|06-20-2013 07:42 AM|
|miss D||How many oebt's did you put in your 5 gal? Just starting mine, but also have 1 mystery snail & 2 male guppies in tank - what do you think???|
|08-10-2012 06:16 PM|
|The Big Buddha||Nice controller- I have only seen them with red or blue displays. Could you PM me where you got it? Mine are both red.|
|08-03-2012 11:32 PM|
This is not intended to be a vendor review, just a vent of my frustration.
Well after my excitement after finding my first berried OEBT I was greatly disappointed today. I made an order with a vendor that wont be name but all but one of my shrimp from that order arrived dead. Luckily they were not OEBTs but they were supposed to go into this tank. The packaging was not great, compared to the hobbyist that sell here and are not running a business it is horrible. This vendor sells breather bags but does not use them and only wraps the bags containing the shrimp sparsely in newspaper. Some foam insulation would have been nice or at least more newspaper. The bags were filled barely with any water. The shrimp were sent from within the state and I stayed home just to receive them. I greeted the mailman and opened the package immediately. Depending on how this vendor addresses things I might not ever order from the again. Sorry for the rant, but I expect someone who is running an online business to have at least the same packaging standards as hobbyist here. All the shrimp I have ordered from this site have been package professionally. All of them used breather bags and newspapers, but most of them had at least foam insulation and one had fiberglass.
Trying to acclimate and not shock the remaining shrimp is kind of hard. I opened the bag immediately to dump the bag water into my acclimating container, dripped tank water, added some prime, and removed the dead shrimp after the picture below.
|08-03-2012 06:15 PM|
The evolve light is now hanging on my breeder box which is currently filled with trims and moss.
My rili tank last time I checked on Tuesday was at: TDS 180; GH 5; KH 1; PH 6.8
|08-03-2012 10:31 AM|
If your rilis aren't breeding, check tds and gh/kh/ph to verify that everything is within range.
What happened to the LEDs on your evolve? I had to have aqueous replace one and now my second evolve tank led is failing too.
Nice work on keeping the temps down. Quite some effort but rewarding in the end.
|08-03-2012 09:16 AM|
|dubels||I don't know if Azoo Max Breed can take credit for the berried shrimp because my rili tank was fed that too. But right after I started feeding it to my tanks I got berried shrimp. I just recently set up this OEBT tank and the PFR tank has been going for a few months without berried shrimp.|
|08-03-2012 07:56 AM|
|flowerfishs||they only berried under the right water condition. My CRS use to breed crazy, but after I redo the tank and they stop breed.|
|08-03-2012 07:11 AM|
Found a berried OEBT!!! Don't know if you can see this very clearly but this OEBT is carrying eggs. Now both of my PFR and OEBT tanks have berried females. I wonder why my rili tank hasn't had a berried female yet.
I have to say this shrimp only tank is my new favorite tank. I added some red rilis, blue velvets and other rili mutations into the tank (Bought Xenxes Identity Crisis Rili package). I love sitting at my desk now, the shrimp just zoom around the tank. I am not sure if I will keep the red rilis in this tank for long. I got the package of rilis mainly for the blue velvets, I want to see how the red rili develop and I might use them to diversify my rili tank. I can also see my rili tank and new bowl from my desk.
|08-02-2012 07:56 AM|
Got at least one deep blue tiger.
|07-29-2012 03:31 AM|
Checked parameters today:
Temp: 71-72; PH: 7.2; KH: 4; GH: 7; TDS 220; Ammonia: 0; Nitrite: 0; Nitrate: 0.
The TDS is high because they were kept in a higher TDS tank before I got them, in the mid 300s. I am slowly lowering it to keep them from dying off from TDS shock. Aiming for a TDS of 160. Temp stays around 71-72 with the fan and heater temp controller.
|07-20-2012 03:37 AM|
|dubels||For the ebi aquatek sells a single fan unit. Or you can check eBay for non name brand ones for cheaper and they look exactly the sme.|
|07-20-2012 03:21 AM|
Where'd you get the fan? I live in Alabama and while my downstairs tank is doing fine at 72, the new shrimp tank I just set up is like 78 without a heater or anything (despite the house being at 73...). I'd like to keep OEBT as well so I'm trying to figure out a solution before I start stocking.
Although I have a Fluval Ebi for these guys and I'm loathe to take the top off since it looks so clean and minimalist with it, I'd also like to get them not dying
I'm enjoying your tank journal as well, looks like it's coming along nicely!
|07-19-2012 08:04 PM|
|dubels||Thanks. Hopefully I'll get everything around the tank cleaned up so I can take a enter picture. I am not really satisfied with the plants in the tank. I just wanted to have everything set for the shrimp.|
|07-19-2012 05:50 PM|
|NWA-Planted||I like the temp controller! very nice touch|
|07-19-2012 05:10 PM|
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