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Thanks guys - CBS, CRS, TBs, Super Tigers, and Neos are doing well for me; haven't had much luck with OEBTs and BTOEs though

Here's a new setup...
36 x 5.5 gallon tanks
55 gallon sump
Individual water flow valve per tank
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...sadly, it isn't for my shrimp. This is in a zebrafish lab that I work in. We have over 1500 gallons of water, in 5 different rooms, all for these little guys.
Cool thing is that each room has it's own RO faucet! The setups are pretty neat as well...gives me ideas for a potential future (LONG time from now) system.
If my GF ever decides she's had enough of my shrimp shenanigans and decides to dump me because of it, I am not going to learn my lesson. Instead, that's what I'm building right there.
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post #92 of 126 (permalink) Old 03-28-2012, 04:55 PM Thread Starter
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That's Crazy amount of CBS you got there in the video, If only you weren't 4 hours drive from the Twin cities . I Really love the first Blue tiger on this post... Nice setups.
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The Twin Cities isn't too far; I actually make it up there once in a while. Also, shipping is an option

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If my GF ever decides she's had enough of my shrimp shenanigans and decides to dump me because of it, I am not going to learn my lesson. Instead, that's what I'm building right there.
Lol...same here bro!

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Some new pics: nom nom nom!






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Super tigers lookin good
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Hehe, awesome pictures. I like the one climbing all over the snail. XD Free ride! Those're such pretty shrimps.
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what kind of lens do you use for the t1i?
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Thanks guys, trying my best to take good photos of the shrimp. Glad you folks enjoy what mediocre photos I can produce.

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what kind of lens do you use for the t1i?
I'm actually using a Canon 60D now, bought myself one as an early birthday present The lens is the standard 18-135mm that comes in the bundle; haven't had the chance to pick up a macro lens yet.

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Trade me some of your CBS's brotha. They're HOT!
Lol...these guys are alright, I'm trying to selectively breed them for better coloration. I'm on spring break, away from my tanks right now, will PM you when I'm back.

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On another note, I've come up with a plan to utilize some space for more tanks:

Remember this picture from November?


I think I can set up one of those racks above the pairs of 10s and have a shelf for some more tanks. I'm thinking four 5.5s as opposed to a single 10, that way I'll have more room for selective breeding etc. Though there won't be any shelves on the bottom, which will make the top heavy. Hm...I have no garage or space for wood work to build a rack, so if this doesn't work...I'll have to come up with a new plan for more tanks. Crude design plan attached.
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Hit me up anytime brother!

So you joined the Canon Pimp Club... Nice! A 60D too? Even better! Have fun with it! It's got great potential. I already want to upgrade mine.
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Donny,

What are your experiences with keeping mix species shrimp tanks. I keep my CBS with TFRs and my CBS all but died off. I use RO water remineralize with Kent RO Right, but it seems like the TFR had a hugh population explosion, while the CBS population just slowly declined.

Now I have about 3 CBS left. I've noticed during feeding, the TFR would swarm the pellets while the CBS are just left hungry, I don't know if it is normal.

Have you had similar experiences?
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Donny,

What are your experiences with keeping mix species shrimp tanks. I keep my CBS with TFRs and my CBS all but died off. I use RO water remineralize with Kent RO Right, but it seems like the TFR had a hugh population explosion, while the CBS population just slowly declined.

Now I have about 3 CBS left. I've noticed during feeding, the TFR would swarm the pellets while the CBS are just left hungry, I don't know if it is normal.

Have you had similar experiences?
What are your water conditions. PH, GH, KH? Based on what you are describing, it sounds like your water was likely too hard/alkaline for the CBS.

I have the opposite problem, CBS/CBR do fine, but neos don't reproduce and slowly die off.
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My parameters for the mix tank is

Ph: 6.8
Gh: 6
Kh: 6
Tds: 209

How do my parameters look?
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My parameters for the mix tank is

Ph: 6.8
Gh: 6
Kh: 6
Tds: 209

How do my parameters look?
Thai, how did you get your Kh so high? TDS 209 is on the higher side for me but I've seen higher.
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Thai, how did you get your Kh so high? TDS 209 is on the higher side for me but I've seen higher.
No idea. I use the same RO water remineralized with Kent RO Right for 4 of my 15 gallons and their parameters are all different. One has 0 kH, one has 3 kH, and the CBS tank has 6kH.

Maybe the cement blocks I have inside the tank under the ADA AS is causing the kH to increase. It's a bit to late to try removing the blocks.

On a side note, Donny, Do you experience a lot of waste build ups inside your tanks since you only use sponge filters?
How often do you do water changes?
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No idea. I use the same RO water remineralized with Kent RO Right for 4 of my 15 gallons and their parameters are all different. One has 0 kH, one has 3 kH, and the CBS tank has 6kH.

Maybe the cement blocks I have inside the tank under the ADA AS is causing the kH to increase. It's a bit to late to try removing the blocks.

On a side note, Donny, Do you experience a lot of waste build ups inside your tanks since you only use sponge filters?
How often do you do water changes?
I would have to say the cement blocks you have in the tank is a really bad idea as cement has all kinds of additives in it none of which as good for a shrimp tank. Is that the only tank you have cement blocks in ?
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