll do some searching today and see if I can find an answer.

Master Van - You're water is similar out of the tap right? Any idea why its wacky?
Dan,

I think my water is a bit more soft than yours. Soft water doesn't always have low pH. Water company may be putting your water through lots of aeration which will cause the high pH.

Here is a test for you if you have not done it before.

Take a bucket of tap. Measure the pH
Do another bucket with an airstone in it.

Test each bucket 24 hours later. Report back the 3 readings.

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Duh.....i forgot aerating the h2o releases carbon and raises ph. And that is the reason you are Master Van
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post #1365 of 3014 (permalink) Old 05-31-2012, 10:23 PM
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i need to order 3-4 bags of this soil soon
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