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Old 07-23-2013, 12:25 PM   #106
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Thanks for listing all the substrates
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Old 08-12-2013, 08:05 PM   #107
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What are the blue n tan colored balls in the tank with the shrimp?



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FINALLY. My micro-sponge filter has arrived in the mail (: and I love how small it is lol:


Had to chop a bit off the plastic tube with a knife but it works really well (:



I now think that I am done in terms of gearing up my tank (: everybody seems happy




Now to try get my hands on princess bee shrimp. As well as, taiwan bees and michlings and introducing whiter band bees to make the generations stronger and prettier (:

Now back to waiting for my michling to hatch her eggs.
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Old 08-13-2013, 02:25 AM   #108
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What are the blue n tan colored balls in the tank with the shrimp?
Grey ball = Ebiken Nagomi: "Nagomi is a ceramic based mineral ball which will continually release over 50 trace minerals into the water for shrimps to use for up to 2 years."

Tan ball = Ebiken Shou: "Shou is an amazing product that has antibacterial properties, releases trace minerals, absorbs harmful toxins, deodorizes water, and as an active filtering media.This product contain: zinc, lithium, iodine, selenium, and 20 other trace elements which over a long period of time will slightly alter the TDS."

There are other alternatives to these mineral balls. Such as, benibachi crimson bee ball, azoo max bio balls, mineral rocks, etc.

They are used to add trace minerals into the water when you use RO water. Aren't necessary but are nice thing to have.
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Old 09-05-2013, 04:29 AM   #109
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Berried michling gave birth. No TBs though ): but I'm happy I got the eggs to hatch and shrimplets to survive.




And since I had no internet for 20+ days (Teksavvy = Terrible) I decided to busy myself by upgrading the equipment on my tank:




It was hell trying to cram the EHEIM tubing to the powerhead and sponge filter. But well worth it. Oxygenation increased because the output flow of the powerhead is awesome and the system is much quieter VS when it was run using an air pump.

And speaking of air pumps, I traded in my bunch of air pumps for one giant 4 output air pump:




Sadly it was broken because I noticed the 1st output was really really weak, I opened it up and had to do some super glue surgery:





The electricity cost should be lowered (: and the overall noise is better. It would be dead quiet if I did not have the air pump... but I need it for the sake of my breeder boxes.

Besides that... my setup looks much neater @ the bottom of the tank:


and I made a sell cull box for locals to isolate:


HOW IT IS TODAY:


Now here are some random berried shrimp:





That's all folks XD
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Old 09-05-2013, 05:25 PM   #110
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Wow! I never thought of using a breeder box like that. Ill give it a try.
Very nice tank
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Old 09-06-2013, 04:49 AM   #111
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Very nice setup! I learned a few things by reading the whole thread 👍
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Old 09-16-2013, 05:16 AM   #112
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Few changes made to the tank:

- Added new piece of driftwood to the right of the tank
- Added 3 porous lava rocks to the tank
- Added water lettuce/amazon frogbit
- Added sponge prefilter to my cull breeder box
- Moved feeding dish as the result of adding new driftwood





They seem to like it so far:


Rocks:




Picture of riccia slowly climbing into AquaClear filter:


Super nitrate sucking machine lol:


And a bunch of babies in the substrate if you can see them in this low quality shot ):
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Old 09-16-2013, 06:16 AM   #113
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Love the idea of using a larger breeder box for other purposes!
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Old 09-18-2013, 06:10 AM   #114
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Awesome progress and journal. Wondering if you know the rough number you started with/bought and have currently?
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Old 09-18-2013, 10:34 AM   #115
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How often do u change the water, and is it brackish or fully fresh?


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Few changes made to the tank:

- Added new piece of driftwood to the right of the tank
- Added 3 porous lava rocks to the tank
- Added water lettuce/amazon frogbit
- Added sponge prefilter to my cull breeder box
- Moved feeding dish as the result of adding new driftwood





They seem to like it so far:


Rocks:




Picture of riccia slowly climbing into AquaClear filter:


Super nitrate sucking machine lol:


And a bunch of babies in the substrate if you can see them in this low quality shot ):
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Old 09-18-2013, 03:06 PM   #116
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@BBXB
Started with roughly 20. Total population is probably in the 200s now.

@newbieplanter
I do water changes every 6 months. You can read more about how I take care of crystals in my crystal shrimp breeding guide @ http://www.plantedtank.net/forums/sh...d.php?t=379641
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Old 09-19-2013, 12:09 AM   #117
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Great tank! What breeder boxes are you using? Sorry if it's already in the thread I missed it. Thanks
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Old 09-19-2013, 02:42 AM   #118
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Marina Hang On Holding and Breeding Box, Large
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Old 10-23-2013, 01:13 AM   #119
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Well. I stared into my breeder box today to find out 2 surprises.

1. My "male" BKK who was suppose to be a stud for my michlings turned out to be berried. Mixed feelings on that one lol.




2. Another michling is berried so I get to play the waiting game to see if my odds of getting TBs will increase lol.



So hopefully things will run smoothly in my breeder box... and the 'kanoko' shrimp I put in the 30gal seem to be hanging out and in good shape, so all is well (:



Happy to have had this tank run for +1year with no issues lalala~
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Old 10-23-2013, 02:47 AM   #120
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So your male BKK is Berried ;-) I hope you have other male TBs in there to increase your odd for mischling producing TBs.
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