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Old 03-06-2013, 03:34 AM   #46
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My mom feels the same way about my shrimp. they look gross to her. good think i don't live at home lol!








also if you click on the bamboo shrimp feeding video, it will take you to my photo bucket where you can view all of my photos i have uploaded.

then if you would like to see some videos of my various fish go to my killifish video and click on my name (TrustSkinnyChefs) and you can see my youtube channel with all of my uploaded videos. or click here
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Old 03-12-2013, 01:46 AM   #47
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this is the boreno Sucker...or Hillstream loach
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Old 03-28-2013, 07:09 AM   #48
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Nice journal Will. I like all your pictures and videos.

However, I still think you need a Picasso Trigger
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Old 03-28-2013, 08:20 AM   #49
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I want to see more pictures of these fish. I don't like to look at shrimp. They look a bit like roaches to me.
LOL In what way does a shrimp look like a roach?
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Old 04-02-2013, 04:27 PM   #50
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Its been a awhile since i updated this, and i have a lot of things to add to the story.

first i bought a LED light for the tank, Marineland Double Bright 30". I bought some chain and Hooks to hang from the ceiling, and spraypainted the chain a dark brown to help it blend in.

I like you journal and tank set up. How much light do you get? do you have a cover for the tank, if not how do you keep the fish from jumping out?
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Old 04-02-2013, 05:50 PM   #51
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Nice journal Will. I like all your pictures and videos.

However, I still think you need a Picasso Trigger
hahaha don't you wish :-P

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LOL In what way does a shrimp look like a roach?
been wondering that myself....


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I like you journal and tank set up. How much light do you get? do you have a cover for the tank, if not how do you keep the fish from jumping out?
thank you very much. i get around 35-40 par at the substrate, and i run the lights from 10am until i go to bed, somewhere around midnight or 1am. Honestly i only have a cover on two of my 5 tanks, and the only reason i have covers on them is because it is the only way i can mount the lights.

in this tank i don't really have any fish to worry about jumping out although a couple days ago i did find one of my reticulateds on the ground....may have been cat induced. but even my killifish tank i run topless. i do try to keep the water level lower, but i don't always.
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Old 04-03-2013, 05:23 AM   #52
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LOL In what way does a shrimp look like a roach?
It's their antennas moving in front of their face that makes me think of roaches.
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Old 04-07-2013, 04:54 PM   #53
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so i went to a landscape and soil place on the other side of town that i had forgotten existed, and the people there were actually friendly. i told them what i was doing and they got a funny look on their face. It seems they don't get many crazy aquarium types looking for a smooth none limstone rock to make a river bed out of. anyway i found a rock that i like and think will work well, its labeled cherokee gray. i'm going to do a little research and see if i can find the same rock that they would use in their natural enviroment, but if i can't find that i'll go with the cherokee grey.


So the landscape and soil place also had cards to a couple people who cut rock for a living. one of the companies is called artistic concrete and masonery or something like that. they said i should call him first. so i did, turns out he is a older guy in his mid 50's, seems nice enough and dedicated to what he does. so i told him what i was wanting to do, and he paused for a second and goes "I love it, when can we meet?" needless to say i'm pretty excited.
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Old 05-30-2013, 03:14 PM   #54
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quick update. the art guy fell through and i gave up on him. he kept pushing me back, so i'm done with him. I've got a co-worker at the catering company i work for who is an artist, who said he is willing to do it. He has the rock and is slowly working on chiseling it up for us.

i've been having a problem with the powerhead i have in the tank. it keeps falling off the glass and blowing sand all over the tank. i came the other day and for the 3rd time it had fallen.
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Old 05-30-2013, 03:30 PM   #55
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Very nice tanks. I have been thinking about getting one of those vampire shrimp myself as well as the hillstream loach. I think they are neat. Loving the updates keep them up!
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Old 06-09-2013, 03:28 PM   #56
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its a little tricky keeping the two together. Hillstreams like cold water, it allows more oxygen in the water, which is a requirement for healthy hillstreams. but the vampires like warmer water. keeping the two in the same tank puts the hillstreams at the higher end of their temp range, and the vampires at the low end of their temp range. but they both do enjoy the high flow. and its fun to watch the hilstreams skate across a rock that my vampire or bamboos are feeding on.


on another note i lost two bamboo shrimp the other day. :-( well not in the same day but within a few days of each other. its very sad. but i think it was due to age. my largest bamboo died first, and then my second largest. both i had for over a year and were two of the largest i have seen in stores.
http://www.plantedtank.net/forums/sh...662&highlight=
(that bamboo)

i'm not gonna re-stock until i get the 40b up and running. theres really no point to it. my 29 is overstocked on the bottom as it is, and since the passing of the two bamboos the hillstreams have been even active around the tank.

i don't see that i have linked to the 40b journal so here is a link.
http://www.plantedtank.net/forums/sh...810&highlight=

if you have missed it. i am in the process of building a tank for the hillstream loachs, that is unlike anything i have seen done by any of the river tank guys. and this entire tank is being moved into the 40b. the 29 will be torn down, and maybe i will make a salt tank out of it to help me sell better at the fish store i work at.
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Old 07-06-2013, 10:29 PM   #57
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i have a sad update for this tank.

a couple weeks ago i lost my oldest two bamboo shrimp, and i haven't seen either of my vampire shrimp since. i'm gonna do a little rescape and see what i can find today.

any way updated stock list.
8 Rummy Nose Tetras
4 Double Red Aggazzis ( 1Male 3Females)
3 Reticulated Hillstream Loach
3 Boreno Hillstream Loach
1 Albino Cory
1 Green Aneus Cory
1 Juli Cory
2 Bamboo shrimp
2 Vampire shrimp
unknown RCS, and wild type RCS.

i also lost a couple of my loaches. i don't plan to replace them until i move everyone into the new tank.


This will be old news to anyone following the other tank journal i have going, but today i plumbed the second canister in to the tank to start cycling it. i put the new one in before the old one, in the hopes that the old canister will help to protect the tank from some of the cycling that will go on by eating the ammonia and nitrite before it hits the tank.



P.S. i can't wait for this tank to get moved over to the 40B, then i only have to update one journal
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Old 07-09-2013, 03:13 PM   #58
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heres the latest re-scape. i was just screwing around, i'm not really happy or unhappy with it, its just something different. i have seen more of the femal agazzis,.

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Old 07-11-2013, 11:55 AM   #59
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An example of golden ratio in scaping used in rah-bop's 29G tank Gallon Forest Scape. More info here
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Old 07-11-2013, 03:35 PM   #60
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thank you hilde, i will be reading this stuff tonight :-)
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