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Forum: General Planted Tank Discussion 12-24-2013, 02:21 PM
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Posted By blacksheep998
I get them in my guppy tank from time to time....

I get them in my guppy tank from time to time. They build up to some level and then the guppies realize that they're there and eat nearly all of them so I don't see them again for awhile.
Forum: Shrimp & Other Invertebrates 12-01-2013, 12:58 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,056
Posted By blacksheep998
Is it just me or does the one in the second...

Is it just me or does the one in the second picture look a little deformed? Could it be overly inbred?
Forum: Shrimp & Other Invertebrates 09-26-2013, 01:45 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 889
Posted By blacksheep998
It's city water, and my tank is a 40 long with...

It's city water, and my tank is a 40 long with dual aquaclear 50 HOB filters (one on each side). The filtration media in each is two foam blocks sandwitched around a carbon packet.

It's the same...
Forum: Shrimp & Other Invertebrates 09-25-2013, 11:21 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 889
Posted By blacksheep998
Thanks for your help everyone but the deaths are...

Thanks for your help everyone but the deaths are back.

2 on monday, 3 on tuesday, and a whopping 5 today! All my parameters are good, I took the coral out and the pH has dropped very slightly.
...
Forum: Shrimp & Other Invertebrates 09-21-2013, 12:05 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 889
Posted By blacksheep998
Right now I'm cautiously optimistic. I've raised...

Right now I'm cautiously optimistic. I've raised the TDS up to about 280 now and my shrimp seem to be doing well. I did have one death yesterday (one of my nicest females too) but that's the only one...
Forum: Shrimp & Other Invertebrates 09-17-2013, 10:37 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 889
Posted By blacksheep998
That high? Wow. If I may ask, what are the full...

That high? Wow. If I may ask, what are the full water params in which you keep your rilis?

For the time being, I did a 30% WC and used my RO powder to raise the TDS up to 205. I don't want to...
Forum: Shrimp & Other Invertebrates 09-17-2013, 12:04 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 889
Posted By blacksheep998
I've always found my water to be extremely clean....

I've always found my water to be extremely clean. The specs you listed are pretty close to my tap.

pH: ~7.0
GH: 3-4
KH: 0-1
TDS: ~60

I keep some coral in the tank to raise the hardness.
...
Forum: Shrimp & Other Invertebrates 09-17-2013, 10:51 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 889
Posted By blacksheep998
I set the tank up a few weeks before getting...

I set the tank up a few weeks before getting shrimp, so in may.

Substrate is plain black tahitian moon sand.

I use tap water treated with prime and left to sit in open containers for a few days...
Forum: Shrimp & Other Invertebrates 09-17-2013, 03:29 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 889
Posted By blacksheep998
Why are my rilis dying?

So I started back in june with 20 rili shrimp I got from SoothingShrimp here on TPT, great purchase btw. And while I lost 2 in the first 3 days I figured it was just shipping stress. After that...
Forum: Shrimp & Other Invertebrates 09-13-2013, 02:37 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,086
Posted By blacksheep998
72 hours later and I still had planaria crawling...

72 hours later and I still had planaria crawling on my glass. They weren't moving much, but if poked they would crawl a short distance.

Added a second dose of fenbendazole. Now they're dangling...
Forum: Shrimp & Other Invertebrates 09-11-2013, 04:13 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,086
Posted By blacksheep998
http://i.imgur.com/yZW8x9J.jpg This is the...

http://i.imgur.com/yZW8x9J.jpg

This is the level of cloudiness I'm talking about. Also everything in the tank seems to be covered by a thin film of slime. I just checked for ammonia and don't seem...
Forum: Shrimp & Other Invertebrates 09-11-2013, 02:57 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,086
Posted By blacksheep998
Well that's making me nervous as hell...

Well that's making me nervous as hell...
Forum: Shrimp & Other Invertebrates 09-11-2013, 02:08 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,086
Posted By blacksheep998
So we're at about 30 hours. Planaria are still...

