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  2. SKF Aquatics (Shrimp Keepers Forum) welcomes Smalldio. 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
  3. Pimp the shrimp! Welcome to the forum :-)
  4. Are there marbled cray in australia,and are they able to be a fairly uniform blue with no marbaling effect?
  5. I'm trialling barebottom at the moment in my ycs tank with the aim of being able to make better selections. But I'm hating that the crap flies everywhere whenever I cull. I haven't sold any yet and I imagine customers won't appreciate a bag full of mulm and neither will the shrimp enjoy the transit too much either. I thought the sponge would be good due to the large surface area for biofilm. Ostracods and shrimplets can get a little ways into this particular sponge and pick out most of the food but as someone pointed out to me the risk is that too much muck could get trapped.
  6. Thanks for all the input. Now that i have a starting point i guess i can start the process of multiple years of frustration and hopefully at the end success. I will update this thread when i start/ when any interesting developments happen, with plenty of pictures. Sent from my SM-G935F using Tapatalk
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  8. Welcome to the group :-)
  9. Welcome :-)
  10. , I have new shrimplets As the black & white beauties have no more eggs, I bet these are black & white shrimplets. Now I'm excited
  11. Unfortunately, that's the society we live in these days. Everything for nothing. Perhaps people don't realise that 100% of any funds generated here go back into the running of the site. Without the support of our sponsors the site would have shut down years ago. What I struggle to understand is that we have a majority vote to keep the forsale forum but hardly anyone wanting to actually use it? If it wasn't clear before, the poll is about the sale sub forum only, the wanted to buy would still exist.
  12. Welcome to SKF Aquatics @qwert
  13. A great cause and love the new packaging.
  14. Not much longer to go till the end of Feb folks.
  15. If you don't want to use tap water to cycle a tank (and I have heard of people using tap with ADA during the cycle process only), then use pure RO water only. Don't remineralize it. I understand your reasoning for not wanting to use tap. If you had soft or medium water, use tap. If you have hard water, maybe dilute it with RO? It's hard to speed up the ADA cycle because it keeps leaching ammonia. In other words, you'll have to wait weeks. As far as bacteria goes, I've seen people recommend Tetra SafeStart (plus) for cycling a tank, and to a lesser degree, the Marineland Aquarium Bacteria. I don't know what you have available to you though.
  16. Agree with above comment. It's possible and know the risks. Too much CO2 is deadly for shrimps for sure. I've added a small group of shrimp in a small tank where the CO2 had run quite hard a few hours before, but closed it. So did not think that it would harm them. Came back 10 minutes later to find them all dead. One of the most stupid mistakes I've made, but to learn the risks of a CO2 overdose the hard way.
  17. Sadly my BM group were eaten by a Fighter Fish put into my tank without me knowing, I have none left, so now I'm in the planning stages of doing a small nano to house some more BM.
  18. I'm no expert but i find it hard to think you would have such a low TDS and a super high GH. Have you tried a LFS for a comparison? That is my go to before i purchase more of something i already have.
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  20. No, dont do that. The powder, being smaller will just fall between the gaps. Just go with the Amazonia (normal). It's the most versatile, and will cover a huge range of use cases.
  21. Thanks for that, have you used this soil before can i ask and only cycled with it only, so i wont need to add or do anything just wait and test, im thinking ill be using something like 9 to 12 Litres of soil, i thought i,d have to add ada bacteria or something under the soil any help regarding this please thanks
  22. Looking good, will look well nice when its finished m8
  23. Not me. I have not needed to cycle a tank from scratch for many years. But I know someone on SKF has tried it. Cannot remember who. I have heard good things about Dr Tims products however.
  24. Welcome, enjoy the community, good inspiration, I like it a lot 😄
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