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Forum: Shrimp & Other Invertebrates 06-14-2014, 10:41 PM
Replies: 39
Views: 1,625
Posted By MrCain
Even nitrates were at 0? That's a bit odd...I...

Even nitrates were at 0? That's a bit odd...I would run another test and just double check and make sure you follow the instructions exactly.

Also, would be very worth seeing your GH/KH stats...
Forum: Shrimp & Other Invertebrates 06-14-2014, 10:39 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 1,374
Posted By MrCain
Yeah, I just saw that as well and was going to...

Yeah, I just saw that as well and was going to mention it here.

I was also staring at bags of it at my LFS today thinking about this thread...ended up passing on it and ended up picking up black...
Forum: Shrimp & Other Invertebrates 06-14-2014, 12:59 AM
Replies: 31
Views: 1,374
Posted By MrCain
Though I might not have been posting, I've been...

Though I might not have been posting, I've been reading...I'm actually rather curious what it causing you to have so much ammonia as I was somewhat considering stratum for a new tank setup!
Forum: Shrimp & Other Invertebrates 06-13-2014, 11:05 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 481
Posted By MrCain
If they died within two months, I'd say something...

If they died within two months, I'd say something was off, especially if it was 15 of them. I would also suspect that whatever killed them was most likely slowing them down too, so those might not...
Forum: Shrimp & Other Invertebrates 06-13-2014, 12:35 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 481
Posted By MrCain
I definitely agree with this that they vary by...

I definitely agree with this that they vary by individual snail. I have mostly olives, which do well and have had a few zebra/horned nerites. My greatest cleaner so far has been a horned zebra who...
Forum: Shrimp & Other Invertebrates 06-13-2014, 12:28 AM
Replies: 39
Views: 1,625
Posted By MrCain
If you're showing any ammonia at all, that is...

If you're showing any ammonia at all, that is going to be a problem (same with NitrItes, though you don't mention seeing any), but you should most likely see some NitrAtes (most people aim for...
Forum: Shrimp & Other Invertebrates 06-13-2014, 12:22 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 426
Posted By MrCain
Assuming the planting density is the same across...

Assuming the planting density is the same across the rest of the tank we can't see, that's enough that you're definitely not seeing all of them. I would assume for every one you see there's...
Forum: Shrimp & Other Invertebrates 06-13-2014, 12:16 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 450
Posted By MrCain
Ow...my sides! :icon_lol:

Ow...my sides! :icon_lol:
Forum: Shrimp & Other Invertebrates 06-12-2014, 11:51 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 280
Posted By MrCain
Thumbs up +1 to this whole recommendation. I have both in...

+1 to this whole recommendation. I have both in my 30g tank (4 cories and 10 amanos). They're a great combo since Amanos will pick stuff out of plants and will do some substrate clean-up as well. ...
Forum: Shrimp & Other Invertebrates 05-26-2014, 09:55 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 445
Posted By MrCain
Just be careful and be aware that there are many...

Just be careful and be aware that there are many mixed feelings out there of keeping assassin snails in a shrimp tank. Many people have reported them going after shrimp and killing them. Most...
Forum: Shrimp & Other Invertebrates 05-26-2014, 03:11 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 496
Posted By MrCain
Your GH and KH are definitely on the higher end,...

Your GH and KH are definitely on the higher end, almost maximum of what is usually suggested and ph is also a bit higher than I have normally seen them kept at or have kept them at myself, but not...
Forum: Shrimp & Other Invertebrates 05-26-2014, 02:27 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 496
Posted By MrCain
You say Very hard water. Do you have any more...

You say Very hard water. Do you have any more accurate readings on GH/KH? With GH too high there can be serious problems with shrimp molting.

Also you say orange sakura pumpkin/sunkist shrimp. ...
Forum: Shrimp & Other Invertebrates 05-26-2014, 01:12 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 647
Posted By MrCain
Wink You forgot....it's sp. "Picked out by 4 year old"...

