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Old 11-08-2012, 07:26 AM   #991
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http://www.indianalmondleaves.com.au/dosing-techniques/

Going to make blackwater, too.
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Old 11-08-2012, 09:14 AM   #992
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I read somewhere that higher kh was seen to attribute to fin curling.
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Old 11-08-2012, 01:29 PM   #993
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Well, there was a giant thermometer in the side to at least keep a tiny bit open for air. [=

Apparently it's a problem older gerbils have?

Though my guy (getting old but that's not why) has some malformed teeth bone thing so he will need the teeth trimmings for the rest of his life. Only one tooth on the bottom and one on top actually grow in, but it's impossible for him to grind them down himself since they're on opposite sides. )= Poor Toki.

He sat in his food bowl and sulked when we got home. He was not happy with me. :<


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I read somewhere that higher kh was seen to attribute to fin curling.
Associated with the use of IAL? Doesn't the blackwater conditions that IAL create cause acidification? I would have thought it would have created a lower kh.
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Old 11-08-2012, 01:36 PM   #994
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I read somewhere that higher kh was seen to attribute to fin curling.
Oh I will investigate that. My blackwater is stewing in the kitchen. I did a 100% wc on her QT.

She's still grey looking. *verge of tears*. I am such a wussy.

I have just washed out her home tank well with dechlor, taken out all the plants (should I throw them away in case they have residual bacteria on them? I cd put them in my shrimp tank -- they have algae on them), rinsed out her gravel with dechlor.

Added various useful bacteria:

Dr. Tim's H2O Pure
Stability
Microbe lift Special Blend, Nite Out, Thera P

I think I needed to do 100% water changes, once a week, not just 25% every other day or so and my baby suffered for it.

She didn't have enough plants to handle the ammonia compared to the other tank.


Am getting a 1 g QT tank so dosing will be easier and she'll have more room.

Going to yoga now.

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Old 11-08-2012, 01:38 PM   #995
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I read somewhere that higher kh was seen to attribute to fin curling.
I have heard that with crowntails. My TDS is 147 out of the tap and my kH/gH are 40 and 60.

Or maybe I mixed up the kh/gH.

Bc if the salt my TDS meter win't give A Reading in her QT.
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Old 11-08-2012, 03:01 PM   #996
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Happens with veiltails too :O
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Old 11-08-2012, 04:49 PM   #997
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Oh man, I'm bummed.......
I nabbed a crayfish from work the other day (came from the feeder tank) ..it was super voracious, active...I put in worms yesterday and it would actually come take it from me. Kept it with the marmorkreb I got from the auction..all seemed okay..they didn't really interact.....
Found her dead (quite ripped apart and eaten) body today.................. I feel so bad! I didnt know he would do that uuuuuugh crayfishhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhh. Well her babies are still alive... and... that extra baby that came with her is still growing. But still man...
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Old 11-08-2012, 05:04 PM   #998
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Oh man, I'm bummed.......
I nabbed a crayfish from work the other day (came from the feeder tank) ..it was super voracious, active...I put in worms yesterday and it would actually come take it from me. Kept it with the marmorkreb I got from the auction..all seemed okay..they didn't really interact.....
Found her dead (quite ripped apart and eaten) body today.................. I feel so bad! I didnt know he would do that uuuuuugh crayfishhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhh. Well her babies are still alive... and... that extra baby that came with her is still growing. But still man...
I feel your pain.

For the past few months, I just keep losing shrimps constantly...now it's painful and slow because it's like 1-2 a day. It just slowly happens.

I lost 200 CRS in the summer...that happened in 2 weeks. Probably the heat.
12 blue rilis because i'm ignorant thinking shrimps will handle co2 even though they can't
20 pumpkin neo in a new tank, finally with no co2 but still dying...then found it was ferts. ugh

so now, I stopped ferts and co2, and I still lost another 12, only to realize maybe it's my flouish root tabs. i took them out, dumped all the substrate with all the root tabs, cleaned out the tank....discarded the dwarf hairgrass which needs all of the above and replaced it with dwarf sag which will be fine all by it self.

So this morning, I'm down to 10...lost another 2.

