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Old 05-20-2013, 01:00 AM   #1
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Markos ADA30C Shrimpery - Baby TB 11/13/13


after a few months of preparation, i finally set up a tank intended to breed crystal shrimp.
just finished planting it earlier today - except for one patch that i dont know what i want to put in. here is what i have so far.

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e. parviflorus dwarf:


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m. pteporus threadleaf:
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Old 05-20-2013, 03:22 PM   #2
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You have a nice start, I like the way you but in the different substrates.
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Nice start. I wish the sponge was black, but this will come along well.

This looks about 8 gallons?
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Old 05-20-2013, 08:24 PM   #4
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You have a nice start, I like the way you but in the different substrates.
thanks. ive always wanted to try a sand foreground.
too bad it will take forever to fill in.

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Nice start. I wish the sponge was black, but this will come along well.

This looks about 8 gallons?
me too. but i will likely swap it out with a stainless steel intake cover. though just having a sponge prefilter is pretty useful for more than just keeping shrimp out.

yep. its a 30C cube, just under 8 gal.
i know that preferably a 20 gal should be used for stability, but im think if i do a 1 gal WC every other day, that should make the water chemistry pretty stable.
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Actually I think this should be perfect. I'd consider some Salvinia minima to suck up excess nutrients, but past that, I've actually got CRS thriving -- but not breeding -- in a 2 gal.

I do not do water changes. I find they bother them more than anything.

Mine really aren't breeding because the space is too small, but you should be golden.
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Old 05-20-2013, 10:37 PM   #6
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Actually I think this should be perfect. I'd consider some Salvinia minima to suck up excess nutrients, but past that, I've actually got CRS thriving -- but not breeding -- in a 2 gal.

I do not do water changes. I find they bother them more than anything.

Mine really aren't breeding because the space is too small, but you should be golden.
thats great news
i havent bothered checking my nitrogenous, and dont even have a TDS meter yet. no need while im waiting for the tank to cycle. ill probably check on ammonia and nitrates in a week. and im just using tap to cycle the tank. ill swap it out for remineralized RODI before i add the shrimp.

on the plus side, my plants are actually pearling. and the CO2 is set low (about 1bps), but it seems to be plenty for em:

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Ya you need a ss filter guard :P

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tanks progressing nicely. still have nitrites though... once they drop ill add a few otos. then when i can keep the temps lower, ill invest in some cool shrimp








h4n, do you make stainless steel intake strainers?
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the growth in this tank is excellent - particularly since im using next to no CO2, and most of the plants are supposed to be slow growers anyway. there was at one point diatoms, and for a few days a single tuft of BBA, but now the tank is spotless. the best part is i next to never do water changes (since im not dosing anything), and only need to drop in a zucchini slice once a week to make sure the otos are happy.

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Otos munching on zucchini:





this one prefers to work for his food and keep the tank clean:




m. pteporus 'threadleaf' and f. fontanus:


f. fontanus has grown in very nicely, and fast:


new buce:


e. parviflorus 'dwarf' - a new favorite of mine:


ramshorn racing to get to the zuc:
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Old 09-01-2013, 09:44 PM   #10
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the TBs are in! got 5 from speedie, and they are absolutely amazing. got a panda, shadow panda, king kong, wine red, and blue bolt. i only managed to get shots of the king kong, wine red, and shadow panda. i love how shiny their carapaces look.
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pics of the blue bolt to come when i see him.
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Old 09-02-2013, 08:53 PM   #11
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got a shot of the blue bolt
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Old 09-03-2013, 01:03 AM   #12
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Ahhhh i'm so jealous! I cant wait to get a TB tank set up. Awesome shrimp Marko!!
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Old 09-03-2013, 05:45 PM   #13
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thanks.
they are so awesome looking. im really hopeful that they start breeding for me (once they reach adult size - they are about .75" right now).
im kinda concerned about my kh being 2 today, a little bit higher than preferred, not sure why, since i have ADA AS and use RO water. ill have to test my RO water (maybe i need to change my membrane), and then test it after remineralizing (though the mosura mineral plus ultra says it does not affect KH). if both are dont have carbonates, then ill assume its the ADA sand i used as a foreground that has some carbonate in it. if thats the case ill just wait and see if the shrimp can breed at the kh. if not, then ill go through the pain of removing the sand.
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Old 09-03-2013, 11:21 PM   #14
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The Wine Red is gorgeous!

Thanks for always posting such great pictures.
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I dig the layout and the fauna. So friggin sweet. Good luck breeding!
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