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Forum: Shrimp & Other Invertebrates 07-19-2015, 08:18 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,021
Posted By ChadO
You don't have to use moss, but it does have a...

You don't have to use moss, but it does have a lot of benefits for hiding, food, etc. However, you don't have to use it if you have a good biofilm.

That being said, my new favorite moss is Giant...
Forum: Shrimp & Other Invertebrates 07-07-2015, 05:16 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 553
Posted By ChadO
They will also burrow into the substrate if they...

They will also burrow into the substrate if they can. For example, a substrate like Fluval Stratum (or many similar with the round "bb" pellets) make a great escape substrate for them. I know from...
Forum: Shrimp & Other Invertebrates 07-05-2015, 03:44 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 321
Posted By ChadO
Either would be fine, but most folks that I know...

Either would be fine, but most folks that I know go with normal size. They won't get any benefit to powder, just aesthetics for you is all.

Also, don't forget that ADA is going to leech ammonia...
Forum: Shrimp & Other Invertebrates 06-30-2015, 04:35 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 650
Posted By ChadO
Like Matuva suggests, temp would be my first...

Like Matuva suggests, temp would be my first thing to check - especially since we've been warming up here the last number of days. Also, I see that you have an Eheim 2217 listed as your filter. How...
Forum: Shrimp & Other Invertebrates 06-24-2015, 07:35 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 215
Posted By ChadO
You did just fine. A number of things can...

You did just fine. A number of things can trigger a molt - it's just time (they're ready), increase in temp, decrease in temp, a water change, etc. A few weeks ago, we had a short run of warmer...
Forum: Shrimp & Other Invertebrates 06-23-2015, 04:07 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,054
Posted By ChadO
That Fluvial 7.9 is a great starter tank for...

That Fluvial 7.9 is a great starter tank for shrimp. I kept one in my office at work, and put 15 crystal red and black shrimp in it to start with. About 4 months later, I was selling 20-30 shrimp...
Forum: Shrimp & Other Invertebrates 06-01-2015, 05:26 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 571
Posted By ChadO
It sounds like it may be the only one, or at...

It sounds like it may be the only one, or at least you don't have an obvious colony of them in the tank. I'd still keep a good eye out for it as the only one potential problem if it is the only one...
Forum: Shrimp & Other Invertebrates 05-30-2015, 04:35 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 571
Posted By ChadO
You mentioned "2 clean crypt plants" were added. ...

You mentioned "2 clean crypt plants" were added. Did you by chance treat or dip them before adding them to the tank? It really sounds like to me that there was some chemical residue of some sort on...
Forum: Shrimp & Other Invertebrates 05-29-2015, 05:16 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 571
Posted By ChadO
You can use a turkey baster to suck them up and...

You can use a turkey baster to suck them up and remove them from the tank. If you come in remotely stealthy, they don't notice and are easy to catch. I squeeze the bulb before I put it in the tank,...
Forum: Equipment 05-29-2015, 05:04 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 351
Posted By ChadO
That is cool, I never knew there was a formula. ...

That is cool, I never knew there was a formula. In my case, I have shrimp tanks, so I am over sizing the holes to get circulation, but a more gentle flow. I can sure see if you were going for equal...
Forum: Shrimp & Other Invertebrates 05-28-2015, 04:30 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 343
Posted By ChadO
In no particular order: UP Aqua Shrimp sand ...

In no particular order:
UP Aqua Shrimp sand
ADA Amazonia
Controsoil
Fluval Shrimp/Plant stratum

I have used them all but the Controsoil. All of three have worked great for me. I have had the...
Forum: Equipment 05-28-2015, 02:59 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 351
Posted By ChadO
I had one for a while and then I started making...

I had one for a while and then I started making my own. We have a TAP Plastics store near me, and I could just buy the tube diameter that I wanted and then drill the holes myself.

I can't recall...
Forum: Shrimp & Other Invertebrates 05-28-2015, 02:33 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 343
Posted By ChadO
Trying to do what you are suggesting can be done,...