There is only one more explanation, the Evolve 4 tank that acitydweller sold me is jinxed. LOL

Keep in mind that i have another similar setup with shrimps in as well, with root tabs and excel added and they are fine. It's the tank!

10 more to go and then I'm done with shrimps and with on with pea puffers.
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Old 11-08-2012, 05:16 PM   #999
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I feel your pain.

For the past few months, I just keep losing shrimps constantly...now it's painful and slow because it's like 1-2 a day. It just slowly happens.

I lost 200 CRS in the summer...that happened in 2 weeks. Probably the heat.
12 blue rilis because i'm ignorant thinking shrimps will handle co2 even though they can't
20 pumpkin neo in a new tank, finally with no co2 but still dying...then found it was ferts. ugh

so now, I stopped ferts and co2, and I still lost another 12, only to realize maybe it's my flouish root tabs. i took them out, dumped all the substrate with all the root tabs, cleaned out the tank....discarded the dwarf hairgrass which needs all of the above and replaced it with dwarf sag which will be fine all by it self.

So this morning, I'm down to 10...lost another 2.

There is only one more explanation, the Evolve 4 tank that acitydweller sold me is jinxed. LOL

Keep in mind that i have another similar setup with shrimps in as well, with root tabs and excel added and they are fine. It's the tank!

10 more to go and then I'm done with shrimps and with on with pea puffers.
You check your GH, KH, and PH?
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Kept it with the marmorkreb I got from the auction..all seemed okay..they didn't really interact.....
Found her dead (quite ripped apart and eaten) body today.................. I feel so bad! I didnt know he would do that uuuuuugh crayfishhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhh. Well her babies are still alive... and... that extra baby that came with her is still growing. But still man...
Crays are beautiful, powerful and ruthless. Sorry to hear the loss of the momma. It was one of the few things i wanted to bid on at BAS but refrained when i saw you raise your hand. Please remove it from the tank of babies (if you haven't already). The whole thing about killing the mother of these orphaned babies would make me bring this little guy back to the store as it would bother me to no end seeing him/her every day.

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I lost 200 CRS in the summer...that happened in 2 weeks. Probably the heat. 12 blue rilis because i'm ignorant thinking shrimps will handle co2 even though they can't 20 pumpkin neo in a new tank, finally with no co2 but still dying...then found it was ferts. ugh

so now, I stopped ferts and co2, and I still lost another 12, only to realize maybe it's my flouish root tabs. i took them out, dumped all the substrate with all the root tabs, cleaned out the tank....discarded the dwarf hairgrass which needs all of the above and replaced it with dwarf sag which will be fine all by it self.

So this morning, I'm down to 10...lost another 2.
A cardinal sin of shrimp keepng is to stir the substrate. It universally guarantees shrimp death within the next 12-24 hours. There's no need to comment on the CO2, EI dosing, and using several root tabs in a 10"x8" footprint of substrate of your shrimp tank.

You sir are more of a mad scientist than I. Maybe we should start you with wild neos to get your sea legs.
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Old 11-08-2012, 06:45 PM   #1001
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Oh man, I'm bummed.......
I nabbed a crayfish from work the other day (came from the feeder tank) ..it was super voracious, active...I put in worms yesterday and it would actually come take it from me. Kept it with the marmorkreb I got from the auction..all seemed okay..they didn't really interact.....
Found her dead (quite ripped apart and eaten) body today.................. I feel so bad! I didnt know he would do that uuuuuugh crayfishhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhh. Well her babies are still alive... and... that extra baby that came with her is still growing. But still man...
Sorry to hear that...sucks..
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GH 40
Kh 80
Ph 6.5 (IAL influence 7.8 out of the tap).
Nitrite 0
Nitrate 0

Temp 76F no heater


This is QT with 1tsp aq salt per g. I do 100 wc on the QT
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My amano vanished! how?

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There is only one more explanation, the Evolve 4 tank that acitydweller sold me is jinxed.
Here's a very generous offer from me, I'll bravely take the the tank off you, along with the curse
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you may have a dry shrimp in the vicinity. they escape when the water is out of wack or they run out of food.
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you may have a dry shrimp in the vicinity. they escape when the water is out of wack or they run out of food.
Oh goodness don't tell me that! ew!!!!

but the water levels did get a bit low yesterday.....

noooooo ;_;
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