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  2. Thanks for all the tips @Baccus, the route that i am currently taking is to get a at least on blue adult then separate it with a male/female and go from there. At this stage i am still waiting for them to grow to adult and to make sure that they hold their colour through to adulthood. @revolutionhope i have a feeling that black shrimp start as blue and the colour gets deeper as they get older until the point that it almost looks black. I found when i first opened the parcel with the shrimp that the stressed state caused more of the underlying blue to come out, before darkening again. I currently have 4 tanks at my disposal for shrimp, however i would like to get into the caridinas and devote a tank to them... As an aside i have found that the 3 females (+1 reddish male) in my 60L community tank are significantly larger than those in their own tanks, i am wondering if the slightly warmer temperature and significantly more abundant food is playing a role in the size.
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  4. It was Fluval Shrimp Stratum which I have learned tends to have a relatively short life span compared to other soils. Will probably just replace it all in about 6 months when I move again. Any recommendations for one that will last the longest? And one that I can actually buy in Australia? But yes, I imagine that she was just weak from the pH swings from before. The three remaining males all seem perfectly healthy for now at least. I'll give it some time to make sure there are no more deaths and then maybe find a nice female to add. I have seen varying opinions on this, but how often would you suggest doing water changes (standard, not emergency) on a small tank like mine (28L)? I was doing them pretty infrequently before (~monthly; 20%) as I was using tap water so I wanted to avoid too many. Now that I will have an RO system would ~10% weekly be better? Or something else? Thanks again.
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  6. Here are mines. Though, I'm not able to tell their name, as I messed with the tags when I received them. So as not hijack this thread, I have opened one here :
  7. Hi folks; I have some buce in my tanks. Those are quite nice plants. Though,when I got them a while ago, I messed with the tags provided with each plant, and now I'm completely lost in naming them. Any Buce gourou can help?
  8. Good one @Tayloss and @KillieOrCory.
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  10. Welcome to the latest edition of the SKF Aquatics newsletter, your monthly roundup of our favourite discussions and recommended reading. Enjoy the newsletter and thanks for continuing to be part of the SKF Aquatics family. Your SKF Aquatics Team Recently added topics Blow me up LED light jayc Yesterday at 06:05 PM Somebody get these into the country ... quick!! https://www.ingo-maurer.com/en/products/blow-me-up 5 comments Need help identifying problem. Bacterial infection? EBC Yesterday at 11:12 AM Hi everyone, I have been having a slow die off of my CRS over the last few of months. I am fairly new to this so I am not sure how to deal with this. Tank: 28L Substrate: Fluval shrim… 3 comments Are you guys getting zipPay or Afterpay? Aquathumb Wednesday at 04:43 PM As Title says, Are you guys getting zipPay or Afterpay? I know I for one would have a hard time resisting spending a few hundred $$$ if you guys did! 😁 🤑 🤗👍 2 comments Aura Blue and Calceo Bee JonRon Wednesday at 07:40 AM Has anyone ever tried breeding These two Shrimp together? Would anyone have a Suggestion on what the crossbreed could possibly look like? 4 comments Green Neocaridina under the microscope... surprise!! @farmdee6 August 13 Green shrimp I looked at one of my green Neocaridina under the microscope, and I'm trying to determine if all green shrimp are like this... or just mine. Any insight from other green or jade shr… 3 comments macrobrachium Spinipes growth update Paul Minett August 12 Had these guys a bit over 2 weeks now and the growth has been amazing they have gone from under 2cm to over 5 which seems amazing until you think about their adult size of 45cm which they can reach… 8 comments Breeding room build.. finally .. revolutionhope August 10 Thought I'd start to post some pics and updates of the progress and some of the steps along the way incase it helps anyone to learn from my mistakes and successes. Below is a pic of the room as it is… 11 comments Prohibited species and caring for our environment revolutionhope August 6 It is important that we as a community are responsible as hobbyists. Recent threats include the white spot virus that has been found in prawns in Queensland and the possibility that the crayfish pl… 4 comments New giveaway coming soon NoGi August 6 Only for subscription members but exciting stuff 1 comments Is my shrimp pregnant shrimpowneryasmin August 6 Hi I have some freshwater shrimp - I have very little knowledge about shrimp. One of the shrimp looks to have eggs inside it but it has been like this for several weeks (I'd say around two mon… 7 comments Stainless Steel Immersion Chiller Shrimp>Wife August 5 Hi Everyone, I was inspired to make the stainless steel immersion tubes found in the following thread: https://skfaquatics.com/forum/topic/9455-cooling-multiple-tanks/ I made mine