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post #16 of 100 (permalink) Old 08-27-2013, 02:16 PM
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Love those tanks! Lucky shrimpies

I suffer from MTS...and enjoy every minute
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post #17 of 100 (permalink) Old 08-27-2013, 04:05 PM Thread Starter
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I can't tell you how happy I am to find myself in the middle of so many Dr Who fans. I'm gearing up for shrimps to land today... I hope I don't screw something up!

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The shrimpies are here!



Soothing Shrimp packs them very well! That cottony gray stuff completely surrounded the bags of shrimp (wrapped in newspaper in the photo).

Finally I unwrapped the bags.



The little guys were zipping all over the place. Wow, they're fast!

I took pictures of them while they were drip acclimating, but the cell phone didn't do a great job considering the containers were pretty much in the dark on the floor. It only took me a few minutes to figure out how to make the airflow control valves work at the proper speed.

Soothing... what kind of moss did you include? Inquiring minds want to know!

Most of the shrimp pics I took were blurry messes, but here are a couple:






I'm sure they'll color up a bit once they settle in. Shipping couldn't have been very fun.

I know the two youngest kids and myself are having a great time with them so far. The rest of the family probably think we're insane. LOL

Thanks again, Soothing Shrimp! You've helped create another happy shrimper!

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Woooo! Congrats on the new shrimp certainly came from a great stock!
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post #21 of 100 (permalink) Old 08-28-2013, 03:21 PM
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Looks like they're pretty stressed, but they'll relax in a few days. Good to see they arrived safely, and they'll love their new tanks!

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@Duck5003... Thanks! I had planned on getting stock from Soothing for a long time.

@jkan... I was nervous, since I've never had shrimp before. I'm so glad it all went so smoothly!

@Soothing Shrimp... Yeah, surprisingly, they went right to grazing in the tanks. I think they were just happy they weren't being tossed about in a box anymore. What kind of moss was in the bags, do you know?

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I have a mix of christmas and taiwan moss I send with the shrimp.

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Awesome!

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post #26 of 100 (permalink) Old 08-28-2013, 07:48 PM Thread Starter
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Springfield... a bit south of you, jkan.

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Color is improving today. BVs looking much better, and one molted. Found a crumpled exoskeleton on the sand. Yellows a bit brighter, too.


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Coloring up nicely.

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And they keep improving, Soothing. Spotted a molt in the yellow tank, too. I assume that means they're settling in well.

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post #30 of 100 (permalink) Old 08-29-2013, 03:31 PM
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Well, to be honest, molts mean there is a water param change. heh

But due to coloring up, it means they're settling in well.

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