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Forum: Shrimp & Other Invertebrates 03-27-2014, 12:38 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 248
Posted By ljapa
Or, assassins grow slowly. I wanted MTS for...

Or, assassins grow slowly. I wanted MTS for turning the substrate, but ended up with too many. We're talking hundreds. I added 3 assassins. They definitely killed some, but weren't keeping up after...
Forum: Shrimp & Other Invertebrates 03-26-2014, 03:14 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 248
Posted By ljapa
Assassins do dig, but they mostly dig in and sit....

Assassins do dig, but they mostly dig in and sit. If you are looking for substrate turnover, MTS are a better choice. The assassins will wipe out your pond snail infestation, though.
Forum: Shrimp & Other Invertebrates 03-23-2014, 06:38 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 321
Posted By ljapa
Bamboo shrimp are filter feeders. They find a...

Bamboo shrimp are filter feeders. They find a place with good water flow, sit in it, and open their fans to the flow. You'll see them fanning, and wiping their fans against their mouth.

If it's...
Forum: Shrimp & Other Invertebrates 03-12-2014, 11:43 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 797
Posted By ljapa
Anti-snail chemicals placed on the plants at some...

Anti-snail chemicals placed on the plants at some point?

Where did the plants come from and how long have you had them?
Forum: Shrimp & Other Invertebrates 02-21-2014, 03:38 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 706
Posted By ljapa
This! I've had neon tetras and RCS for a...

This!

I've had neon tetras and RCS for a year and three or four months. For the most part, the neons ignore the adults, but they definitely go after young. I've also got a heavily planted jungle...
Forum: Shrimp & Other Invertebrates 02-06-2014, 10:29 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 1,420
Posted By ljapa
Which is what I love about it. Of course, I feed...

Which is what I love about it. Of course, I feed it to my turtle twice a week. She gets fresh plants that she would eat in the wild, and it sucks the nitrates out of the tank.

It also sticks to...
Forum: Shrimp & Other Invertebrates 01-27-2014, 03:12 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 295
Posted By ljapa
I wish my bad camera skills were half as good....

I wish my bad camera skills were half as good. Nice!
Forum: Shrimp & Other Invertebrates 01-25-2014, 08:17 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 171
Posted By ljapa
Breeding will be very difficult, especially with...

Breeding will be very difficult, especially with the fish. Some ghost shrimp larvae need brackish water, others don't. But, all hatch as free swimming larvae that feed on plankton. Your fish will...
Forum: Shrimp & Other Invertebrates 01-25-2014, 02:33 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 341
Posted By ljapa
I have one on a 20 long. I'd say as long as you...

I have one on a 20 long. I'd say as long as you have a high flow area, they don't move that much. We had two as well, but one passed after a bit over a year. It was already nearly three inches when...
Forum: Shrimp & Other Invertebrates 01-21-2014, 11:15 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 194
Posted By ljapa
Thanks. I'm going to bet I transferred them on...

Thanks. I'm going to bet I transferred them on the plants and that the assassins and fish were keeping them in such check I never knew.

Now I'll have two. Kinds of fast breeding snails to feed...
Forum: Shrimp & Other Invertebrates 01-21-2014, 04:14 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 194
Posted By ljapa
Mini ramshorn breeding/eggs?

Ok, if it hadn't been for recent threads about mini ramshorns, I'd have no idea what I saw tonight.

I'm curious where they lay their eggs, because I think that most ramshorns lay above the...
Forum: Shrimp & Other Invertebrates 01-14-2014, 01:15 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 289
Posted By ljapa
I have a heavily planted refugium with RCS and...

I have a heavily planted refugium with RCS and neon tetras. The area for the fish and plants takes up about half a 55 gallon tank. The water is not quite to the top, so call it 20 gallons.

The...
Forum: Shrimp & Other Invertebrates 01-10-2014, 03:51 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 476
Posted By ljapa
I agree with hunter that disturbing all the...

I agree with hunter that disturbing all the substrate can cause issues. However, you can grab some of the top layer to seed the new substrate. Just sprinkle it on top.

My recent new tank and...
Forum: Shrimp & Other Invertebrates 01-06-2014, 12:21 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 291
Posted By ljapa
RCS don't need the low ph that many other shrimp...

RCS don't need the low ph that many other shrimp do.

I've not tested in a while, but my tap water this summer was something like

Ph 8.2
Gh 16
Kh 8

After letting the water set out for a...
Forum: Shrimp & Other Invertebrates 12-29-2013, 01:45 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 611
Posted By ljapa
That's pretty much what I did. Seven neon tetras...

That's pretty much what I did. Seven neon tetras added into a heavily planted tank with hundreds of shrimp.

I know they eat young, but I've seen adults swim right past them with no reaction.
...
Forum: Photography 12-28-2013, 04:48 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,016
Posted By ljapa
That Canon 50mm/f1.8 is a very nice lens for fish...

That Canon 50mm/f1.8 is a very nice lens for fish pictures. With the large aperture, you can make very low light shots. Of course, with a wide open aperture, the depth of field is tiny, so plan on...
Forum: Shrimp & Other Invertebrates 12-28-2013, 04:12 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 389
Posted By ljapa
I use flourish root tabs with no problems. I've...

I use flourish root tabs with no problems. I've read many here who use the liquid treatment. Too much copper is deadly. Shrimp actually need trace amounts because their blood is copper based, not...
Forum: Shrimp & Other Invertebrates 12-28-2013, 03:05 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 389
Posted By ljapa
Some will float for a bit and then sink, if you...

Some will float for a bit and then sink, if you just toss them in. I've never used feeding dishes, but I would suggest presoaking if you do.

However, they are so light, I'm not sure you could...
Forum: General Planted Tank Discussion 12-28-2013, 01:29 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 285
Posted By ljapa
I bet the tetras will eventually figure out they...

I bet the tetras will eventually figure out they are edible and your problem will be solved.
Forum: Shrimp & Other Invertebrates 12-27-2013, 11:43 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,149
Posted By ljapa
There's a great thread on leaves with some of...

There's a great thread on leaves with some of your questions addressed going right now

http://www.plantedtank.net/forums/showthread.php?t=509977

I've only ever used oak from the back yard. With...
Forum: Shrimp & Other Invertebrates 12-26-2013, 03:59 AM
Replies: 33
Views: 1,287
Posted By ljapa
I doubt one indian almond leave would affect Ph...

I doubt one indian almond leave would affect Ph much in a 20 gallon, and the kh buffering of the arogonite would obviate any ph lowering effect.

You'll be fine.
Forum: Shrimp & Other Invertebrates 12-22-2013, 04:17 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 281
Posted By ljapa
I assume you mean 40ppm not 0.40. I agree...

I assume you mean 40ppm not 0.40.

I agree that your theory is likely. Have you tested your tap water?

I will say that 40 seems really high with floaters involved. When I added duckweed, I...
Forum: Shrimp & Other Invertebrates 12-10-2013, 12:48 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 254
Posted By ljapa
I use oak leaves. I don't know about the...

I use oak leaves.

I don't know about the safety of maple leaves, but they will break down pretty fast.
Forum: Shrimp & Other Invertebrates 12-07-2013, 01:19 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 698
Posted By ljapa
Do you have algae or diatoms growing on the...

Do you have algae or diatoms growing on the glass?

If you do and the water parameters look good, you have biofilm that they can feed on.

I kept five ghost shrimp with my RCS. I only saw...
Forum: General Planted Tank Discussion 12-04-2013, 12:07 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 243
Posted By ljapa
Why even switch it out. If you have good ceramic...

Why even switch it out. If you have good ceramic media with a colony, that's all you need.
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