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  2. WhySoCRS Journal

    Also have a heavily pregnant female sitting close to food and fanning like crazy, I'd say ready to drop the eggs any day now.
  3. WhySoCRS Journal

    OK, here is a rough photo, little fella sitting on a alder cone. Sent from my iPhone using Shrimp Keepers Forum
  4. WhySoCRS Journal

    @WhySoCRS Snap a pic of the little dudes and upload it!
  5. WhySoCRS Journal

    Checked the tank earlier and saw a tiny, tiny CRS, could only see one though, so left it for alittle and came back later, checked again and found 3, so things must be going all well in the tank.
  6. Sump or No Sump system is better?

    if you want to use a chiller get stainless steel pipes IN your tank. This is pretty common in Asia. I dont see how your design can be made in a way that the water flows enough the tanks after the first to get any benefit from this design.
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  8. No Planaria shrimp deaths

    Not sure if you have resolved this already? Sounds like you had a lot of unseen planaria that have died in the substrate. The bacteria will eventually take care of them but in the meantime, they will continue to fuel a mini cycle of your tank. Nitrates are quite high despite the water changes which kinda backs that up. There is definitely a lag with shrimp deaths after a pollution event. After watching a commercial documentary from DPI on yabby breeding I learned that invertebrates can get crap in their gills and if it's not flushed asap they go on to slowly die (lack of oxygen I think).I have had this happen before as well....... so this leads me to following suggestions ...... 1.Just a one-off big water change 60-80% (do some light surface gravel vacuuming if possible) 2. Increase aeration. Put the top of the internal filter at the water surface so that it breaks the water. Alternatively, add a couple of airstones to achieve the same effect or add an sochting oxydiser ( you could temporarily add hydrogen peroxide which will also increase oxygen levels) 3. Dont stress :) Its too late for that and you can always rebuild. I hope these tips help .....lets us know how it goes.
  9. No Planaria shrimp deaths

    add some carbon to your filter if you can. it will help soak up any remaining no planaria
  10. Welcome ArmandRSA

    Shrimp Keepers Forum welcomes ArmandRSA. 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
  11. Welcome ArmandRSA

    Shrimp Keepers Forum welcomes ArmandRSA. 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
  12. Sump or No Sump system is better?

    I like the setup the way you have it designed..... i personally run sumps on my racks but only so i can run chillers. The large water volume does help with stability, but your sections have dividers so it should be quite stable. I like the mini sump at the back with chilled water.... never seen it done before. Let us know if it works to cool all tanks
  13. Pure Tigers

    I keep a tank of pure tigers as well. I think most people keep them separate. Caridina Mariae like serrata are a good foundation for cross projects so always useful.
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  15. Pure Tigers

    Cool. Thanks for the reply. Can I ask a few questions? How deep is the blue? What kind of variation do you get in Blue in your tank? People tell me they get blonde to dark blue in their lines. Is this normal? Do you sell them? Im interested in keeping a pure strain. I've got got heeeeps more questions....
  16. Welcome mkaap

    Shrimp Keepers Forum welcomes mkaap. 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
  17. Welcome brifire

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  18. Pure Tigers

    I'm well thank you. Just hanging around. Tanks are doing well and everything is under control.
  19. Pure Tigers

    Just a short holiday. How you going bro?
  20. Worm in tank

    Still a mystery. I don't think anyone has confirmed for sure where they come into the the tank from.
  21. Pure Tigers

    Good to see you back @Disciple
  22. Pure Tigers

    I keep a tank of oebts pure.
  23. Worm in tank

    There's a freshwater version of these marine pests [emoji33] I hope i never encounter these in my shrimp tanks. Can u tell me whee they'd come in from? Sent from my Elephone P8000 using Shrimp Keepers Forum mobile app
  24. What is this guy?

    Still not certain of just what this guy is but I am leaning more towards wild type cherry with blue gene.
  25. Water Help!

    Get GH / KH for cherry shrimp. And mix salty shrimp into your tank until you get about 180 TDS.
  26. Water Help!

    I have looked at Amazon and as you said TDS meters are very affordable, so I ordered one. Regarding GH and KH, I am thinking of buying salty shrimp to raise my gh a bit. Do you think I should gh/KH booster or just GH? I have found a breeder who raises his shrimp in ph similar to my tank and who also has low kh (he also has shrimp in a fertilized tank with co2). Thank you for your help
  27. Worm in tank

    By any chance could you be seeing a young bloodworm? If the tank only has shrimp with no fish and plenty of organic matter like timber but especially leaves there is a chance you could have a colony of bloodworms. As far as I know bloodworms wont be a problem for shrimp (the shrimp may even eat them, they certainly love eating defrosted bloodworms), and I suspect the same would be true for aquatic worms. But if they are fresh water bristle worms I would be very wary of them, since I am pretty sure bristleworms are considered a major pest in marine tanks and pretty painful to boot if you are unfortunate enough to touch one.
  28. Worm in tank

    Hmmm, those worms can exhibit various shades of red/orange/brown. Yeah a picture would help, but I think that is still what we are dealing with - Bristle worm, if it looks like it has little legs. Or Aquatic worm.
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