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Forum: Shrimp & Other Invertebrates 02-22-2015, 09:34 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 412
Posted By CookieM
Get the right substrate + RO water, leave it...

Get the right substrate + RO water, leave it cycle for a week = full breeding RCS.

I'm so careless with red cherry shrimps and they still thrive.
Forum: Shrimp & Other Invertebrates 02-21-2015, 07:34 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 315
Posted By CookieM
Amanos do eat smaller shrimps. My previous 500...

Amanos do eat smaller shrimps. My previous 500 strong PFRs has been declining to less than 10.

I have 6 big Amanos in my big tank and I start to notice that there are no more baby shrimps even...
Forum: Shrimp & Other Invertebrates 02-20-2015, 02:28 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 708
Posted By CookieM
Should I cover my tank with more plant or...

Should I cover my tank with more plant or frogbits so in case the frog jumps into the water?
Forum: Shrimp & Other Invertebrates 02-18-2015, 06:14 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 708
Posted By CookieM
Oh I see, but they will hunt my $30 red eye tree...

Oh I see, but they will hunt my $30 red eye tree frog? lol
Forum: Shrimp & Other Invertebrates 02-18-2015, 05:36 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 708
Posted By CookieM
I'm planning to add more plants. Not sure what...

I'm planning to add more plants. Not sure what plants suitable for vivarium that doesn't poison the water.

I didn't know frog's waste would poison the water?

I'm sure crabs will eat all my...
Forum: Shrimp & Other Invertebrates 02-18-2015, 02:54 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 708
Posted By CookieM
Back in the game with new shrimp keeping method

http://i.imgur.com/Gpp7shg.jpg


https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3pOqqFBeD-s

Can't seem to embed a video on this forum...

Everything is hand build except the tank and pump. Waiting for moss...
Forum: Shrimp & Other Invertebrates 07-18-2014, 12:39 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 383
Posted By CookieM
Try it out, if it eat plants then take it out.

Try it out, if it eat plants then take it out.
Forum: Shrimp & Other Invertebrates 07-13-2014, 02:56 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 683
Posted By CookieM
^ What he said. Nerite do climb out from time to...

^ What he said. Nerite do climb out from time to time.
Forum: Shrimp & Other Invertebrates 07-12-2014, 06:18 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 830
Posted By CookieM
First, you shouldn't have heater. Those thing...

First, you shouldn't have heater. Those thing known to kill shrimps more than help them.

Second, if you don't have AC then turn on the fan over the surface of water. It will help cool down at...
Forum: Shrimp & Other Invertebrates 07-11-2014, 07:42 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,589
Posted By CookieM
They're very resilient aren't they? I used to...

They're very resilient aren't they? I used to clean my canister filter once a year and I find them thriving in there with babies and almost evolve to a different species. Their eyes are white almost...
Forum: Shrimp & Other Invertebrates 07-11-2014, 06:38 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 575
Posted By CookieM
Water + Vinegar, rinse it afterward. Best natural...

Water + Vinegar, rinse it afterward. Best natural solution to clean almost anything.
Forum: Shrimp & Other Invertebrates 07-08-2014, 09:17 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 578
Posted By CookieM
When I first started, trying to get a balance for...

When I first started, trying to get a balance for plants and inverts is a b...ch lol. And nope no CO2, that will cause more of a nightmare trying to balance the water chemistry.

I used to trim it...
Forum: Shrimp & Other Invertebrates 07-08-2014, 04:55 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 578
Posted By CookieM
Yeah I did have high-tech tank for 3 months and...

Yeah I did have high-tech tank for 3 months and decide it's too much work. Sold off the parts and go with low-tech.

This last tank use RO only and since it's already matured I don't add anymore...
Forum: Shrimp & Other Invertebrates 07-08-2014, 04:20 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 578
Posted By CookieM
An end to my Journey

My last and only tank left. After spending years and thousand of dollars, I'm not saying I'm bored of the hobby but it's just too much time consuming.

This tank has been maintenance free for...
Forum: Shrimp & Other Invertebrates 03-21-2014, 04:07 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 304
Posted By CookieM
Thanks for the quick reply. I know without using...

Thanks for the quick reply. I know without using CO2 will take longer, but will HC grow if there are no CO2 at all with dry start? I found some thread with success.
Forum: Shrimp & Other Invertebrates 03-21-2014, 03:25 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 304
Posted By CookieM
Looking for thread/guide on dry start HC tank

I'm planning to start a long 5 gallon tank about half the height of a regular 10 gal tank.

I want to do HD carpet only using ADA soil. This will of course going to be slow and take up to 2 months....
Forum: Shrimp & Other Invertebrates 09-24-2013, 07:45 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 658
Posted By CookieM
SS Wire Mesh? Which type to use?

I've never use SS mesh for any of my tank. But now since I'm growing mosses I need to use them in small batches.

I'm not sure which ss mesh grade or material is best to use. And where do you buy...
Forum: Shrimp & Other Invertebrates 09-18-2013, 04:30 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 628
Posted By CookieM
I'm a big fan of UP Aqua shrimp sand over all...

I'm a big fan of UP Aqua shrimp sand over all other brands. Same manufacture with ADA.
Hassel free, nice looking, doesn't dust up if stirred, can start in after 1 day.
Forum: Shrimp & Other Invertebrates 09-14-2013, 08:27 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 514
Posted By CookieM
Yeah I have the dilemma between acrylic and glass...

Yeah I have the dilemma between acrylic and glass and lighting for both tank.

I like glass more but Aquaeon one has better stock lighting for plants. I own Spec V and the lighting is horrible.
Forum: Shrimp & Other Invertebrates 09-14-2013, 04:09 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 514
Posted By CookieM
Fluval Spec 3 or Aqueon Evo 4

Going to get a tank for my work office not sure which to get. Both about the same functionality but which is better looking?
Forum: Shrimp & Other Invertebrates 08-31-2013, 06:10 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 970
Posted By CookieM
I use it instantly and now my PFR colonies is...

I use it instantly and now my PFR colonies is growing fast. Don't wash it pour in, rescape however you like, fill up with water (prefer cycled or RO water), wait a day and introduce shrimps.
Forum: Shrimp & Other Invertebrates 08-19-2013, 04:29 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 696
Posted By CookieM
My shrimp breed pretty well with Fluval mineral....

My shrimp breed pretty well with Fluval mineral. I don't like Salty shrimp because it's powder form. Might as well get Shirakura CA+
Forum: Shrimp & Other Invertebrates 08-18-2013, 11:42 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 696
Posted By CookieM
Need your opinion about Azoo Mineral and Vita Plus

I finally ran out of Fluval mineral supplement and looking for a new product. Was looking for Shirakura CA+ 100ml for $18 which is expensive. With that price I can get 8 oz of Fluval mineral, but I...
Forum: Shrimp & Other Invertebrates 08-18-2013, 11:16 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 352
Posted By CookieM
In the long run if you don't cull your colonize...

In the long run if you don't cull your colonize it will turn ugly and resulting in wild cherry neos.
Forum: Shrimp & Other Invertebrates 08-17-2013, 08:20 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 513
Posted By CookieM
I rescape every week. Just do it gently and have...

I rescape every week. Just do it gently and have filter going.
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