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Forum: Shrimp & Other Invertebrates 08-18-2014, 02:13 AM
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Posted By bostoneric
what lighting are you using? I've found that to...

what lighting are you using? I've found that to be the hardest part of taking photos!
Forum: Shrimp & Other Invertebrates 08-17-2014, 10:47 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 260
Posted By bostoneric
how much water are you changing? is there a...

how much water are you changing?
is there a reason you are changing water so often?

As much as I love Bacter AE I would cut back, the recommended amounts are on the extreme side.
Forum: Shrimp & Other Invertebrates 08-17-2014, 10:45 PM
Replies: 3
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Posted By bostoneric
often co2 is used to control ph, but its used in...

often co2 is used to control ph, but its used in such a LOW amount.
CO2 is really harmful to baby shrimp. if you are using CO2 I also suggest an airstone.
adding air via a stone or sponge filter to...
Forum: Shrimp & Other Invertebrates 08-17-2014, 06:43 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 359
Posted By bostoneric
yeah ramshorns make a lot of poo. 2-3 days is...

yeah ramshorns make a lot of poo. 2-3 days is probably fine with the small number of shrimp you have in a small tank. you can maybe break it up into small pieces and increase the frequency and still...
Forum: Shrimp & Other Invertebrates 08-17-2014, 12:51 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 353
Posted By bostoneric
while your tap gets you those readings now, in a...

while your tap gets you those readings now, in a couple hours, tomorrow, couple weeks, etc you'll have completely different readings. On top who knows what else your water picks up on its journey to...
Forum: Shrimp & Other Invertebrates 08-16-2014, 02:16 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 504
Posted By bostoneric
This. OP, Check out the sticky. You'll read lots...

This. OP, Check out the sticky. You'll read lots of great advice.
Forum: Shrimp & Other Invertebrates 08-14-2014, 05:56 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 811
Posted By bostoneric
Agreed. all my tanks in my racks and personal...

Agreed. all my tanks in my racks and personal tanks are truaqua. i'm totally happy with them. also nice since they are somewhat local to socal shipping is fast and easy.
Forum: Shrimp & Other Invertebrates 08-14-2014, 02:57 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 811
Posted By bostoneric
I'm not sure where you read everyone uses miracle...

I'm not sure where you read everyone uses miracle grow. For plants maybe. For shrimp hell no. To many uncontrollable chemicals within a potting mix.
If you are doing cherries you can pick out any...
Forum: Shrimp & Other Invertebrates 08-14-2014, 07:32 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 590
Posted By bostoneric
That cracked me up. Ive heard of the rid-x...

That cracked me up.

Ive heard of the rid-x thing before but I'll stick with products prove and developed for shrimp. But it's always interesting to see new things being tried that's for sure.
Forum: Shrimp & Other Invertebrates 08-14-2014, 07:22 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 811
Posted By bostoneric
Best way to start. Cheapo 10G from any local pet...

Best way to start. Cheapo 10G from any local pet store, Aqua Clear 20 with the fluval edge sponge for the filter intake. With cherries take your pick at any soil you like. Is stay far away From any...
Forum: Shrimp & Other Invertebrates 08-12-2014, 03:13 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 811
Posted By bostoneric
is this your first shrimp tank? if so I'd steer...

is this your first shrimp tank? if so I'd steer clear of CO2 while you learn how to have success with shrimp. Adding CO2 to the mix will just complex things while you learn.
Forum: Shrimp & Other Invertebrates 08-11-2014, 11:43 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 236
Posted By bostoneric
biofilm for them to eat. next time leave the jars...

biofilm for them to eat. next time leave the jars in the tank for a couple weeks so biofilm grows on it before adding shrimp.
Forum: Shrimp & Other Invertebrates 08-10-2014, 03:01 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 298
Posted By bostoneric
http://www.kensfish.com/aquarium-supplies/air-pump...

http://www.kensfish.com/aquarium-supplies/air-pumps/alita-al-40-linear-air-pump.html

look up a diy closed pvc air loop. you connect the pump to the loop and then you can have as many valves off...
Forum: Shrimp & Other Invertebrates 08-09-2014, 07:15 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 285
Posted By bostoneric
there is much difference between the stage 4 and...

there is much difference between the stage 4 and stage 5 as far as water quality goes. you can start with the 4 and add a 2nd membrane filter later on. you can also add additional pieces to...
Forum: Shrimp & Other Invertebrates 08-09-2014, 05:32 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 598
Posted By bostoneric
24C is a little warmer than necessary. you are...

24C is a little warmer than necessary. you are opening yourself up to bacterial infections when you start getting into warmer water temps.

you want to be in the 68-72F range.
Forum: Shrimp & Other Invertebrates 08-09-2014, 05:30 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 285
Posted By bostoneric
I recommend BulkReefSupply RO systems. You wont...

I recommend BulkReefSupply RO systems. You wont find any higher quality parts and every part you'll need is included. Dont skimp, remember you get what you pay for.

I've had a stage 5+ for a long...
Forum: Shrimp & Other Invertebrates 08-08-2014, 10:26 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 412
Posted By bostoneric
its one of the jigsaw style. bunch of individual...

its one of the jigsaw style. bunch of individual pieces you put together to make the size you need. pretty common style in Asia now.
To glue the plexi to the glas I just used normal tank silicone. I...
Forum: Shrimp & Other Invertebrates 08-08-2014, 06:18 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 651
Posted By bostoneric
Salty Shrimp 8.5 for remineralizing your RO...

Salty Shrimp 8.5 for remineralizing your RO water. higher temps. crushed coral substrate or any other non buffering substrate.
Forum: Shrimp & Other Invertebrates 08-08-2014, 06:15 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 668
Posted By bostoneric
it looks fine. you actually want the bubbles to...

it looks fine. you actually want the bubbles to come out at or above the surface to release any toxins picked up in the bubbles.

all my sponge filters are at water level.
Forum: Shrimp & Other Invertebrates 08-08-2014, 06:12 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 412
Posted By bostoneric
every tank in my rack is a split design. I used...

every tank in my rack is a split design. I used 1/4" plexi i cut myself to the right length. its pretty simple. how long of a piece do you need? mine is 12" and has 0 flex.
...
Forum: Shrimp & Other Invertebrates 08-07-2014, 08:00 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 372
Posted By bostoneric
cycling isnt just about the soil its about the...

cycling isnt just about the soil its about the beneficial bacteria in the TANK. dont think just because you arent using a buffering soil you can short cut this.

shrimp need biofilm and you want...
Forum: Shrimp & Other Invertebrates 08-07-2014, 07:58 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 858
Posted By bostoneric
X2. a lot of beginners miss out on all the great...

X2. a lot of beginners miss out on all the great info in the sticky.
Forum: Shrimp & Other Invertebrates 08-07-2014, 07:55 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 501
Posted By bostoneric
fans and a trick i learned a while back. frozen...

fans and a trick i learned a while back. frozen water bottles of various sizes. I've also even heard of RO ice cubes or large blocks.
Forum: Shrimp & Other Invertebrates 08-06-2014, 10:54 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 858
Posted By bostoneric
lesson learned. now get to reading so you'll have...

lesson learned. now get to reading so you'll have great success in the future!
Forum: Shrimp & Other Invertebrates 08-06-2014, 04:57 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 927
Posted By bostoneric
which substrates are you using for the neos?

which substrates are you using for the neos?
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