Trying to do what you are suggesting can be done, but you're probably at 8.5 out of 10 on the difficulty scale. A buffering substrate is going to be so much easier. There are ways as others have...
Forum: Shrimp & Other Invertebrates 05-19-2015, 07:16 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 322
Posted By ChadO
For me, I have too much invested livestock wise...

For me, I have too much invested livestock wise to take a chance. I'm adding the leaves to provide a surface for bio film to grow on and the shrimp to graze. I'm not doing it for any other...
Forum: Shrimp & Other Invertebrates 05-18-2015, 05:13 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 322
Posted By ChadO
Should be just fine as long as you don't see...

Should be just fine as long as you don't see obvious rot/mold/etc - just as Bushkill pointed out. I always boil mine before I add them to the tank anyway, and if you do that, you should wipe out any...
Forum: Shrimp & Other Invertebrates 04-30-2015, 07:51 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 540
Posted By ChadO
It would be more for Neos since it is a neutral...

It would be more for Neos since it is a neutral substrate. You won't get any buffering help from it, so anything to get below neutral of pH 7 will have to come from your water + remineralization...
Forum: Shrimp & Other Invertebrates 04-29-2015, 07:35 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 568
Posted By ChadO
My only other suggestion is that I don't skimp on...

My only other suggestion is that I don't skimp on the water that I send them in. I generally use about 1/2 a quart of water along with moss or mesh (as others have pointed out) for them to hold onto...
Forum: Shrimp & Other Invertebrates 04-27-2015, 10:39 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 568
Posted By ChadO
I found an article online "Shipping Fish and...

I found an article online "Shipping Fish and Invertebrates" by Marcie DiCenso a good read. If you search for it, you should find it pretty easily.
Forum: Shrimp & Other Invertebrates 04-27-2015, 10:35 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 416
Posted By ChadO
Depends on your budget. If you have the money to...

Depends on your budget. If you have the money to buy a small starter colony of existing TB shrimp, put them in their own tank, and any offspring they have will all be TB. For the mischling route,...
Forum: Shrimp & Other Invertebrates 04-27-2015, 07:35 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 423
Posted By ChadO
What type of shrimp are these? Typically, the...

What type of shrimp are these? Typically, the shrimp aren't eating the algae directly, they are eating the bits of stuff that are trapped in or on the algae. In some cases, this in turn causes the...
Forum: Shrimp & Other Invertebrates 04-27-2015, 07:29 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 568
Posted By ChadO
Seems like a good plan. Are you sure you need...

Seems like a good plan. Are you sure you need the cold pack? I don't know the current temps, so that may be just fine. Generally, I wouldn't mess with heat or cold packs unless it is necessary, or...
Forum: Shrimp & Other Invertebrates 04-27-2015, 07:22 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 416
Posted By ChadO
The babies will look just like CRS, but carry the...

The babies will look just like CRS, but carry the TB gene. They would be known as F1 mischlings. Let the babies grow to maturity, they breed with either a TB, or other F1 mischlings, and that set...
Forum: Shrimp & Other Invertebrates 04-25-2015, 01:59 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 773
Posted By ChadO
A lot of local fish stores will test your water...

A lot of local fish stores will test your water for free, or for like $1 or so. Might be worth taking a sample in and having a 3rd party test it for sanity sake. I'm not questioning your testing...
Forum: Shrimp & Other Invertebrates 04-24-2015, 11:41 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 773
Posted By ChadO
Are these adults or juveniles that are dying? ...

Are these adults or juveniles that are dying?
Have you had them in this tank very long?

If the tank is pretty well established, they probably have enough to eat, though a bit of food won't hurt. ...
Forum: Shrimp & Other Invertebrates 04-23-2015, 09:08 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 364
Posted By ChadO
In my experience, generally, pretty good. Now,...

In my experience, generally, pretty good. Now, the real hurdle will be more around the 10 day mark or so. For CRS/CBS, that seems to be where they will continue on and make it, or they won't...
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