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Forum: Shrimp & Other Invertebrates 06-17-2015, 12:18 AM
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Views: 281
Posted By ravensgate
Depends on the grade. They will breed but babies...

Depends on the grade. They will breed but babies won't survive typically if you are looking at S-SSS grade. A grades may work. pH is just too high.
Forum: Shrimp & Other Invertebrates 06-14-2015, 11:55 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 398
Posted By ravensgate
It shouldn't affect the pH but without a...

It shouldn't affect the pH but without a buffering soil you can't keep things 'constant' so to speak. With zucchini the key is super super thin slices. I can cut up one zucchini, slice and freeze...
Forum: Shrimp & Other Invertebrates 06-14-2015, 06:13 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 398
Posted By ravensgate
Do you have buffering soil? Are you dosing CO2? ...

Do you have buffering soil? Are you dosing CO2? There shouldn't be an affect on pH, the only thing you should see affect on is a slight increase in TDS.
Forum: Shrimp & Other Invertebrates 06-14-2015, 01:25 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 161
Posted By ravensgate
It's berried, not burried:) Typical gestation is...

It's berried, not burried:) Typical gestation is about 25-30 days, shorter if temps are higher. YOu will see little black dots (the eyes) in the eggs right before they hatch, about 3-5 days...
Forum: Shrimp & Other Invertebrates 05-31-2015, 02:33 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 719
Posted By ravensgate
Such a good point! Bump: Not all...

Such a good point!

Bump:

Not all planaria are pink though. Some are white, some are beige, I've seen some light gray, light pink, darker pink. Main thing is the head and eyes.
Forum: Shrimp & Other Invertebrates 05-30-2015, 09:20 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 719
Posted By ravensgate
I've been trying to educate folks for a while...

I've been trying to educate folks for a while now! People can argue all they want, proof is in the pics! I try to educate because I want them to avoid the crap I went through. When I DID have to...
Forum: Shrimp & Other Invertebrates 05-30-2015, 02:21 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 719
Posted By ravensgate
Well, here's the thing. I have had them in brand...

Well, here's the thing. I have had them in brand new tanks with no plants or livestock, just substrate (no foods having been put in the tank). My theory is they come in on the substrate. Have you...
Forum: Shrimp & Other Invertebrates 05-30-2015, 03:19 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 719
Posted By ravensgate
I tore a whole tank down because when I got in...

I tore a whole tank down because when I got in the hobby I posted on here and everyone said 'PLANARIA!!!!!!' It was about 2 weeks after I tore the whole dang thing down I found out what rhabdoceola...
Forum: Shrimp & Other Invertebrates 05-30-2015, 01:56 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 719
Posted By ravensgate
NOT planaria. It's rhabdoceola. Not sure why...

NOT planaria. It's rhabdoceola. Not sure why folks always think planaria whenever they see a flatworm. That looks nothing like one.

Rhabdoceola - harmless - see link for pic
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Forum: Tank Journals 05-17-2015, 05:46 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 3,076
Posted By ravensgate
LOVE IT! Can't wait to see more pics:) I've had...

LOVE IT! Can't wait to see more pics:) I've had two batches born in this tank so far, 7 more berried mommas in the wings. My TT hybrid babies look wicked cool right now but too soon to tell. It's...
Forum: Tank Journals 05-17-2015, 05:11 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 3,076
Posted By ravensgate
SO late to this thread. Actually I am about to...

SO late to this thread. Actually I am about to have great progress because my new tibee tank is about to be covered up with babies. I moved them out of the baby tank and put them in a 10 gallon...
Forum: Shrimp & Other Invertebrates 05-07-2015, 02:36 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 2,057
Posted By ravensgate
I had 300 in a 3 gallon tank. Utilize all the...

I had 300 in a 3 gallon tank. Utilize all the space, put moss logs (with suction cups) on the sides, floating plants, etc. Shrimp like to bottom dwell unless you give them more ledges to hang out...
Forum: Shrimp & Other Invertebrates 03-21-2015, 03:24 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 813
Posted By ravensgate
It can be quick or not. I've had them mate for a...

