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Forum: General Planted Tank Discussion 02-21-2013, 08:19 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 1,116
Posted By Jorge_Burrito
I started off low tech, went to high tech within...

I started off low tech, went to high tech within a couple months. Stayed high tech for two years and am now back at low tech. Low tech is so much less maintenance and so much easier. Plant growth...
Forum: Shrimp & Other Invertebrates 02-21-2013, 02:10 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,055
Posted By Jorge_Burrito
I love the dimensions of this tank, it is one of...

I love the dimensions of this tank, it is one of the few tanks I kept running during my recent interstate move, but it is a pain to light and filter. If you are not going to go with anything but...
Forum: Shrimp & Other Invertebrates 02-21-2013, 02:02 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 679
Posted By Jorge_Burrito
My T.B. molts look thicker to me than CRS or Neo...

My T.B. molts look thicker to me than CRS or Neo molts and tend to have more orange or brown color to them. It is more than just a hint, it is quite noticeable. YMMV though.
Forum: Shrimp & Other Invertebrates 02-19-2013, 04:28 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 388
Posted By Jorge_Burrito
It is certainly possible to catch a berried and...

It is certainly possible to catch a berried and transfer to another tank or breeder net. Heck I've even shipped berried shrimp successfully. You will want to try and get it done as stress free as...
Forum: Plants 01-23-2013, 04:23 AM
Replies: 0
Views: 385
Posted By Jorge_Burrito
Plants for Sulawesi Tank

I am going to be starting up a cardinal shrimp tank and am curious what plants people have had luck growing in Sulawesi conditions (temp > 80, High gH). I have seen Downoi mentioned a few times for...
Forum: Shrimp & Other Invertebrates 12-01-2012, 05:04 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 461
Posted By Jorge_Burrito
Yeah, OEBT or Tangerine Tigers would be a good...

Yeah, OEBT or Tangerine Tigers would be a good choice.
Forum: Shrimp & Other Invertebrates 10-23-2012, 04:27 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 471
Posted By Jorge_Burrito
I'm the one that sent them and while not...

I'm the one that sent them and while not purposely, I was netting out lot of shrimp that day and clearly some OEBT stragglers made it into the mix. I have kept them in a tank together for about a...
Forum: Shrimp & Other Invertebrates 10-20-2012, 10:38 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 809
Posted By Jorge_Burrito
My T.B. are in about 6.2 pH and do fine. I am...

My T.B. are in about 6.2 pH and do fine. I am using akadama, but it is pretty tough to get ahold of now. Looks like amazonia or africana would do fine for you though.
Forum: Tank Journals 10-17-2012, 08:48 PM
Replies: 54
Views: 5,262
Posted By Jorge_Burrito
Moving time

Well, I am going to be going through a long distance move and faced some difficult decisions about what to do with my tanks. Right now the plan is to completely break down my TT/OEBT tank (12 gallon...
Forum: Shrimp & Other Invertebrates 10-09-2012, 03:38 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 944
Posted By Jorge_Burrito
If you are taking water out, you have to put...

If you are taking water out, you have to put water back in of the proper gH, otherwise you are also dropping your gH as well as your TDS. You want to keep your gH constant, while lowering your TDS. ...
Forum: General Planted Tank Discussion 10-08-2012, 03:57 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 347
Posted By Jorge_Burrito
Here is an overview of freshwater shrimp...

Here is an overview of freshwater shrimp reproduction:

http://www.planetinverts.com/shrimp_reproduction.html

May be water conditions, they may not be old enough, shrimp tend to need a few...
Forum: Shrimp & Other Invertebrates 10-07-2012, 06:37 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 445
Posted By Jorge_Burrito
I could definitely see multiple males depositing...

I could definitely see multiple males depositing sperm in the underbelly before the female moves her eggs from the saddle to her undercarriage (which is where they are fertilized). While it happens...
Forum: Shrimp & Other Invertebrates 10-06-2012, 09:18 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,495
Posted By Jorge_Burrito
Increase your pH to 7.5 or so (do it gradually). ...

