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Forum: Shrimp & Other Invertebrates 04-26-2015, 07:41 PM
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true but then why spend money on shrimp if...

true but then why spend money on shrimp if they're not going to clean up the algae in the first place?
Forum: Shrimp & Other Invertebrates 04-26-2015, 08:23 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 286
Posted By inthepacific
shrimp not eating algae

so there is algae on some of the plants in one of my tanks and the shrimp in there dont seem to eat it. but when i take the trimmings and put it in my other tank, the shrimp will swarm it. i dont...
Forum: Shrimp & Other Invertebrates 04-16-2015, 06:05 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 178
Posted By inthepacific
eating from pydrex dish

i just got a pyrex dish to help keep my tank cleaner. I dropped a wafer in the dish to see if the shrimp would respond. They seemed to become really active and started picking around so im sure they...
Forum: Shrimp & Other Invertebrates 04-12-2015, 06:44 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 341
Posted By inthepacific
what exactly are mineral balls

So I was just looking at some CRS/ bee shrimp products and saw those mineral balls. Just wondering if someone could tell me exactly what they are and what they do for the shrimp? do they add GH to...
Forum: Shrimp & Other Invertebrates 04-09-2015, 08:57 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 331
Posted By inthepacific
is it BGA? or BBA? either way it should come off...

is it BGA? or BBA? either way it should come off with a molt
Forum: Shrimp & Other Invertebrates 04-09-2015, 08:56 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 270
Posted By inthepacific
the copper thing is not a debateable issue haha....

the copper thing is not a debateable issue haha. it wouldn't advise you not to use it with invertebrates if it was. Tom Barr has said he's used it in his tanks to kill off low grade cherry shrimp...
Forum: Shrimp & Other Invertebrates 04-09-2015, 08:02 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 270
Posted By inthepacific
is this a shrimp only tank? is so i'm just...

is this a shrimp only tank? is so i'm just wondering why are you planning on getting amano shrimp. but thats besides the point. Sometimes drift wood gets this stuff that grows on it. not sure what it...
Forum: Shrimp & Other Invertebrates 04-09-2015, 07:29 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 270
Posted By inthepacific
if you don't want your shrimp to die stop dosing...

if you don't want your shrimp to die stop dosing it immediately do a water change and add some carbon. if they were expensive shrimp I'd be very worried. What kind of algae are you trying to get rid...
Forum: Shrimp & Other Invertebrates 04-08-2015, 05:48 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 443
Posted By inthepacific
I found my test kit i thought i lost it just...

I found my test kit i thought i lost it just burried under some junk but my gh is around 3 so it shouldn't be a problem right? I was under the assumption that if the TDS was around 150-200 in turn...
Forum: Shrimp & Other Invertebrates 04-06-2015, 08:14 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 443
Posted By inthepacific
well my TDS is about 195 right now. So im...

well my TDS is about 195 right now. So im guessing my GH is on the lower side. all the other parameters are in check and the tank is fully cycled. Ph is about 6.5
Forum: Shrimp & Other Invertebrates 04-06-2015, 07:08 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 443
Posted By inthepacific
molting problems

So i think there might be an issue with molting in my tank because there are about 2 shrimp that have very arched backs and it looks like they might need to molt but cannot. What are some solutions...
Forum: Shrimp & Other Invertebrates 04-02-2015, 02:39 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 175
Posted By inthepacific
I think i might have trace amounts of copper in my tank

So I've had some shrimp die unexpectedly recently and the only reason i could attest to this would be possibly be copper somehow finding its way into my tank? I have read that using hot water can...
Forum: Shrimp & Other Invertebrates 03-23-2015, 08:21 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 302
Posted By inthepacific
fresh water clams/ mussels

has anyone kept these before? have you been successful?
Forum: Shrimp & Other Invertebrates 03-05-2015, 08:30 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 540
Posted By inthepacific
or cholla wood. its the natural version and the...

or cholla wood. its the natural version and the shrimp will eat the wood itself too. they last pretty long as well.
Forum: Shrimp & Other Invertebrates 03-05-2015, 08:28 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 242
Posted By inthepacific
you can cut down into the substrate before...

you can cut down into the substrate before trimming the roots so you're not disturbing the substrate when you pull the plant up. as Tasmin suggested then do a water change. usually it isn't that...
Forum: Shrimp & Other Invertebrates 02-28-2015, 04:46 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 167
Posted By inthepacific
How are planaria surviving

So i've had this new tank its been set up for about 2 months and i guess some planaria traveled on some of the plants into my new tank. Im not sure how they're surviving because i havent really fed...
Forum: Shrimp & Other Invertebrates 02-21-2015, 08:26 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 393
Posted By inthepacific
don't do that. don't worry so much about...

don't do that. don't worry so much about probiotics shrimp don't really have the kind of stomach we do so you don't need to worry about that. also yogurt is dairy and itll spoil in your tank. just...
Forum: Shrimp & Other Invertebrates 02-17-2015, 06:04 AM
Replies: 43
Views: 1,776
Posted By inthepacific
i don't know about kuhli loaches but other...

i don't know about kuhli loaches but other loaches tend to eat snails like yo yo loaches and panda loaches
Forum: Fish 02-17-2015, 05:46 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 274
Posted By inthepacific
I know what you're talking about but there is...

I know what you're talking about but there is this one type of pleco that is really small. it might be called bumblebee otocinclus but IMO it looks more like a pleco just unsure what its actual name...
Forum: Fish 02-16-2015, 05:09 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 274
Posted By inthepacific
bumble bee ottos

I don't know the proper name for these but i've seen them and was wondering if they're difficult to keep. would they be good in shrimp tanks?
Forum: Shrimp & Other Invertebrates 02-16-2015, 05:07 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 230
Posted By inthepacific
Shrimp feeding

So i've had this colony of shrimp for a while. i used to feed them only hikari algae wafers but got lazy to monitor and take out the crumbs the shrimp didn't eat. I also used to feed them spinach and...
Forum: Shrimp & Other Invertebrates 02-10-2015, 02:09 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,407
Posted By inthepacific
you should get a TDS pen. with a tank that small...

you should get a TDS pen. with a tank that small its going to be a little difficult to keep the levels consistent
Forum: Substrate 02-10-2015, 02:07 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 240
Posted By inthepacific
if you're going to use ada substrate ditch the...

if you're going to use ada substrate ditch the soil layer. its unnecessary.
Forum: Fertilizers and Water Parameters 02-09-2015, 09:19 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 340
Posted By inthepacific
the safe start was meant i believe to be used in...

the safe start was meant i believe to be used in conjuntion with the addition of fish. If you want to cycle your tank and ahve it ready your best bet is just to cycle it the normal way without a...
Forum: Substrate 02-09-2015, 09:16 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 318
Posted By inthepacific
Gravel vac in ADA soil

just wondering why this is not recommended. I have a shrimp tank and i didn't have any plants planted in the soil. I was wondering why people are opposed or do not gravel vac the ADA soil. I recently...
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