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Forum: Algae Yesterday, 05:40 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 540
Posted By ljapa
I don't have any answers for getting rid of it,...

I don't have any answers for getting rid of it, but do have some observations based on my own experience. For me it first appeared at very low nitrate levels with lots of light. Disappeared for over...
Forum: Shrimp & Other Invertebrates 09-29-2014, 01:12 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 414
Posted By ljapa
I've had two in a twenty long for almost two...

I've had two in a twenty long for almost two years. For most of the first year the tank was unplanted and had dwarf rainbow fish, glass fish and salt and pepper cories. We added plants and some...
Forum: Algae 09-07-2014, 04:31 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 556
Posted By ljapa
This is anecdotal, but my experience supports low...

This is anecdotal, but my experience supports low nitrates as a contributing factor.

I have a 55 gallon with a red reared slider turtle. They dump tons of waste. I eventually set up the old 55...
Forum: Shrimp & Other Invertebrates 08-29-2014, 05:00 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 461
Posted By ljapa
I had ghost shrimp housed with my RCS. They were...

I had ghost shrimp housed with my RCS. They were from PetSmart and looked like the picture Solceiolo Lawerncia posted.

I never saw aggression, except for one time. I definitely saw them chewing...
Forum: Fish 07-24-2014, 03:53 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 604
Posted By ljapa
I've got two connected 55 gallon tanks. One...

I've got two connected 55 gallon tanks. One houses a Red Eared Slider turtle and black neon tetras. The other is a planted refugium with red cherry shrimp and cories. Both are pool sand substrate.
...
Forum: Algae 07-23-2014, 04:43 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 522
Posted By ljapa
I decreased lighting, and shifted the basking...

I decreased lighting, and shifted the basking platform so the 160 watt UVB basking light didn't spill into the tank as much. I've not had BGA issues since then.

And, yes, my goal was nitrate...
Forum: Algae 07-22-2014, 03:11 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 522
Posted By ljapa
I have a 55 gallon refugium on my 55 gallon tank....

I have a 55 gallon refugium on my 55 gallon tank. My refugium is actually the planted tank. The main tank contains a red eared slider turtle, which are known for their prodigious waste production.
...
Forum: Shrimp & Other Invertebrates 05-31-2014, 03:57 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 273
Posted By ljapa
I've got pool filter sand. Larger grains and...

I've got pool filter sand. Larger grains and probably less likely to have nutrients. In my 55 with RCS, I have hygrophila and amazon sword. I use Flourish root tabs and have for 1.5 years. I do not...
Forum: Shrimp & Other Invertebrates 05-18-2014, 02:25 AM
Replies: 39
Views: 1,692
Posted By ljapa
We had two. Now down to one that we've had nearly...

We had two. Now down to one that we've had nearly two years and was full grown when we got it.

The only time I don't see fanning is after the monthly canister filter cleaning.
Forum: Shrimp & Other Invertebrates 03-27-2014, 01:38 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 305
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, 04:14 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 305
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, 07:38 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 530
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 03-13-2014, 12:43 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,164
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, 04:38 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 949
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, 11:29 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 1,620
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, 04:12 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 345
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, 09:17 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 208
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, 03:33 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 391
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 01-22-2014, 12:15 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 256
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, 05:14 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 256
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, 02:15 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 407
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, 04:51 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 628
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, 01:21 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 496
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, 02:45 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 798
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, 05:48 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,181
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...
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