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post #1 of 5 (permalink) Old 11-03-2012, 05:12 PM Thread Starter
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Who likes BABIES!?

I just wanted to thank you guys again for helping me a few weeks ago. Over the last 10 months or so my CRS colony had dwindled from 400+ down to less than 50 and I was ready to give up on them completely, but your advice on tweeking the water params by just a little bit has totally turned things around. All it took was raising the TDS from 70 to 120ppm and they began breeding again. In return for your assistance, I wanted to share a few pictures I just took.

These little babies are now ALL OVER my tank. At any given time I can see 20-30 of them, and I'm sure there are plenty more than that.

And here's a picture of one of my very best berried shrimp. I've got mostly S-S+ grade shrimp left after disease and overly-soft water ravaged my tank, so I can't wait to see what kind of babies this nearly SSS grade mama delivers.

Thanks again! And if all goes well I'm sure I'll be selling some shrimp to you guys come spring time!

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post #3 of 5 (permalink) Old 11-03-2012, 05:43 PM
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Some nice patterns on those 3 babies. Hopefully you can get that population up to 1000!
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My tank's fairly big (40 gallon long 48" x 12" x 16") but 1000 shrimp might be a little bit crowded. Lol

I'll be more than satisfied if I can just grow enough that my shrimp hobby can fund itself. There's a couple species I really want and no money to do so with.
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Eh you'd have to do weekly water changes of like 30%, but that tank could easily hold 1000
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