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Forum: Shrimp & Other Invertebrates Today, 08:22 PM
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Posted By bostoneric
their are many many ways to cycle a shrimp tank. ...

their are many many ways to cycle a shrimp tank. and each person seems to have their own method. for example.. the MK Breed method does not have water changes till the very end...
google "How to...
Forum: Shrimp & Other Invertebrates 06-29-2015, 05:30 PM
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Views: 248
Posted By bostoneric
yes as long as you trust no chemicals were ever...

yes as long as you trust no chemicals were ever used on that tree or near by where the wind could carry onto the tree.
Forum: Shrimp & Other Invertebrates 06-25-2015, 03:19 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 243
Posted By bostoneric
leaf liter is about the most important thing you...

leaf liter is about the most important thing you can have after soil and water.

IAL/Catappa are the most beneficial, mulberry, guava, banana are more food based, alder cones are just another...
Forum: Shrimp & Other Invertebrates 06-23-2015, 07:57 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 489
Posted By bostoneric
bigger is better. smaller tanks the water...

bigger is better. smaller tanks the water parameters change quickly.
larger tanks give you some time to catch errors.

also like Aztec said, its about the foot print.
Forum: Shrimp & Other Invertebrates 06-19-2015, 10:50 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 398
Posted By bostoneric
i dont know if marble can change ph or not, but...

i dont know if marble can change ph or not, but you should for sure test it.

let it dry off for a couple days before the test.
will also be a good test to see what the ph is when its out of the...
Forum: Shrimp & Other Invertebrates 06-19-2015, 01:01 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 239
Posted By bostoneric
yeah would be nice if you kh was 4 or so. thats...

yeah would be nice if you kh was 4 or so. thats really a better target for neos with your ph and gh.

google shrimp water parameters.
Forum: Shrimp & Other Invertebrates 06-19-2015, 01:00 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 202
Posted By bostoneric
you are better off with snowflake food over...

you are better off with snowflake food over barley.
snowflake wont pollute your water like barley can.
Forum: Shrimp & Other Invertebrates 06-19-2015, 12:59 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 398
Posted By bostoneric
goes up to 8.8? thats really high... any idea why...

goes up to 8.8? thats really high... any idea why it goes that high?
do you have any rocks in your tank?
Forum: Shrimp & Other Invertebrates 06-17-2015, 08:58 PM
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Posted By bostoneric
your ph is better suited for neos and tigers and...

your ph is better suited for neos and tigers and even then on the higher side.

gh and kh are awesome though. if you can get the ph down to 7-7.2 you'll have some great success with neos and tigers.
Forum: Shrimp & Other Invertebrates 06-17-2015, 08:57 PM
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Views: 281
Posted By bostoneric
you water parameters are awesome for tigers and...

you water parameters are awesome for tigers and neos.
i'd go that way.
Forum: Shrimp & Other Invertebrates 06-15-2015, 11:04 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 398
Posted By bostoneric
less is more as far as foods go. remember shrimp...

less is more as far as foods go. remember shrimp are feeding 24x7 so they get a large portion of their diet from biofilm all over everything.

yes there are foods that will not break down and mess...
Forum: Shrimp & Other Invertebrates 06-10-2015, 05:42 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 726
Posted By bostoneric
10-15% is a good start. you can do that weekly. ...

10-15% is a good start. you can do that weekly.

fertz and C02 in a shrimp tank?
Forum: Shrimp & Other Invertebrates 06-10-2015, 03:36 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 726
Posted By bostoneric
you need to get your gh 4-6 and kh 0-1. are you...

you need to get your gh 4-6 and kh 0-1. are you using any products to add gh to your water?

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jNh_-zBku4w
Forum: Shrimp & Other Invertebrates 06-10-2015, 03:33 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 227
Posted By bostoneric
yup aquasoil is better suited for...

yup aquasoil is better suited for CRS/CBS/PRL/TBs, tigers really like higher ph, gh, and kh then you are getting from your setup.

any reason you are using C02? 5.5 is pretty low for any shrimp.
Forum: Shrimp & Other Invertebrates 06-10-2015, 05:29 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 726
Posted By bostoneric
KH:2 GH:1 you want GH5-6 and KH 0 ...

KH:2
GH:1


you want GH5-6 and KH 0

google "shrimp water parameters"

where in CA are you?
Forum: Shrimp & Other Invertebrates 05-28-2015, 10:13 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 154
Posted By bostoneric
$ per G of mineralized water you wont beat SS. ...

$ per G of mineralized water you wont beat SS.

for your neos you should look at GH/KH version.
Forum: Shrimp & Other Invertebrates 05-28-2015, 03:37 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 309
Posted By bostoneric
along with a few other things, without a...

along with a few other things, without a substrate you are missing out on the hugest place for bacteria to colonize.
Forum: Shrimp & Other Invertebrates 05-28-2015, 12:19 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 309
Posted By bostoneric
you can try to shortcut your way around a...

you can try to shortcut your way around a buffering soil but you are going to waste a lot of $ on nice shrimp that way.

its more work than just getting buffering soil. yearly soil changes is just...
Forum: Shrimp & Other Invertebrates 05-13-2015, 07:37 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 833
Posted By bostoneric
while 6.4 is great ph range the problem is babies...

while 6.4 is great ph range the problem is babies and c02 dont mix so great. they need lots of oxygen especially in the first few months. your colony make creep along but thrive it wont.
Forum: Shrimp & Other Invertebrates 05-06-2015, 10:37 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 221
Posted By bostoneric
Cherry Shrimp PH: 6.4–7.6, KH: 0–10, GH: 4–14 ...

Cherry Shrimp
PH: 6.4–7.6, KH: 0–10, GH: 4–14
TDS: 80 – 200 Water temp: 69-74F
Forum: Shrimp & Other Invertebrates 04-13-2015, 05:10 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 273
Posted By bostoneric
its a powder just mix a little bit into a cup of...

its a powder just mix a little bit into a cup of tank water and pour it in near some current. dont have to do much else.
Forum: Shrimp & Other Invertebrates 04-13-2015, 05:09 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 443
Posted By bostoneric
that is not true at all. they may SLIGHTLY...

that is not true at all. they may SLIGHTLY increase your TDS but nothing like you are saying. I have MK Life balls in my PRL tank and my TDS hovers around 100-110 no issues.
Forum: Shrimp & Other Invertebrates 03-30-2015, 11:55 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,003
Posted By bostoneric
I'd rate controsoil way above up aqua sand.

I'd rate controsoil way above up aqua sand.
Forum: Shrimp & Other Invertebrates 03-29-2015, 02:53 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,003
Posted By bostoneric
here is a good youtube review....

here is a good youtube review. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gNNN_8Ttpqk
Forum: Shrimp & Other Invertebrates 02-27-2015, 08:45 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 341
Posted By bostoneric
which type of shrimp are you interested in?

which type of shrimp are you interested in?
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