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  2. RO - DIY mix to include KH rise

    TDS, KH an GH is almost perfect. But pH is high. Is your pH pen calibrated? Did you test pH of the water before adding the mix? How much water did you add to the bottle with the mix in it? 500ml? Try adding more pure RO into the bottle to dilute it. 20gm of CaCO3 might be too much, try reducing it to say 15gm for your next batch. The white cloudy liquid is normal and won't be an issue in a tank.
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  4. My mulberry tree currently has a glut of fruit, so much so all the wild birds, fruit bats and even my dogs have no hope of eating all the fruit. So I was wondering if anyone had given mulberry fruit to their shrimp/ fish. If so was it better to give them fresh or has anyone tried drying them? I have no idea which exact breed of mulberry I have but the fruit starts off white but gets gradually pink to dark purple when overripe. Before anyone says its a standard mulberry the fruit even when very dark does not stain. I also have a true white mulberry where the fruit starts off white and when ripe goes a solid deep white. I often give my shrimp leaves from both mulberrys but have never tried them on the actual fruit before.
  5. Welcome john86

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  7. Great article!! @fishmosy, I was wondering, how long do the offspring tend to stay in the floating larval stage after hatching?
  8. Unfortunately those are not eggs. Put her in quarantine immediately however, as this is Ellobiopsidae, and is contagious. Here are a couple of posts that might be helpful. Firstly our SKFA Shrimp diseases database, and another post on Elliosiopsidae. However, there are no confirmed cures but there are some you can try.
  9. Platinum DAS

    Hey @Grubs, any update on these guys?
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  11. Breeding towards blues

    Just a quick update, still getting alot of mixed results of the chocs mainly blues, blacks, and browns (still no reds, but is probably only a matter of time). I do however have a hypothesis that i plan to test, that i hope will result in something a bit more stable. At this stage i only have about two shrimp that match my criteria, so hopefully i will get a few more soon, and then start selective breeding from there. I plan to keep you all informed as i progress, hopefully my hypothesis pans out.
  12. Welcome cdaJiv

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  13. Welcome jclee

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  14. Welcome Timbakto

    Thanks for the membership, looking forward to learn more about shrimps and get some help for my novice questions Here a little pic of my set up more will come on my profile :-)
  15. Great New Specie of Pinto, with beautiful color on the back and head, please visit our website at www.aj-aqua.com. View full article
  16. Flow and impact on algae

    Thanks for the input ! What I'm really keen to find out is does anyone know how/ if flow can affect the proliferation of hair/string algae ? I can't figure out how to stop it growing lately it's overwhelming many of my alkaline tanks and I just wondered if the very high flow rate of my sponge filters was the cause somehow. Love and peace Will
  17. Princess Abby

    Please welcome into the world :-) These are the cutest little baby critters I've seen. Already bigger than some shrimp I've purchased too :-) Love and peace Will
  18. Long Haired Hippie Snail

    I think yours might be a little more Punk Rocker LOL
  19. shrimp size

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  21. Fish Lice? Weird small bugs

    Try again @Tyler345 because that's a terrible video. Brace the camera on something solid. Tape a magnifying glass to the front of your phone of you have to and move in closer.
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  26. Welcome Charlie

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  28. A small Field Trip planned

    One of my colleges at work (who knows I am pretty interested in well pretty much all things nature) mentioned the other day that he was very surprised to see Triops in a drainage/ storm water drain not terribly far out of town. I too was surprised by this tid bit of information since as far as I was aware most triops and fairy shrimp are further west of me out towards Longreach and the like. Since we have fairly recently had rain I am hoping to go to the place he mentioned and see if I can locate any triops, or my other real desire fairy shrimp. If I can snag some triops I have an old bath tub that I used to use as a pond that is nice and manky full of rotting vegetation, some left over tank weeds and generally nicely aged with lots of micro organisms in residence. Which I am sure would make a good home for Triops since they can't be trusted with other shrimp (or even themselves) thanks to their voracious appetites. If I can find some Triops and or fairy shrimp, I will be sure to get pictures and keep this post updated. Hope to go out some time tomorrow for a looks see.
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