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Forum: Shrimp & Other Invertebrates 09-07-2013, 10:52 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,138
Posted By ShyShrimpDoc
Both can easily kill. Sorry to hear about your...

Both can easily kill. Sorry to hear about your shrimp. Reminds me to test before just adding stuff to mine. It's been a bad habit of mine lately.
Forum: Plants 05-26-2013, 02:02 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 458
Posted By ShyShrimpDoc
It's been in the same location over a year. It's...

It's been in the same location over a year. It's got neocardia (shrimp that are pretty hardy), olive nerites and an assassin. I have even had a young bristlenose pleco in there at one point. No...
Forum: Plants 05-26-2013, 05:58 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 458
Posted By ShyShrimpDoc
Low maintenance, daylight, short carpet

I am looking for a low maintenance plant to carpet the foreground of a fluval chi 4 gal. I'd like it as short as possible. It's right in front of a window, so it gets direct sun. No CO2 or special...
Forum: Shrimp & Other Invertebrates 05-23-2013, 05:54 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 701
Posted By ShyShrimpDoc
I'd go with the veggies. They love that more...

I'd go with the veggies. They love that more than wafers. Cucumber, blanched zucchini, I haven tried green beans but hey, why not. I'd probably blanch them first.
Forum: Shrimp & Other Invertebrates 05-23-2013, 05:49 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 431
Posted By ShyShrimpDoc
I tried a few if the expensive foods with my CRS....

I tried a few if the expensive foods with my CRS. They won't touch them. They love the marine pellets with garlic though. They go nuts for that stuff. They will forage on blanched zucchini a...
Forum: Shrimp & Other Invertebrates 05-23-2013, 05:41 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 246
Posted By ShyShrimpDoc
A lot of shops out here list them as "algae eater...

A lot of shops out here list them as "algae eater shrimp" instead of amano. Same thing in my experience.
Forum: Substrate 05-17-2013, 06:24 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 649
Posted By ShyShrimpDoc
Will do. Just installed the UF, and put in a...

Will do. Just installed the UF, and put in a bunch of extra plants. I ran out of space and still have plants to spare. I had to put them in the crayfish tank. It could be ugly in the morning. ...
Forum: Substrate 05-17-2013, 02:16 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 649
Posted By ShyShrimpDoc
I am putting a mesh over the UGF. I get what you...

I am putting a mesh over the UGF. I get what you are saying about MTS, but I have also seen tanks where they get out of control. Since its a shrimp tank food sits around longer than it does with...
Forum: Shrimp & Other Invertebrates 05-16-2013, 07:36 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 1,043
Posted By ShyShrimpDoc
eBay has sink mount RI systems that run about 80...

eBay has sink mount RI systems that run about 80 bucks. They aren't very fast, but are effective. I run a tube from the sink to the unit and let the actual filter sit the tub while running as...
Forum: Substrate 05-15-2013, 10:12 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 649
Posted By ShyShrimpDoc
I can't remove one and leave the other. It's...

I can't remove one and leave the other. It's fine grit fluorite and course sand. They are the same size and everything is black. Can't tell them apart, and given the grit size water exchange...
Forum: Shrimp & Other Invertebrates 05-15-2013, 09:31 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,062
Posted By ShyShrimpDoc
I have to be honest my version of diagnostics...

I have to be honest my version of diagnostics involves water testing, microscopy and sometimes short term bacterial/fungal culture. I can't tell from those pics at all.
Forum: Algae 05-15-2013, 07:26 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 760
Posted By ShyShrimpDoc
My amanos would live a week in your tank. That's...

My amanos would live a week in your tank. That's one of their faves.
Forum: Substrate 05-15-2013, 02:36 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 649
Posted By ShyShrimpDoc
Ok. Cool. As to how I know the bacteria are...

