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Old 02-17-2017, 08:45 PM   #11271
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Also just got a confirmation that my new substrate From Amano (AFA) was being shipped out today. It is the new Amazonia Light. (Substrate for dummies, so it ought to work out great!) Just had to add that in in case through all the commotion here I forgot to let you know what happened next.
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I bought a couple more plant packs on Friday Ludwigia glandulosa and hygrophila araguaia. I put some of the hygro in my Betta tank, the rest in my community tank, I had to clear some space in the right hand side by halving the number of stems of another plant (can't remember what its called). There's absolutely no space left on the floor of the tank now for plants.

I arranged to trade in some of my endler guppies at the lfs too. I wound up giving them about 15 in exchange for a trio of bleeding heart tetras and a few more female endlers which was more value than I asked for.

I've also been doing better on my second attempt at bringing wild shrimp into my aquarium. I caught 9 last time I tried, 12 hours later they were all dead. This time round I caught another 7. Three died within a few hours of getting them home but a week later four are still looking healthy. If they last another week I'll catch a few more. If this lot had all died I'd have left them alone.
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Old 02-18-2017, 02:20 PM   #11273
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I bought a couple more plant packs on Friday Ludwigia glandulosa and hygrophila araguaia. I put some of the hygro in my Betta tank, the rest in my community tank, I had to clear some space in the right hand side by halving the number of stems of another plant (can't remember what its called). There's absolutely no space left on the floor of the tank now for plants.

I arranged to trade in some of my endler guppies at the lfs too. I wound up giving them about 15 in exchange for a trio of bleeding heart tetras and a few more female endlers which was more value than I asked for.

I've also been doing better on my second attempt at bringing wild shrimp into my aquarium. I caught 9 last time I tried, 12 hours later they were all dead. This time round I caught another 7. Three died within a few hours of getting them home but a week later four are still looking healthy. If they last another week I'll catch a few more. If this lot had all died I'd have left them alone.
Pics would be great, this is very interesting. Have you kept shrimp before, or do you have a thread about this topic, I'd like to see more about it.

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Rinsed out the [edit] substrate from the Mr. Aqua - Prime water, I am feeling concern about the shrimp missing the mature substrate to pick at and all the moss and Susswassertng (I just found out it is spelled that way but known as Subwassertang). Picked out about 30 or so tiny like 1mm size MTS. Added it into the bucket of plants and moss with an air bubbler and Put the Beamworks on the acrylic top to get them some light.

Didn't go to the auction, not feeling that great an its a long day with an hour drive each way.

Guy near me has 3 adult Discus for sale. I am going to go take a look and see how much.
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Old 02-18-2017, 08:55 PM   #11274
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50% PWC with good gravel vac and cleaned the tank. Bought new conditioner and bloodworms.

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Found 2 dead TT shrimp grrrr. Others are looking okay, picking at things. Pwc.
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Old 02-19-2017, 07:34 AM   #11276
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Pics would be great, this is very interesting. Have you kept shrimp before, or do you have a thread about this topic, I'd like to see more about it.

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Rinsed out the [edit] substrate from the Mr. Aqua - Prime water, I am feeling concern about the shrimp missing the mature substrate to pick at and all the moss and Susswassertng (I just found out it is spelled that way but known as Subwassertang). Picked out about 30 or so tiny like 1mm size MTS. Added it into the bucket of plants and moss with an air bubbler and Put the Beamworks on the acrylic top to get them some light.

Didn't go to the auction, not feeling that great an its a long day with an hour drive each way.

Guy near me has 3 adult Discus for sale. I am going to go take a look and see how much.
I'll try and get some pics of the shrimp soon. My last attempt was in a shallow tank where I think they got too hot. This time they're in a black bucket which is deeper and holds a lower temperature. I also added some rocks from the creek I found them in which were covered in algae.

I've kept RCS for about 8 months, the population probably tripled then they all just began to die off. I kept them with my Kuhli loaches. I think they might have learned to hunt them the babies suited of first, then the adults seemed to due during moulting mostly.

I don't have a thread about it. If I have time tomorrow I'll take some pics and start a thread. I have to find a host for my pics too.
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Sunday funday....maintenance day. Cleaned Wyatts and mine. Actually did alot trimming on mine. Finally below 200 tds. Took 2 weeks. Java moss recovering from h2o2 nicely. The new spec iii has a little power in the updated lights. Click image for larger version

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Yesterday was busy
Built coconut huts, picked up meds and light, and did pwc

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Found 2 dead TT shrimp grrrr. Others are looking okay, picking at things. Pwc.


So sad. Those little orange guys are so cute.
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So sad. Those little orange guys are so cute.
Yes, so beautiful (when alive). It is heart wrenching. Two or 3 were kinda stuck in the container as I emptied it after changing the tank, so thinking back maybe they were the last ones because they were not feeling well.

I am adding a clump of Su[b]sswasertang, possibly one of moss to the new tank. Maybe they can nom some necessary good stuff from there.

Did pwc this am, say one possible body stuck on the rock, could have been a molt shell, but I do not see those too often. I added some magnesium sulfate to the water in hopes that would make things better. I was adding calcium and magnesium but I was also tring to back off on the additions/amounts. TT like the minerals a little higher than my water comes out of the tap.

2, guessing male, Angels in the 72 are fighting almost all the time. Trying to decide which one to take out and move to the 46G.

Didn't want a female in the DT and of course, she is one of the nice colored & most clear orange ones of the bunch. Larger male isn't as Orange as the slightly smaller male, she seems to hang out with the larger male more often, but kind of stays in between the two but out of the way when they are sparring. I think she would pick either of them.

Trying to decide - nicer male and female possibly pair up (didn't really want any babies to raise) or pick best colored male for DT. Let the other 2 pair up in the 46G OR leave 2 males in the DT and do a bunch of water changes to hopefully reduce/eliminate the female presence.
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