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Forum: Shrimp & Other Invertebrates Yesterday, 06:42 PM
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Posted By starrlamia
that's a definite possibility. Will do more...

that's a definite possibility. Will do more research on it
Forum: Planted Nano Tanks Yesterday, 04:40 PM
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Views: 555
Posted By starrlamia
it's a big endeavor to take for sure, since once...

it's a big endeavor to take for sure, since once they start maturing you have to have enough places to separate males and aggressive females while keeping them heated and with fresh water! Some...
Forum: Shrimp & Other Invertebrates Yesterday, 03:29 PM
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Views: 409
Posted By starrlamia
lost another one, i believe this was definitely a...

lost another one, i believe this was definitely a molting issue as it had a white line around it's middle. I just did a water change yesterday (have a saddled female and was hoping she would molt and...
Forum: Planted Nano Tanks 08-26-2015, 11:42 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 555
Posted By starrlamia
I wouldn't recommend breeding personally, just...

I wouldn't recommend breeding personally, just because it can be hard to find homes for all the babies and because it isn't just about colours but also finnage. But if you are interested check out...
Forum: Planted Nano Tanks 08-26-2015, 11:31 PM
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Posted By starrlamia
ohh he's coloured right up! what a beauty! nice...

ohh he's coloured right up! what a beauty! nice bubble nest too!
Forum: Planted Nano Tanks 08-25-2015, 10:28 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 555
Posted By starrlamia
looks nice! heater pending, hopefully soon! it's...

looks nice! heater pending, hopefully soon! it's chilly for a betta :) I'm not going to tell you to take the betta out haha, I prefer bigger homes but as long as you keep the parameters good and the...
Forum: Lighting 08-21-2015, 01:38 PM
Replies: 6
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Posted By starrlamia
I would replace the old bulb to be on the safe...

I would replace the old bulb to be on the safe side, usually they only last about a year before they become less effective. Good luck with the algae battle, a blackout or peroxide can work quite well.
Forum: Shrimp & Other Invertebrates 08-20-2015, 10:52 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 409
Posted By starrlamia
yeah I'm not impressed by the place either,...

yeah I'm not impressed by the place either, especially since they have really good reviews online. I'll pm you.
Forum: Shrimp & Other Invertebrates 08-20-2015, 08:06 PM
Replies: 15
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Posted By starrlamia
so I got my TDS meter in the mail today, I have...

so I got my TDS meter in the mail today, I have nothing to calibrate it with atm (sold my RO system too haha) but it read 317, and I can't imagine it would be so off as to be over what is tolerated...
Forum: Shrimp & Other Invertebrates 08-19-2015, 03:47 AM
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Views: 409
Posted By starrlamia
thanks for the suggestion, we have air...

thanks for the suggestion, we have air conditioning so temps have remained stable
Forum: Shrimp & Other Invertebrates 08-18-2015, 09:16 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 409
Posted By starrlamia
thank Big, these guys are about the same size as...

thank Big, these guys are about the same size as that, so I'm kind of wondering if they just aren't settling in well altogether because of age. It's really frustrating either way, next time I'll just...
Forum: Shrimp & Other Invertebrates 08-18-2015, 08:57 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 409
Posted By starrlamia
thanks Cow and Big. I had read that a lot of...

thanks Cow and Big. I had read that a lot of people use purigen so I thought that was a bit far fetched. Same with the acclimation time, I didn't have an airstone in there but they were not acting...
Forum: Shrimp & Other Invertebrates 08-18-2015, 08:22 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 409
Posted By starrlamia
so the place I purchased them from told me the...

so the place I purchased them from told me the following:
purigen kills shrimp
I acclimated them too long
my kH and gH are too high

can anyone comment on those?
Forum: Shrimp & Other Invertebrates 08-18-2015, 01:23 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 409
Posted By starrlamia
I took some pics of the last dead shrimp, not the...

I took some pics of the last dead shrimp, not the best as it was with my phone:

http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v397/starrlamia/20150817_211146_zpsibamntwg.jpg
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Forum: Shrimp & Other Invertebrates 08-17-2015, 09:38 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 409
Posted By starrlamia
Neo death help.

I'll preface this in saying that I've searched around but am missing what could be going on.

2 weeks ago I added 10 pumpkin shrimp to my tank. They were shipped from a reputable shrimp place, and...
Forum: General Planted Tank Discussion 08-17-2015, 09:07 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 762
Posted By starrlamia
woops misread ha! good luck with your tank!

woops misread ha! good luck with your tank!
Forum: General Planted Tank Discussion 08-17-2015, 02:29 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 463
Posted By starrlamia
definitely straight vinegar and let it soak for a...

definitely straight vinegar and let it soak for a while.
Forum: Fertilizers and Water Parameters 08-16-2015, 01:54 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 389
Posted By starrlamia
where in Canada are you? Look for local aquarium...

where in Canada are you? Look for local aquarium societies for cheap plants, also the plant guy has good prices http://www.theplantguy.org/
Forum: Tank Journals 08-13-2015, 10:37 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 909
Posted By starrlamia
fun shrimp story. I always try and count how many...

fun shrimp story. I always try and count how many shrimp are in the tank, there should be 7 (purchased 10, 3 died) but they like to hang out in the back corner in my cabomba forest so sometimes...
Forum: General Planted Tank Discussion 08-12-2015, 11:50 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 762
Posted By starrlamia
I used a single T5 on my 20L and it grew low...

I used a single T5 on my 20L and it grew low light plants ok
Forum: Shrimp & Other Invertebrates 08-12-2015, 11:12 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 793
Posted By starrlamia
grabbed a kh and gh test kit kh: 4 drops aka...

grabbed a kh and gh test kit

kh: 4 drops aka 71.6ppm
gh: 12 drops aka 214.8ppm

added some purigen just in case something is in the water that it can take out... I've lost 3 shrimps for sure,...
Forum: Tank Journals 08-12-2015, 05:00 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 909
Posted By starrlamia
I tried to get some pics of my shrimp but they...

I tried to get some pics of my shrimp but they all turned out craptastic, did get a few pics of a snail though lol, don't mind the dirty acrylic
...
Forum: DIY 08-11-2015, 01:58 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 444
Posted By starrlamia
glad it's working for you :)

glad it's working for you :)
Forum: Shrimp & Other Invertebrates 08-08-2015, 04:01 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 793
Posted By starrlamia
I've been meaning to pick up the kits, I had them...

I've been meaning to pick up the kits, I had them when i previously had RCS a few years ago and just remember how high it was haha, I'll get around to it, money has been tight but I have a job...
Forum: Shrimp & Other Invertebrates 08-08-2015, 03:54 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 793
Posted By starrlamia
The shrimp was just in 2 pieces in my cabomba, no...

The shrimp was just in 2 pieces in my cabomba, no shrimps or snails on it and I didn't see any planaria on it, it just kind looked like it ripped in half, molt problem maybe? I didn't see anything...
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