Ok. Cool. As to how I know the bacteria are there... Microscopy on dead shrimp after out breaks. Thanks for all of your help. Thanks for the offer on the crypts. I have plenty of stem plants in...
Forum: Shrimp & Other Invertebrates 05-15-2013, 05:50 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 879
Posted By ShyShrimpDoc
It does make a mess. I did not even know it...

It does make a mess. I did not even know it removed them till I saw it on another post yesterday. I would hit the plant section and see if there is a thread on heavy metal hungry plants. Might...
Forum: Substrate 05-15-2013, 05:41 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 649
Posted By ShyShrimpDoc
Ummm. Ok. If my point is to get rid if the...

Ummm. Ok. If my point is to get rid if the population of anaerobic bacteria because its a shrimp breeding colony with plants to keep them happy, then would the flow be about right with an...
Forum: Shrimp & Other Invertebrates 05-15-2013, 05:24 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 299
Posted By ShyShrimpDoc
What color is it? Does it look round? How does...

What color is it? Does it look round? How does it move? Dose it only wriggle side to side or can it stretch out and retract?

If its round, red/pink and can stretch and retract, it's a relative...
Forum: Substrate 05-15-2013, 02:12 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,106
Posted By ShyShrimpDoc
My bumblebee and salvini are the same way. The...

My bumblebee and salvini are the same way. The bumblebee spends all day vacuuming the sand and spitting it everywhere. I vacuum my shrimp tanks (heavily planted) but only every few months. The...
Forum: Shrimp & Other Invertebrates 05-15-2013, 02:07 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,062
Posted By ShyShrimpDoc
Neos are a LOT less prone to bacterial primary...

Neos are a LOT less prone to bacterial primary infections. But treating just the parasites without treating for a secondary bacterial infection (which infested shrimp are very prone to) wont usually...
Forum: Substrate 05-15-2013, 01:38 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 649
Posted By ShyShrimpDoc
You have no idea how much I like this response. ...

You have no idea how much I like this response. it would be much cheaper and a lot less work. Not to mention make space in my other tank. I just hope they will start to thrive in that tank. It's...
Forum: Shrimp & Other Invertebrates 05-15-2013, 01:36 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,062
Posted By ShyShrimpDoc
I can speak to this one. I have done this a few...

I can speak to this one. I have done this a few times unfortunately. I have some issues with the tank my CRS are in and its been causing infections. (One being the lack of time to take care of it...
Forum: Substrate 05-15-2013, 12:57 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 649
Posted By ShyShrimpDoc
correction: the tank without the issue has 3" of...

correction: the tank without the issue has 3" of substrate. The one with problems has only 2. Also, in case it comes up both tanks have been established for over a year. The tank without issues...
Forum: Substrate 05-15-2013, 12:36 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 649
Posted By ShyShrimpDoc
Question serious aeration issue - need advice

I have 2 27 gallon hex tanks. I have long kept my substrate as a mix of small particle fluorite and inert black sand. I have noticed when vacuuming them that there is a foul odor. I have also...
Forum: Shrimp & Other Invertebrates 05-14-2013, 04:01 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 427
Posted By ShyShrimpDoc
Just a thought. I know that tanks on tap water...

Just a thought. I know that tanks on tap water are at the mercy of the city supply. During the summer and on other occasions in response to either an environmental change or a system issue tap...
Forum: Shrimp & Other Invertebrates 05-14-2013, 03:54 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 879
Posted By ShyShrimpDoc
Is there any chance your tap water has copper in...

Is there any chance your tap water has copper in it? The drunk behavior reminds me of that. You can test for it. I know someone on the forum mentioned duckweek likes to take up heavy metals, you...
Forum: Shrimp & Other Invertebrates 05-14-2013, 03:40 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 331
Posted By ShyShrimpDoc
Any suggestions on foods for them? I just...

Any suggestions on foods for them? I just ordered some shrimp. I am going to go away from cardinia lines altogether while in med school. They are just too much work. I have a wait list of people...
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