You forgot....it's sp. "Picked out by 4 year old" ;)
Forum: Shrimp & Other Invertebrates 05-25-2014, 10:40 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 3,723
Posted By MrCain
Imgur.com is actually really easy for uploading...

Imgur.com is actually really easy for uploading pictures (you can literally drag & drop them from your desktop into your browser) and can also simply do albums.

The only tricky thing I ran across,...
Forum: Shrimp & Other Invertebrates 05-25-2014, 10:36 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 821
Posted By MrCain
I have shrimp successfully breeding in a 3...

I have shrimp successfully breeding in a 3 gallon.

I've seen people even say they're keeping them in 1-1.5 gal containers, it just becomes more difficult at smaller sizes due to how easily...
Forum: Shrimp & Other Invertebrates 05-25-2014, 03:57 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 220
Posted By MrCain
It's like they always know when we're trying to...

It's like they always know when we're trying to take pictures of them and decided to make it "fun" for us!:icon_twis

Unfortunately, I don't know much about the macrobrachiums except that there are...
Forum: Shrimp & Other Invertebrates 05-25-2014, 03:40 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 220
Posted By MrCain
Can't verify if that's a red claw shrimp, but...

Can't verify if that's a red claw shrimp, but definitely looks like a macrobrachium of some sort. That most definitely is not an Amano.
Forum: Shrimp & Other Invertebrates 05-24-2014, 05:48 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 422
Posted By MrCain
I have multiple nerites in a few of my tanks and...

I have multiple nerites in a few of my tanks and have actually come to like the look of it. I kind of image them as stars in the night sky :hihi:
Forum: Shrimp & Other Invertebrates 05-21-2014, 11:44 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 765
Posted By MrCain
http://i.imgur.com/SDGXgka.jpg

http://i.imgur.com/SDGXgka.jpg
Forum: Shrimp & Other Invertebrates 05-21-2014, 02:25 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 233
Posted By MrCain
Mine came factory calibrated, but I'm not sure...

Mine came factory calibrated, but I'm not sure how long it would really be accurate for, might have to look into that.
Forum: Shrimp & Other Invertebrates 05-21-2014, 01:53 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 233
Posted By MrCain
Not sure abut the cause of death, sorry. But...

Not sure abut the cause of death, sorry.

But as far as TDS meters goes, you can get a very cheap one on Amazon, just search for TDS EZ
Forum: Shrimp & Other Invertebrates 05-20-2014, 06:09 PM
Replies: 39
Views: 1,602
Posted By MrCain
HOB is an AquaClear 50 on a 15g tall, so should...

HOB is an AquaClear 50 on a 15g tall, so should be pretty good I would think? I also do supplement every few days with finely crushed brine shrimp/spirulina, plankton, or daphnia.
Forum: Shrimp & Other Invertebrates 05-20-2014, 03:49 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,088
Posted By MrCain
Just wanted to provide an update on these guys - ...

Just wanted to provide an update on these guys -

Unfortunately, it's mostly bad news as they seem to have brought in some scutariella which I wasn't able to identify (suffered 2-3 deaths thinking...
Forum: Shrimp & Other Invertebrates 05-19-2014, 10:37 PM
Replies: 39
Views: 1,602
Posted By MrCain
Interesting...mine has been sitting in my crypt...

Interesting...mine has been sitting in my crypt directly under the filter output of my HOB fanning majority of the time, but occasionally (about once a day) seem to scope out the bottom of the tank....
Forum: Shrimp & Other Invertebrates 05-19-2014, 10:11 PM
Replies: 39
Views: 1,602
Posted By MrCain
Hey Lonestarbandit, How closely have you...

Hey Lonestarbandit,

How closely have you watched your bamboo shrimp that was scavenging the substrate? I was actually watching mine really closely today since he was walking around the bottom of...
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