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Forum: Shrimp & Other Invertebrates Today, 02:49 PM
Replies: 11
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Posted By wheatiesl337
Thanks for the comments everyone That...

Thanks for the comments everyone



That is a net with a suction cup for feeding the shrimp without letting the food sit on the substrate. The net fell down during feeding time after I moved it,...
Forum: Tank Journals Today, 12:03 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 5,997
Posted By wheatiesl337
Fall 2014 Update: now with frogs

Here are some photos to accompany the 2014 video update on my 50g paludarium. Three fire belly frogs are living in it at the moment, so the terrestrial area is getting some use finally.

First a...
Forum: Shrimp & Other Invertebrates Yesterday, 03:44 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 468
Posted By wheatiesl337
Yes, I wanted to be sure I could tell the juvies...

Yes, I wanted to be sure I could tell the juvies apart from an early age, so it was kind of a practical decision, though I am liking the aesthetics now.
Forum: Shrimp & Other Invertebrates 10-27-2014, 09:55 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 468
Posted By wheatiesl337
The first pictures from my fish (mostly shrimp) room

Having kept shrimp for a bit now and having recently started learning to use a real camera, I thought I would post a few pictures from my various shrimp tanks. Once I get a bit more comfortable with...
Forum: Riparium/Terrarium/Vivarium 10-17-2014, 04:07 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 355
Posted By wheatiesl337
If you want to see some good examples of...

If you want to see some good examples of different vivariums and paludariums, check out: http://www.dendroboard.com (http://www.dendroboard.com/)
Forum: Shrimp & Other Invertebrates 10-17-2014, 04:00 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 325
Posted By wheatiesl337
+1 on the hikari sinking wafers...

+1 on the hikari sinking wafers (http://www.hikari.info/tropical/t_03.html).I use them to supplement protein for my amano shrimp and dwarf shrimp too. I like the small size they come in, and they...
Forum: General Planted Tank Discussion 09-26-2014, 10:35 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 420
Posted By wheatiesl337
Cats have a natural instinct to disfavor water...

Cats have a natural instinct to disfavor water next to their food, as their "kills" could have contaminated it. Try offering a source of water in a place different from the food. I am also a fan of...
Forum: Shrimp & Other Invertebrates 09-26-2014, 05:54 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 272
Posted By wheatiesl337
Quarantining shrimp is just as necessary as...

Quarantining shrimp is just as necessary as quarantining fish. Shrimp can bring in nasties. Just look at a few pictures of the nasty green looking stuff that pops up on this sub periodically.

I...
Forum: General Planted Tank Discussion 09-24-2014, 09:04 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 402
Posted By wheatiesl337
This is, frankly, quite terrible advice and...

This is, frankly, quite terrible advice and extremely risky. All new fish should be quarantined and proactively treated with praziquantel and fenbendazole, especially bottom feeders.

I am...
Forum: Shrimp & Other Invertebrates 09-21-2014, 03:31 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 488
Posted By wheatiesl337
You will also want to get an idea of your water...

You will also want to get an idea of your water parameters so you can eliminate any potential issues from that. For shrimp, it is important to test:

gH
kH
TDS
pH
Temperature

Of course,...
Forum: DIY 09-18-2014, 05:27 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 727
Posted By wheatiesl337
So I am in the process of dry starting a new Mr....

So I am in the process of dry starting a new Mr. Aqua 835LI, and I set up a "bala drain," just like described above. So far, it is working great, and I would recommend it for all dry starts.

I...
Forum: Riparium/Terrarium/Vivarium 09-17-2014, 11:14 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 366
Posted By wheatiesl337
Very nice set-up and lots of species I don't...

Very nice set-up and lots of species I don't usually seen grown emergent. What kind of cycle is the fogger on?
Forum: General Planted Tank Discussion 09-15-2014, 11:28 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 426
Posted By wheatiesl337
Also, a reading of zero nitrate indicates...

