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  2. Hi has anyone found a trusted method of using fertilizers in planted tanks that require heavy dosing without raising TDS to extream levels. I am finding single doses of micro's or macro's could tip TDS value into the mid to high 300's. Before I got shrimp I had a religious dosing routine which followed the Tom Barr method of heavy dosing of macros and micros for every day for 6 days and major water change on day 7 to reset your parameters. The seachem Aquavitro range I found to be the best and have had great success in growing great looking plants, but has its fall backs like raising TDS to high levels. I am keen to know how others have found the perfect line of ferts Vs TDS
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  4. I would also highly recommend getting a GH/KH test kit so you can determine if GH/KH was an issue.
  5. The other hardiest cherry variant@nogi forgot to mention is the light blue type (often called blue velvet in oz although worldwide they are more commonly known as just blue cherries I believe). Not to be mistaken with blue dreams - these can be a little more fragile than the other ones mentioned. [emoji173] [emoji111] Will
  6. Hi@daimen So sorry to hear :-( Your temp and tds is ok. Its better to keep the temp at 22-24 if possible though. However short periods upwards of 25 may be ok depending on the genetics of the shrimp and how fragile the line is. However a pH much above 7 will slowly kill off softwater caridina shrimps I'm afraid. If nothing else then that would explain the losses. [emoji173] [emoji111] Will
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  8. SKF Aquatics (Shrimp Keepers Forum) welcomes Ray. Please feel free to browse around and get to know others. If you have any questions please don't hesitate to ask. View Member regards, skfadmin
  9. Hi all, I have my CRS dead. Have had them for about 3 or 4 months. Filter was cycled in another tank and added when shrimp arrived. They are in a 20L tank with params 7.5 PH temp 23-25 TDS 143. I dont have KH and GH tests. I use rain water and i add micronection powder to water changes. Any help with finding out what happened Thanks Sent from my SM-N920I using Tapatalk
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  11. Welcome AquaLars
  12. Yeah you can feel them picking too Sent from my SM-N9005 using Tapatalk
  13. Thanks. I have only neos at this time. Been thinking of getting bees but haven't gotten to that. at the moment I have Yellow neo, red Sakura and Bloody Mary.
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  15. That's all good, they enjoy a fresh feed. I'm not interested in breeding them at all. Just don't what them to die because of negligence on my part.
  16. Yup, "male dance" more than probably. You'll be grand Pa of several shrimplets in 3-4 weeks then, at least your Tetra Neon snack them
  17. Thanks al4n. I was super worried about them. First time keeping these little creatures and hoping I get it right first time. Spent a few $$ making sure the conditions are perfect but failed to do any research into the behavior of shrimp. Still loads to learn. Thanks again
  18. If they were flying around the tank, usually the males are trying to find the female to mate
  19. Hi I am at a loss to what's going on this afternoon when I got home my crustaceans where going nuts. So as the newbie to shrimp keeping I went ahead with the usual tests. PH: 6.4, ammonia: 0ppm, nitrate: 0ppm, nitrite: 0ppm, phosphorus: 0.03, KH: 2d, GH: 5d, co2: 26mg/L Nothing else out of the ordinary. So I am stumped and worried a bit.
  20. Can you feel them walking around on your hand? :)
  21. She does like the Cherrys I'll look into them. Thankyou :)
  22. Can't go wrong with cherry shrimp (red, orange and choc). Other cherry variants can be a little more stubborn. Some of the natives including DRS and DAS are good for beginners too.
  23. Hi NoGi It may be. Its also my user name on another forum. Is it possible for an 11 year old to have and maintain a basic shrimp tank? GF
  24. Welcome @Greenfish. Have you used this username elsewhere? Sounds familiar. any questions, shoot away
  25. Hi, Thankyou for the welcome. Admittedly I'm here to learn more about shrimp keeping as my daughter is very keen to set up a tank. Personally I've been keeping tropical freshwater fish since 1999. Regards GF
  26. SKF Aquatics (Shrimp Keepers Forum) welcomes Greenfish. Please feel free to browse around and get to know others. If you have any questions please don't hesitate to ask. View Member regards, skfadmin
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  28. Welcome to SKF @nettemus.
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