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01-17-2013 04:02 AM
Rob in Puyallup Hey Monster...

You still keeping Opae?
10-14-2012 06:42 PM
DeLaFe What type of hydrometer are you using? All of them are pretty inaccurate, but the plastic box type are REALLY bad- they get worse over time. If I ever make it to one of the meets bring a sample of your water and I will bring my refractometer and check it for you.

You should pick up a few pieces of dry live rock, better than the lava rock... It is a 2.5 gal tank, right? I may have a few pieces I can spare from my 180 Gallon reef sump.

Alfred
08-21-2012 06:34 PM
diwu13 . Yea was bumping some of my subscribed threads haha.

Did you try altering the salinity to encourage breeding?
08-21-2012 05:29 PM
Monster Fish Ah, you guys bumped this up lol.

No luck with breeding. I think I lost a few. Not sure how many I have left. Though I see some from time to time picking on the lava rock. They seem to enjoy being in the dark nooks and crannies between the lava rocks than out in the open. The MTS are breeding like crazy and 4/5's of the tank has been smothered by green hair algae. I'm thinking about rescaping when I find a some decent pieces of black lava rock or lace rock.
08-20-2012 06:03 PM
xenxes I killed all of mine and went fresh, hope you're having better luck!
08-20-2012 05:58 PM
diwu13 Any updates MonsterFish? Any luck with breeding?
02-21-2012 04:10 PM
xenxes That was my concern too, do they spend most of the time in the rock piles or the algae? Have you experimented with moss? Hoping they eat algae/microfauna in java moss. Still don't have much algae-- I threw in a wafer to seed algae and all it did was make the water brown lol.

I just did a little rescaping, will post a pic soon.
02-21-2012 07:35 AM
Monster Fish The only thing I don't like about the rock piles is that I rarely see most of the shrimp. Next time I rescape, I am going to do a layer of lava rock along the bottom and float the algae near the surface.
02-21-2012 06:08 AM
xenxes It's impossible to do a good scape with lava rocks, I think I'll just pile it on

Maybe I'll pile them on the edge like you did, except both sides since I don't have enough algae.
02-17-2012 03:19 AM
xenxes I think I did
02-17-2012 03:16 AM
Monster Fish I think you posted in the wrong thread. Lol
02-17-2012 02:47 AM
xenxes So the Coralife light has a shimmering effect, don't know if this is intended with marine lights or if it's a product defect. Either way it makes me nauseous. Can anyone recommend another light replacement for the Edge (assuming I don't want to cut off the top/plastic?)... clip on a Fluval 13W, or Finnex 26W at the filter area?
02-16-2012 08:16 AM
Monster Fish
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Will pouring such a concentrated salt amount into the tank at once hurt the shrimp at all?
Hasn't affect my shrimp yet. Also I only add saltwater to the tank during water changes. I pour a little bit of the salt solution into the aquarium then follow up with some fresh, dechlorinated tap water afterwards. When topping off evaporation loss, I just use dechlorinated tap water.
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I'm sure it does, on the box it says not to pour directly into tanks with animals. Good thing I don't, yet
It only says to not put the salt directly into the tank. As long as you mix the salt with water before adding it into the tank, the shrimp should be fine.
02-16-2012 07:18 AM
xenxes I'm sure it does, on the box it says not to pour directly into tanks with animals. Good thing I don't, yet
02-16-2012 06:39 AM
diwu13
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How are you mixing the salt? I bought a 10lb box of Petco brand marine salt and I use the scoop that comes with it. When Im making saltwater, I use a smaller container filled with water to create a super saturated solution. I then pour it into the tank slowly. You might have to give the tank a quick stir to evenly distribute the salt mix into the tank. That way you will avoid false readings of 1.02 when instead it's actually 1.25 (like I've done before).
Will pouring such a concentrated salt amount into the tank at once hurt the shrimp at all?
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