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Today 12:43 AM
msb The snail population maybe do to overfeeding. For 6 months I stopped dosing ferts and overfed twice a day for nutrients. Giant hygrophilla grew emersed with roots everywhere in tank and all other plants died off except anubias. After awhile the tank became an eyesore so I pulled all stems and now dose Nitrate, phosphate, and traces once a week. Feed fish once a day.

I have about 10-15 cherry shrimp rite now I bought from Fantastic Fins. Near the center of tank I have a big bush of Anubias petites cholla woods and java moss for little shrimp to hide in. Guppies maybe eating little shrimps im not sure. I want to get some more in there to help establish population.
Today 12:13 AM
Maechael What kind of shrimp are you thinking in there?
MTS in my tanks top off around 50 adults, no matter the size of tank.

Might have to increase feedings just to see breeding increase.


Thinking my Poso Rabbit snails might take precendence in breeding, then the MTS and ramshorns in their oen mini setups.
Today 12:06 AM
msb Thanks,

I started out with 6 guppies and had fry within the first 15 minutes of putting them in the tank. I was amazed to say the least. I pulled out like 50-100 to give away about 2 months ago. There are so many fry in there at all times its impossible to count.

Also, started out with like 5 ramshorns and 5 mts and now there are a few ramshorns and at least 500 mts. . The last time I cleaned the filter there was nothing to clean except a bunch of snails that break down everything. Another funny thing with these snails is that at times they will all be burrowed into the substrate then 5 minutes later the whole ground is moving and glass covered with them.

One mystery snail, 3 small bn pleco, and 6 ottos are part of the clean up crew also.
Yesterday 10:49 PM
Maechael Sad to hear limitations Blackheart, happy to hear that it won't stop the hoppy entirely, just dowmsize it a bit.

Welcome MSB, that is a beautiful tank, with what appears to be a few hundred MTS in it. This is great, I really like the way the tank looks. Did you allow in tank breeding or was that supported by outside sources?
Yesterday 07:30 PM
msb Hello everyone,

Taylor Michigan here (downriver)

I have a 40 breeder setup for over 2 years now with mostly Anubias, some crypts, mosses, and different bulbs. Overstocked with guppies, mts snails, and trying to start a colony of shrimps.
Yesterday 01:28 PM
Blackheart Well not so much... I got married in the past 4 months and now, since were living at my house with my father and it's quite a small house, I may have to tear down my current 75 for a smaller tank to save some room for now.
Yesterday 07:06 AM
Maechael The Imperial tropicals on Fleabay has caught my eye a few times, but I'm unwilling to risk 50 bucks for a box of shrimp on Ice right now.

They are what gave me the idea of hunting down a breeder for some culls, and a few higher grade shrimps.


Also, Blackheart if I remember you sold off some equipment and changed a tank or two over since we last spoke, how's that working out?

I've been condensing smaller communities into a 55 gallon lately, which will eventually house these shrimp I speak of.

Would love to see this thread lit up everytime I got on here.
Yesterday 07:01 AM
Blackheart The ones I purchased at Kees said they were grade A cherry shrimp. I also bought some really nice ones on ebay awhile back that were amazing color and I got like 12 of them for 30 bucks or so.
Yesterday 06:54 AM
Maechael My local has rarely stocked, but when they do, 2-5 bucks a pop, Preuss is like 12.99 in Lansing, and Moby Dick's in waterford had the best looking and priced commercially like 2-15 but a large variety and different types.
preuss had some types, but same quality throughout.

I'm looking more in the, "these guys would make my colony look drab" feeder type RCS as these are the bullet proof ones, and I'd buy limited amounts of full reds to breed into, over time adding only pure reds one or two at a time due to cost to increase over all colony quality.


Would love to find a breeder who sells culls, or feeder grade cherries near me, but might have to drive out a bit to get some.


Also, since I'm on here, I'm considering putting in applications for various chain stores, so i can try and be helpful to the community of petowners, and maybe even an LFS or two just to see if they'd hire me.
Yesterday 05:26 AM
Blackheart Kees Aquarium & Pets actually has some pretty sweet Cherry Shrimp. very expensive, though. 5.99 a shrimp!
01-31-2015 06:58 AM
Maechael Updates! Updates and Pictures!

Finally some new pictures, which is awesome.

http://s1293.photobucket.com/user/ma...ent%20activity


Hope someone likes.
01-29-2015 11:39 PM
Maechael Quite possibly, not sure if Novi is within range at the moment.
pm me and we'll discuss further.
01-29-2015 11:33 AM
FishnFins
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So recently rejoined the looking for work party, in my free time I'm condensing multiple tanks into on 55 gallon. Considering craigslisting the small stuff, recoup some fish food funds maybe.

Hoping to surprise the Woman in my life by setting up the Cube I bought her for christmas, and having it ready when she gets home. Beautiful 7.5 tank absolutely the clearest untinted glass tank we own. Thinking shrimp soil from Amazon, and a few small lava rock pieces, solid black substrate and hardscape make plants and critters POP. She needs a pick me up after today.


Hoping to get started on photo practice, and maybe posting pics I promised months years, ago.
find upload paste on page.

Bump: Also still seeking low end shrimps in the area, by low end I mean easier and cheaper.
culls would be awesome if available.
I have a bunch of medium grade cherries if that's what your looking for.
01-29-2015 10:08 AM
Maechael So recently rejoined the looking for work party, in my free time I'm condensing multiple tanks into on 55 gallon. Considering craigslisting the small stuff, recoup some fish food funds maybe.

Hoping to surprise the Woman in my life by setting up the Cube I bought her for christmas, and having it ready when she gets home. Beautiful 7.5 tank absolutely the clearest untinted glass tank we own. Thinking shrimp soil from Amazon, and a few small lava rock pieces, solid black substrate and hardscape make plants and critters POP. She needs a pick me up after today.


Hoping to get started on photo practice, and maybe posting pics I promised months years, ago.
find upload paste on page.

Bump: Also still seeking low end shrimps in the area, by low end I mean easier and cheaper.
culls would be awesome if available.
01-24-2015 01:22 AM
Maechael Well I won't jinx it just yet, but it would be a learning experience from a much more knowledgeable practioner of this hobby.

Also looking for some shrimps if anyone in the closer mid michigan area has some breeding well.


Also, forgot to mention that I have acquired a 110 gallon tank that will eventually hold a very nice reef.
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