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Old 03-05-2013, 03:06 AM   #1
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tough shrimp!


so i thought i would share this interesting story. if you look at the link in my sig. you can see i had a 20g set up with lots of d.g.'s i had so many in fact that i traded enough of them to get a hydor 200w inline heater and a reptifogger and a bunch of odds and ends at my lfs in myrtle beach. then i moved back to new hampshire. i gave my friend there all but like 20 d.g.'s and set the rest up in a 2.5g for the move. when i got up here they started breeding again like crazy. then about a year later i had to move again for work. at this time i had a full house again so i gave what i thought was all the shrimp to another friend. that was about 2 months ago. the 2.5 sat with about 1 gallon of water and some flourite no heater no filter no light. it made the move like that and sat in my new place like that in the basement. well i started a new spec 2. and a new 4g finnex reef tank. i decided that i was going to turn the 2.5g into a nano sump, grabbed it to clean it out and i'll be a monkeys uncle! there was 1 lone tiny shrimp in there! 2 months no heater no filter (so absolutly NO moving water) no light no food and that little s.o.b. was still alive! i took him out with a small net no drip aclimation just right in my new tank, which was at 76degrees and the basment 2.5 was probably like 55 degrees. and damn it he's alive and well eating like a champ. it's been 2 1/2 days so far. i'm pretty pumped!
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Old 03-05-2013, 03:16 AM   #2
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I tore down a 7.5 cube, thought I got all the CRS out of it. Drained it to a half gallon, put it aside for a few weeks, no filter, no light, water just above the substrate level. Decided to fill it as I had some decent moss in there and wanted to set it back up, so filled it with warm untreated tap water and then let it sit for another almost week. Finally hooked up a filter to it and put the light on. I see a CRS baby. Scoop it out. Another. 17 babies later they were finally all out.

Funny we baby them so much sometimes trying to create the best tank possible and they die, leave them alone for months and they live. lol. Swear my next shrimp rack is going to have lights off for 2 days a week, filters than only half work, never change water and let it get down to 25%. lol.
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Funny we baby them so much sometimes trying to create the best tank possible and they die, leave them alone for months and they live. lol. Swear my next shrimp rack is going to have lights off for 2 days a week, filters than only half work, never change water and let it get down to 25%. lol.
haha right?
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Old 03-05-2013, 01:25 PM   #4
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We had some RCS in a 80 gallon tank and added a Fahaka, ran it for 6 months and decided to clean out one of the 2217's and found a colony of over 20 alive in the filter. They can survive and thrive in some impressively inaccessible spots.
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Old 03-05-2013, 02:31 PM   #5
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Sometimes I wonder if we are actually doing the more sensitive shrimp a disservice by making everything so sterile- thus continuing /creating more sensitive shrimp instead of hardier breeds.
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