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Forum: Shrimp & Other Invertebrates Today, 01:11 AM
Replies: 27
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Posted By MSG
Pictures I took while when I was on the phone.

My shrimps clearly don't have the red rostrum. Also included a photo of the 2 amanos. http://i.imgur.com/xKfmVFQ.jpg

If you can catch another, try to get a better photo in a small container with...
Forum: Shrimp & Other Invertebrates 07-23-2014, 03:39 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 858
Posted By MSG
The name they're commonly sold under in most LFS...

The name they're commonly sold under in most LFS is "whisker shrimp". From what I've read these will not exceed 2". Mine are about 1.5"

Whiskers have a similar body shape to ghost shrimps,...
Forum: Shrimp & Other Invertebrates 07-23-2014, 02:58 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 858
Posted By MSG
What looks close? The shrimp I posted? I'm sure...

What looks close? The shrimp I posted? I'm sure my 2 shrimps are the same family that LoneStar owns, but mine don't have red tipped rostrums.

Mine slowly move around the tank "ambush style"...
Forum: Shrimp & Other Invertebrates 07-23-2014, 02:33 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 858
Posted By MSG
Type of Macrobrachium

This is one of 2 that reside in my desktop tank. The standard ghost shrimps I bought didn't survive.

http://i.imgur.com/F5P0W9L.jpg

Currently, they're about the size of a AAA battery with...
Forum: Plants 07-17-2014, 12:11 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 151
Posted By MSG
Definitely, star duckweed. Thanks Chevy. ...

Definitely, star duckweed. Thanks Chevy. Couldn't figure out what it was.
Forum: Plants 07-16-2014, 11:28 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 151
Posted By MSG
Help identifying this floating plant.

Any idea?
http://i.imgur.com/rDuFGkL.jpg
http://i.imgur.com/rDuFGkL.jpg
Forum: Shrimp & Other Invertebrates 05-12-2014, 12:25 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 272
Posted By MSG
Good luck finding an actual scientific name for...

Good luck finding an actual scientific name for this. It's in the macrobrachium family & most likely caught from a wild river/pond somewhere in your country since similar colored shrimps are found...
Forum: Shrimp & Other Invertebrates 05-09-2014, 01:38 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 503
Posted By MSG
http://aquaristik-im-keller.de.tl/Schneckenegel.ht...

http://aquaristik-im-keller.de.tl/Schneckenegel.htm
Forum: Shrimp & Other Invertebrates 04-28-2014, 03:10 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 638
Posted By MSG
Salt dip may not work on some of these white...

Salt dip may not work on some of these white leeches.

Once you expose these leeches to salted water.


Some may release their grip & fall to the bottom of the net/cup.
Others will hang...
Forum: Shrimp & Other Invertebrates 04-22-2014, 04:13 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 470
Posted By MSG
One thing to keep in mind when you ask questions.

Our experience may differ from the rumors circulated in your area since you're in S'pore. Your water parameters may be completely different from one region to the next.

Also neo shrimp you buy...
Forum: Shrimp & Other Invertebrates 04-15-2014, 07:31 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 416
Posted By MSG
Indian Whisker Shrimp in the Macrobrachium...

Indian Whisker Shrimp in the Macrobrachium family.

They typically retail for about $1 each, but I think they look nicer than ghost shrimps.
Forum: Shrimp & Other Invertebrates 04-13-2014, 03:46 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 290
Posted By MSG
Looks like a low grade male carbon rili. ...

Looks like a low grade male carbon rili. Babaulti shrimp don't usually have colors like that.

I'd be happy if one stuck in with my shipment. At least it's easy to identify.
Forum: General Planted Tank Discussion 03-28-2014, 11:07 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 467
Posted By MSG
Saw the other thread where you posted the...

Saw the other thread where you posted the pictures of the FW drift. Based on your images I doubt the majority of the DW that you brought back from the beach will leech any noticeable tannins.
...
Forum: General Planted Tank Discussion 03-28-2014, 05:58 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 299
Posted By MSG
Naja Grass (Najas guadalupensis)

Easy plant to grow, I've seen them in local ponds/lakes during my treks.
Forum: Shrimp & Other Invertebrates 03-24-2014, 10:14 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 628
Posted By MSG
High TDS doesn't always = instant death. I...

High TDS doesn't always = instant death.

I have a friend who's had a low tech "jungle style" planted shrimp tank using eco-complete that's had high TDS since day one. It's ranges from 2000-2500. ...
Forum: The Lounge & Introductions 03-22-2014, 05:00 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 475
Posted By MSG
That style tank is called a "Flat Back Hexagon...

That style tank is called a "Flat Back Hexagon Aquarium" It's not custom, it's a standard factory size.

Brand new they're about $1000 before shipping costs are added. Check with the seller to...
Forum: Shrimp & Other Invertebrates 03-22-2014, 04:54 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 830
Posted By MSG
If you're that concerned with copper, buy a test...

If you're that concerned with copper, buy a test kit. API makes one & they're usually under $10. Recommend you do test during daylight though.

Test chart may be slightly tough to see at night.
Forum: Shrimp & Other Invertebrates 03-22-2014, 01:13 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,559
Posted By MSG
There's 2 restaurants within a mile, Bluefin is...

There's 2 restaurants within a mile, Bluefin is further down on Dekalb but Minado is the one that intersects those two roads.

Since they're close, might stop by both to see which one tempts us...
Forum: Shrimp & Other Invertebrates 03-21-2014, 11:59 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,559
Posted By MSG
It's rare for a store to order 50+ shrimp at a...

It's rare for a store to order 50+ shrimp at a time. Most order 5 to 12 at a time.

Have any of you PA locals been to that sushi place where Germantown Pike intersects with Swede? It's like 3...
Forum: General Planted Tank Discussion 03-21-2014, 01:58 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 978
Posted By MSG
Surprised no one mentioned the location of the OP?

OP's located in the UK, everything is going to be almost 2x the price just based on shipping cost, export/import fees alone.

Don't you guys who trek out into the woods/mountains come across...
Forum: Plants 03-20-2014, 07:15 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 800
Posted By MSG
How do you keep the plants submerged? I always...

How do you keep the plants submerged? I always find a ton these aphid find spaces to hide so they stay out of the water, but they're near microscopic it's hard to tell how many you're actually...
Forum: Plants 03-20-2014, 06:30 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 800
Posted By MSG
I have no idea if alum will work, but I can tell...

I have no idea if alum will work, but I can tell you that even KMnO4 doesn't do much.

Certain types of fish will eat them, but most fish will spit them out. Seems like they prefer the commercial...
Forum: Plants 03-20-2014, 12:27 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 800
Posted By MSG
Rhopalosiphum nymphae aka aquatic aphids. Get a...

Rhopalosiphum nymphae aka aquatic aphids. Get a magnifying glass & look at the edge.

Once aphids are in your tank, it's near impossible to remove them without pulling all the floaters. You...
Forum: Plants 03-19-2014, 08:22 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 202
Posted By MSG
Najas guadalupensis aka Guppy Grass.

Najas guadalupensis aka Guppy Grass.
Forum: The Lounge & Introductions 03-19-2014, 07:04 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 708
Posted By MSG
Had to look up the "tweeker" term. I don't think...

Had to look up the "tweeker" term. I don't think I've ever step foot inside a tweeker pad, but if it looks anything like "BrBa" doesn't seem like a good time.


What kind of aquarium related...
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