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Forum: Planted Nano Tanks 04-01-2010, 09:53 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,263
Posted By fishymatty
I have always had rather large tanks so now that...

I have always had rather large tanks so now that I put together an 8g cube I definitely this 8g is a nano tank.
Forum: Planted Nano Tanks 04-01-2010, 08:12 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 579
Posted By fishymatty
how much co2 for 8g

After a few years of hiatus I decided to get back into aquascaping and fish. I can't afford the $150 hike in my electric bill so I'm sticking with my 8g bio-cube with shrimp and dwarf puffers.

I...
Forum: Shrimp & Other Invertebrates 05-12-2008, 06:19 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 512
Posted By fishymatty
I see no reason for using old water. Also if your...

I see no reason for using old water. Also if your using amequal or prime those could read positive for ammonia
Forum: Shrimp & Other Invertebrates 05-12-2008, 04:48 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 920
Posted By fishymatty
she is now empty. I spent the last 30min...

she is now empty.
I spent the last 30min watching as one after another shrimplet popped out of her swimmerets. it was the coolest thing. Like watching one of those amazing documentaries on tv....
Forum: Shrimp & Other Invertebrates 05-12-2008, 01:41 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 920
Posted By fishymatty
Although late last night was may 11th so is...

Although late last night was may 11th so is today...

we have 50% hatched eggs as of 8:30pm may 11th.

I have counted about 7 so far but judging on how many eggs there were I'm sure I'm missing a...
Forum: Shrimp & Other Invertebrates 05-12-2008, 12:51 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 512
Posted By fishymatty
unless u have another filter from a mature tank...

unless u have another filter from a mature tank that you can use media from or use plants or anything really from a mature tank. In the past six months I set up 2 tanks with no cycling at all.
Forum: Shrimp & Other Invertebrates 05-12-2008, 12:41 AM
Replies: 133
Views: 27,614
Posted By fishymatty
Ive always kept cherry shrimp in my show tank...

Ive always kept cherry shrimp in my show tank with discus and apistos. But my tanks are heavily planted. The last spawn I had from my apistos had to be removed and the only tank I had to put them in...
Forum: Shrimp & Other Invertebrates 05-11-2008, 04:37 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 920
Posted By fishymatty
Just an update todays is the 11th and to the best...

Just an update todays is the 11th and to the best of my knowledge she is still packed full of eggs.
Forum: Shrimp & Other Invertebrates 05-09-2008, 10:00 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 920
Posted By fishymatty
probably nothing. bragging rights!

probably nothing.

bragging rights!
Forum: Shrimp & Other Invertebrates 05-09-2008, 06:22 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 920
Posted By fishymatty
When will they hatch? Place your bets

I thought it would be fun to have everyone give bet on a day when my snowball shrimp will hatch her eggs. The eggs started to show eyes about 3 days ago.
today is friday the 9th so just pick a day...
Forum: Shrimp & Other Invertebrates 05-07-2008, 10:03 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 347
Posted By fishymatty
that is really cool. I never would have thought...

that is really cool. I never would have thought the shrimp would stay so still while doing that. Just as a survival thing.
Forum: Shrimp & Other Invertebrates 05-05-2008, 09:25 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 306
Posted By fishymatty
new set up, lots of molting

In my new 8g bioCube there has been between 2 and 4 new exoskeletons every day for the past 4 days or so. The filter was heavily seeded and so was the tank with plants and driftwood from very well...
Forum: Shrimp & Other Invertebrates 05-04-2008, 07:45 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 455
Posted By fishymatty
as I previously mentioned the berried snowball...

as I previously mentioned the berried snowball shrimp are new, recently shipped so I can imagine that the dropped eggs are from stress. One FM is so packed full of eggs they are spilling out of her...
Forum: Shrimp & Other Invertebrates 05-04-2008, 04:46 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 455
Posted By fishymatty
some people say that a shrimp can be berried...

some people say that a shrimp can be berried without the eggs being fertilized. Some people say that a shrimp becomes berried after it is fertilized by the male.

I found some eggs that were...
Forum: Shrimp & Other Invertebrates 05-04-2008, 03:10 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 455
Posted By fishymatty
what came first(eggs or male?)

I realize this question has been asked but as a read through old threads I see there are many opinions but few people are for sure.

I ask this not only because I am trying to hatch eggs from a...
Forum: Shrimp & Other Invertebrates 05-03-2008, 06:25 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 764
Posted By fishymatty
If the hair algae starts to break out I will use...

If the hair algae starts to break out I will use excel for a little while but never all the time and I never overdose.
Forum: Shrimp & Other Invertebrates 05-01-2008, 03:16 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 724
Posted By fishymatty
Mine don't have eyes yet but last night I did...

Mine don't have eyes yet but last night I did some dissecting and now there are about 25 eggs free floating in a small plastic container that sits in the tank.

It gets some water flow on its own...
Forum: Shrimp & Other Invertebrates 05-01-2008, 02:47 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 724
Posted By fishymatty
to those who have successfully hatched eggs do...

to those who have successfully hatched eggs do you have any time frame to how long the shrimp was dead and how long the shrimp was berried?

I estimate that my shrimp was dead for no more than...
Forum: Shrimp & Other Invertebrates 05-01-2008, 06:20 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 724
Posted By fishymatty
that is so awesome. what I did was remove...

that is so awesome.

what I did was remove most of the carcass from the eggs. I wasn't sure if I could touch the eggs without them being damaged so with tiny scissors I snipped away most of the...
Forum: Shrimp & Other Invertebrates 05-01-2008, 03:25 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 724
Posted By fishymatty
eggs on a dead shrimp

Today I got a bunch of snowball shrimp in the mail and three were berried. One died after about 3 hours. is it possible for the eggs to continue to incubate with out the mother? Just say they were in...
Forum: Shrimp & Other Invertebrates 04-30-2008, 07:53 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 416
Posted By fishymatty
I don't mean I use hot water but I keep my water...

I don't mean I use hot water but I keep my water at about 78 in my shrimp tank so I just make sure the water is warm enough.

What about my discus tank. I've been keeping the water at 86 so I have...
Forum: Shrimp & Other Invertebrates 04-30-2008, 07:27 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 416
Posted By fishymatty
I have all copper pipes and I had all copper...

I have all copper pipes and I had all copper pipes in my old house too and I had tons of success breeding shrimp and fish.

Shrimps I have - RCS, snowball, green, tiger, orange and rainbow.
Forum: Shrimp & Other Invertebrates 04-30-2008, 06:50 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 416
Posted By fishymatty
shrimp ph

my tap water ph is warm water - 7.4-7.6
cold water 7.0

tank water 7.8

kh-50
gh-80-100

is this ok for shrimp.
I haven't seen but 1...
Forum: Shrimp & Other Invertebrates 04-29-2008, 08:00 PM
Replies: 38
Views: 1,543
Posted By fishymatty
I'm not even sure where some of these snails come...

I'm not even sure where some of these snails come from. My shrimp tank is the only tank in the house with snails in it.
If I turn on the lights in the middle of the night you will see more trumpet...
Forum: Shrimp & Other Invertebrates 04-28-2008, 12:47 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 804
Posted By fishymatty
As far as the tank overflowing I can't see how....

As far as the tank overflowing I can't see how. If your using an overflow with a refugium then it can overflow because of the siphon but these tanks are self contained and the water level can't get...
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