It can be quick or not. I've had them mate for a good 5 minutes. Sometimes its super quick, like a few seconds. If other males get on the female while this is happening sometimes it gets ugly and...
Forum: Shrimp & Other Invertebrates 02-07-2015, 03:43 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 237
Posted By ravensgate
Unless they are hitching a ride on your shrimp...

Unless they are hitching a ride on your shrimp and you don't net any or put in plants in from the infested tank you should be fine. They are just little mollusks, don't do much but hang around on...
Forum: Shrimp & Other Invertebrates 12-17-2014, 11:08 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 370
Posted By ravensgate
I use dried green walnut leaves in all my tanks...

I use dried green walnut leaves in all my tanks and the shrimp love them. Black walnut leaves are fine as well, I know Jake / somewhatshocked on here uses them.
Forum: Shrimp & Other Invertebrates 11-27-2014, 07:28 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 683
Posted By ravensgate
CPOs can eat your shrimp. Now I had males leave...

CPOs can eat your shrimp. Now I had males leave them alone but the females are big, and super aggressive in my experience and will kill shrimp, cut them in half, and kill other CPOs. Some people...
Forum: Shrimp & Other Invertebrates 11-02-2014, 10:01 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 520
Posted By ravensgate
It just takes time and patience. I've removed...

It just takes time and patience. I've removed hundreds of shrimp from a tank just to move the tank. Takes a few days and a few beers but I got it done;) Or just wait for the babies to get a little...
Forum: Shrimp & Other Invertebrates 11-02-2014, 09:57 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 403
Posted By ravensgate
+1 OR it was a female ready to be bred and too...

+1 OR it was a female ready to be bred and too many males got to her and forgot what they were there for. I've had that happen many times, just had to add more plants and hiding places. I have had...
Forum: Shrimp & Other Invertebrates 10-07-2014, 02:24 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,300
Posted By ravensgate
HEre are a couple of pics. Canister sits behind...

HEre are a couple of pics. Canister sits behind my bed. I've got two different size sponges on it because I ordered the wrong size...LOL. The screen I used on my Eheim 2213 was just not working...
Forum: Shrimp & Other Invertebrates 10-06-2014, 09:11 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,300
Posted By ravensgate
I do this with my canister filters. I can take a...

I do this with my canister filters. I can take a pic if you want.
Forum: Shrimp & Other Invertebrates 10-05-2014, 09:30 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 3,457
Posted By ravensgate
My setup creates micro bubbles just fine. PM me...

My setup creates micro bubbles just fine. PM me your email and I'll send you a video I just took of my setup to show the tiny micro bubbles in the water and that's on a canister. If you know what...
Forum: Shrimp & Other Invertebrates 10-05-2014, 03:32 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 286
Posted By ravensgate
Curiosity and new stuff. I can put my finger in...

Curiosity and new stuff. I can put my finger in the tank and they swarm it. LOL
Forum: Shrimp & Other Invertebrates 10-05-2014, 03:31 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 3,457
Posted By ravensgate
I make my own spray bars for my tanks with...

I make my own spray bars for my tanks with canister filters. As said this is just a spraybar hooked up to an air filter on the outflow. I get my acrylic pipes at Petmountain, use dremel tool and a...
Forum: Shrimp & Other Invertebrates 09-20-2014, 04:22 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,179
Posted By ravensgate
I start with a low dose the first day or two then...

I start with a low dose the first day or two then move to the full dose. Remember to remove any carbon or purigen off the filters while you are dosing.
Forum: Shrimp & Other Invertebrates 09-20-2014, 01:11 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,179
Posted By ravensgate
Vorticella. Best cure is a salt dip unless you...

Vorticella. Best cure is a salt dip unless you have a lot of shrimp affected and need to dose the whole tank, I"ve used Paraguard with success.
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