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Forum: Shrimp & Other Invertebrates   04-14-2015, 05:17 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 757
Posted By CookieM
Get amano shrimps, they clean hair algae very...

Get amano shrimps, they clean hair algae very well.
Forum: Shrimp & Other Invertebrates   04-14-2015, 02:23 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 2,159
Posted By CookieM
So I added in moss growing in my Koi Pond and it...

So I added in moss growing in my Koi Pond and it slowly taking over the rock.

http://i.imgur.com/TgJz5wH.jpg

http://i.imgur.com/QuO7TrI.jpg
Forum: Shrimp & Other Invertebrates   04-14-2015, 02:22 AM
Replies: 377
Views: 107,054
Posted By CookieM
Update: Moss is slowly taking over the rock....

Update:

Moss is slowly taking over the rock.

http://i.imgur.com/TgJz5wH.jpg

http://i.imgur.com/QuO7TrI.jpg
Forum: Shrimp & Other Invertebrates   03-12-2015, 05:05 AM
Replies: 377
Views: 107,054
Posted By CookieM
I know mine is not a full shrimp tank but... ...

I know mine is not a full shrimp tank but...

http://i.imgur.com/uxvAnqT.jpg

http://i.imgur.com/taWwFIO.jpg
Forum: Shrimp & Other Invertebrates   03-08-2015, 06:39 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 580
Posted By CookieM
Just get a couple assassin snails, within a month...

Just get a couple assassin snails, within a month they will wipe out ramshorn
Forum: Shrimp & Other Invertebrates   03-08-2015, 06:52 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 2,159
Posted By CookieM
Better image, the anubias seem to take root...

Better image, the anubias seem to take root quickly.

http://i.imgur.com/taWwFIO.jpg

http://i.imgur.com/uxvAnqT.jpg

I want to add my colonies of assassin snails in but I'm afraid with that...
Forum: Shrimp & Other Invertebrates   03-07-2015, 05:56 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 2,159
Posted By CookieM
No frogs yet. I'm still looking for frogbits...

No frogs yet. I'm still looking for frogbits locally and fill my water surface with them.
Forum: Shrimp & Other Invertebrates   03-07-2015, 04:16 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 2,159
Posted By CookieM
Quick update: http://i.imgur.com/A1H39Zj.jpg...

Quick update:

http://i.imgur.com/A1H39Zj.jpg

http://i.imgur.com/7H0ilSc.jpg

See if you guy can spot the crazy shrimp climbing the mountain
Forum: Shrimp & Other Invertebrates   03-06-2015, 04:43 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 2,159
Posted By CookieM
I just bought a bunch of anubias, still waiting...

I just bought a bunch of anubias, still waiting for moss and other plants to take over before introducing frogs. Still looking for frogbit to complete the tank. Humidity is 70%, temp 80F.
Forum: Shrimp & Other Invertebrates   02-22-2015, 09:34 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,031
Posted By CookieM
Get the right substrate + RO water, leave it...

Get the right substrate + RO water, leave it cycle for a week = full breeding RCS.

I'm so careless with red cherry shrimps and they still thrive.
Forum: Shrimp & Other Invertebrates   02-21-2015, 07:34 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 602
Posted By CookieM
Amanos do eat smaller shrimps. My previous 500...

Amanos do eat smaller shrimps. My previous 500 strong PFRs has been declining to less than 10.

I have 6 big Amanos in my big tank and I start to notice that there are no more baby shrimps even...
Forum: Shrimp & Other Invertebrates   02-20-2015, 02:28 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 2,159
Posted By CookieM
Should I cover my tank with more plant or...

Should I cover my tank with more plant or frogbits so in case the frog jumps into the water?
Forum: Shrimp & Other Invertebrates   02-18-2015, 06:14 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 2,159
Posted By CookieM
Oh I see, but they will hunt my $30 red eye tree...

Oh I see, but they will hunt my $30 red eye tree frog? lol
Forum: Shrimp & Other Invertebrates   02-18-2015, 05:36 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 2,159
Posted By CookieM
I'm planning to add more plants. Not sure what...

I'm planning to add more plants. Not sure what plants suitable for vivarium that doesn't poison the water.

I didn't know frog's waste would poison the water?

I'm sure crabs will eat all my...
Forum: Shrimp & Other Invertebrates   02-18-2015, 02:54 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 2,159
Posted By CookieM
Back in the game with new shrimp keeping method

http://i.imgur.com/Gpp7shg.jpg


https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3pOqqFBeD-s

Can't seem to embed a video on this forum...

Everything is hand build except the tank and pump. Waiting for moss...
Forum: Shrimp & Other Invertebrates   07-18-2014, 12:39 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 666
Posted By CookieM
Try it out, if it eat plants then take it out.

Try it out, if it eat plants then take it out.
Forum: Shrimp & Other Invertebrates   07-13-2014, 02:56 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 829
Posted By CookieM
^ What he said. Nerite do climb out from time to...

^ What he said. Nerite do climb out from time to time.
Forum: Shrimp & Other Invertebrates   07-12-2014, 06:18 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,147
Posted By CookieM
First, you shouldn't have heater. Those thing...

First, you shouldn't have heater. Those thing known to kill shrimps more than help them.

Second, if you don't have AC then turn on the fan over the surface of water. It will help cool down at...
Forum: Shrimp & Other Invertebrates   07-11-2014, 07:42 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,746
Posted By CookieM
They're very resilient aren't they? I used to...

They're very resilient aren't they? I used to clean my canister filter once a year and I find them thriving in there with babies and almost evolve to a different species. Their eyes are white almost...
Forum: Shrimp & Other Invertebrates   07-11-2014, 06:38 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 735
Posted By CookieM
Water + Vinegar, rinse it afterward. Best natural...

Water + Vinegar, rinse it afterward. Best natural solution to clean almost anything.
Forum: Shrimp & Other Invertebrates   07-08-2014, 09:17 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 690
Posted By CookieM
When I first started, trying to get a balance for...

When I first started, trying to get a balance for plants and inverts is a b...ch lol. And nope no CO2, that will cause more of a nightmare trying to balance the water chemistry.

I used to trim it...
Forum: Shrimp & Other Invertebrates   07-08-2014, 04:55 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 690
Posted By CookieM
Yeah I did have high-tech tank for 3 months and...

Yeah I did have high-tech tank for 3 months and decide it's too much work. Sold off the parts and go with low-tech.

This last tank use RO only and since it's already matured I don't add anymore...
Forum: Shrimp & Other Invertebrates   07-08-2014, 04:20 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 690
Posted By CookieM
An end to my Journey

My last and only tank left. After spending years and thousand of dollars, I'm not saying I'm bored of the hobby but it's just too much time consuming.

This tank has been maintenance free for...
Forum: Shrimp & Other Invertebrates   03-21-2014, 04:07 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 460
Posted By CookieM
Thanks for the quick reply. I know without using...

Thanks for the quick reply. I know without using CO2 will take longer, but will HC grow if there are no CO2 at all with dry start? I found some thread with success.
Forum: Shrimp & Other Invertebrates   03-21-2014, 03:25 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 460
Posted By CookieM
Looking for thread/guide on dry start HC tank

I'm planning to start a long 5 gallon tank about half the height of a regular 10 gal tank.

I want to do HD carpet only using ADA soil. This will of course going to be slow and take up to 2 months....
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