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  2. Amateur hour selective breeding...

    I am sure folks are just ignoring my long winded posts now, but for future folks having my problems, especially with CAL BEP. My tank had not cycled. It is now 44 days, with several large water changes. Constant NH3 and TDS leach, although TDS appears to have finally stopped. Last week (after signs of NO3, but still showing NH3) I tested PH, it was at 5.5. No further BB could grow. (I had added tap previously to bring it up, but the substrate buffered it straight back under 6. With no other advice to go off, I have now added in a small amount of coral to bring PH up to 6.5 and cycle has resumed instantly. More water changes, now I have stock in there I am concerned for their survival (my other tanks are nano's which the rising BNE heat is not ideal for). Hoping I can complete the cycle soon. I have kept daily logs of the water params and all the labour in this one tank. Definitely will not be using CAL BEP next time.
  3. Mating Shrimp - 3 males on 1 female

    All 4 of them, 10 minutes, if not longer cause that's when I started watching them. Was worried about the female but she seems fine, she's the largest of a group of 15. Sent from my LG-K425 using Tapatalk *3 of them that is. Smaller tank, 4 gallons. Sent from my LG-K425 using Tapatalk
  4. Last week
  5. My pond shrimp

    I don't seem to have many mossie larvae in the pond - perhaps the frogbit is a deterrent ?
  6. Properly defining Neo lineage

    Yes exactly. I am aware that they are Var Blue - Brown Lineage, but I know people will ask me in future for the "fancy" name and I would like to have some idea because for a lot of people that's all they care to know.
  7. Welcome SquizzaShrimp89

    Welcome to skfa :-) [emoji173][emoji111][emoji445] will
  8. Welcome rpk

    Welcome to the forum :-) [emoji173][emoji111][emoji445] will
  9. Shrimp Rack time!

    No kids to worry about mate, although I do have Pugs! That like to try to climb the rack and chew dangly things like power cables! I will definitely upload progress pics as I go with the plants. Might give one a Flame moss Mohawk!
  10. Earlier
  11. Breeding room build.. finally ..

    Really good to see the planning unfold.
  12. Caught in brackish water, and installed it in a full freshwater tank with no problem. The little guy is less shy now and is showing more and more. It doesn't really swim, it rather "flies" in the tank. I'd post a video if I can catch it when it does.
  13. Home of a new shrimp species - Caridina sp. 'Malanda'

    We are currently in the process of writing the paper that will describe these as a new species. DNA and morphology confirm it's definitely a new species.
  14. Dead shrimp

    Sorry to hear you have a loss (or 2). Dont worry to much about it yet as RCS, although really hardy, do tend to cull themselves out when you first get them. Especially if they are older as the juvies are better at coping with a change compared to adults. Have you noticed any saddled shrimp or berried ones yet? Make sure your new tank is as cycled and mature as possible before you move them and then a close as possible to the old tank in WP's. Good luck and post a pic up when you can.
  15. Welcome ShadowBee.dk

    Welcome @ShadowBee.dk
  16. Welcome RealSlimSquiddy

    Hahaha you got it pal! Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
  17. A Journey Into Blue

    Something I worked out recently and was confirmed by 2 or 3 other shrimpers is that blues from black/choc can change colour (one way or the other) as they mature and also when they are stressed. [emoji173][emoji111][emoji445] will
  18. Welcome Miparama

    Welcome to SKFA!
  19. Welcome Freshwshrimp126

    Welcome to SKF Aquatics @Freshwshrimp126
  20. Keeping Macrobrachium in Aquariums

    the spinipes are growing rapidly reached 5cm in as many weeks, the tolmerum females are berried again waiting to see if any bubs survive as they drop larvae, the jardini and bullatum are growing still and the Aus are grumpy as normal lol.
  21. Welcome BassZilla5

    Hello @BassZilla5 and welcome
  22. Welcome loveshrimp

    Love the name @loveshrimp
  23. Welcome andrewjones

    Hi @andrewjones , what shrimp/fish do you keep?
  24. Welcome ValTuT2

    Welcome to SKF Aquatics @ValTuT2
  25. Welcome BayazGouramiz

    Welcome @BayazGouramiz
  26. Welcome wibing

    Welcome
  27. It took all day

    I've never been 100% successful in eradicating a full colony humanely from my previous setups.
  28. Welcome Ben's livebearers

    Welcome to the forum @Ben's livebearers . What live bearers are you breeding?
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