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Does low light really make CRS color pale?

My parents aren't allowing me to get another tank, so I'm
thinking about doing a Low-tech tank. No filter, light, etc.
I've read guides saying low-light makes the color of CRS pale.
Is this true? The light in my room is pretty bright, but just to
make sure.

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post #2 of 8 (permalink) Old 01-24-2013, 12:09 AM
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All shrimp fade their colors in the darkness to varying degrees. it's a survival trick I'm sure.

Your room light is not bright enough.

Maybe if your parents say no more tanks you should listen to them
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You wouldn't want a CRS tank without a filter either...
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post #4 of 8 (permalink) Old 01-24-2013, 01:20 AM
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Off topic, by why do type
all your posts and press enter
and not let the line wrap around.
It's hard to read your posts
sometimes when they
are so broken up into
small sentences instead of just typing and letting a full line type as it types and not press enter?

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Off topic, by why do type
all your posts and press enter
and not let the line wrap around.
It's hard to read your posts
sometimes when they
are so broken up into
small sentences instead of just typing and letting a full line type as it types and not press enter?

Well, it's a long story, but when I first "learned"
how to type, I would always space it out like this,
so I've been doing it every since. I won't do it from now
on if it's hard to read though. Never knew it was a bother.
:/
Starting.... after this post. LOL
And ok, I won't get another tank. :/ But at what WPG
would you say they start getting pale? (.5?) If I were to move them to another tank, would they get their color back?

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post #6 of 8 (permalink) Old 01-24-2013, 02:28 AM
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Yeah that typing isn't conducive to reading.. However on your topic of lighting for shrimp..

Let me just say it seems like you really want CRS. But it doesn't seem like you have the environment or space for them at this time.

Why not take a step back and just let yourself enjoy the tanks you have now.

I had to remind myself the same advice when I started this hobby.

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post #7 of 8 (permalink) Old 01-24-2013, 01:57 PM
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Ya take care of the tanks you have, show you can take care of them for a while and maybe your parents would let you get another one. Try sneaking a tank in and get caught, and you may loose all your tanks.

I "want" a TB tank, a cardinal tank, and about 10 others in addition to my tanks but I can't right now, so I have to deal. lol. I'm 39 and don't have parents telling me no, it's just life.

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its interesting that g mentioned as my replies from my blackberry all tend to be shorter in length as the screen is only 4 fingers wide.

on topic, keep in mind that shrimp will breed once things get stable so the inability to keep another tank might actually be a blessing in disguise as you may end up with more shrimp than you know what to do with...

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