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Fire tank
Garage Tank
60 gallon shrimp tank
x2 emmersed tanks

Fire Tank, main tank, everything grows well for most part in this tank, gets the most maintenance out of all tanks
Garage tank, just a bunch of bits and junk around, is basically a farm tank
60 gallon shrimp tank, cardinia-pinto mischlings and mischling taiwan bees, 2 x blue dream (1 pair)
emmersed tank, predominantly monte carlo
emmersed tank, predominantly s grade testing syngonanthus

Thats the sum up the summary of this journal
I'm moving over to this forum from my main forum because i have felt unwelcomed or met with negativity there so here i am...need to post somewhere, need to share somewhere..

specs to come
gorgeous pictures to come
 

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Shrimp 60 gallon tank
Pure Ro water, remineralization blue diamond
ph roughly buffering at 6.5
gh around 5-6
kh unknown can be tested
tds 120-150
aqueon 75 filter


already had planaria, have treated with microbiotics
removed all wood and rock from the layout, no its empty tank with shrimp only

consisting of
Mischling pinto's/taiwan bees, taiwan bees

already had two berried females, either drop eggs or killed off the babies

water quality was pretty bad as i overdosed the microbiotics

all can tell you so far, hoping for buddha blessing of productivity

 

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Could you elaborate on you tibee stock?? I'd love to get a colony going with different kinds of shrimps being produced by the original stock. I understand it's an experiment in genetics, but where would you suggest getting good starting stock? I'm not familiar with anything other than cherry shrimp. How are you preparing your water? I've got a cycled 11.4 that I would like to use, but I'm assuming I need to use RO water and remineralize it. Is there any product that has specific dosing guidelines or do I need to spend the money on complex testing supplies? I thought about doing carbon Rili shrimp, but the different shrimp offspring would be really cool.
 

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Could you elaborate on you tibee stock?? I'd love to get a colony going with different kinds of shrimps being produced by the original stock. I understand it's an experiment in genetics, but where would you suggest getting good starting stock? I'm not familiar with anything other than cherry shrimp. How are you preparing your water? I've got a cycled 11.4 that I would like to use, but I'm assuming I need to use RO water and remineralize it. Is there any product that has specific dosing guidelines or do I need to spend the money on complex testing supplies? I thought about doing carbon Rili shrimp, but the different shrimp offspring would be really cool.
I got no tibee stock, no tigers no genetics of tigers in there at all. All my stock except a wine red, blue bolt, snow white are pretty much a taiwan bee mischling or a pinto mischling or pinto mischling hyrid.
I suggest getting good stock from any hobbyist who breeds, importers could have disease problems and other such things.
For water I just use pure ro and remineralized. I just top off and no water changes. Do not overfeed at all though. food every 3 days or so and i try my best to remove united food.
check out blue diamond, salty shrimp gh, etc...I had low keys, didn't really like it much as it didn't raise tds much

Pretty much clean stable water is where you want it for shrimps especially in cardinia.

Who you getting carbon rili stock from?
 

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Fire tank
Has lost its buffer or the soil is inconsistent of its buffering
6.5 ph degassed
4.8 ph gassed

thats a 1.7 point drop
This is why i cannot keep fish in my tanks....
kh-0-1
gh-0-1

pure ro
no remineralizer

40 gallon breeder
30 gallon sump
double overflow both eshopps pf800's
cerges reactor, sera co2 1000 reactor
rapid bps injection
africana soil
recapped a couple months ago

39w x t5 bulbs x 4
1 x 10000k hamilton
1 x 10000k coralife
1 x plant grow by aqua medic
1 x odysea 6500k

put straight on the tank, no legs, no hang

photoperiod, 12pm-6pm additionals for viewing pleasure
co2 injection straight on when lights on straight off when lights off
via timer switch through solenoid
dual output gla gro co2 reg.

Bump: species list in fire tank

ar opicus
ar mini
ar variegated

syn rio negro 06
syn rio uaupes
syn sao gabriel
syn lago grande
syn rio negro giant
syn belem
syn manaus

rotala maccrandra japan red
ludwigia senegalensis
stargrass
HC
Echinodorus arjuna
echinodorus iguaza 2009
buce moss
wave moss
mini weeping moss
weeping moss (browned out) both bought from crappy tissue culture
flame moss (browned out)
peacock moss
mini xmas moss
vesicularia thai
brazil moss
mini pellia
fissidens fontanus

coming soon:
buce variegated x1
buce narcissus
buce pink lady
buce red scorpio
buce brownie phantom
buce super red
buce hades
buce brownie red
buce brownie brown
umbrella moss
 

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I don't know who I'm getting the carbon rili's from. I'd rather get them from a hobbyist, but no one has them. I was thinking of ordering 5 from several different online sources unless you know of one sources with really good stock. I would like to be able to establish a colony in my other tanks with culls so I think this first tank I'll stick with neocaridinia. Ill be folowing yours though as i would really like to get a tank going with some of the gorgeous caridina species in the near future.
 

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I don't know who I'm getting the carbon rili's from. I'd rather get them from a hobbyist, but no one has them. I was thinking of ordering 5 from several different online sources unless you know of one sources with really good stock. I would like to be able to establish a colony in my other tanks with culls so I think this first tank I'll stick with neocaridinia. Ill be folowing yours though as i would really like to get a tank going with some of the gorgeous caridina species in the near future.
Rostick555 was always my go to for Carbon rili's. I guess these days theres not one major guy in the shrimp industry on this forum...

Big players like eric martens, eric lucas on Facebook you can try out...
 

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Rostick555 was always my go to for Carbon rili's. I guess these days theres not one major guy in the shrimp industry on this forum...

Big players like eric martens, eric lucas on Facebook you can try out...
If she has the genes she is supposed to have there will be some Pinto's?
My supplier said its like the lottery, but I doubt that, I don't even come up on $1 scratchers. I bet my odds and GUESS at least 1-2 pintos for every 20 babies produced.....I like those numbers way better than the lottery. Possibly more?

until i produce babies though, i have not accomplished anything....

NO ONE EVER MENTIONS PRODUCTION RATIOS FROM MISCHLINGS, MAYBE SOMEONE CAN CHIME IN...I KNOW MY FRIEND FROM TAIWAN BEE MISCHLINGS HAS PRODUCED A FEW TAIWAN BEES
 

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Strength, we all need it, hidden mana, keep on trucking average joes. I know i need it badly in these "times", worn to the bone

A glimpse
put your glasses on if you want to see this one, awake dagnammit
 

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I'm thinking of doing research on this very topic for a graduate level ecology class. I'm going to start doing some preliminary research. It's going to be a little difficult since I'll need to start with the specific strain and cross it back to a regular caridina, but I'll also have to determine male and female and distinguish the sex's... then I'll have to separate offspring and get some data points... it might be beyond my resource limitations. I'm really interested and spoke to my Professor about it today.
 
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