So we're at about 30 hours. Planaria are still visible, but not moving as much as they were before I dosed the tank.

The water is also getting quite cloudy but I guess that's normal. My main...
Forum: Shrimp & Other Invertebrates 09-10-2013, 04:33 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,086
Posted By blacksheep998
That's what I've been doing until the meds...

That's what I've been doing until the meds arrived. When I did my morning check today I couldn't find a single one. I thought I'd gotten almost all of them and would just use the medicine to clear up...
Forum: Shrimp & Other Invertebrates 09-09-2013, 09:35 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,086
Posted By blacksheep998
Medicine is in the tank. I used 2 packets as...

Medicine is in the tank. I used 2 packets as suggested, that's what I'd calculated myself as well so it worked out pretty well.

Took the carbon out of my filter and have the lights unplugged now....
Forum: Shrimp & Other Invertebrates 09-08-2013, 01:31 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,086
Posted By blacksheep998
Well prime is a pretty concentrated blend of...

Well prime is a pretty concentrated blend of chemicals, mostly sulfur-based salts. So basically it's like dropping any soft-bodied freshwater creature into salt water. The salt causes the water in...
Forum: Shrimp & Other Invertebrates 09-07-2013, 10:12 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,086
Posted By blacksheep998
I dont expect much of an ammonia spike, been...

I dont expect much of an ammonia spike, been pulling out the planaria with a turkey baster. Got 10 yesterday and 12 the day before.
Forum: Shrimp & Other Invertebrates 09-07-2013, 01:34 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,086
Posted By blacksheep998
Planaria Attack

So I've had problems with my shrimp lately. Occasional deaths, and higher than normal baby shrimp deaths. 2 days ago I spotted a planaria and realized that was the cause.

Started taking them out...
Forum: Shrimp & Other Invertebrates 08-19-2013, 11:42 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 576
Posted By blacksheep998
I kept some for several years in water above 7. I...

I kept some for several years in water above 7. I think it usually hovered around 7.2. They seemed fine and bred like crazy so long as the water was kept soft. I tried some once in hard slightly...
Forum: Shrimp & Other Invertebrates 08-06-2013, 11:20 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 342
Posted By blacksheep998
I've tried the feeding dish but given up on it....

I've tried the feeding dish but given up on it. My shrimp seem to be aggressive feeders and always manage to drag the food out of the dish.
Forum: Shrimp & Other Invertebrates 08-02-2013, 04:04 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 202
Posted By blacksheep998
As someone who keeps isopods I can confirm...

As someone who keeps isopods I can confirm they're every bit as food-aggressive as their shrimpy cousins. Anything dead or dying gets attacked viciously. One time I found a roach in the house and...
Forum: Shrimp & Other Invertebrates 07-29-2013, 10:17 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 714
Posted By blacksheep998
I once had some cherries arrive after 5 days in...

I once had some cherries arrive after 5 days in the mail and had no DOA. They weren't even in a breather bag, but I wish they had been since I could tell how badly stressed they were from the ordeal....
Forum: Shrimp & Other Invertebrates 07-29-2013, 11:24 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 559
Posted By blacksheep998
That's putting it lightly. I had some sand I...

That's putting it lightly. I had some sand I wanted to sterilize before reusing in another tank. It had been sitting in a tank still wet for a couple weeks. I rinsed it then let it completely dry out...
Forum: Shrimp & Other Invertebrates 07-18-2013, 03:01 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 854
Posted By blacksheep998
Oh, didn't know that. Sorry.

Oh, didn't know that. Sorry.
Forum: Shrimp & Other Invertebrates 07-18-2013, 01:14 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 854
Posted By blacksheep998
No personal experience here but I've heard that...

No personal experience here but I've heard that spixi snails will eat hydra. http://www.theshrimptank.com/spixi-snail/
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