|10-05-2012 03:43 PM|
|acitydweller||If u are mixing your own dry ferts, just remove the ingredients listed earlier.|
|10-05-2012 03:19 PM|
ph - 6.6
ammonia - 0
nitrate - 40
nitrite - 0
phosphate - more than 10
gh - 3
kh - 3
Acclimating, who has time for that? (that was a joke, but yes...i don't do it)
pm'ed Rachel, she said the shrimps can't handle the nitrate, way too high.
So, although my plants are thriving, I think I found the culprit. Going forward, for the mini tank for my son, no more dry ferts..will stick with just root tabs
|10-05-2012 09:10 AM|
|acitydweller||Kno3 should be eliminated or dialed back if you are doing ei ferts as the nitrates can quickly exceed 20ppm within days. Also inverts have had adverse effects from plantex CSM-b from what I read so this also may need to be dialed back or eliminated as part of your regiment.|
|10-05-2012 08:48 AM|
Always drip acclimate!!!
But I think something has to be off in his parameters also.
|10-05-2012 08:34 AM|
I always drop mine straight in and never had a problem >.>
but I think his params are kind of whack...
|10-05-2012 07:50 AM|
I have groups of oto's in both my shrimp tanks and never saw an issue between them.
What are the parameters of these tanks and how did you acclimate these shrimp?
|10-05-2012 07:06 AM|
|aokashi||nope... my ottos before didnt even touch the teensey babies...|
|10-05-2012 04:26 AM|
I also have a very strong suspicion that an Otto I put in the little 4 gallon has something to do with the missing shrimps. Before the addition, the shrimps colored up nicely, was molting and eating. Any truth to this? Will ottos bother shrimps?
|10-05-2012 04:18 AM|
|Monster Fish||Oh, ok. Keep a watch on your CO2 and don't overdo it.|
|10-05-2012 04:04 AM|
I thought I killed off one of the ghost shrimps because he didnt appear after I dumped them all in the tank...
but it seems like he was the smart of the three and hid from my betta until lights out.
|10-05-2012 03:54 AM|
Actually, I retract what I said before...I only killed 3 out of 5 amanos...just saw 2 walking around.
|10-05-2012 02:16 AM|
|Monster Fish||Is this the 72 gallon or the cube?|
|10-05-2012 02:14 AM|
Ok, its official now, I will call my tank...The Tank of Death for Shrimps.
I somehow killed off my amano shrimps that I just got yesterday.
Who actually kills off hardy amanos?!? Apparently me.....
Before that, 12 blue Rilis didn't make it either. And this past summer, I Lost over 150 crs, babies and all. I blame that on the extreme NYC heatwave this year.
|10-05-2012 12:27 AM|
|ren||Damn 1 bps in a 3 gallon! That's crazy well good luck with the new batch and post some pictures.|
|10-04-2012 01:42 PM|
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