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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
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  12. 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.
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  14. Can i ask how could you tell that the pack had gone bad? Thanks!
  15. Welcome to the community @~mj~.
  16. Welcome to SKF @nbaker.
  17. Yeah mine sinks straight away. All my fish and shrimp love it. Going to add different stuff next time and bulk it up a bit more, you could probably even use stuff like dead plant matter from planted tanks too. As well as specific amino acids etc. My main reason for making it is for medication but it's hard to find shrimp food that doesn't contain copper too.
  18. My sump blew out , Some quick plumbing and $11.50 from bunnings managed to keep my shrimp alive. This is day 3 of the emergency sump running and I have suffered no stock loss. New sump will be built and ready for the new rack.
  19. Welcome to the forum @Haven.
  20. Welcome @viking.
  21. Welcome to SKF @Michel.ca.
  22. Welcome to the forum @Franckfromfrance.
  23. Welcome @Jbio.
  24. Welcome to SKF @Silvos_Rogue.
  25. I haven't tried or read of such crosses, generally speaking, if you really want to end up with rubies from a less constrained gene pool, it might be better to just do RRxCBS. CRS is already a small sub-group of CBS and super reds are a small subgroup of CRS. I'm not sure you'd get much from using super reds vs normal CRS either. You will very often end up with a decent range of whiteness in things like WR, RR, KK etc (for example, I did not have any extreme KK's or RR in my starter colony, but I have progeny that are RR and extreme KK) and will just have to select from those. I hope you realize your proposed project would likely run several generations - a couple of years. It'd be fun to do and know the results, but it's a fairly big commitment of time and tank space. oops, I go afk and come back to see it's posted itself twice!
  26. Philips core pro led t8 tubes come in 4000k neutral or 6500k cool white. I went with the neutral. Think they will be a good little investment.
  27. Yeah it's probably the recessive traits showing up then. You'll need to remove the red spot shrimps so they don't keep breeding with the good shrimp.
  28. Arrived today, Very well packed, neat little unit. Easy to understand instructions with 3 modes for different tank sizes. Could have asked for a little bit more chord between the controller and unit itself but that's ok. They are supposed to increase survival rates for baby shrimp so we will see how it goes. I keep my tanks well balanced so don't really have issues with algae, other then like gsa on wood which my shrimp and otos love.
  29. That would depend on what you wanted in the first place. If I already had mischlings and really wanted pure CBS, then yes, I would be unhappy. What you got are not CBS and you could never sell them as CBS. If you don't have an issue with that, then that's no problem. The principal of the sale however is a different story. Deception is never ok. It's rare, that mischling x mischling produces TWB, unless the TWB genes are strong in the mischling - which means they are several generations old, and have been mixed back with pure TWBs. So yeah, the original seller cannot plead ignorance in this case.
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