Planted Tank Guru
Join Date: Apr 2011
Location: Hamilton, Ontario, Canada
I don't consider myself an expert, just someone who has found what works for their shrimp. When I strayed from that, I took a huge hit in population and I've recently went back to the simplier is better method and it's slowly coming back.
I would suggest a website or blogspot too, but then again, mostly it will contain information already found in these forums or other sites. Planet inverts does a great job on listing breeding, water parms, etc for each species. Shrimp now as well, shrimpkeeping, shrimp insider,gtaforums, the various facebook pages for their sites are great info as well, but it's only as useful as those that read,will actually read it fully. That's the problem today in general with the internet. People get into something half cocked because they read something on the internet. I have literally read the entire shrimp section of this site and shrimp now, forums going back years and that's where any knowledge I have comes from mostly, stuff that's already out there. I subscribe to sites like shrimpnews.com and although it a site for commercial breeding in huge farms, you can learn a lot by reading the weekly emails, the journals on the site, the information there can transcribe down to our tanks.
I currently bought a new phone and wanted to upgrade the android on it. There is no official android but dev's have made packages for the phone to upgrade to the latest. I read probably 1000 forum posts before I did it and had no problems. the people that read 2 forum post and then try, usually brick their phones. I now have people offering me money to teamview into their PC's to fix their phones like I am some sort of expert. I have never developed anything for android, I am not a dev, I just read, read, read and now am classified into some uber elite I can fix anything on the Samsung Galaxy S 4G phone guru. lol.
I have no problem with doing a site or book or whatever, but it's only going to paint a very small picture that won't replace spending 3 months reading back to 2009 on here and other sites or reading jumbo prawn farming journals and everything else you can find about shrimp. Google translate rocks for reading some of the German forums.
I guess to sum up my rant, is it will only be useful to those that read whatever you put out as a stepping stone to reading more and doing more research. Those that read it, and expect the get rich quick breeding shrimp scheme, well, nothing will help or benefit them as the information is out there. Also, be prepared for disagreement with anything you put out. lol. Everyone has their own opinion and way. lol.
20g platy, , 2 x 10g shrimp, 3 x 20g shrimp, 7.5g shrimp and 1 great dane/mastiff puppy.
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Last edited by GeToChKn; 10-25-2012 at 07:40 PM.