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Forum: Tank Journals   09-25-2015, 03:14 PM
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Views: 4,118
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I like the layout but if it were me I would put...

I like the layout but if it were me I would put some tall, non aggressive, plant in the back. Possibly Rotala or maybe Bacopa and let them stretch all the way to the top of the tank...

Just a...
Forum: Shrimp & Other Invertebrates   09-08-2015, 03:51 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 791
Posted By TECKSPEED
Do you have a tds meter? This will tell you where...

Do you have a tds meter? This will tell you where your at. They are cheap on Amazon. Once you get a tds meter you can measure your tap water. The spring water I get measures 3 tds but my tap measures...
Forum: Shrimp & Other Invertebrates   09-07-2015, 02:51 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 791
Posted By TECKSPEED
I don't use a heater take the heater out. Also...

I don't use a heater take the heater out. Also keep your tds between 120 and 140 that will help with the molting issue.

Also I have otocinclus in my shrimp tank as well with no problems.

Based...
Forum: Lighting   09-07-2015, 02:46 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 289
Posted By TECKSPEED
Natural day light is 6500k that usually is a nice...

Natural day light is 6500k that usually is a nice low to medium range. Others may know more but that's what I've always thought to be low to medium.

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Forum: Shrimp & Other Invertebrates   02-24-2015, 11:50 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,177
Posted By TECKSPEED
Cool so I hadn't been on here in a while so I...

Cool so I hadn't been on here in a while so I didnt see the other thread on the stripe. I just looked it up and it seems to be a genetic trait that is completely normal.
Forum: Shrimp & Other Invertebrates   02-24-2015, 02:09 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,177
Posted By TECKSPEED
Not sure if this will back anyone's claim here...

Not sure if this will back anyone's claim here but I noticed a few of them have a racing stripe type design on their backs similar to this picture. Hopefully we can get this diagnosed and then get it...
Forum: Shrimp & Other Invertebrates   02-23-2015, 04:48 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,177
Posted By TECKSPEED
Woke up this morning to check my tank and found...

Woke up this morning to check my tank and found this hanging out on a leaf. http://tapatalk.imageshack.com/v2/15/02/23/7b8c74fb274bbd0a4d80022acf933165.jpg

Now to my knowledge that's gonna give me...
Forum: Shrimp & Other Invertebrates   02-21-2015, 02:08 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,057
Posted By TECKSPEED
I've heard of kens but what are they like...

I've heard of kens but what are they like compared to mulberry leaves or almond leaves etc. I only feed my shrimp every few days. You think I could feed everyday?
Forum: Shrimp & Other Invertebrates   02-21-2015, 12:30 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,177
Posted By TECKSPEED
I change the water every week give or take shrimp...

I change the water every week give or take shrimp don't have a heavy bio load but I change about 20 percent a week.
Forum: Shrimp & Other Invertebrates   02-20-2015, 11:35 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,177
Posted By TECKSPEED
Hold it... Can high water temp cause bacterial...

Hold it... Can high water temp cause bacterial infection
Forum: Shrimp & Other Invertebrates   02-20-2015, 11:10 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,177
Posted By TECKSPEED
Yeah me too, I just boil the leaves for 5 or so...

Yeah me too, I just boil the leaves for 5 or so minutes then let it cool for 30 seconds then drop it in the tank
Forum: Shrimp & Other Invertebrates   02-20-2015, 04:31 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 500
Posted By TECKSPEED
Look kind of normal to me. I'm no expert though...

Look kind of normal to me. I'm no expert though hopefully someone more knowledgeable will chime in here...
Forum: Shrimp & Other Invertebrates   02-20-2015, 04:08 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,177
Posted By TECKSPEED
That was the only one I saw like that. I feed...

That was the only one I saw like that. I feed hikira algae wafers and mulberry leaves maybe twice a week or so. I always add prime to my water before adding it to the tank. I'll get water parameters...
Forum: Shrimp & Other Invertebrates   02-20-2015, 02:31 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,177
Posted By TECKSPEED
Woke up this morning and that same shrimp is dead...

Woke up this morning and that same shrimp is dead in the same spot. Makes me wonder what's going on. This isn't the first shrimp I've lost this way. I'll check my tds and such.
Forum: Shrimp & Other Invertebrates   02-20-2015, 01:59 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,177
Posted By TECKSPEED
Red Cherry Shrimp Molting?

Hi guys been away for a while, life happens!

Anyways, I came home from work tonight and noticed my one red cherry shrimp look like its lighter almost turning white, while the rest are a deep red...
Forum: Shrimp & Other Invertebrates   01-15-2015, 02:36 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,465
Posted By TECKSPEED
Ill get some cholla wood for them to crawl around...

Ill get some cholla wood for them to crawl around on and maybe some moss for them to pick through and I should be good?
Forum: Shrimp & Other Invertebrates   01-15-2015, 12:13 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,465
Posted By TECKSPEED
See that's what I'm worried about also not enough...

See that's what I'm worried about also not enough to graze on. Here is the tank as it sits.
http://tapatalk.imageshack.com/v2/15/01/14/008534395bdc84ab4e52edf7fbb459a5.jpg
Forum: Shrimp & Other Invertebrates   01-14-2015, 07:40 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,465
Posted By TECKSPEED
I agree with you road master, I was just trying...

I agree with you road master, I was just trying to get that in check. I thought that I should tailor my water more towards shrimp but I suppose water is water and if I've finished the cycle then I...
Forum: Shrimp & Other Invertebrates   01-14-2015, 02:29 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,465
Posted By TECKSPEED
Thanks guys appreciate everything I've got...

Thanks guys appreciate everything I've got distilled water on hand I can use will it offer the same result
Forum: Shrimp & Other Invertebrates   01-14-2015, 01:23 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,465
Posted By TECKSPEED
So what you guys are saying is my tds should be...

So what you guys are saying is my tds should be fine but I should try to keep it consistent and in check when they are in their?
Forum: Shrimp & Other Invertebrates   01-13-2015, 03:11 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,465
Posted By TECKSPEED
Well the tank sits empty I'm dialing in my water...

Well the tank sits empty I'm dialing in my water parameters for shrimp and I'd like the shrimp to breed as I'd only buy 10 or so and breed them for a colony.

I am going to do a water change and...
Forum: Shrimp & Other Invertebrates   01-13-2015, 02:01 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,465
Posted By TECKSPEED
TDS Reading high

Hi all,

I'm currently setting up a 5 gallon tank for some red cherry shrimp and I know they need a specific TDS of 120 - 160. I just measured my TDS reading fro my tank and it read in the 350...
Forum: Lighting   01-12-2015, 01:06 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 405
Posted By TECKSPEED
I'd say you could if you want run a finnex...

I'd say you could if you want run a finnex planted plus for medium lighting otherwise get a fugeray or Stingray for the lower end of lighting.
Forum: Aquascaping   01-12-2015, 01:04 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,276
Posted By TECKSPEED
To the OP I think the stone path looks good but...

To the OP I think the stone path looks good but that's just my 2 cents
Forum: Shrimp & Other Invertebrates   01-09-2015, 04:19 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,076
Posted By TECKSPEED
Eco complete will be fine for shrimp won't it?...

Eco complete will be fine for shrimp won't it? That's what I'm using in my shrimp tank
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