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Old 08-30-2012, 07:26 AM   #16
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Get some orange neocardinia's, they sell for almost as much as CRS and are prolific breeders !
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Old 08-30-2012, 07:29 AM   #17
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Breeding requires the heater, and as far as pH, what levels should the pH be at to encourage breeding, and how should I keep it constant? I am going one step at a time, and pH has yet to be addressed so far.
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Old 08-30-2012, 07:30 AM   #18
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What's your opinion on lighting?
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Old 08-30-2012, 07:32 AM   #19
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I would start of with cherries (RCS). Then after 4-6 months being Confident with keeping and maintenance, CRS is next.
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Old 08-30-2012, 07:32 AM   #20
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I'm really interested in breeding CRS, and I do not know what those actually are, I am new to breeding anything except cherry red shrimp.
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Old 08-30-2012, 07:33 AM   #21
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I've already bred RCS for about 8 months. Now I am moving up to CRS. I just need help with the lighting question posted above, as well as pH guidance.
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Old 08-30-2012, 07:36 AM   #22
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It seems that you haven't read what that long post I shared. Otherwise you would know.

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Old 08-30-2012, 07:38 AM   #23
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I am talking about lighting, pH I just figured out because I am still reading through your post from the first page.
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Old 08-30-2012, 07:41 AM   #24
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Start off with simple RCS once you get the hang of these then try CRS. Trying to start with a harder type of shrimp will just lost you time money and dead shrimps. Shrimps are harder to keep then fish due to them being more sensitive to water paramaters and enviroment.

I say get your self a 20g long with a cover. a heater that can hold a temp. A thermometer a air pump and sponge filter. A inert substrate and lighting . As for fauna/ flora MTS and mystery snails. Naja grass or java moss. Put it all in a tank add water then wait a month then add a few shrimps at a time. Use aged water for water changes

Just remember its a hobbie and like most hobbies the most youll get is what you put in
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As for light, depends of what you want. A glass box with shrimp and moss, a planted tank, an aquascape... Etc.

Cardinias usually prefer lower temps. Some people skip heaters. Depends how cold the room gets.
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Alright, hopefully the next person who tries to reply, will at least read the last comment. I have ALREADY become well learned in the basics and experience of RCS breeding and raising. That is why I have decided to move on to CRS breeding. Unfortunately, my old tank leaked and then shattered, so I am needing a new one, and it has been a while. Refreshing myself on what I need to purchase. My question is about flourescent or incadescent lighting, and which would be best, or if both COULD work. Since incadescent full hoods come free with most aquariums. Anyhow, please offer advice on lighting. Thanks.
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It will have a few plants along with shrimp. Since it's 5.5 gallons, I cannot see TOO many plants.
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Alright, hopefully the next person who tries to reply, will at least read the last comment. I have ALREADY become well learned in the basics and experience of RCS breeding and raising. That is why I have decided to move on to CRS breeding. Unfortunately, my old tank leaked and then shattered, so I am needing a new one, and it has been a while. Refreshing myself on what I need to purchase. My question is about flourescent or incadescent lighting, and which would be best, or if both COULD work. Since incadescent full hoods come free with most aquariums. Anyhow, please offer advice on lighting. Thanks.
Chill man, people is trying to help. You should change the title of the thread instead.
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Change the incan bulb to a cfl its cheap. A 5 gal is alot harder to control a ph swing even over feeding can cause a water param spike in a smaller tank
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It will have a few plants along with shrimp. Since it's 5.5 gallons, I cannot see TOO many plants.
The topic of light is a bit more complex.

Can you buy bulbs to grow plants for the free hood? Otherwise regular bulbs don't grow plants and heat up a lot. Maybe moss.
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