Increase your pH to 7.5 or so (do it gradually). Also they like hotter temperatures versus other dwarf shrimp, low 80s. They seem to be able to handle a wide variety of kH and gH, but I think in...
Forum: Shrimp & Other Invertebrates 10-06-2012, 06:17 PM
Replies: 45
Views: 2,099
Posted By Jorge_Burrito
You are going to find some species where they...

You are going to find some species where they don't reproduce in captivity, but the experts/handlers say they are happy anyways. For most animals in absence of human intervention to keep them from...
Forum: Shrimp & Other Invertebrates 10-06-2012, 07:14 AM
Replies: 45
Views: 2,099
Posted By Jorge_Burrito
I don't know about you, but I tend to be a lot...

I don't know about you, but I tend to be a lot happier when I am having sex.
Forum: General Planted Tank Discussion 10-03-2012, 09:39 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 304
Posted By Jorge_Burrito
Do a 10% water change, they will be fine. Do a...

Do a 10% water change, they will be fine. Do a second one in a couple days if you need to. The risk is greater that they will drop their eggs due to high nitrates imo than due to water change. I...
Forum: Shrimp & Other Invertebrates 10-02-2012, 05:07 AM
Replies: 45
Views: 2,099
Posted By Jorge_Burrito
Not sure you are going to get any scientific...

Not sure you are going to get any scientific evidence, their is just not that many scientific studies being done on freshwater shrimp, especially the ones that we keep in our aquariums. I think the...
Forum: Shrimp & Other Invertebrates 09-29-2012, 11:33 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 796
Posted By Jorge_Burrito
Their are reports that crossing crystal whites...

Their are reports that crossing crystal whites with BKK will give a fairly high percentage of hulks. Not sure if this is something that has been confirmed though.
Forum: Tank Journals 09-29-2012, 11:16 PM
Replies: 54
Views: 5,262
Posted By Jorge_Burrito
I've had a super busy summer and haven't posted...

I've had a super busy summer and haven't posted at all really. Shrimp tanks are still doing well although I am having some issues with deaths in my Tangerine/OEBT tank and very poor baby survival. ...
Forum: Shrimp & Other Invertebrates 07-14-2012, 01:30 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,303
Posted By Jorge_Burrito
Pretty well answered, but just to add my own...

Pretty well answered, but just to add my own experience in creating some mischlings is some of them come out pretty ugly mainly in terms of the red seems to become more brownish in color, but also...
Forum: Shrimp & Other Invertebrates 06-19-2012, 04:40 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 944
Posted By Jorge_Burrito
I kept and bred my TB in a 8 gallon tank before...

I kept and bred my TB in a 8 gallon tank before they got an upgrade to a 20 long. It is a bit more relaxing to keep them in the 20 L as you don't have to keep on top of water parameters as much, but...
Forum: Plants 06-11-2012, 03:30 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 3,740
Posted By Jorge_Burrito
They rely on the fact that most people don't know...

They rely on the fact that most people don't know enough about plants to figure out the plant died due to not being fully aquatic versus just poor care.
Forum: Shrimp & Other Invertebrates 06-09-2012, 08:58 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 437
Posted By Jorge_Burrito
I've kept them in a range as low as 65 and as...

I've kept them in a range as low as 65 and as high as 78. Got some deaths at the high end of that scale and do my best to keep them cooler than that now. At the low end they definitely are not...
Forum: Shrimp & Other Invertebrates 06-04-2012, 10:04 PM
Replies: 63
Views: 3,088
Posted By Jorge_Burrito
I have one of these, and on a 13 gallon tank he...

I have one of these, and on a 13 gallon tank he would be lucky if it dropped the temp 2 degrees. Despite what they claim, I have only had good luck with it dropping the temperature more than a...
Forum: Plants 06-03-2012, 01:05 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 595
Posted By Jorge_Burrito
I love the outdoors, hike, camp, fish, donate...

I love the outdoors, hike, camp, fish, donate money and time to protect it but making some of the silly claims found on this thread does nothing to help. Yes, we should be acting as stewards of the...
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