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Forum: Freshwater & Brackish - Invertebrates 06-19-2016, 01:55 PM
Replies: 7
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Shrimp are awesome, but requires some patience!...

Shrimp are awesome, but requires some patience! I've had a successful shrimp tank for at least a year now, but I had several unsuccessful experiences before. One thing to keep in mind is that the...
Forum: Freshwater & Brackish - Invertebrates 04-19-2016, 01:14 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,199
Posted By PJFISH
No ammonia, got the nitrates down by half. Last...

No ammonia, got the nitrates down by half. Last week I had no deaths, until this morning. Checked him out, didn't see any white looking line down his shell. Have a chunk of cuttlebone in there to...
Forum: Freshwater & Brackish - General Discussion 04-16-2016, 07:19 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,098
Posted By PJFISH
Had a red cherry shrimp end up on my glass cover...

Had a red cherry shrimp end up on my glass cover one day, poor guy:(


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Forum: Freshwater & Brackish - Invertebrates 04-11-2016, 05:52 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,199
Posted By PJFISH
My Gh is about 8 and kH is about 5, how does that...

My Gh is about 8 and kH is about 5, how does that measure up in terms of RCS?


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Forum: Freshwater & Brackish - Invertebrates 04-10-2016, 09:28 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,199
Posted By PJFISH
Help!Can't figure out why RCS are dying?

So up until this week I didn't have any RCS deaths for quite some time. This week I'm averaging about one death a day! I keep apiece of cuttle fish bone in the tank, Indian almond leaf, mineral...
Forum: Freshwater & Brackish - Invertebrates 04-01-2016, 02:35 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,045
Posted By PJFISH
Just an update, my order with Aquatic Arts was...

Just an update, my order with Aquatic Arts was mostly positive. Unfortunately some of my order was DOA or died shortly after introduction. I believe this was a post office issue. The package was...
Forum: Freshwater & Brackish - Invertebrates 03-31-2016, 02:12 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 608
Posted By PJFISH
RCS are very sensitive to nitrates and almost...

RCS are very sensitive to nitrates and almost anything will be killed with elevated nitrites, above 0 ppm. Also, RCS need a lot of plants to hide and feed off of, especially if there are fish in the...
Forum: Freshwater & Brackish - General Discussion 03-30-2016, 08:26 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 420
Posted By PJFISH
That's a really good idea and safer to use around...

That's a really good idea and safer to use around the shrimp in my tank! I'm always afraid I'm crushing one with the long handle sponge brush!


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Forum: Freshwater & Brackish - General Discussion 03-30-2016, 07:54 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 420
Posted By PJFISH
Best way to remove tough algae

I've got some really stubborn green algae on my glass where it meets the gravel. My usual glass scrub pad with the handle doesn't really get to it, tooth brush not stiff enough! Does anyone use...
Forum: Freshwater & Brackish - Invertebrates 03-25-2016, 08:33 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,045
Posted By PJFISH
So I placed an order with Aquatic Arts Wednesday...

So I placed an order with Aquatic Arts Wednesday afternoon but still haven't seen any email about shipping yet. I chose the most expensive shipping so I kinda thought they would've shipped already,...
Forum: Freshwater & Brackish - Invertebrates 03-25-2016, 08:31 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 851
Posted By PJFISH
They are scavengers, but will not thrive without...

They are scavengers, but will not thrive without a steady food source. They will eat any leftover fish food, veggies that are blanched, algae wafers, etc. However, as someone who used to keep...
Forum: Freshwater & Brackish - General Discussion 03-25-2016, 08:26 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,087
Posted By PJFISH
So maybe adding it in small sections would be...

So maybe adding it in small sections would be best? I've hit a lot if shrimp and plants in the tank, it's 30g.


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Forum: Freshwater & Brackish - General Discussion 03-24-2016, 04:03 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,087
Posted By PJFISH
I was just thinking of a black, plant friendly...

I was just thinking of a black, plant friendly substrate. Like I said I know it won't look awesome, but I don't want to remove substrate. I was concerned covering the older substrate would mess up...
Forum: Freshwater & Brackish - Invertebrates 03-24-2016, 10:43 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 596
Posted By PJFISH
Absolutely, they'll start going crazy given the...

Absolutely, they'll start going crazy given the opportunity. If it's a shrimp only tank than even more so!


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Forum: Freshwater & Brackish - General Discussion 03-24-2016, 10:38 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,087
Posted By PJFISH
Adding substrate to existing tank?

So I would like to add a black substrate to my tank, but have natural colored gravel stone there currently, about 3 years. I never did the recommended 2-3 inches. Only about inch and a half. I know...
Forum: Freshwater & Brackish - Invertebrates 03-22-2016, 05:32 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 550
Posted By PJFISH
Yes, once they acclimate to the water parameters...

Yes, once they acclimate to the water parameters and get some food, their stress levels will come down and get some color back. Two or three days I'd say.


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Forum: Freshwater & Brackish - Invertebrates 03-19-2016, 02:55 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,045
Posted By PJFISH
That's fair, saw some beautiful blue varieties...

That's fair, saw some beautiful blue varieties that I think I'm going to try, one I'm on the list for when there's more in stock. They seem reputable and had good reviews on Aquabid.


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Forum: Freshwater & Brackish - Invertebrates 03-18-2016, 03:23 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,045
Posted By PJFISH
Checked them both out, Aquatic Arts has very...

Checked them both out, Aquatic Arts has very reasonable prices! Have all your experiences with them been positive?


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Forum: Freshwater & Brackish - Invertebrates 03-18-2016, 10:38 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,045
Posted By PJFISH
Yeah but no good leads. Sent from my...

Yeah but no good leads.


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Forum: Freshwater & Brackish - Invertebrates 03-17-2016, 07:08 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 563
Posted By PJFISH
They're prices seem good. Good reviews, although...

They're prices seem good. Good reviews, although no one would put bad reviews on their own site.


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Forum: Freshwater & Brackish - General Discussion 03-17-2016, 07:03 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 524
Posted By PJFISH
I guess it's worth a shot then. It's growing...

I guess it's worth a shot then. It's growing mostly where the light is brighter, not shaded by plants.


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Forum: Freshwater & Brackish - General Discussion 03-15-2016, 06:45 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 524
Posted By PJFISH
Algae on substrate

Can I kill green algae on the substrate with Excel, like with BBA? Anyone tried this before?


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Forum: Freshwater & Brackish - Invertebrates 03-14-2016, 06:58 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,045
Posted By PJFISH
Best buying experience?

Hi all, I'm considering buying online, nothing too fancy. Maybe blues or oranges, not sure. I know there are the classifieds here, but what sites have you used that ended up being a positive...
Forum: Freshwater & Brackish - Invertebrates 03-14-2016, 06:56 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 467
Posted By PJFISH
Mine often get crazy about food pellets too, very...

Mine often get crazy about food pellets too, very possessive!


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Forum: Freshwater & Brackish - Invertebrates 03-14-2016, 06:51 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 756
Posted By PJFISH
That happens to me too! Also the glass scrubber...

That happens to me too! Also the glass scrubber they like to cling to!


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