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Forum: Equipment 07-13-2014, 08:26 PM
Replies: 34
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Posted By ChadO
I've become a big fan of those MarinePure bio...

I've become a big fan of those MarinePure bio balls, and with those in a 2215 on a 20H, I think you'd be really happy. If it (2215) fits great in your setup, I wouldn't hesitate.
Forum: Equipment 07-13-2014, 04:49 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 1,000
Posted By ChadO
I run the Eheim 2213 filters on my 20 gal long...

I run the Eheim 2213 filters on my 20 gal long shrimp tanks, and it works really well. I make my own spray bars (just buy rigid tubing from Tap Plastics and drill) so I can control the flow. I...
Forum: Shrimp & Other Invertebrates 06-30-2014, 03:45 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 211
Posted By ChadO
Pretty much only to take meds out at the end of...

Pretty much only to take meds out at the end of treatment. A lot of us do use Purigen in our higher end tanks.

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Forum: Shrimp & Other Invertebrates 06-25-2014, 09:27 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 244
Posted By ChadO
My shrimp feed just fine at night. Sometimes I...

My shrimp feed just fine at night. Sometimes I feed them after putting the kids to bed and the tank lights are already off. They seem to swarm it just as fast as when their tank lights are on. In...
Forum: Shrimp & Other Invertebrates 06-21-2014, 06:19 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 268
Posted By ChadO
I wouldn't change a thing. You have no shrimp...

I wouldn't change a thing. You have no shrimp losses, they are starting to berry up, and you want to change a parameter that is fluctuating by .4? Depending on how you are measuring pH, the readings...
Forum: Shrimp & Other Invertebrates 06-20-2014, 05:13 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 429
Posted By ChadO
It depends what kind of nerite snails that you...

It depends what kind of nerite snails that you have as far as indicating water quality. It is often repeated that if they are above the water, something must be bad with the water. That is not a...
Forum: Shrimp & Other Invertebrates 06-18-2014, 03:49 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 337
Posted By ChadO
Jay nailed it right on. If that sponge is...

Jay nailed it right on. If that sponge is established, it'll be perfect. On a lot of my tanks, I just used a simple ATI sponge. It was easily enough for shrimp. I'm now switching over to the Tower...
Forum: Shrimp & Other Invertebrates 06-18-2014, 07:26 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 337
Posted By ChadO
Shrimp like stability, and from what you...

Shrimp like stability, and from what you describe, it sounds like you are pretty active with your tank. This is very natural to want to try and fix things quickly, but sometimes doing less is more...
Forum: Equipment 06-06-2014, 06:23 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 307
Posted By ChadO
I got these on Amazon. The thing that I like is...

I got these on Amazon. The thing that I like is that they are coated. I use them to hold a shelf I made for setting moss squares on in my tank. They work really well for that.
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Forum: Shrimp & Other Invertebrates 06-06-2014, 05:42 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 383
Posted By ChadO
This has been my general experience as well. In...

This has been my general experience as well. In my tanks that are lower than 7.0, I generally add a couple extra nerites and hope one or two will take hold. I have some that seem not to care at...
Forum: Shrimp & Other Invertebrates 06-06-2014, 05:37 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,094
Posted By ChadO
I would say about 10 to 12 day in or so. Not...

I would say about 10 to 12 day in or so. Not quite sure since she surprised me in being berried, so I don't know the actual number for sure. I know she didn't make it two weeks, though. She hasn't...
Forum: Shrimp & Other Invertebrates 06-06-2014, 01:52 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,094
Posted By ChadO
Sadly, with it being her first time, she ended up...

Sadly, with it being her first time, she ended up dropping the eggs. Bummer. I keep waiting for her to berry up again. Just need the patience.
Forum: Shrimp & Other Invertebrates 06-02-2014, 05:25 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 318
Posted By ChadO
I would be hesitant to start moving stuff around...

I would be hesitant to start moving stuff around to go looking for them. You will certainly stir up the substrate, and that might spike your parameters. You want to do the re-scaping, moving stuff...
Forum: Shrimp & Other Invertebrates 05-31-2014, 12:35 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 237
Posted By ChadO
Search on this forum for breeder box threads with...

Search on this forum for breeder box threads with input from orhunterfisher. He had some nice summaries on how he does it. Other folks had good input too, its just that I remember his handle the...
Forum: DIY 05-31-2014, 12:30 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 2,365
Posted By ChadO
I get mine from h4n on the forums here. Already...

I get mine from h4n on the forums here. Already pre-cut, and the quality stuff that doesn't rust.
Forum: Lighting 05-30-2014, 06:32 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 358
Posted By ChadO
You'll need two of them to get to high light. I...

You'll need two of them to get to high light. I have several of them, and they are great lights, but won't quite get you there with just one. A Ray2, however, would do it.


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Forum: Shrimp & Other Invertebrates 05-30-2014, 01:58 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 471
Posted By ChadO
It started with a couple shrimp that I thought...

It started with a couple shrimp that I thought looked a little like wilds, but I wasn't sure. They came with a group of cherries. Through a combination of not realizing how close they were to...
Forum: Shrimp & Other Invertebrates 05-29-2014, 11:44 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 471
Posted By ChadO
I really only have experience from one neo tank...

I really only have experience from one neo tank that I had that got wilds in it, and in that case, I was amazed at how fast all the babies started looking like wilds. I never want that to happen...
Forum: Shrimp & Other Invertebrates 05-29-2014, 03:52 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 555
Posted By ChadO
There is an FAQ page on the Arizona Aquatics web...

There is an FAQ page on the Arizona Aquatics web site that has a lot of good information about nerite snails. Definitely worth checking out.
Forum: Shrimp & Other Invertebrates 05-28-2014, 08:10 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 318
Posted By ChadO
I usually see mine not too long after they are...

I usually see mine not too long after they are born. Then, they seem to go into hiding for about a week or so, and as they get a bit older and braver, you'll see them out cruising around on the...
Forum: Shrimp & Other Invertebrates 05-28-2014, 02:46 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 153
Posted By ChadO
I have really good luck with the Eheim classics. ...

I have really good luck with the Eheim classics. I run the 2213 on my 20 long tanks with my own custom made spray bars. You could do the 2213 or 2215 as an option. Really, nice, silent filters. ...
Forum: Shrimp & Other Invertebrates 05-21-2014, 04:19 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 596
Posted By ChadO
That's the same one I have as well, and it is a...

That's the same one I have as well, and it is a great unit. I couldn't be happier with it. One thing that I did to save a bit of money up front was buy it in the 75 gallon model, and then just this...
Forum: Shrimp & Other Invertebrates 05-20-2014, 07:02 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 245
Posted By ChadO
Look up shrimp parasites on the forum here or on...

Look up shrimp parasites on the forum here or on the web. There is one that starts with a "v", and I am forgetting the rest of the name at the moment. You'll find pictures of shrimp with different...
Forum: Shrimp & Other Invertebrates 05-18-2014, 02:21 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 802
Posted By ChadO
For TDS meter, I went with the HM Digital AP-1...

For TDS meter, I went with the HM Digital AP-1 model. It includes temperature at the same time it reads TDS. A few dollars more than the E-Z, I think, but I like the extra reading each time. ...
Forum: Equipment 05-16-2014, 03:12 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 220
Posted By ChadO
You can call the folks at Jehmco.com, and they...

You can call the folks at Jehmco.com, and they will walk you through getting the right pump and size. I have the Diaphragm Air Pump (the 20 model) and it has worked great. Same number of tanks as...
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