Also, a reading of zero nitrate indicates something is up. Either your test kit is wrong, or you are not doing EI correctly.
Forum: Riparium/Terrarium/Vivarium 09-15-2014, 07:38 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 3,452
Posted By wheatiesl337
Yes, it is a flowering crypt. pontederiifolia....

Yes, it is a flowering crypt. pontederiifolia. That is probably the 5th spathe that pont. has put out since spring. A crypt. wendtii bronze is also blooming on the far left, but the spathe is rather...
Forum: Riparium/Terrarium/Vivarium 09-15-2014, 06:52 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 3,452
Posted By wheatiesl337
Video Update #4

Video update on the paludarium from September 2014. I replaced the d. capensis with UG. I might try some drosera in a few different spots up a bit higher on the ledge. The c. spiralis is also trimmed...
Forum: Shrimp & Other Invertebrates 09-05-2014, 08:58 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 736
Posted By wheatiesl337
Well, that's not how you calibrate a nitrate drop...

Well, that's not how you calibrate a nitrate drop test kit. This is. (http://www.plantedtank.net/forums/showthread.php?t=83545) Again, I doubt nitrates are your problem, so I would be considering...
Forum: Shrimp & Other Invertebrates 09-05-2014, 04:29 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 736
Posted By wheatiesl337
I, too, would be suspicious of the high...

I, too, would be suspicious of the high temperature. 80 degrees is very high for these shrimp, especially in only a 2.5g tank. You could try to cool the tank down with a small fan, but with a 2.5g...
Forum: Shrimp & Other Invertebrates 09-04-2014, 11:27 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 399
Posted By wheatiesl337
I am skeptical that hydra alone are responsible...

I am skeptical that hydra alone are responsible for the death of an amano shrimp. I would be curious to see your water parameters before blaming deaths of adult shrimp all on hydra.
Forum: Shrimp & Other Invertebrates 09-04-2014, 11:24 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 736
Posted By wheatiesl337
gH, kH, TDS, pH. Make sure these values look...

gH, kH, TDS, pH. Make sure these values look right first, otherwise you are just guessing and don't have anything figured out when it comes to shrimp.
Forum: Shrimp & Other Invertebrates 08-27-2014, 09:48 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,583
Posted By wheatiesl337
The catch pens and similar devices, if baited...

The catch pens and similar devices, if baited properly, will help keep the population of not only planaria down, but also seed shrimp, copepods, and other harmless, but aesthetically displeasing flat...
Forum: Shrimp & Other Invertebrates 08-12-2014, 10:56 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 345
Posted By wheatiesl337
Save for the linear drive pump imo. Whisper...

Save for the linear drive pump imo. Whisper quiet, room to expand to more outlets later on, long lasting, and nearly maintenance free. I am extremely happy after switching from multiple diaphragm...
Forum: Shrimp & Other Invertebrates 08-12-2014, 06:56 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 962
Posted By wheatiesl337
I would also recommend staying away from c02...

I would also recommend staying away from c02 while starting out with shrimp. Consider non-c02 obligatory plants for carpeting. Monte carlo might be a good option.
Forum: Shrimp & Other Invertebrates 08-12-2014, 06:46 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 313
Posted By wheatiesl337
Temperature is a bit high for shrimp (and...

Temperature is a bit high for shrimp (and probably the cray, but I have not kept cpo's). I try to keep my tanks below 76F during the summer. pH is a bit high for bees, but in the workable range. It...
Forum: Shrimp & Other Invertebrates 08-12-2014, 05:35 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 313
Posted By wheatiesl337
Generally best to have a new tank up and running...

Generally best to have a new tank up and running 4-6 weeks before adding shrimp. Gives time for biofilm and beneficial bacteria colonies to establish. You will probably continue to have losses,...
Forum: Finnex / Schuber Wright 08-06-2014, 05:57 PM
Replies: 51
Views: 3,212
Posted By wheatiesl337
I like the idea of adding at least some color...

I like the idea of adding at least some color flourish for the reason you stated: so the cycle doesn't simply look like a light going from low to high power and back.

I have been very happy...
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