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  2. ShrimpNewb

    I thought I was doing so well...

    I just use an air line and a valve to set the drops and let it run. It requires zero supervision.
  3. I have a reply from them on the cost, there is no minimum order. Message me if you are interested, the cost is very reasonable, in fact cheap compare to the cost in Hong Kong, and they send worldwide, I don't want to post on this forum, without there permission.
  4. Thanks @sdITBfanUK and @ShrimpNewb. For the last month or so the RCS and Darwin Algae Eater shrimp were growing and colouring up well with the small water changes I was doing. The water I have hovers around ph of 6.4 and I have Amazonia substrate. I thought the RCS were tougher than other shrimp and I know others have commented that the WP were closer to Caridina preferences. RCS are cheaper here, my LFS stock the plain red ones so I thought I would start with them. Anyway, will try smaller changes and dripping them in. It really is a balance isn’t it? Shrimp first or a lush planted tank first. Different requirements. I need to make a drip system for bigger changes. Thus far when I was “drip acclimating” the shrimp to put in the tank, I used a syringe over several hours. Dripping 6 litres by syringe might be rather tedious.
  5. ShrimpNewb

    I thought I was doing so well...

    pH does seem pretty low. From what I've read, neocaridina like the pH in the low to mid 7s and struggle to survive below 6.5. I'm new to this hobby too and I would definitely listen to Simon, as he has given me a bunch of good advice thus far. Also, when I was researching shrimp, I was advised to avoid planted aquarium ferts because they negatively impact the shrimp. That may be the reason for the deaths. Unfortunately, I know nothing about the Dino products, though I am avoiding Seachem Excel and the other ferts I normally use in my larger planted tank for the neocaridina tank. You may want to look into other ways to combat algae.
  6. sdlTBfanUK

    I thought I was doing so well...

    The water parameters are more caridina than neocaridina! I wouldn't do a 50% water change unless really there was a serious problem. With water changes anyway it is best to drip the new water into the tank, this will also mean you don't need to worry about the temperature difference of the 2 waters. Shrimps normally swim about more when you do a water change anyway, it also can trigger breeding and molting - I guess it would be the equivalent of heavy rain in nature! You may also want to check the plant food is ok as they may contain something not good for shrimps, generally I believe it is better not to use plant feeds and don't use them. Hope everything settles down and you don't lose any more shrimp. Simon
  7. Started my tank, waited till it cycled, planted it well, started growing diatoms and got some Otos and plain old red RCS. All the Otos grew fat and happy, 8 RCS except for one survived the first day. Then all started growing well. Two of the remaining 7 coloured up deep red and I realised they were females with saddles. Meanwhile, algae started growing more and plants stalled, so I started dosing with Dino Pee and Dino Spit. And the plants started to green up. Then I did a 50% water change. With one bucket of 36 hour aged tap water and bucket and half of usual outside water from a tank, that I’ved used for 20% water changes up to this time. Later that afternoon I noticed the shrimps swimming about more restlessly than usual. I thought that they were spending more time near the surface or on the tops of the driftwood near the surface. WP were ph6.4, amm 0, nitrite 0, nitrate 40, GH 6 TDS 130. Didn’t think much of it. But next day, found one DAE I top of the glass top, one definite RCS dead, others not to be seen. I can spot 6 DAE out of 10 looking ok. Perhaps it was the large water change, or the temperature change from the new water, or I messed up the Dino Spit. Fish have not turned a hair. Plants doing well. Heartbroken for my poor RCS....
  8. sdlTBfanUK

    TAP WATER-Taiwan Bee-UK-(zerowater)

    I have noticed that the PH on my tank has been rising and was quite happy about that as it was then getting into the perfect parameters. I set up the tank June 2018 and the Ph was 5.5, then end september it had got to Ph6, then by end december it had got to 6.5, the last 2 weeks it is registering 7. Mathematically if I up the water changes each week from 2L to 4L, that should reduce the Ph from 7 to 6.7 so I will probably do that as I should be able to manage that! The PH tests of coarse only register at half a PH intervals so I can never be 100% sure what it is beyond that. The zerowater, even after 10 days in a bottle is Ph5 as I tested that today. I haven't seen any evidence of any problems in the tank, other than there are too many shrimps in there (that maybe part of the problem). No weird behaviour or deaths that I have seen so far. The only unknown is there are a few geodes in the tank and I will 'consider' taking them out but I do like them in there............ 1) Is it safe to drop the Ph by that much in a day, over 8 hours using a dripper? 2) Is there anything else I should do, but bear in mind my health is seriously crap so anything big like changing the substrate etc is completely out of the question, but all thoughts will be gratefully received? I am not over bothered at this stage as all is fine with the shrimps but I would rather keep on top of it rather than wait until some disaster happens. You never know, there may even be a plus side to it being Ph7, ie it might reduce breeding? Simon
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  11. Wow. That is about sgd$66, i feel that is a little expensive but i also think further and feel that if you are able to pick and see the grade of the crs personally and they are very good in grade and condition, coupled with the fact that they are going to ship it professionally back to you in hkg, it may be all worth the money? I know the taiwanese are big on shrimps there and they export their produce over to the local stores here in sg. I think you may be able to get really quality ones from them. Anyways, have lots of fun! Regards, Jo Sent from my SM-N950F using Tapatalk
  12. I've been in contact with YU CRS in Taiwan, they have quoted me the shipping cost of NT 1500 for shipping to hong kong, just waiting for the prices of the shrimps if purchased from them.
  13. stephensam

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  17. jayc

    Hi

    List all the water parameters for whatever test kit you have. pH, Temp, TDS, GH, KH. It will be GH and TDS parameters that impact water hardness and the shrimp's ability to moult properly.
  18. Shrimp7CoryCatfish

    Hi

    What water parameter would be affecting the shrimp?
  19. Shrimp7CoryCatfish

    Hi

    I have 3 mineral balls and 3 red bee balls in my tank. Could it be that?
  20. Shrimp7CoryCatfish

    Hi

    I don't know. But do you mean the Ph is too high, or what parameter?
  21. jayc

    Hi

    This can be indicative that your water parameters are not right - water could be too hard. What are your parameters?
  22. Shrimp7CoryCatfish

    Hi

    Oh, nevermind. The shrimp is dead ;( I think it cracked its back area when it was trying to shed. So it died when it was halfway through shedding. Well, thanks anyway.
  23. Shrimp7CoryCatfish

    Hi

    Nvm, it's saying it has too much GB. Sorry, I can't upload the pictures. But now the shrimp is lying on the ground not moving, but it looks like it was about to shed. Its tail fin is transparent bur right behind it is some red, it has a crack of the exoskeleton on top. it kind of looks like this in this video: at 0:57 seconds, but it is lying down sideways not moving! Please tell me what to do!
  24. Shrimp7CoryCatfish

    Hi

    Oh oops. 1 sec.
  25. Cesar

    Hi

    Pictures didn't work, try again. thanks.
  26. Shrimp7CoryCatfish

    Hi

    My Red Cherry Shrimp has been acting weird. I thought it was going to shed but it has been swimming in a weird way, and much much slower than before! I think it might have a disease or something. Please tell me what it is!!! Here are some photos: It has some sort of white cut between its head and its abdomen. Please get back to me ASAP. Thank you!
  27. Shrimp7CoryCatfish

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  28. Enjoy your trip there! It is a beautiful country, remember to visit their night markets! You start snacking on food from the first store of the night market to the last stall!! Sent from my SM-N950F using Tapatalk
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