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post #106 of 126 (permalink) Old 04-10-2012, 07:16 PM Thread Starter
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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?
Sorry for the late reply. I haven't had much issue with keeping mix species, my shrimp breed relatively similar. But do keep in mind that Neocaridinas are usually hardier and more prolific. Also, in my case, my tanks were stocked with Neos first, then Caridinas, so the Neos had a jumpstart. Your KH is a bit high, and it could be due to the cement blocks. For TDS, I try to hit ~150. My sponge filters output water pretty strong, so there's not much waste, but ADA AS does break down over time so it'll start getting dusty. I do 20% WC twice a month.

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post #107 of 126 (permalink) Old 04-20-2012, 09:57 PM Thread Starter
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Took some pics this morning:





The Showdown: Ramshorn vs. Wine Red for Mosura Specialty food


And two new videos - kind of shaky, out of focus, and bright lighting, I haven't done much video editing and don't have a good program to do it with, so I just uploaded them as is from the cam. Watch in HD and 3D!

CRS: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rL__BWjPCgs
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That's a beautiful mama CRS in pic #2 btw....and nice singing!

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Waaaa! Red tigers!
Why are people posting what I can't have (yet) today?!??!
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That's a beautiful mama CRS in pic #2 btw....and nice singing!
Yep, my favorite lady, she's been with me for a long time also

lol! playing guitar and singing was once a hobby for me; I usually just did it for fun at open mics etc., but thanks, by no means am I any good. lol...

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Waaaa! Red tigers!
Why are people posting what I can't have (yet) today?!??!
Red Tigers courtesy of Speedie! These have berried and released for me; problem is, they are in a tank with Rilis, so all the babies look the same right now!

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Nice pics brother! And shrimp are awesome!
Thanks! Still gotta get a macro lens...these few pics were decent out of LOTS that I took -_-

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I picked up a set of diopters (no $ for a true macro lens yet!) and have been playing around with them. They seem to work okay, just have to be steady and expect to take LOTS of pics from which one or two will turn out "decent." Some examples:






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Me likey!

I like my entire shrimp to be more in focus most of the time but your shots work well with the big aperture off the dioplers. Good stuff brother!
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Nice ones.Beautiful shrimps and great pictures!!!!!
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Any pics of 'em red tigers?

Great CBS btw, love that glossy black look
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Me likey!

I like my entire shrimp to be more in focus most of the time but your shots work well with the big aperture off the dioplers. Good stuff brother!
Lol, funny you mention that; capturing the whole shrimp in focus is actually what I want to do. Not sure if I'm just lacking the skills (most likely ) or need a macro lens or what. Any tips?

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Nice ones.Beautiful shrimps and great pictures!!!!!
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Any pics of 'em red tigers?

Great CBS btw, love that glossy black look
I'll try to get some pictures of the Red Tigers. They are in a low tank with my bed in the way, but with the tilt screen on my camera, I should be able to play around and get some shots.

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nice shrimp dude, you live near bayview area?
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Nice pics and shrimp!

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i'm really digging that shrimp with the candy cane nose. that is so unreal... love it!

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