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10-03-2012 03:25 PM
FisheriesOmen Well the bowl is currently empty but starting Monday, the bowl will be revived and this time On my desk at school. Will be starting it with a Dry Start and will contain babies of the 6 Blue Velvets getting shipped out by Speedie today

Carpet plant will be hydroctyle curtosy of H4n. Now that I am getting the Reef side of this hobby settled down its time to kick this side into gear.
10-03-2012 02:09 PM
Originally Posted by FisheriesOmen View Post
lol, well I can't put in any root feeders cause I don't have the correct soil for them (just sand).
Sand works just fine for pretty much any plant you might like to add. Plant debris from your moss, leftover food and shrimp poo will help provide nutrients and it's simple enough to add low level ferts if needed. With something more to climb on, you'd likely see your shrimp more often too. Mine are forever marching along the driftwood branch or clinging upside down to the floaters picking thru the roots for food.
10-03-2012 01:00 PM
99RedSi Love my cherry red shrimp, FisheriesOmen - thank you so much! They are growing quickly
09-07-2012 12:58 AM
Newman sweet moss. just trim a little to get it lower and it will look like a lawn.
08-29-2012 03:08 AM
FisheriesOmen lol, well I can't put in any root feeders cause I don't have the correct soil for them (just sand).
08-20-2012 01:02 PM
xenxes Did the root feeders never take off? Moss only? You should get some steps, or a crypt put in to take some nutrients out of the soil.

Everytime I see your title I'm hungry for ramen :/
08-19-2012 01:44 AM
FisheriesOmen It is about 3-4 gallons (12 inch diameter bowl).
08-19-2012 12:55 AM
Pearl2011 How many gallons is the bowl? That moss is so neat!! I want to do live plant in a two gallon betta tank now, only I dont have anything to attach moss to.
08-12-2012 01:58 AM
FisheriesOmen Haven't been on in a long time so it's only fair that there be an update....

Moss has grow extremely well and I'll probably trim some tomorrow. Also there is an Unknown number of shrimp in there....there's just too much moss lol they all like to hide underneath the DW (which you can't see because it's covered in moss now). Hopefully the population eventually overflows to the point where they HAVE to reveal themselves...
07-13-2012 07:28 PM
FisheriesOmen Berried Female that I got from Newman gave birth while I was camping and there are tons of tiny babies now....probably gonna have to sell some juvies or adults soon to make room for the babies. Will take pictures once I get back from a weekend family reunion -.- just can't stay home for long, can I?
06-25-2012 09:15 PM
FisheriesOmen I don't know what the difference is, I don't care though I'm happy with all my shrimp.
06-25-2012 05:09 PM
Newman they are looking good. that one may be sakura quality shrimp
idk about PFR though.
06-25-2012 05:31 AM
FisheriesOmen Ya I just got algae waffers cause they're cheap and they have them at Petco. Also I'm having a hard time telling if there is enough natural algae for them to eat or if I do need these waffers. Kind of sporadic feeding for the time being.
06-25-2012 03:59 AM
Complexity My RCS don't care much for algae wafers. I find that they love Shirakura food. Just one bag lasts forever. I'm also trying out Replashy, and they seem to really like it, as well. So far, testing Shirakura and Replashy together has shown them to prefer the Shirakura the most.
06-25-2012 03:49 AM
FisheriesOmen This is my 2nd time feeding the shrimp Algae Waffers, first attempt wasn't very successful.....I gave them 1 (which was too large for them) and it was pretty much the day of or after they arrived in shipping so not many, if any, ate anything off it. This time there were 4 takers out of the about 9-12 shrimp in there.
One of the takers was the berried female that my shipment came with and another was the PFR I got.
(Berried Female is giant one on top of food and the PFR is the one half under a rock) Also their reflections on the bowl in the picture is hilarious :P

Also I think the PFR is berried
(this pic was before she got berried, but had taken it before my trip and it actually turned out good!)
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