I just picked up some royal blues from lexinverts, these are the W.P. that he recommends.
I've been asked by a few folks for my tank parameters. Here they are.
Cardinals: Inert sand substrate, RO re-mineralized with Salty Shrimp 8.5 to 135-175 ppm TDS, GH 6-8. pH 8.5, temp 82 F.
Tylomelania (snails): Crushed coral substrate, RO re-mineralized with Kent RO Right to 250 ppm, and a GH of 7-9, KH of 2-5, pH 8.5, temp 82F.
Taiwan Bees, CRS and CBS: ADA New Amazonia, RO re-mineralized with Salty Shrimp GH+ to 185-200 ppm, and a GH of 6, KH 0, pH of 6-6.5, temp of 74F.
Tiger shrimp and Blue Diamond Neos: Either Azoo Plant grower substrate or ADA New Amazonia, RO re-mineralized with 50% Kent RO Right, and 50% Salty Shrimp GH+ to a TDS of 200-250 ppm and a GH of 6 and a KH of 2, pH of 6.8-7.2, temp of 74F.
Paracaridina: Inert substrate, RO wastewater + 1/4 tsp Kent RO Right for a TDS of 130-150 ppm.
All tanks have lots of plants, and have sponges and a Hang on back Hagen Aquaclear for filtration. 10-20% water changes about every 10 days.
I dose the planted display tanks with Excel, every other day, at the recommended dose.
All tanks have at least two Indian Almond leaves in them; at different stages of decay.
I feed a balanced diet that consists of Ken's Fish Veggie Sticks with Calcium, Hikari Shrimp and Crab cuisine, Barley sticks, Ken's Earthworm Sticks, blanched spinach/kale, and microorganism foods (Shirakura Chi-Ebi, Borneo Wild Bebi). The snails also get raw carrots.
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