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  2. So far so good she and a raccoon still berried:)
  3. sdlTBfanUK

    Dying shrimps

    So pleased to hear it as been resolved and thoseshrimp look healthy and happy! Long mayit stay that way and you get lots ofbaby shrimp soon. Thanks for the update! Simon
  4. That all sounds great. If you are worried about water changes, there probably is no need, in a tank of that size with so few shrimps, and being newly set up, it will be fine to just leave the water changes for a while anyway! Hopefully you will soon have shrimplets to watch in the tank in lockdown! Simon
  5. jayc

    Shrimp safe filter intake add-ons

    That was a popetpop aquarium air bio filter. It goes by many names. If you search for "aquarium air bio filter" you will find it. https://www.amazon.com/Mironey-Driven-Filter-Sponge-Aquarium/dp/B08F7HF4LY/ref=sr_1_8?dchild=1&keywords=aquarium+air+bio+filter&qid=1618815113&sr=8-8 OR https://www.amazon.com/JZHBEI-Driven-Filter-Aquarium-Breeding/dp/B08NGN4XW6/ref=sr_1_13?dchild=1&keywords=aquarium+air+bio+filter&qid=1618815113&sr=8-13 However, these are not very efficient compared to the double filters like these ... https://www.amazon.com/Hygger-Aquarium-Sponges-Submersible-Salt-Water/dp/B07RFL4JMM/ref=pd_di_sccai_3?pd_rd_w=GdZGR&pf_rd_p=c9443270-b914-4430-a90b-72e3e7e784e0&pf_rd_r=EPWQB6HAJ2415WQB0JW9&pd_rd_r=53d5601e-2d0e-479b-925f-785187769910&pd_rd_wg=rbF6X&pd_rd_i=B07RFL4JMM&psc=1
  6. stillc

    Shrimp safe filter intake add-ons

    What filter is it? It seems that the link doesn't work. Is it Polar Aurora?
  7. stillc

    Welcome stillc

    Shrimp Keepers Forum welcomes stillc. 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
  8. Yesterday
  9. abepaniagua

    Dying shrimps

    Well guys, thanks for your help. Just a small update. It seems that dosing the tank with oxytetracycline worked like a charm. Haven't had a single death since then, and all shrimps have grown so much! At one point I had 5 berried shrimps! Some have given birth, one molted and lost shrimps, but all good! Look at them feasting and munching!
  10. Your going to get some cool shrimplets out of the mix. If they are unstabilized tibees you might get mischlings which will be even greater variety! Why are you worried about water changes, is Rio water something you buy or did you mean RO?
  11. Well I move the caridina to the 10 gallon... lost 2 😞 but I now have my very 1st berried black crystal.:) unknown father....caridina seems bit hard to see the eggs especially this one.... she’s berried but I don’t think it’s a big batch and her shell is solid white. The black eggs barely show. I hope she doesn’t lose them but I probably won’t be able to noticed if she does. She’s not a high quality crystal but I don’t thinks she low either. She’s more white then black. Pretty little gal. Solid colour even the little black she does have is dark and solid. The other black crystal is definitely lower quality then the berried one. The black is faded and it has equal amount black and white. If I was breeding a chain of black crystals it definitely be culled. my hunch is one of the raccoon tigers might be the daddy....but could be wrong. I didn’t catch them in the act 😳I also have 2 red crystals. 1 Black solid one with tiny white lines that I’m unsure what to call.panda? 2 red crystals and 2 Orangeywhite ones which big al pet store calls red tibees but I have no idea what they are just that they are nothing we usually have here in Canada...don’t think shrimp fever in Toronto has them ...one definitely a female. I’m hoping she gets berried. This tank be called surprise me tank. My province in Canada now in a 6 week lockdown and pet stores be close so I’m tad worried about water changes... but the 10 gallon definitely not over stocked so it should be ok.
  12. Josh16622

    Can I use my tap water for caridina?

    Okay thanks Jay, I'll try the mix when I'm home and update.
  13. jayc

    Can I use my tap water for caridina?

    Yes, That's right. The two main ingredients are Calcium and Magnesium sulphate. You can leave everything else out.
  14. Josh16622

    Can I use my tap water for caridina?

    Okay, not sure if I'm right. Just want to check. So I replace the calcium sulphate with chloride and just remain the other salts as it is right and see what result it gives me? Thank you btw for assisting me, appreciate it alot!
  15. jayc

    Can I use my tap water for caridina?

    Thats as good of a starting point as any. I have carefully measured Ca:Mg ratio to match 4:1 in that recipe. Use that recipe ratio and test the mix to see what you get.
  16. Last week
  17. Welp I ended up ordering 3 boa juveniles, 3 boa culls, 6 stardust gene males and 2 extreme blue bolt. I really lucked out in that this breeder is super friendly, knowledgeable, experienced, and culls like it's fun. And knows/is local to the USA Vin importer. Pics next week!
  18. Josh16622

    Can I use my tap water for caridina?

    😅 yeahh, do you think I can just use the amount of calcium stated in your mix but change up the rest?
  19. jayc

    Can I use my tap water for caridina?

    Ah you're right. I forgot about that. I was thinking of the ease of dissolving. It's easier with CaCl compared to CaCo.
  20. Josh16622

    Can I use my tap water for caridina?

    Oh but I read that calcium chloride lowers ph instead of increasing it. And for the calcium I'd have to do my own testing aswell or can I follow your weight for that?
  21. jayc

    Can I use my tap water for caridina?

    yes. but use Calcium Chloride instead to replace the Calcium sulphate. That's where you will need to test after creating the remineralising mix.
  22. Josh16622

    Can I use my tap water for caridina?

    It is possible if I use your mix as a base, change the calcium sulphate and replace it with calcium carbonate, because I read it increases ph which is what sulawesi likes? And if needed change the kh and gh of the mix to suit sulawesi's needs? Not sure about the ratio tho.
  23. jayc

    Can I use my tap water for caridina?

    Sulawesi need hard, alkaline water like African Cichlids. So add lots of carbonates to raise KH.
  24. Thanks, I'm sure going to be happy to get the jungle out of there though. Sometimes I go days without seeing some shrimp. When I moved them I discovered a mesh of moss I hadn't seen and was being overgrown, I suspect there are more.
  25. Has anyone successfully made a DIY remineralizer like Jay's one but for sulawesi? I'm interested to know, because if possible I too would want to make my own, but if nobody has experience with it, I'll get the Salty Shrimp mineral for sulawesi.
  26. Josh16622

    Can I use my tap water for caridina?

    Let me just create a post to see if anyone has any experience making their own salts for sulawesi. Just curious.
  27. Josh16622

    Can I use my tap water for caridina?

    Okay thanks Simon, hope all goes welll.
  28. sdlTBfanUK

    Can I use my tap water for caridina?

    Try watching this short video, Simon
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