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Forum: Shrimp & Other Invertebrates 07-22-2013, 09:32 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 849
Posted By CoolhandLocke
Tennessee. They may have come down since then,...

Tennessee. They may have come down since then, but the last time I checked that's what they were going for locally at a few shops. One said they had a local breeder they were working with on OEBT's...
Forum: Shrimp & Other Invertebrates 07-22-2013, 08:46 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 849
Posted By CoolhandLocke
lol... I accused her of sabotage right after I...

lol... I accused her of sabotage right after I figured it out, but she denied it. Glad she told me about the acetone though or I'd still be scratching my head.

Unfortunately, she never really like...
Forum: Shrimp & Other Invertebrates 07-22-2013, 04:20 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 849
Posted By CoolhandLocke
Well you've gotta' love your loved ones.......

Well you've gotta' love your loved ones.... believe I've solved the problem.

My GF helped me redecorate the tank as I've been trying to get her into the hobby. She told me last night that she had...
Forum: Shrimp & Other Invertebrates 07-22-2013, 01:26 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 849
Posted By CoolhandLocke
Meant to add, can I scoop the substrate without...

Meant to add, can I scoop the substrate without dumping the entire tank or is it better just to start from fresh with everything after this with the main tank?
Forum: Shrimp & Other Invertebrates 07-22-2013, 12:39 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 849
Posted By CoolhandLocke
Not tested for copper, can never find a kit...

Not tested for copper, can never find a kit locally for whatever reason.

The only other thing would be the plants. All seemed okay, and were bought from Alpha Pro, but that's the only other new...
Forum: Shrimp & Other Invertebrates 07-22-2013, 12:15 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 849
Posted By CoolhandLocke
The temp is set at 74 degrees. I moved it up from...

The temp is set at 74 degrees. I moved it up from around 70 with the heater last year when I brought some Tigers in and they weren't breeding. Population exploded at 74-75 so I've just left it going...
Forum: Shrimp & Other Invertebrates 07-21-2013, 11:17 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 849
Posted By CoolhandLocke
Eco-Complete.. Used it in all my tanks thus far,...

Eco-Complete.. Used it in all my tanks thus far, thought about switching the substrate, but that's what they're used to so I went with it. Basically tried to change as little as possible aside from...
Forum: Shrimp & Other Invertebrates 07-21-2013, 10:33 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 849
Posted By CoolhandLocke
Big Die off on my neo's today, tiger looks sick, grim situation....

Re-did my main tank last week, and everything has been great up until today when I noticed 7 dead orange neo's lying on the bottom of the tank. Fished another out about an hour later, and removed two...
Forum: Shrimp & Other Invertebrates 12-21-2012, 08:59 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 668
Posted By CoolhandLocke
I'm about a day past due for a water change even...

I'm about a day past due for a water change even though my levels are fine. Need to do that today, then I'll run the full gauntlet of tests tomorrow when things settle and see where I'm at stats...
Forum: Shrimp & Other Invertebrates 12-21-2012, 07:06 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 668
Posted By CoolhandLocke
Half Shrimp's found in tank...molting issue?

Tank is well established, probably 90-120 shrimp total...too hard to count the babies lol. I have been losing maybe 1-2 a month to what I assume is natural causes or just weak shrimp...really nothing...
Forum: Shrimp & Other Invertebrates 12-12-2012, 01:25 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 408
Posted By CoolhandLocke
Strange eggs found in the substrate?

Went to clean out my 2 gallon nano today. Scooped the shrimp out, put all the plants and wood into a bowl, and just got it down to the subtrate a few minutes ago.

I was going to leave the...
Forum: Shrimp & Other Invertebrates 11-12-2012, 04:42 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 856
Posted By CoolhandLocke
I actually wanted to get some loaches, but read...

I actually wanted to get some loaches, but read some bad things about them hunting shrimp. My tanks about as safe as you can get right now with only a few otto's and cory cats.

I also thought...
Forum: Shrimp & Other Invertebrates 11-12-2012, 04:24 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 820
Posted By CoolhandLocke
Thanks for all the great suggestions. I am...

