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Old 03-09-2014, 08:40 PM   #691
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Hey Raihana... Now's a good time to slowly increase the SG. I've read elsewhere that there are some plants that would do OK in brackish, though I haven't tried any...

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Old 03-09-2014, 08:42 PM   #692
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Hey Poke, I could locally, yes. I can supply brackish MTS and chaeto, as well... :-)

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Ali... Raihana would be putting the opae ula in a sump, separate from the puffer.

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Man I have to find a way to block this thread. Thanks for posting this all up. But it keeps making me think a small tank for these shrimp is doable when I already have 7 running already. Maybe I'll make an eccosphere version for my parents.
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Old 03-10-2014, 05:02 AM   #696
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Hey Raihana... Now's a good time to slowly increase the SG. I've read elsewhere that there are some plants that would do OK in brackish, though I haven't tried any...

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Unfortunately the plants I had tried slowly declined, even when slowly acclimated :-(
The only thing still holding on is a small bit of java moss (but even it isn't thriving). I am currently hardening off some christmas moss in the hopes it will be more successful. Planning to raise the SG anyway since the puffers are about ready to step up.

I got a deal on a bit of live rock at a chain last night. Thinking about creeping the SG down on them VERY SLOWLY in another tank and see what survives, I've always thought live rock was cool. If anything nasty shows up I'll just move it to the main puffer tank!
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Old 03-10-2014, 05:32 AM   #697
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I think I know the answer to this but I will ask it anyway....

What does everyone think of a Bumble Bee Goby and Opae Ula coexisting?

I use to own a few BBG several years ago and I know they stay tiny but I'm curious of they would go after the shrimp. Opae Ula are rather energetic and always moving around.

I'm just trying to think of another species that could coexist with the shrimp.
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Old 03-10-2014, 06:05 AM   #698
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Ali... Raihana would be putting the opae ula in a sump, separate from the puffer.

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Exactly :-)

This is the tank in question. (Excuse the green, the cleaning crew (me) has been exceptionally busy the past few weeks)

The puffers live in the top tank. They don't (and won't) have any tank mates beyond the freshwater snails they are fed on. They will not fit through the intake that leads to the refugium (bottom right in pic). A sponge pre-filter keeps livestock from the trickle filter to the left.

The hope is that the shrimp will help with water quality and add interest :-)

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Old 03-10-2014, 08:34 AM   #699
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There's a species of bacopa that lives naturally in both fresh and brackish water...

Titan... Adult Opae Ula *may* be safe with bumblebee gobies, but I doubt their larvae would be.

Raihana, if you'd like to try some chaeto, let me know. I have more than enough to share and would be happy to send you some. It would do great in the sump.

The live rock that I put in my Opae tanks have grown some interesting algae including a green form of coralline that I've never seen in my reef tanks. Aside from the algae a few small feather duster worms and small bristle worms emerged. The latter (and some amphipods I purposely added) keep the sand aerated.


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Old 03-18-2014, 02:44 AM   #702
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You'll have to post some more pics of your tank!

Mine has been going crazy!
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Old 03-18-2014, 08:30 AM   #703
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I have a ton of baby shrimps (yellow neos) with my cpds in a very planted tank, its the cpds I can't get the eggs to hatch oh well.
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Old 03-19-2014, 04:06 PM   #704
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Hey OpaeLady...

This morning, my original bookshelf tank:



My first 10 gallon with filtration:


My second 10 gallon. Note the berried female and the head-down swimming larvae in the background:



Note how prolific both the opae ula and the chaeto macro algae is/are. :-)

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Hey OpaeLady...

My second 10 gallon. Note the berried female and the head-down swimming larvae in the background:



Note how prolific both the opae ula and the chaeto macro algae is/are. :-)

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That's amazing Rob! How long for the Chaeto to get that expansive?
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