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@marko@ 05-20-2013 01:00 AM

Markos ADA30C Shrimpery - Baby TB 11/13/13
 
after a few months of preparation, i finally set up a tank intended to breed crystal shrimp.
just finished planting it earlier today - except for one patch that i dont know what i want to put in. here is what i have so far.

FTS:
http://imageshack.us/a/img839/4501/img7652r.jpg

e. parviflorus dwarf:
http://imageshack.us/a/img836/6315/img7653z.jpg

baby b. sekadau:
http://imageshack.us/a/img21/5394/img7654r.jpg

m. pteporus threadleaf:
http://imageshack.us/a/img801/4865/img7655a.jpg

GMYukonon24s 05-20-2013 03:22 PM

You have a nice start, I like the way you but in the different substrates.

MABJ 05-20-2013 03:41 PM

Markos ADA30C Shrimpery
 
Nice start. I wish the sponge was black, but this will come along well.

This looks about 8 gallons?

@marko@ 05-20-2013 08:24 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by GMYukonon24s (Post 3402946)
You have a nice start, I like the way you but in the different substrates.

thanks. ive always wanted to try a sand foreground.
too bad it will take forever to fill in.

Quote:

Originally Posted by MABJ (Post 3403066)
Nice start. I wish the sponge was black, but this will come along well.

This looks about 8 gallons?

me too. but i will likely swap it out with a stainless steel intake cover. though just having a sponge prefilter is pretty useful for more than just keeping shrimp out.

yep. its a 30C cube, just under 8 gal.
i know that preferably a 20 gal should be used for stability, but im think if i do a 1 gal WC every other day, that should make the water chemistry pretty stable.

MABJ 05-20-2013 08:50 PM

Markos ADA30C Shrimpery
 
Actually I think this should be perfect. I'd consider some Salvinia minima to suck up excess nutrients, but past that, I've actually got CRS thriving -- but not breeding -- in a 2 gal.

I do not do water changes. I find they bother them more than anything.

Mine really aren't breeding because the space is too small, but you should be golden.

@marko@ 05-20-2013 10:37 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by MABJ (Post 3405090)
Actually I think this should be perfect. I'd consider some Salvinia minima to suck up excess nutrients, but past that, I've actually got CRS thriving -- but not breeding -- in a 2 gal.

I do not do water changes. I find they bother them more than anything.

Mine really aren't breeding because the space is too small, but you should be golden.

thats great news :)
i havent bothered checking my nitrogenous, and dont even have a TDS meter yet. no need while im waiting for the tank to cycle. ill probably check on ammonia and nitrates in a week. and im just using tap to cycle the tank. ill swap it out for remineralized RODI before i add the shrimp.

on the plus side, my plants are actually pearling. and the CO2 is set low (about 1bps), but it seems to be plenty for em:
http://imageshack.us/a/img835/6499/img7659dj.jpg
http://imageshack.us/a/img835/6499/img7659dj.jpg

h4n 05-20-2013 10:44 PM

Re: Markos ADA30C Shrimpery
 
Ya you need a ss filter guard :P

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@marko@ 06-05-2013 10:56 PM

tanks progressing nicely. still have nitrites though... once they drop ill add a few otos. then when i can keep the temps lower, ill invest in some cool shrimp
http://imageshack.us/a/img35/5961/img8015x.jpg
http://imageshack.us/a/img835/5670/img8016fc.jpg
http://imageshack.us/a/img268/1703/img8021.JPG
http://imageshack.us/a/img196/7776/img8019l.jpg
http://imageshack.us/a/img801/128/img8017aq.jpg
http://imageshack.us/a/img441/4175/img8018zm.jpg


h4n, do you make stainless steel intake strainers?

@marko@ 06-30-2013 07:56 PM

the growth in this tank is excellent - particularly since im using next to no CO2, and most of the plants are supposed to be slow growers anyway. there was at one point diatoms, and for a few days a single tuft of BBA, but now the tank is spotless. the best part is i next to never do water changes (since im not dosing anything), and only need to drop in a zucchini slice once a week to make sure the otos are happy.

FTS:
http://imageshack.us/a/img809/8487/0nwy.jpg

Otos munching on zucchini:
http://imageshack.us/a/img189/717/4xum.jpg
http://imageshack.us/a/img69/9900/xpp9.jpg
http://imageshack.us/a/img707/5229/pu9f.jpg
http://imageshack.us/a/img27/8273/8ahh.jpg

this one prefers to work for his food and keep the tank clean:
http://imageshack.us/a/img37/498/thzw.jpg
http://imageshack.us/a/img541/5337/y9uv.jpg
http://imageshack.us/a/img94/1060/r9r5.jpg

m. pteporus 'threadleaf' and f. fontanus:
http://imageshack.us/a/img268/5391/gj5.JPG

f. fontanus has grown in very nicely, and fast:
http://imageshack.us/a/img713/1826/s1cu.jpg

new buce:
http://imageshack.us/a/img841/3442/zr9w.jpg

e. parviflorus 'dwarf' - a new favorite of mine:
http://imageshack.us/a/img706/9932/6y2j.jpg

ramshorn racing to get to the zuc:
http://imageshack.us/a/img827/5919/1yl5.jpg

@marko@ 09-01-2013 09:44 PM

the TBs are in! got 5 from speedie, and they are absolutely amazing. got a panda, shadow panda, king kong, wine red, and blue bolt. i only managed to get shots of the king kong, wine red, and shadow panda. i love how shiny their carapaces look.
king kong:
http://imageshack.us/a/img31/9406/7p6.JPG

shadow panda:
http://imageshack.us/a/img542/5707/kwyk.jpg

wine red:
http://imageshack.us/a/img96/7079/0ae5.jpg


pics of the blue bolt to come when i see him.

@marko@ 09-02-2013 08:53 PM

got a shot of the blue bolt
http://imageshack.us/a/img15/3483/1dq9.jpg

Duck5003 09-03-2013 01:03 AM

Ahhhh i'm so jealous! I cant wait to get a TB tank set up. Awesome shrimp Marko!!

@marko@ 09-03-2013 05:45 PM

thanks.
they are so awesome looking. im really hopeful that they start breeding for me (once they reach adult size - they are about .75" right now).
im kinda concerned about my kh being 2 today, a little bit higher than preferred, not sure why, since i have ADA AS and use RO water. ill have to test my RO water (maybe i need to change my membrane), and then test it after remineralizing (though the mosura mineral plus ultra says it does not affect KH). if both are dont have carbonates, then ill assume its the ADA sand i used as a foreground that has some carbonate in it. if thats the case ill just wait and see if the shrimp can breed at the kh. if not, then ill go through the pain of removing the sand.

somewhatshocked 09-03-2013 11:21 PM

The Wine Red is gorgeous!

Thanks for always posting such great pictures.

dbot 09-04-2013 12:01 AM

I dig the layout and the fauna. So friggin sweet. Good luck breeding!


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