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Forum: Plants 02-14-2014, 02:42 PM
Replies: 8
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Posted By birdermom
low temperature plants

Setting up a native tank and would like to know which low light, easy plants can survive in 70 temperature?
Forum: Lighting 01-24-2014, 02:07 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 297
Posted By birdermom
Let me know if it works on that tank....I ordered...

Let me know if it works on that tank....I ordered one for the 20long...
Forum: Lighting 01-23-2014, 04:35 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 297
Posted By birdermom
Which Current satellite led?

Trying to decide on which one...current usa satellite freshwater led or led + for a 20 long? On amazon the led...55.34 and the led +...84.25. If I am going to have low light, easy plants, mainly...
Forum: Lighting 01-22-2014, 04:52 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 412
Posted By birdermom
20 gallon long tank owners....help please!

What lighting can I use on a 20 long that will grow low light plants without CO2, etc, and not have a battle with algae. In this particular tank the fish will be the main focus but want the plants...
Forum: Lighting 01-18-2014, 01:36 PM
Replies: 0
Views: 170
Posted By birdermom
lighting a 20 long native tank

Setting up a 20 long native tank and will be using low light, hardy plants from my other tanks that are growing successfully with only t8, t5 dual lighting....so easy, low light. What fixture could...
Forum: Shrimp & Other Invertebrates 01-17-2014, 01:10 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 235
Posted By birdermom
Ok....this is my first experience with shrimp...

Ok....this is my first experience with shrimp ...so I guess this means they have settled in and doing well.
Forum: Shrimp & Other Invertebrates 01-17-2014, 12:37 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 235
Posted By birdermom
Don't think anything has changed except I removed...

Don't think anything has changed except I removed a large ghost shrimp that was "hunting" them. Maybe less stress?
Forum: Shrimp & Other Invertebrates 01-17-2014, 12:08 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 235
Posted By birdermom
Shrimp behavior

My red cherry shrimp have suddenly started swimming all around, running around the edge of the tank, more movement than I have ever seen in the tank. Is this sudden movement mean anything?
Forum: Shrimp & Other Invertebrates 01-03-2014, 05:34 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 765
Posted By birdermom
Nope...I bought brand new...not new set up...they...

Nope...I bought brand new...not new set up...they had food...starvation was not the issue. The source I got them from didn't starve them either, so they weren't "hungry" when they came, didn't live...
Forum: General Planted Tank Discussion 01-03-2014, 03:31 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 400
Posted By birdermom
It was on mine when I first added to both...

It was on mine when I first added to both tanks...in my experience it just went away, caused no problems.
Forum: Shrimp & Other Invertebrates 01-03-2014, 01:07 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 765
Posted By birdermom
Nope on the copper....brand new tank, never used...

Nope on the copper....brand new tank, never used any chemicals, etc, only plant tabs every few months....
Forum: Shrimp & Other Invertebrates 01-03-2014, 02:29 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 765
Posted By birdermom
Only added 5 nerites....didn't live long enough...

Only added 5 nerites....didn't live long enough to starve. Then later 5 mystery...have had no problems with fish. There are 2 or 3 small snails in there now that came in on plants that appear to be...
Forum: Shrimp & Other Invertebrates 01-03-2014, 01:49 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 765
Posted By birdermom
I did not have any other snails in the tank when...

I did not have any other snails in the tank when I attempted to keep them, the nerites first, then the mystery, tank 75 gallon.
Forum: Shrimp & Other Invertebrates 01-03-2014, 01:20 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 765
Posted By birdermom
Ok..going to try again...suggestions on where to...

Ok..going to try again...suggestions on where to get them, how to acclimate, easiest, what to feed. Would like color,interesting,mystery?
Forum: Shrimp & Other Invertebrates 01-03-2014, 12:56 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 765
Posted By birdermom
Sad but don't live long enough to show...

Sad but don't live long enough to show that....tried nerites and mystery. Will crawl around few days then die:(
Forum: Shrimp & Other Invertebrates 01-02-2014, 04:55 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 765
Posted By birdermom
No loaches and yes...bought Ken's with extra...

No loaches and yes...bought Ken's with extra calcium
Forum: Shrimp & Other Invertebrates 01-02-2014, 02:04 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 765
Posted By birdermom
Snails...why can't I keep them?

Why do my snails die? I can only keep the "pond" snails that hitch a ride in on plants. My fish and shrimp do well in both tanks. I love all the different types out there and enjoyed them in my...
Forum: Shrimp & Other Invertebrates 12-31-2013, 01:36 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 203
Posted By birdermom
tested tap water...how do I read for shrimp

Just had my tap water tested and want to know what I should be checking on the test for shrimp? I know different ones have different requirements but need to start with what is important on this...
Forum: Shrimp & Other Invertebrates 12-30-2013, 10:59 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 202
Posted By birdermom
root tabs/osmocote safe?

Is it ok to use root tabs/capsules made with osmocote in a shrimp tank?
Forum: Shrimp & Other Invertebrates 12-29-2013, 08:44 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 882
Posted By birdermom
Sounds good...Will fit budget and experience...

Sounds good...Will fit budget and experience level. Never thought I could be so entertained by these little creatures....lol
Forum: Shrimp & Other Invertebrates 12-29-2013, 06:24 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 882
Posted By birdermom
So colors...which are "old" colors and which are...

So colors...which are "old" colors and which are "New"?
Forum: Shrimp & Other Invertebrates 12-28-2013, 10:24 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 882
Posted By birdermom
Ok...avoid those until I get some...

Ok...avoid those until I get some experience....so what other color(s) are readily available and easy on the budget?
Forum: Shrimp & Other Invertebrates 12-28-2013, 08:47 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 882
Posted By birdermom
After cherry shrimp...what is the next "easiest" shrimp or color

After the cherry shrimp, are the other "neo" colors as easy? Certain colors more difficult or what?
Forum: Shrimp & Other Invertebrates 12-27-2013, 12:19 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 544
Posted By birdermom
Do you keep the different colors in separate...

Do you keep the different colors in separate tanks?
Forum: Shrimp & Other Invertebrates 12-26-2013, 10:18 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 544
Posted By birdermom
So you are saying the lower grades, maybe even...

So you are saying the lower grades, maybe even "culls" would have a good chance of giving me a variety of colors?
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