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Old 11-26-2012, 07:11 AM   #121
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I just noticed something... did you have any prefilter on your intake for shrimps?
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Old 11-26-2012, 02:35 PM   #122
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I'm so ridiculously jealous of this tank. 60-P with PRLs is something I very much want to pursue after I move out and get my own place. Scrapping the 20g for a 60P and making it a display tank with PRLs....gah. It may not much to look at for some people right now, but this tank is an inspiration for me.
Thanks for the kind words. Wish I would have gone this route much sooner instead of playing around with the Petco tanks.

Before you know it you'll be setting up your own 60-P. At least you know exactly what your goal is. Check out some of these pics of my first shrimp tanks from 2005 when I was in college. At the time I even had my girlfriend with a shrimp tank... As you can see, I had no clue what I was doing back then. Heck, bumblebees were the "it" shrimp and the only way you can get CRS was if you paid a ton of money on aquabid. It's amazing how fast this hobby is moving.





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Old 11-26-2012, 02:37 PM   #123
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It looks great!
Thanks. Stay tuned as there will be more updates periodically.

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I just noticed something... did you have any prefilter on your intake for shrimps?
Yeah, I am waiting on my lily pipes to arrive and then I'll be purchasing a screen prefilter from H4N. At the moment the shrimp are okay and will not be sucked in....none are old enough to be berried yet so no shrimplets for at least 2 months.
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Old 11-26-2012, 03:02 PM   #124
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As you can see, I had no clue what I was doing back then. Heck, bumblebees were the "it" shrimp and the only way you can get CRS was if you paid a ton of money on aquabid. It's amazing how fast this hobby is moving.
what are bumblebee shrimp? I see these in pet stores, and I can't for the life of me identify them as anything other than really low grade CRS/CBS...




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Old 11-27-2012, 01:01 AM   #125
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what are bumblebee shrimp? I see these in pet stores, and I can't for the life of me identify them as anything other than really low grade CRS/CBS...
Not sure if it's still the case but back in the day these were all wild caught. The CRS shrimp were developed from these when a red mutation occurred.
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Ohh! Yeah they're all labeled differently now. Stupid stores have no unified label systems.

Yeah I know the bee shrimp you're mentioning, obviously. But now I see 'bumblebee shrimp' everywhere with faint white lines on Light red or light black bodies.




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Old 12-02-2012, 08:50 PM   #127
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I received my knockoff lily pipes yesterday and they are great. Took about a week to arrive from China.







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Old 12-02-2012, 11:58 PM   #128
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Dropped anything in the tank (like a supplement) yet to see how water flow is?

Knock-off lily pipes are one of my favorite things and I really enjoy finding new ones that get the job done.
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Old 12-03-2012, 12:29 AM   #129
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Cool. I used to have these lily pipes in the tanks but they are a pain to clean.
I recommend plant some crypts, they are really good for shrimp tank.
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Old 12-03-2012, 01:11 AM   #130
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Good call, Max.

My favorite thing for cleaning glass and other clear pipes is the Two Little Fishies MagFox. I'm not a fan of taking things apart and using brushes, so that little device comes in handy for spot-cleaning and even heavy duty jobs on pipes.
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Old 12-03-2012, 01:40 AM   #131
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Dropped anything in the tank (like a supplement) yet to see how water flow is?

Knock-off lily pipes are one of my favorite things and I really enjoy finding new ones that get the job done.
What I like about them is that they do not move the top water like the eheim ones. I like lots of floating plants and mine tend to do better in standing water. This lily pipe directs the flow to the bottom which I prefer.

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Cool. I used to have these lily pipes in the tanks but they are a pain to clean.
I recommend plant some crypts, they are really good for shrimp tank.
Funny you say that because I actually had the idea of getting some crypts but I know nothing about them. I guess something will pop up sooner or later in the SnS section.

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Good call, Max.

My favorite thing for cleaning glass and other clear pipes is the Two Little Fishies MagFox. I'm not a fan of taking things apart and using brushes, so that little device comes in handy for spot-cleaning and even heavy duty jobs on pipes.
nice, thanks. I'll be definitely picking up one of these.
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Old 12-03-2012, 02:04 AM   #132
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How big of holes are on those lily pipes, looks like babies could be impeller food


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How big of holes are on those lily pipes, looks like babies could be impeller food


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There will be a prefilter installed eventually but these shrimp will not be berried any time soon (still too young).
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Old 12-03-2012, 04:25 PM   #134
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Looking good buddy! Those lily pipes didn't take to long either!

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Old 12-05-2012, 02:43 AM   #135
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Man, I just stumbled across your video (searched feeding borneowild color, first link booyah) of your old setup. I really want PRLs now....gah.
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