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Old 01-20-2012, 07:18 PM   #181
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I would get a peppermint shrimp first because they are pretty cheap, see how he does, then go from there!
My thoughts exactly too, the fire shrimp will be last since its the most expensive.
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Yup, those are quite expensive for a shrimp!
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Okay so I MIGHT be getting a hermit today, if all goes well next weekend ill get a peppermint shrimp, then eventually a fire shrimp.

How do you recommend acclimating them? Drip?
And how low do the nitrates need to stay?
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Drip acclimate for sure with inverts. My shrimp survived trates as high as 20. Zero is optimal, but I e aggressively been working to reduce trates and mine are at 5ppm.
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Old 01-21-2012, 05:43 PM   #185
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Okay, well obviously in my tank the only nitrate reducer is me lol I plan on having a fire shrimp, a peppermint shrimp, and one or two hermits. Theres currently a snail in there too. That sound okay?
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Sure does.
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Old 01-22-2012, 03:32 PM   #187
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Do y'all think it would be a bad idea to get the fire shrimp first?
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Do y'all think it would be a bad idea to get the fire shrimp first?
Yup. 30 dollars for your test run is pretty scary
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Hmmmmm, wellllll, yeahh. The fire shrimp caught me, I couldn't not get it.. Lol

Its acclimating now

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Hmmmmm, wellllll, yeahh. The fire shrimp caught me, I couldn't not get it.. Lol

Its acclimating now
Lol!!!! Good luck then!

Keep in mind--if it dies i will say sorry, but also "i told you so" lol
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