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Old 10-04-2012, 05:21 PM   #31
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Day 26 update

Found a moult on the glass
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Old 10-04-2012, 09:00 PM   #32
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This is fascinating. I am really pulling for you to get this done. Best of luck to you! I will be following along, cheering the whole time.
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Old 10-06-2012, 08:00 PM   #33
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day 29 pictures due tomorrow
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Old 10-06-2012, 08:04 PM   #34
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Nice, I have 2 berried at the moment from the last week, will give it a try also. Good luck
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Old 10-06-2012, 08:11 PM   #35
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Nice, I have 2 berried at the moment from the last week, will give it a try also. Good luck
I have three berried also (got tank 'C' ready and waiting for the big day lol.

What set up are you using?
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Old 10-07-2012, 08:12 PM   #36
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Day 29

















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Old 10-09-2012, 12:46 PM   #37
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This is going to be my 1st time attempting. I have a spare tank so thought why not. What phytoplankton are you using? seachem, DT's?

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I have three berried also (got tank 'C' ready and waiting for the big day lol.

What set up are you using?
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Old 10-09-2012, 02:45 PM   #38
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This is going to be my 1st time attempting. I have a spare tank so thought why not. What phytoplankton are you using? seachem, DT's?
Home brew blend of nannochloropsis....

To be honest it’s my first attempt at phyto.... from the way I give info you would have thought I was a grand master lol

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Old 10-09-2012, 03:31 PM   #39
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Ohhhh they are getting so big, and looking like shrimp now!
I'm loving seeing the updates.
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Old 10-09-2012, 03:35 PM   #40
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Ohhhh they are getting so big, and looking like shrimp now!
I'm loving seeing the updates.

Cheers, looking at them today I think we still have a long way to go before these get anywhere near fresh water.
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Old 10-09-2012, 06:09 PM   #41
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I'll ask a stupid question: Is it at all conceivable that a young Amano shrimp (a "zoe"?) can survive without salt water? I ask because my 75g has a few Amanos and I have noticed some berried ones and simply thought "no way", yet I just spied a juvenile shrimp (larger than those shown here) that can only be an Amano since I have no other shrimp species in the tank! Can this be?

If this has happened to me, surely it has happened to others? I am doing absolutely nothing special. In fact, I have put very little in the way of sinking food in the tank because I am trying to lower my pond snail population. Freshwater tank with IE fert dosing and CO2 injection....
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Old 10-11-2012, 10:11 PM   #42
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Day 33

Things had been going slowly and up to today and nothing seemed to be changing much.

Today I have noticed five or six zoe’s clinging onto the green mossy tank glass (have only previously seen this with one zoe last weekend). Also, I can' t see all the way around the tank so assume more could be doing the same.

I did a quick 20% water change and wiped the top two 3 inches of algae from the inside the glass. I just realised that the reason things were looking quiet was because there was so much green algae / moss like coating on the glass it had actually stopped me looking in to the water and seeing any details.

After the water top up I immediately saw one mini shrimp dart across the tank. In a second it was gone and now I can’t pull myself away from the tank hoping to get another glimpse.

As I sit here staring I notice the other zoe’s are doing the usual bobbing up and down in the top half of the water. I feel very reassured things are going well now..... Other blogs suggest the zoe’s will not change all at once and to add to the ‘timing event’ I recall I put in larvae over a 6 to 9 day period (as more than 1 female released her eggs) not to mention I combined my Project B tank with this tank the other week.

Hope to have some pics for day 35 (end of week 5)

Have added foods every day since last week.
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Oh man, I admire you for doing this. An incredible feat this will be.....I have good feelings about your project. Keep it up, I am definitely one follower that is not going away.
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Oh man, I admire you for doing this. An incredible feat this will be.....I have good feelings about your project. Keep it up, I am definitely one follower that is not going away.
Cheers for the support... keeping fingers crossed
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I'll ask a stupid question: Is it at all conceivable that a young Amano shrimp (a "zoe"?) can survive without salt water? I ask because my 75g has a few Amanos and I have noticed some berried ones and simply thought "no way", yet I just spied a juvenile shrimp (larger than those shown here) that can only be an Amano since I have no other shrimp species in the tank! Can this be?..
It may be, but I am no expert.. google say some have asked this before whilst feedback has seen a similar query where someone with your event may have ghost shrimp rather than amano. I just cobbled together my own ideas from the web... you may be right also... post a topic and see what others think... good luck with your new baby shrimp.
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