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    What are your top 5 shrimp?

    Mine would be 1. PRL 2.PBL 3. Blue bolts 4. German pintos 5. SCR
  3. sdlTBfanUK

    bee shrimps with eggs

    Always try and look on the bright side! It does look more golden bee than red bolt but that may be because I HAD some stunning red bolts to compare it against. You may have been better off buying it at the slightly higher price as you would then have all the babies as well, assuming all went well of coarse when you transferred her on purchase. As you say, you know it is female! Simon
  4. The photo don't show the true colors, its more of a orange color, and at the shop a week ago, it had berries, they wanted to charge me 10 USD, I didn't take it, and now it hasn't any eggs I got it for 6 USD. At least I know it's a female.
  5. sdlTBfanUK

    bee shrimps with eggs

    Those are stunning red wines (and photos) and as you say, not sure if it is a golden bee or a red bolt but whatever it is I am sure it will give you variety to the mix and mating will give you something you maybe don't already have which is always exciting. Simon
  6. Shrimp the world

    RESET TANK, D'oh!

    All good mate .. let me know how it goes ..any issue with it send a message thanks connor
  7. I still have a bee that I forgot to mention, it has eggs for a whiles, they should hatch soon.
  8. Shrimp the world

    bee shrimps with eggs

    Hope you get some numbers back, in the tank .. you will be cross breeding lines tho but breeding is good tho
  9. This is an update, just I only have 3 babies left, and I have just purchased 3 more shrimp, 2 wine Red and one red bolt/golden. The two light reds are the babies, the dark red are the wine Red.
  10. sdlTBfanUK

    New Shrimp Keeper

    I will be using 4-5L of the betta dirty water next friday and the sponges will be 1 from the betta tank and 1 from the fish tank. The tank is 47cm wide, 25cm front to back, 29cm tall closed (72cm with the top flipped up). There is a nicely fitting clear plastic cover between the light and the water but that is very tricky to remove UNLESS you flip the light upwards so you need the clearance above and the same goes for feeding as it is quite a tight fitting top it would be easier to remove the top cover, but you may be able to lift the plastic cover (fiddly but light weight to drop food in?). With that top removed access is good from the open top. Of course, flipping the light up means there is no light when doing maintenance, unless you drop the light back into place which I do but I do have unusually skinny arms and unless you have really fat arms this should work. I like black backgrounds so just used a refuse sack which I taped on and that works well because you can also wrap it around the back section of the sides - this may make more sense when the tank is in front of you. I wouldn't even consider moving it when water is in it for maintenance, bad idea in general and I am not sure it would take too much of that sort of stress.................... The dripper sits nicely on the top and the water pipe can be squished between the top and edge of the tank which holds it securely so won't spring out when your not looking. Overall it is a great tank and ideal for shrimps (or Betta) as it isn't too tall, which is wasted space for shrimps lets be honest (or Betta), you want more base area than height. It is easy to set up, well there isn't really any? If you decide which way you want the top to flip before you set it up as the front is the same as the back (though actually I don't know which is which) so you just turn it round the other way. 3L of substrate gives about 3cm depth which looks about right. Although it is officially a 25L tank, mine holds 20L of water (assuming my measuring jug is accurate and once all the stuff is inside and allowing 1.5 cm from the surface for safety and air etc. The only 2 'possible' draw backs are you NEED clearance of 72cm from base to flip the top up, which you are going to have to do regularly in reality. The second is the horrible box section that is built inside to house the filter and heater, it wastes way too much room and looks hideous, but that can be removed as I have done using this video (it's in german but you can see what you need to do and I actually used a sharp bread knife as I don't have any of the blades she uses https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=odw-rgejNgg. The filter that comes with it is shrimp safe and adjustable for flow rate and angle. I think I have covered as much as I can think of but let me know if you want any other clarification on anything? Simon
  11. sdlTBfanUK

    New member

    Welcome! Always good to see photos and hear others experiences. To attach pictures is quite easy but they have to be less than 1mb (I don't know the exact cut off as I have tried 9??kb and that hasn't been accepted? If you have any problems it is likely the size of the file. Simon
  12. sdlTBfanUK

    RESET TANK, D'oh!

