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Old 09-21-2013, 07:23 AM   #616
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I finally got timer and light for my tank about a month ago so now at least 3 of my shrimp are berried with 20+ eggs each. I have red fuzz growing on my rocks which I guess is kinda cool but I was reading that Ulva algae lives in brackish environment so you may want to try that. I only had a few specks of it so I don't if it will make it for me. Ive tried chaeto, xmas moss and java fern. The xmas moss is still green but the other two died. Some times I am tempted to try polyps from my reef tank.... But i would definitely prefer macro algae.
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Old 09-21-2013, 02:32 PM   #617
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I have chaeto that's making an effort towards world domination in my tanks.

In fact, it's a fast grower even in the unfed and unfiltered 10 gallon tank.

I have a mini reef. The same chaeto grows very slow in the fuge. In the same tank I have many different zoa colonies as well as other polyps. I've never tried them in brackish conditions, though I bet many are tidal species. Curious if they're able to harm our shrimp, especially the larva.

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Old 10-09-2013, 05:23 AM   #618
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Terrific thread! Those shrimp are really thriving.
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Old 10-09-2013, 06:13 PM   #619
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I'm also looking to set up an opae ulae tank for my parents, have to really get working on the cleaning/decontaminating of the tank we will be using. Found somebody selling opae ulaes on craigslist in my area, and bought a -beautiful- set of corals (also on craigslist) for $25. My LFS also has that macroalgae in their live rock tub so will be adding some of it into the tank.
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Old 12-08-2013, 08:39 PM   #620
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Here is my tank I setup that I am going to acclimate my 7 opae ula tomorrow.
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Old 12-08-2013, 09:19 PM   #621
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Shouldn't have any problems. :-)

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Old 12-10-2013, 08:07 AM   #622
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Rob, read through the 34 odd pages again today. I may set up a 2 gallon tank (filtered) for them in July. Does your seller have a website? If so can you PM me?

I guess after rereading I'm inquisitive as to if love rock is still beneficial in a brackish setup? Wouldn't all the saltwater bacteria die as its salinity is cut in half?

Also, did your hermits ever wind up in the brackish water?
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Hermits are doing well in the brackish tanks, as are some amphipods ("scuds" or "sand fleas" ) that I added to the bookshelf tank last summer. Live rock is great too, growing green coralline algae.

Check out aquabid for opae ula.

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Wonderful to hear, Rob.

My search on AB was unfruitful. Perhaps I'll just wait until I have the tank ready to find a seller.
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Hey Rob, it's me Eddie, just lurking around lol. Opae's are looking great! You still got snails in the brackish tanks? I put in a few wild nerites in mine and they seem to be doing good. If I get up to it I'll post some pics. Aloha e
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Hi Eddie! I still have the snails you sent and MTS in two of my Opae tanks. The snails you sent haven't bred yet, though the Trumpets have.

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Old 01-18-2014, 06:03 AM   #627
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Just a quick note... Yet another batch of newly released opae ula larvae. This from this afternoon. Not a very good picture...

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A closeup of one of the opae ula shrimplets.

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Wow! They sure are tiny!
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Old 01-26-2014, 12:35 AM   #630
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Indeed, they are. In the first of these two pictures there's a Malaysian Trumpet Snail. It's a baby, too!

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