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Forum: Shrimp & Other Invertebrates   06-10-2011, 09:46 PM
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Posted By Benn
My community tank has a large breeding colony of...

My community tank has a large breeding colony of RCS, and a fairly large Ghost shrimp colony and they get on fine. I haven't noticed any babies disappearing either.
Forum: Shrimp & Other Invertebrates   05-29-2011, 07:47 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 744
Posted By Benn
As above, if they're in a stable tank with the...

As above, if they're in a stable tank with the adults they will live off what's in the tank, and as they get larger will actively seek out the food you put in there :)

I have 20-30 RCS babies in...
Forum: Tank Journals   05-25-2011, 10:47 AM
Replies: 106
Views: 6,901
Posted By Benn
Agreed with the above stating guppies shouldn't...

Agreed with the above stating guppies shouldn't mix with shrimp. I have RCS in my guppy tank and I've seen them chasing shrimp several times, I wouldn't be suprised if they've eaten babies.


Sent...
Forum: DIY   05-23-2011, 08:24 AM
Replies: 38
Views: 8,761
Posted By Benn
I used fluval rings and they work fine, try...

I used fluval rings and they work fine, try another.
Forum: DIY   05-21-2011, 11:16 PM
Replies: 38
Views: 8,761
Posted By Benn
Yep, turns into a filler like substance that's...

Yep, turns into a filler like substance that's easy to sand, people who build models use it. Be careful as the reaction gets quite hot though.
Forum: Shrimp & Other Invertebrates   05-20-2011, 11:39 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,274
Posted By Benn
Thanks for the responses, it does appear to...

Thanks for the responses, it does appear to resemble a wild form of the RCS, they have larger antenna too by the looks of things.
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Forum: Shrimp & Other Invertebrates   05-20-2011, 10:00 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,274
Posted By Benn
Not aiming to breed the ghost as I don't really...

Not aiming to breed the ghost as I don't really like them :)

Is it just genetics giving some baby RCS significantly larger antenna than the others?
Forum: Shrimp & Other Invertebrates   05-20-2011, 08:15 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,274
Posted By Benn
Photo of baby Ghost Shrimp?

My RCS have been breeding like wildfire and I have a mass of infants in my tank at the moment, but I do have several Ghost shrimp in with them too.

The Ghosts haven't had any noticeable berrying...
Forum: Tank Journals   05-20-2011, 02:13 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 1,702
Posted By Benn
I have masses of them in my 25g, I use the...

I have masses of them in my 25g, I use the recommended excel dosage and they're fine, even the babies.
Forum: DIY   05-19-2011, 04:27 PM
Replies: 38
Views: 8,761
Posted By Benn
Most that could happen is the DIY diffuser...

Most that could happen is the DIY diffuser blowing off. Mine was sealed with aquarium sealant which is why I think it's leaking slightly, going to remake it with glue later.

It will pass through...
Forum: General Planted Tank Discussion   05-18-2011, 11:49 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 699
Posted By Benn
I had similar problems in mine, started using...

I had similar problems in mine, started using excel a couple weeks ago following the recommended dose and the improvement in plant growth is huge already.
Forum: The Lounge & Introductions   05-17-2011, 09:57 PM
Replies: 217
Views: 9,208
Posted By Benn
I'm 19, have finished "College" here in the UK...

I'm 19, have finished "College" here in the UK (think it's the equivalent of High-School to the majority of you US users :)).

I've had planted tanks since I was about 16, never knew anyone else my...
Forum: DIY   05-17-2011, 08:36 PM
Replies: 38
Views: 8,761
Posted By Benn
Just tried this, works really well! Going to...

Just tried this, works really well! Going to re-make mine though as the seal isn't very good, but still diffuses the C02 nicely.

Apologies for photo quality, taken on iPhone and my tank only has...
Forum: Equipment   05-16-2011, 06:37 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 636
Posted By Benn
How tightly should filter floss be packed?

Recently started using filter floss, I'm using repackable cartridges in my filters, they intake from the bottom and in them I have a large pore sponge pre-filter, a finer sponge inside, filter floss...
Forum: Fish   05-16-2011, 01:00 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 4,290
Posted By Benn
If I'm correct a lot of tetras do have teeth, (...

If I'm correct a lot of tetras do have teeth, ( even neons ). nice picture though! :)
Forum: Shrimp & Other Invertebrates   05-16-2011, 08:39 AM
Replies: 237
Views: 123,731
Posted By Benn
Adults you can carefully net. Babies I've always...

Adults you can carefully net. Babies I've always placed java moss around their hiding areas, when they climb into the moss you can transfer the whole lot. There are probably better ways though.
Forum: DIY   05-16-2011, 06:39 AM
Replies: 56
Views: 11,198
Posted By Benn
As said above, that tank is brilliant, your DIY...

As said above, that tank is brilliant, your DIY skills are awesome! :)
Forum: Tank Journals   05-16-2011, 06:35 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 1,702
Posted By Benn
I love that driftwood, looks like a proper mini...

I love that driftwood, looks like a proper mini tree in there haha
Forum: Plants   05-14-2011, 06:57 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 17,353
Posted By Benn
The plant usually only produces plantlets when...

The plant usually only produces plantlets when it's stressed/in bad water conditions, older leaves make them regardless.

Rather than cutting the Rhizome, cut off an older leaf and leave it in the...
Forum: Shrimp & Other Invertebrates   05-13-2011, 02:24 PM
Replies: 1,543
Views: 105,147
Posted By Benn
And again, brilliant photos!

And again, brilliant photos!
Forum: General Planted Tank Discussion   05-13-2011, 12:54 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,307
Posted By Benn
Not necessarily manipulated, but they usually...

Not necessarily manipulated, but they usually have the levels, curves etc tweaked (like you should do to any photograph ) as it helps to make the colours much more appealing to the eye.

Here is an...
Forum: Equipment   05-13-2011, 12:45 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 949
Posted By Benn
My 25g came with a fluval designed for 25g but it...

My 25g came with a fluval designed for 25g but it was poor at keeping a high clarity of water. I'm now running 2x filters with a combined rate of around 200gph (sponge pre filters, filter floss and...
Forum: Fish   05-13-2011, 11:50 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 397
Posted By Benn
I bought 25 tetras and 5 had the deformity and...

I bought 25 tetras and 5 had the deformity and White spots of NTD, another 6 died without any visible signs. They don't always show significant symptoms.
Forum: Fish   05-13-2011, 08:36 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 486
Posted By Benn
Emerald cory catfish are friendly and good...

Emerald cory catfish are friendly and good foragers, gentle enough to not damage the plants though. If you have hc/glosso they can dig it up if it's not rooted well though.
Forum: General Planted Tank Discussion   05-13-2011, 08:14 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,009
Posted By Benn
Really like that 75g!

Really like that 75g!
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