    Thanks for that. I put the substrate in the tank and I think that is exactly the depth. I need to add more water as only 6L in there at the moment but it does look too much soil to my eyes at the moment but that's probably just because I only had half that before and I just need to get used to it like that. I will half fill the tank (hopefully get that done today) ready to start putting the plants and decorations back in and then decide, but it is a great help to know that that is the depth others use and works ok! Thanks again shrimp the world. Simon
  13. Shrimp the world

    Sötching Oxydator Mini Reveiw.

    Yah idk if it would do heaps of added extra for a tank ... I would add more air via a pump before I spent $15 on the device
  14. Don't know about effectiveness on breeding, but additional oxygen in the water can't go wrong. It's probably better for overcrowded tanks.
  15. Aquathumb

    Sötching Oxydator Mini Reveiw.

    Any Update on the effectiveness of this on shrimp and breeding?
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  17. CurleyJones321

    New Shrimp Keeper

    Id put in maybe a liter or 2 of water (1cm of water in the tank) and put in a couple handfuls of substrate at the base just to help, the other substrate to them cover it which will have the main contact with your water allowing for the buffering effects (and the colour difference if there is one wont be noticed). I currently have a small pipe heater in the current tank that i can use for the new one, that technically makes my new project cheaper because i now don't need 2. can i get dimensions of this thank fully assembled including the top cover just so i can determine if i need to adapt my shelving. i don't mind poking out a corner of the tank from the shelf so i can do water changes and i can lift the tank onto another surface for heavy maintenance if necessary. Im really just interested if there is space for feeding without moving the tank.
  18. Shrimp the world

    New member

    Hi all new member to this page ( connor mcivor ) some prob known me from Facebook pages. Learning atm how to navigate the page and learning how to reply to atm. Not sure if this is to way you make a post to introduce your self but giving it a go. i keep lots of different neos , tigers and Tb... prob being my more favourite ones to keep and look at. Unsure how to add a photo yet so any advice on that would be really good ( like a profile pic) Thanks connor
  19. Shrimp the world

    REDBEE : ADA soil

    Tank looks really good mate ,well done ... nice prl
  20. Shrimp the world

    RESET TANK, D'oh!

    I add 5-6cm thick layer of soil ... ADA is ok to use.. should give you a ph at mid 6 range... I find the more you add the longer the soil lasts and the stronger base of the water their is as their more soil to Buffer the water... the ph will no go lower will say at mid 6 on ada but will last longer the more you add to a tank so less time changing it over next time thanks connor
  21. Shrimp the world

    What are your top 5 shrimp?

    Mbb shadow panda oert bloody Mary’s black rose but I do like my dreams and blood Mary’s tho ...( connor mcivor )
  22. Boulderer33

    Welcome Boulderer33

    Shrimp Keepers Forum welcomes Boulderer33. 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
  23. Aquathumb

    What are your top 5 shrimp?

    Neocaridina. If I had to choose 5 I'd go - Yellow, Blue, Bloody Mary, Green Jade and Black Rose. If other species, OEBTS Bluebolts Blue Jellies (if they were available in Aus)
  24. Andrew Bullock

    Welcome Andrew Bullock

    Shrimp Keepers Forum welcomes Andrew Bullock. 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
  25. Zenplay,thailand

    REDBEE : ADA soil

    New baby shrimp
  26. kms

    What are your top 5 shrimp?

    Blue Panda Red Wine Red Bolt Blue Bolt Pinto Galaxy
  27. sdlTBfanUK

    RESET TANK, D'oh!

    I tested the filtered water in a cup that had been sitting a week, PH6 (so crept up slightly from 5.5), and the container with the ?geode? which was PH7-7.5 so I think we found the culprit for why the soil only lasted a year, when I would have thought it would last longer as the water going in the tank was PH5.5-6, so about (or below) what the soil would buffer too!!! Something else I have learnt and won't use these rocks/geodes/meteorites this time round. I was planning to put a piece of rock in the tank but will do this test BEFORE I put it in the tank this time as there is no rush? Simon
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