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  2. sdlTBfanUK

    Cherry Shrimp Dying

    Great to here it is now working and you have some shrimplets! What you say regarding the stone makes sense to me! It would be easier and more stable to get GH/KH+ if you can, as the proportion will be set? Simon
  3. WaldoDude

    Cherry Shrimp Dying

    So more good news, theres been an explosion in the shrimplet population in the tank! πŸ™‚ So upon seeing this I thought, I'd test the water to see if anything's changed and what do you know, the ph is sitting around ~7.4. Thats the lowest I've gotten it down to! So I thought I'd share what I did to get to this point. As you know, I was struggling to lower my tanks ph, even after swiching to remineralised RO/DI water. Moreover I was using Salty Shrimp GH+ and had to KH myself but found that doing so increased my waters ph quite high. So more good news, theres been an explosion in the shrimplet population in the tank! πŸ™‚ So upon seeing this I thought, I'd test the water to see if anything's changed and what do you know, the ph is sitting around ~7.4. Thats the lowest I've gotten it down to! So I thought I'd share what I did to get to this point. As you know, I was struggling to lower my tanks ph, even after swiching to remineralised RO/DI water. Moreover I was using Salty Shrimp GH+ and had to add KH myself but found that doing so increased my waters ph quite high. Well, as per my last post, I ended up continuing to remineralise my ro water with SS GH+ and use that without ever adding KH. One thing I noticed was that even though I wasnt adding KH, I was still testing a kh of 2-3 in the tank for quite a while. Now someone in another forum then suggested that KH from having the seiryu stones prior in addition to the KH I was adding initially had been soaked up by the substrate and was leaking it back into the water column and thus continuing the buffer the ph. He suggested I therefore continue my water changes and eventually the KH should go down. That was a month ago, after another weekly water change yesterday and seeing the multitudes of shrimplets, today I also tested the KH in addition to the ph, and got a reading of 1-2 degrees, so it is indeed slowly going down. Im sure as a result the ph has also gone down. Of course once the kh gets <1 I am going to have to actually add KH to the tank and perhaps finally get my hands on the SS GH+ AND KH+
  4. sdlTBfanUK

    Calcium

    Superb news and long may it continue. You probably have a male in the mix, but even if not then there will be one amongg the babies, you would then just need to wait for itt to mature (about 3 months?)! Simon
  5. Kearmstr

    Parasite ID and treatment help needed

    Thanks for the help! I did the salt bath and it seems to have worked. Sent from my iPad using Tapatalk
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  7. jayc

    Calcium

    Glad we could be of some help. Always good to see another new shrimpkeeper's success in this hobby.
  8. Fishkeeper4

    Calcium

    Hey everyone thabks for your help. After the tank has been running for a month I decided to grab some local red fire cherry shrimp and see how they do. After a week they are looking and doing great and I must have the calcium good I found 3 molts alrdy. Should I take them out or just leave them in the tank? Also found some baby shrimp alrdy. The owner of the fish store let's me catch my own fish so I grabbed 5 buried females and 4 others hoping a for male or 2. So far so good. Also setup another 20gal im doing yellow fin white clouds and golden back shrimp once the tank has been running for a bit
  9. Let us know how the Storm product goes with cycling your tank.
  10. sdlTBfanUK

    changing water with shrimpets

    I never vacuum vac any tanks with shrimps only, shrimps don't really need it in the way fish do as fish are very much messier! Anything that stops tiny shrimplets from getting sucked up will also stock the muck getting sucked up? If you want to continue with the vacuum then do it into a white container and leave it to settle so you can see after that whether there are any shrimps? I would probably stop vacuuming and maybe get a snail or 2 instead, that will add another interest point to the tank? Simon
  11. sdlTBfanUK

    Parasite ID and treatment help needed

    They look like leeches, over the years I have seen some in my tanks (never on a shrimp though) but they are usually larger. I haven't used a treatment but if they are on a shrimp you should try the treatment JayC recommends! If they are on thhe glass (mine were) just remove them with your finger! I don't think they are harmful to shrimp but look nasty and must be irritating to the shrimps. Simon
  12. I hope it works out for you and look forward to hearing how you get on? Simon
  13. sdlTBfanUK

    TAP WATER-Taiwan Bee-UK-(zerowater)

    Fantastic news! Hopefully you may soon have a sizeable colony? Simon
  14. Crabby

    changing water with shrimpets

    I'll be honest - I don't do gravel vacs in any tanks with fry. Whether it's my apistogramma fry who literally swim into the tube, or my ender babies who are just everywhere, or invisible shrimplets. I just stick the hose into a corner and wave my fingers in front of it to keep everyone away. I don't seem to be any worse off for it. And it doesn't really look that bad either. I just can't think of a way to safely do a gravel vac with shrimplets. I've tried putting fine mesh in front of the hose, but the fry or shrimplets get sucked into the mesh and it can injure them, and really stress them out. Interested to hear if there are any good suggestions though. Good question!
  15. Amiba82

