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Old 11-21-2012, 03:59 AM   #331
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It took me a little while but after your last post I started to really examine the shrimp coloration and you are right, these are Cherry shrimp. I thought they were juvenile TT's with a more concentrated color that would fade with age but the are just Cherrys with a translucent orange coloration, they are very pretty and different but not TT's.

I have a new batch on order with one of our club members so the difference should be very clear after they go in the tank.
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Old 11-21-2012, 04:40 AM   #332
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Best of luck with the new shrimp! the tank is healthy from what i see. double check the parameters like GH KH and pH, but I'd say there's no way you should lose any TTs the second go around. this tank is well established by now.
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Old 11-21-2012, 01:40 PM   #333
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I hope your right but I think they should be OK, I just looked and my last death in the tank was 7-18-12 so all is well and my only worry is no kH.

pH 6.8
kH 1
gH 6
69 to 72 degrees, there is no heater in this tank.

Also it's a low tech tank so there is no nitrites, ammonia, or nitrates. I did read at one site that TT's are prone to bacterial infections and need a well established tank with a mature colony of beneficial bacteria but the will adapt to most water parameters if acclimated slowly. So my problem may have been the tank was just too young, but now I have about 40 Cherry shrimp and the tank has been up since 12-6-11 so it should support a dozen TT's. The only other problem is most sites claim TT's need a kH of 3 to 6 and my RO/DI unit strips out any kH but I hate adding in too much junk beyond the gH booster.
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Old 11-21-2012, 03:47 PM   #334
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i think they should be fine with that KH. every parameter seems good for common caridina species (except maybe amanos...)
They should do well.
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Old 01-11-2013, 08:31 PM   #335
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There's really nothing new, I never got my TT's but I'm going to pick them up on the 26th at our club meeting, I think there are 40 plus Cherry's in the tank and I'm feeding every other day in a feeding dish. The photo period is very short at 6 hours, I only dose ferts monthly and the tank always has Cladophora but it grows slow and is fairly easy to remove.

Take a look
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Old 01-11-2013, 08:56 PM   #336
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looks very nice and clean! The clado will subside eventually. back when i had it it my bowl i think it took about 1-2 months until it was gone. just regular maintenance, nothing special.
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Old 01-12-2013, 01:56 AM   #337
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Very nice. Those Crypts look awesome.
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Old 01-12-2013, 02:35 AM   #338
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looks very nice and clean! The clado will subside eventually. back when i had it it my bowl i think it took about 1-2 months until it was gone. just regular maintenance, nothing special.
Thanks, I've been pulling it out monthly since the tank was new and it's been set up since December 2011, it get really bad if I let the plant grow enough to stop the water circulation, I think the nano filter just doesn't move enough water and I should have a second filter on the right side.

But this is my favorite tank, low tech, low maintenance, and almost free to keep running. I think is a year I've only cleaned the glass maybe 3 or 4 times.

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Very nice. Those Crypts look awesome.
Thanks Cable, hows life in the great white north, I know that little girl is getting big and ripping the wrapping right off those Christmas gifts.

You can see I just butchered the one C. affinis, left center but I didn't want to pull the whole thing out.
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Looks bigger than a 2.5 gallon. Well done!
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Old 01-16-2013, 02:25 AM   #340
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Thanks! Time to eat.

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Old 01-31-2013, 05:33 AM   #341
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Makes me want to strip down and redo my 2.5g.
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