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Hi Folks.

Just wanted to share my ADA 60-P Taiwan Bee. Very quickly, tank was set up early Jan. 2014 with ADA AS for the substrate and left to cycle/mature for 4 months. Tank is layered with biomeida rocks similar to seachem matrix capped with about 4in of Aquasoil. Tank is utilizing both Eheim 2115 & UGF. The UGF is driven by a small water pump that is routed to my breeder box and fed back into the main tank. Tank has only moss including my favorites such as fissidens, mini fissidens, fissidens geppi, rose moss, and mini pellia.

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What type of prl are those
These are Nick's Xin/Feather PRL. I've been breeding and culling these guys pretty heavily for over a year now. Females and Males have beautiful white and sexy red legs. Very happy with the purchase.

What crypt is that on the prl tank, and nice looking shrimps/tanks!! :)
The crypt you see is a cluster of C. Flamingo. If memory serves me correctly, I was one of the ten original to participate in the group buy over at APC and one of the five or six people to successfully transition the tissue culture. This specimen was displaying a more pink color prior to moving it into this higher light and fertilized tank. I'm working on achieving the signature pink that C. Flamingo is known for. I have a few daughter plantlets to work with now.

Badass bro! Them TB's are lovin it in there.

PRL tank aint so shabby either. ;)
Thanks Nick. I kept the TB inside a breeder box for a while. They bred like 2 times for me whilst inside the breeder but not all the babies made it. They're thriving inside the 60-P. It's much bigger and the parameters is much more stable. I must have great genes because a majority of the babies are either Shadow Pandas or BKK 1-2 Bars. I'm even getting Bolts from these guys. Not too shabby. :thumbsup:

Awesome macro shots!! Sweet tank :)
Thanks Jerry! Working on saving money to get a Nikon D7100 and a 105mm Nikkor Micro. One day I'll be able to take pictures like Nick.
 

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Big PIMPIN! ;) You'll never be as good since you'll be using Nikon :p

BTW your buddy Matt is about to get another [email protected] package from me :D. You got him hooked real good! haha

That guy man! He just messaged me and told me his secret buy. Hahahaha. Btw, can't we just all get along? Nikon & Cannon? . You'll need to teach me your secrets!!!

Love the setup, great work.

Thank you! These guys are great. A lot of silly characters inside this tank.

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Some silly waterchage behavior. Anyone else experience sunbathing Taiwan bees?
 

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Communial huddle at the UGF pump!!!!! Reminds me of finding nemo where they plan their escape!!! HAHA

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Communial huddle at the UGF pump!!!!! Reminds me of finding nemo where they plan their escape!!! HAHA

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Thanks Matt! Never thought of it like that but I guess you're right. Hahaha. They're definitely climbers.

absolutely amazing!

Thanks!

Those are some awesome shrimp :) How difficult are they to care for? what parameters do you keep them at? I hope to try these guys out in the future

Taiwan Bee aren't much more difficult than CRS or other bee shrimps. Stable parameters is important. Specifically, I use ADA AS filled to about 3-4in. I always use an UGF but it has to be layered with something in between the UGF and soil. Ada AS isn't great if it comes in contact with an intake as it breaks down quite easily. Temperature should be in a cool range of 70-74 degrees. Ph:6, TDS: really depends on remineralizer product, gH: 4-6, kH: 0.

That's pretty much it. Pretty easy.
 

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Great setup and shrimps Congrats!!!!!

About Nikon.
If you have DX body 40mm macro or 60mm macro . For FX 60mm.
2 flashes 6-7feet from the tank one 3-4 feet left one 3 feet right . So if you are upfront of the tank light should be behind you and further left and right. They should be little bit higher than tank top edge feet or so. Camera sinc speed 1/250-300.Flash speed the same.
ISO 500-800 depend of the camera and noise.EV+1 to +2.5 depend how bright you like to have your shrimps. High iso and EV is to make shrimps to pop over background.
Do DIY lens hood from black paper and insert it over the lens. The carton hood should reach the front tank glass or to be no further than 1-2" from it. Purpose is to stop Flash reflection from the glass going in to the lens. 5.6-11F should do the job. It depends of your DOF requirements. Post processing with Adobe Light Room will do the rest.
LMK if you need further info. You can find some of my pics in the forum. Not that great like Nick-Canon combo thought :smile:
 

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I have no secrets. It's all in the camera bro. I can't help you with Nikon lol.
This would have offended me about ten years ago, but since then I've seen the light. I'll take a Canon any day.

Don't get me wrong, I still have all my old Nikon film cameras.
 

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I'm not kidding man... I don't know how to use them. :icon_lol: Menu system is all wack on Nikons. :icon_cool

I was thinking more or less along the lines of the sittings I think the two should be pretty comparable in terms of picture quality. Tried to convince the gf to allow me to use our joint to buy a d7100 but didn't work out. Hahaha. She wants a GoPro....

Btw what's that thingamegig you told me about a whole ago. You mount a flash on it?

Great setup and shrimps Congrats!!!!!



About Nikon.

If you have DX body 40mm macro or 60mm macro . For FX 60mm.

2 flashes 6-7feet from the tank one 3-4 feet left one 3 feet right . So if you are upfront of the tank light should be behind you and further left and right. They should be little bit higher than tank top edge feet or so. Camera sinc speed 1/250-300.Flash speed the same.

ISO 500-800 depend of the camera and noise.EV+1 to +2.5 depend how bright you like to have your shrimps. High iso and EV is to make shrimps to pop over background.

Do DIY lens hood from black paper and insert it over the lens. The carton hood should reach the front tank glass or to be no further than 1-2" from it. Purpose is to stop Flash reflection from the glass going in to the lens. 5.6-11F should do the job. It depends of your DOF requirements. Post processing with Adobe Light Room will do the rest.

LMK if you need further info. You can find some of my pics in the forum. Not that great like Nick-Canon combo thought :smile:

Plamski, you're the best!!! Thank you. Exactly what I was looking for. I'll write this down. From personal experience, do you recommend the 60mm, 80mm or 105mm micro? There's a huge price difference between the 80mm and 105mm. Wondering if the bang is worth the buck.
 
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