Thanks for all the great suggestions. I am already planning on picking up some of the wild strain of Malawa's or Cardina's as I've read neither interbreed with anything else in the tank. Trying to...
Forum: Shrimp & Other Invertebrates 11-11-2012, 10:00 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 820
Posted By CoolhandLocke
Hardiest Caridina?

As the title implies, I'm wondering what the 'hardiest' species or Caridina is? Looking for something hardy to keep with my pumpkins/orange shrimp; I don't have my water paramters at the moment, but...
Forum: Shrimp & Other Invertebrates 11-11-2012, 09:48 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 856
Posted By CoolhandLocke
Redoing the tank, help with snails...

I know this has been asked a billion times, but I've got a serious snail issue and here's what I'm thinking about doing. I have a 20 gallon tank, with around 50 orange shrimp, maybe 4 tigers, few...
Forum: Lighting 11-11-2012, 09:10 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 320
Posted By CoolhandLocke
Bump... : (

Bump... : (
Forum: Lighting 11-05-2012, 05:59 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 320
Posted By CoolhandLocke
Help with new lighting...

I've been thinking about changing my bulb or getting new lighting and wanted to get some suggestions. Here's my current setup...

20 gallon acrylic 24Lx16Hx12W
Stock Hood with a 14W GE Aqua Rays...
Forum: Shrimp & Other Invertebrates 09-18-2012, 10:08 PM
Replies: 0
Views: 233
Posted By CoolhandLocke
Strange bubbles appearing on the surface??

Did a water change (5 gallons) about 4-5 days ago from my 20 gallon main tank, and topped off my 2.5 gallon mini with water left over from the change. Yesterday I started noticing bubbles developing...
Forum: Shrimp & Other Invertebrates 09-05-2012, 05:26 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 348
Posted By CoolhandLocke
Thanks for the advice, will definitely use the...

Thanks for the advice, will definitely use the top o' the tank water.. if I get anywhere near the bottom of the tank with basically anything it makes a mess. I generally take my plants and let them...
Forum: Shrimp & Other Invertebrates 09-05-2012, 04:44 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 348
Posted By CoolhandLocke
Changing substrate, quick question...

Decided I've had enough of the Fluval subtrate as it's generally a pain in the arse in my nano tank for the 3 months I've had it in there. Am going to change it out with some eco-complete and clean...
Forum: Shrimp & Other Invertebrates 08-17-2012, 08:45 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 756
Posted By CoolhandLocke
Okay.... Water changes are basically every...

Okay....

Water changes are basically every 4-5 days. It was every 3 as I had a few deaths randomly and am overly cautious, but as my levels are always fine I've cut it back to basically once every...
Forum: Shrimp & Other Invertebrates 08-17-2012, 06:52 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 756
Posted By CoolhandLocke
Egg Dropping... anything that can be done?

Having a few breeding issues with the Orange Shrimp. I've had my first batch of 10 for close to 2 months now, and have purchased two seperate batches from 2 other sellers about 3 weeks to try and...
Forum: Shrimp & Other Invertebrates 07-20-2012, 07:44 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 654
Posted By CoolhandLocke
Okay thanks for the responses... Now that I have...

Okay thanks for the responses... Now that I have a little input I'll tell you what they do and how much I'm giving them.

They cannot seem to "finish" anything I put in the tank within 3-4 hours. I...
Forum: Shrimp & Other Invertebrates 07-20-2012, 05:19 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 654
Posted By CoolhandLocke
Shrimp feeding questions & behavior at feeding time...

I've been unable to get a "solid" answer on how much I should feed my shrimp. Everyone has varied opinions from once every 2 days to twice a day to it depends on your paramaters, etc..etc.. yada,...
Forum: Shrimp & Other Invertebrates 07-15-2012, 03:46 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 861
Posted By CoolhandLocke
Update Lost an orange shrimp yesterday...

Update

Lost an orange shrimp yesterday afternoon. Same as the rest just keeled over dead with no damage, but it's the first orange I've lost which is worrisome as the rest were tigers.

Checked...
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