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Forum: Shrimp & Other Invertebrates   06-11-2016, 06:39 PM
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Posted By inthepacific
Adding new shrimp

So I have a colony of shrimp that I've had they're probably on generation 2 or 3. i was wondering when I should start considering adding some new shrimp. My colony started out with batches from two...
Forum: Shrimp & Other Invertebrates   04-24-2016, 01:15 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 566
Posted By inthepacific
I had used an ikea TV stand to hold my tanks. it...

I had used an ikea TV stand to hold my tanks. it was really sturdy whereas now they're on a shelf kind of thing also from ikea but I think the top they're on isn't as thick or sturdy so its a little...
Forum: Shrimp & Other Invertebrates   02-16-2016, 06:13 AM
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Views: 806
Posted By inthepacific
your tds seems a little low people suggest around...

your tds seems a little low people suggest around 200 I've had success around +/- 200 just make sure your parameters are stable. Don't go from 175 or something one day then 240 the next.
Forum: Shrimp & Other Invertebrates   02-13-2016, 05:02 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 957
Posted By inthepacific
you may run into trouble trying to get the baby...

you may run into trouble trying to get the baby tears to grow with shrimp since they'll probably pick at it and up root it a lot when its starting to grow out. anyways the plants you're thinking of...
Forum: Fish   01-11-2016, 09:48 AM
Replies: 45
Views: 2,398
Posted By inthepacific
hatchet fish are pretty cool

hatchet fish are pretty cool
Forum: Shrimp & Other Invertebrates   01-11-2016, 09:30 AM
Replies: 6
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Posted By inthepacific
probably because that color trait is more...

probably because that color trait is more dominant. Neos were selectively bred to show more color so we can assume that the expression of these colors were recessive and or mutations. Therefore when...
Forum: Shrimp & Other Invertebrates   01-11-2016, 03:49 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 571
Posted By inthepacific
Breeding is usually slower in the winter time

Breeding is usually slower in the winter time
Forum: Shrimp & Other Invertebrates   01-10-2016, 01:44 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,115
Posted By inthepacific
People are just wary of using CO2 in CRS tanks...

People are just wary of using CO2 in CRS tanks because you run the risk of gasing them but a lot of people do use CO2 because it helps regulate PH. The thing people are more cautious about though is...
Forum: Shrimp & Other Invertebrates   01-08-2016, 09:25 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,722
Posted By inthepacific
I give you an A+ for ingenuity but this seems...

I give you an A+ for ingenuity but this seems like a really poor idea for a tank but may be great for something like aqua ponics. anyways, Why not just get a like a 20 long and divide it up if you...
Forum: Fish   01-06-2016, 08:39 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,703
Posted By inthepacific
I myself have never raised or kept Discus but do...

I myself have never raised or kept Discus but do keep CRS which require similar water parameters. So I do know that they both require soft water. Soft water generally has a low GH which in turn means...
Forum: Plants   12-29-2015, 04:04 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 310
Posted By inthepacific
Pearling

So in my tank I have CO2 with some hygro araguaia and Monte carlo as fore ground. Its a 5 gallon. Anyways, Im at the point where if I dial the CO2 to certain points I notice different amounts of...
Forum: Shrimp & Other Invertebrates   12-25-2015, 09:56 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 667
Posted By inthepacific
They're CRS. I too wonder about the shrimplets...

They're CRS. I too wonder about the shrimplets dying. I did notice that for some reason the ADA soil in my 10 gal stopped buffering relatively faster than my 5 gallon. possibly due to the larger...
Forum: Shrimp & Other Invertebrates   12-24-2015, 09:44 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 667
Posted By inthepacific
Well i've also noticed that in the 10 gal the...

Well i've also noticed that in the 10 gal the females sometimes don't carry many eggs or if they hatch not many survive which i don't seem to have problems with in my 5 gallon
Forum: Shrimp & Other Invertebrates   12-24-2015, 02:48 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 667
Posted By inthepacific
5 gal vs 10 gal Shrimp tank

So I recently bought a second tank to house shrimp.Ki have a 5 and a 10 gallon and I noticed that the shrimp in the 10 gallon are breeding at a much slower pace than the 5 gallon. The 5 gallon is...
Forum: Equipment   12-02-2015, 06:42 AM
Replies: 9
  PH pens
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Posted By inthepacific
PH pens

anyone use a digital ph pen? are they reliable? Recommendations?
Forum: Fish   11-29-2015, 07:57 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 905
Posted By inthepacific
I house a betta in a breeder box in my CRS tank....

I house a betta in a breeder box in my CRS tank. He's very healthy and happy. Its one of those breeder boxes that float in the tank but I suction cupped it to the side of the tank so its not blowing...
Forum: Shrimp & Other Invertebrates   11-29-2015, 05:08 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 300
Posted By inthepacific
I really like the hydor heaters. They're about...

I really like the hydor heaters. They're about all I use. They're simple and have a dial with the heat you want to set it at. I always have better luck with ADA substrate but considering you have...
Forum: Shrimp & Other Invertebrates   11-20-2015, 06:04 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 973
Posted By inthepacific
Maybe you meant daphnia?

Maybe you meant daphnia?
Forum: Fish   11-20-2015, 06:03 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 599
Posted By inthepacific
I appreciate your concern but I was planning on...

I appreciate your concern but I was planning on replacing the fish, not adding more. I understand that there are a lot of fish in the tank.
Forum: Plants   11-18-2015, 12:11 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 428
Posted By inthepacific
How long has the val been planted in the tank...

How long has the val been planted in the tank for? sometimes they melt away old leaves while they transition to the new tank.
Forum: Fish   11-17-2015, 11:36 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 599
Posted By inthepacific
I was also thinking of chili rasboras as I like...

I was also thinking of chili rasboras as I like how small they are, I've had them before and didn't like they way they schooled. Rather than swimming through the tank they seemed to just kind of...
Forum: Fish   11-17-2015, 09:35 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 599
Posted By inthepacific
There are some stems of hygro. araguaia in the...

There are some stems of hygro. araguaia in the background with monte carlo in the front. I recently trimmed the hygro to spread it to make them grow thicker so the stems are shorter maybe after it...
Forum: Fish   11-17-2015, 04:37 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 599
Posted By inthepacific
Not fish, but Red Cherries would do great. ...

Not fish, but Red Cherries would do great.

Eh, I already have a tank of CRS i don't want shrimp.
Forum: Fish   11-17-2015, 03:12 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 599
Posted By inthepacific
They've been in there fore a few months now....

They've been in there fore a few months now. They were super active in the old tank and would swim and school very nicely. But now they just kind of chill in the corner
Forum: Fish   11-16-2015, 06:56 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 599
Posted By inthepacific
stocking suggestions for 5 gal

So I have a 5 gallon tank thats scaped. I added about 7 ember tetras that used to be in my 10 gallon and I thought they'd look nice with the plants in the 5 gallon. Anyways, they've just been hiding...
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