    Welcome Amiba82

    Shrimp Keepers Forum welcomes Amiba82. 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
  16. just as the title suggests. I just got my first batch of babies in my shrimp only tank. I have sand substrate. Normally I just stir up the bottom a bit with a finger and suck up a bit of the goo with my hose, but now I'm afraid I might get a bambino. I've got a fluval flex 9 for a tank, and I have a bit of filter floss in the outlets to try and prevent shrimpets from escaping the tank into the filter area. Any suggestions?
  17. This is professional quality & beautiful thus far!! I would buy it!! I'm sure by the time you're finished it will be a magazine. 😍 Please continue!! πŸ‘
  18. Yes! I was able to find a retailer here in the US who sells it. Sorry I didn't include it!! I was researching galaxy breeders when I came across Vin in Taiwan. He has 15+ years of experience and a ton of high level awards from shows for his offspring. Link to product line sold at BuyPetShrimp.com: https://buypetshrimp.com/complete-vin-line-to-cycle-and-maintain-your-shrimp-tank/ Link to Mr. Vin's website: https://www.vinshrimp.com/ I know it can be ehhh buying products from a tutorial because the tutorial was made by someone who stands to financially gain from the purchase, but there are also veteran hobbyists out there in every facet of keeping domesticated animals with kickass products they created bc they couldn't find anything good enough to fill the gap. $100 sounds fairly reasonable and not too big of a risk to me.
  19. jayc

    Parasite ID and treatment help needed

    Did you check out the Disease and Diagnosis thread? A salt bath should help remove those parasites.
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  21. Are you able to purchase those products? Got a link?
  22. Hi all, I have a tank of blue dreams that I’ve had for a few weeks. I have a couple adults that have a worm attached to their head. I can’t tell if it is Scutariella or a leech of some kind. It looks too large for Scutariella. I have had these small worms in the tank for a few weeks but they don’t appear to be planeria (see attached photo). I have Panacur c and Para cleanse available as treatments. I have shrimplets and snails so I’m concerned about them. Any help is appreciated! Sent from my iPad using Tapatalk
  23. jayc

    breeding for stripe legs?

    Possibly, but chances are low, unless the species of shrimp you have has striped legs as a common trait. What sort of shrimp are you referring to? And do they normally have striped legs? They shrimp will always want to revert to it's natural form and colour. So keep this in mind when you breed shrimp, and you want to keep certain traits. If you let a shrimp that does not normally have striped legs breed with a shrimp that has striped legs, it's offspring will more than likely favour the natural form.
  24. Absolutely!! Thank you so much for the tip. We actually have a RO system, just haven't set it up yet. But with this RO bottled water being so costly it's definitely getting set up asap. I also have been researching like crazy, and found the Vin system for setting up tanks for crystals. It's a whole nitrification system that takes about $100 for the full product line and 2 months to cycle. It's super intricate and I have pages and pages of notes from the tutorial, but I think it's by far the best way to go. He keeps the galaxies using this method so I know it's tried & true. He uses a 15 gallon for this video, which I think I'm going to upgrade to just to save myself from dilution calculations. Although I noticed his breeder tanks are 10 gallon. Most people recommend 15-30 gallons for the ease of controlling the water quality. That's reason enough. I saw one video a while ago on YouTube from a US breeder I think using this system, wish I could remember the name. I remember thinking this is ridiculously unnecessary, but I wasn't thinking about taking on any caridina back then. πŸ˜… Here is the video tutorial on the Vin method:
  25. Bimchi

    Welcome Bimchi

    Shrimp Keepers Forum welcomes Bimchi. 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
  26. Gingerfrost

    breeding for stripe legs?

    So it is possible if you have different parents? Okay, nice to thing to consider. As for the multitank syndrome uhh... I live in a small tiny tiny tiny apartment and unfortunately already kinda have it? Because I have no room to set up tanks, I just keep collecting free old 30gal tanks and stacking them up... (Did end up passing up a free 90 gal....I cried that day) . Anyway, It's kinda a life saver I have no room to setup actual tanks, hoping the syndrome will pass. Till then looking forward to my on growing moss and plants. I do have 2 glass jars with tiny setups though, but no shrimps in either. (Minus scubs breeding in one)
  27. superjaz1

    TAP WATER-Taiwan Bee-UK-(zerowater)

    Thanks for your experiments with Zerowater, Simon! It appears to be working for me also. My tank completed its cycle shortly after my previous messages so I bought some GH+ and Fulvic liquid and I gradually reduced the TDS to about 145ppm with Zerowater. I managed to buy 5 juvenile blue bolts and by Christmas I had a couple of berried females. Yesterday I saw about 3 babies so things are going well so far, thanks again! 😁
  28. sdlTBfanUK

    Low level bacterial infection?

    Thanks for that information. Maybe they have molting problems with no KH and that is when they die? Simon
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