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Old 03-20-2013, 06:28 PM   #46
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Sometimes it can take months! I've read where a few people waited near a year to see any breeding! I was lucky, when I got my first batch of cherries, I had babies a couple weeks later! It's been a few months now and I'm just now seeing more baby shrimplets.



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thanks just picked one up now...hopefully reading is good, I'm also having no breeding type issues but still early since I've only had my shrimps for a bout a month.
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Old 03-20-2013, 06:31 PM   #47
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Are those really accurate?

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I can vouch that they are... my GF bought one of those things off eBay that looks EXACTLY like mine but literally 75% off of what I bought mine for.

I didn't think it would be accurate until I told her to bring it over so we can test it on my tapwater and bam same results except +/- 2 TDS.

Only difference is that it took her longers to get a reading (like only 2 seconds). Ugh, oh well happy that she found a deal.
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Old 03-20-2013, 06:31 PM   #48
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I think all that's indicated is that you don't necessarily *need* a heater to keep them as they can survive in avg room water temp.
Thanks so much. Lol
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Old 03-20-2013, 07:47 PM   #49
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Meters such as TDS and pH come with reference solutions or they can be purchased separately. If such meters are used the reference solutions are necessary. These solutions are needed confirm accuracy and to recalibrate.
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Old 03-20-2013, 09:31 PM   #50
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For those hot summer months... fans to keep the temps down. Critical tool IMO, unless you already have a AC system running 24/7 in your house.

What size tank would that fan cool? Or how many would you need for a 20 gallon? I am in Texas so even though A/C will be on 24/7 can't afford to keep house in the low 70s in August.
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Nick told me the unit is about 6" tall, so I think one on either side would cool it fine. Maybe someone with a 20L would need three, but I'm not sure.
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Old 03-21-2013, 12:13 AM   #52
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Heaters? We don't need no stinkin' heaters.

J/k. I don't use one but the wife keeps the temps in the house comfy for her and the shrimps like it just fine. I do have a backup though, just in case.
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Times aren't great economically speaking and people are finding ways of cutting cost; keeping thermostats low is certainly one way to achieve this. Not going to say heaters are essential for all or how many this would affect, but those in colder climates such as the Northeast certainly would find need for them unless they keep their house warm 24/7. When I'm feeling generous, my thermostat is set to 60, otherwise, its a cozy 55 room temp all winter long. Not saying everyone is as frugal as me, but I would imagine the money conscious are at least setting thermostats lower for when they aren't at home or going to bed All relative I suppose.
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I agree. I ran heaters for a long time but took them out last year and don't regret it. I've also got Texas weather, which stays warm enough in the winter mostly.

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my house is ~70 during the day but can drop to ~65 on cooler nights. would that be too much of a swing in a 14 gallon?
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my house is ~70 during the day but can drop to ~65 on cooler nights. would that be too much of a swing in a 14 gallon?
I personally don't think so.

I assume in the wild, shrimp would experience similar temp swings.
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what temperature do shimp like in order to breed? i am new to shrimping.
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what temperature do shimp like in order to breed? i am new to shrimping.
Hey there. There's a lot of materials to read on beginning the hobby. What shrimp are you interested in?
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