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Old 10-06-2013, 09:19 PM   #76
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Yeah i guess so... And there are soooo many posts out with pictures about tanks... Just did not expect it would be that slow...

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Old 10-09-2013, 06:38 PM   #77
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Checked my water parameters today, anything to worry about?

PH 7.6
Ammonia 0.25 ppm
Nitrite 0 ppm
Nitrate 5 ppm
GH 9
KH 4

Doing right now 20% water change weekly. Too much or not enough? Touching up once a week and adding Prime afterwards.

Anything i can do better? Shrimp seem to be fine, but i saw one swimming around like it was drunk, but as soon as it sat down somewhere it seemed fine. Found 1 molt today, no dead ones so far, but never see all 7, tough to find these little guys
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Old 10-09-2013, 06:51 PM   #78
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yeah youll want to get that ammonia down
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Old 10-09-2013, 06:59 PM   #79
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Any suggestion for a safe way for the shrimp?
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Old 10-10-2013, 07:20 AM   #80
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How fun- cute shrimp condos ahaha
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Old 10-10-2013, 05:54 PM   #81
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Should I make more than one water change weekly or stay with one and fo more than 20%?
Just did another 20 % water change and will check Ammonia tomorrow again
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Old 10-10-2013, 06:52 PM   #82
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I hardly ever do water changes on my 10gal. maybe once a month... and something like 10%.

Wheres the ammonia coming from is what I'd be trying to figure out.

How did you have this on day 4?
"Readings are
Ph 7.6
Ammonia 2 ppm
Nitrite 0-0.25ppm
Nitrate 0
Kh 4 drops
Gh 10 drops"

how are you cycling? im very confused here lol
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Old 10-10-2013, 08:46 PM   #83
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I was doing a fishless cycle for about 6 weeks and then I added 4 zebra danios for about 2 weeks to help the cycle... Ammonia was 0 when I added the shrimp, which was 1 week ago
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Old 11-15-2013, 10:03 PM   #84
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Just an update! All 6 shrimp are doing great and i found the first shrimplet a few days ago

Plants are growing awesome too
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Old 01-26-2014, 03:31 PM   #85
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Everything is doing great with the shrimp, from the 6 I initially started with I have about 50-60 roaming around from hatchlings up to almost fully grown ones. So happy everything is doing so great
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Old 01-26-2014, 09:12 PM   #86
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Looks great . For water changes, I used to do a 50% once a week on a 5.5 gallon shrimp tank, then realized that was too much. So I just tuned it down to a 30% water change every 2 weeks. They're doing better now and I've gotten two sets of babies from the shrimp since I've had the tank a month ago.
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Old 02-05-2014, 04:02 PM   #87
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I have too many shrimp to count in there now and the plants are doing really well. Very proud of my first shrimp tank I set up myself and all with live plants.
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Old 10-01-2014, 06:15 PM   #88
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That is what it looks like now after we moved 3 months ago
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