with… 2 comments Mizu Sakura "Aussie Montmorillonite" NoGi August 5 From supplier: Quote 100% Natural Organic mineral supplement that polishes and cleans your aquarium water. Calcium bentonite is formed from volcanic ash f… 1 comments Mizu Sakura "Golden Bee Pollen" NoGi July 31 From the supplier: Quote Mizu Sakura "Golden Bee Pollen" shrimp food is naturally packed full of enzymes, Antioxidants, lipids, Bioflavinoids, carotenoids, Good fatt… 2 comments Macrobrachium Spinipes bubs Paul Minett July 30 I have added another macro to my collection Dave from Aquagreen managed to get some of the Spinipes for me. These are one of the bigger members of the family and can grow to an overall length of 45… 3 comments Algae scrubber revolutionhope July 29 I'm looking for advice, tips and recommendations on a good Glass cleaner / algae scrubber. The one I have is getting very long in the tooth and I don't think it ever did a great job. Cheers :-) will 9 comments Give a warm welcome to our newest members Welcome Westie Welcome Westie Welcome Gexx Welcome Greg61 Welcome Klaus Welcome Jim Brown Welcome JonRon Welcome sandyward Welcome Kevin_estevez Welcome Pimp'n Shrimp New to the gallery Newsletter Published: *|date|* Link to newsletter: *|weblink|* You can unsubscribe by clicking on: *|unsubscribe|*
  11. SKF Aquatics (Shrimp Keepers Forum) welcomes Westie. 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. SKF Aquatics (Shrimp Keepers Forum) welcomes Westie. 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
  13. Some of the aquarium dividers are installed and I'm pretty happy with how they are looking. We've used some small PVC tube with a slot cut in the middle to anchor and support the 2mm acrylic sheet as well as using the little plastic clips at the top (they came with the aquariums as supports for the lid). We have left a gap of around 23mm at the bottom and i will layer it up high with some fairly chunky gravel in the middle where the divisions are to allow enough flow to keep WP fairly well matched in both sections. LED controller has been built and we Have also finished 3/4 draining and moving out all of the smaller tanks into the room next door while we install shelving and modify the built in robe. Tanks have been filled back up with fresh remineralised RO and the shrimps seem to have handled the move OK and I haven't detected any spikes in parameters. Some shrimps in my yellow colony seem a little paler than I had thought but I think they'll bounce back alright. [emoji173][emoji111][emoji445] will
  14. SKF Aquatics (Shrimp Keepers Forum) welcomes Gexx. 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
  15. SKF Aquatics (Shrimp Keepers Forum) welcomes Greg61. 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. Only read this now, great info. Thanks for your work :)
  17. The first female dropped after about 18 days no sign of any larva which i will assume will be tiny given the short gestation. I have moved the second into an experimental tank but it hasn't had long enough to really establish properly to be successful but they will have a better chance than the main tank.her eggs have changed colour so I'm assuming they are close to hatching.
  18. Welcome Pimp'n :-) [emoji173][emoji111][emoji445] will
  19. Welcome to skf Stacy1 :-) [emoji173][emoji111][emoji445] will
  20. If you dont have a doberman, bluff when they ask to come in lol
  21. By the way, I am still using your white bread recipe for MWs (including your starter culture) that you posted on Facebook more than a year ago. By far the best recipe hands down. Thanks heaps again.
  22. Welcome to the community@sandyward :-) [emoji173][emoji111][emoji445] will
  23. This is the Information I found on this Shrimp so far. Called Golden Dragon or Calceo Bee Shrimp, is a crossbreed whose background is still unclear. We suspect that the Yellow King Kong shrimp crossed with red Shadow Bee have laid the foundation. But also the red tiger could be with the part. It is distinguished by a beautiful bright yellow / red color, which is easily reminiscent of a tiger shrimp. Any other ideas???
  24. Thank you.
  25. Welcome to SKF Aquatics @Klaus
  26. Sounds like a great suggestion @The Tech Den. That said, not sure on how the backend process works.
  27. Welcome to the forum Jim :-) [emoji173][emoji111][emoji445] will
  28. Ah ! congrats to you and the missus on the new baby.
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  30. @inkevnito my pen is an el cheapo, but I use it fairly regularly across 3 different tanks as well as RO water and demineralised water - there has been no significant change to any of these, and de mineralised/RO continue to read at or very close to zero TDS. It appears there has been a 100 odd unit leach of TDS in the initially added water column, but as @jc12 mentioned - it should not be a big deal if I cycle, drop 90% out in PWC, refIll with pure RO and re mineralise in the tank. Thinking out loud, perhaps I should wait a few days to see if there is any further TDS leach before re mineralising. I will hold off any further updates on this one until it's cycled and go back to fiddling over my two nano shrimp tanks and willing my mischlings to breed... I swear my common sense is lost when it comes to aquariums. Thanks yet again to the advice.
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