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  2. Thanks. It would help determine if there are any signs of disease on them. In all the time I have kept shrimp, and researching shrimp diseases, I have not actually seen shrimp loosing legs in a shrimp only tank. However, it can be a possibility. If they have a particularly difficult time at moulting, and can rip off their legs during the moulting process. The good news is that shrimp can regrow legs, after moulting a couple of times. The hard part is keeping them healthy long enough till their next moult. What concerns me is that it is happening to more than one. Let's go back to water parameters. Can you list all the parameters you can? Water hardness, and calcium is of particular concern to me. Are you adding any form of calcium to the tank?
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  7. Hello, Indeed, there shall be a pH variation depending on the plants that use/release CO2. However, 0.2 is comparable to the measurement error of a pH pen (i bought 2 and average the measures, and generally repeat the measuring 2-3 times if i need something more accurate). Concerning the akadama, the one i bough is Akadama Ibaki, and i think that it is the brand of it, the model is "double hard line". All technical soils will be "used up" at some point, and have to be replaced to get the buffering effect. However, the largest the effect on the water, the faster it will use the chemicals... For the same soil, if you're starting from 8.5 pH water to go to 6, it will probably use faster. In my case, my tap water is pH 7, KH 0 and GH 0, and i get to 6.5 pH, so i expect it to last a long time. If you want to do smaller doses of technical soil to lower "just a little" , i wonder if akadama will be strong enough for that? Or maybe it would simply take a long time to buffer the water to the final value... Anyway, in my case, the main goal is to keep shrimps. Some tanks are scaped, but if the soil "runs out", i'll probably either keep the scape with a population that likes the default water parameters, or redo the tank. But i have 11 tanks so i can move populations around i guess; if you only have this tank i don't know how to proceed... One thing i have noted though : Seyru stone increases the PH to aproximately 8 (again from near RO water parameters : GH/KH at 0, pH 7, TDS at 40), and the effect lasts extremely long (i have tanks with seyru stone that are years old, still the same parameters), so perhaps if we could find a rock that produces acidic water, it would create a long lasting buffer... With the large rock it takes more time than with technical soil to reach the final value, but basically lasts forever...
  8. sdlTBfanUK

    Replacing substrate

    Thanks again JayC for your time. I think I understand it a bit better. My tank was only set up about 6 months ago so hopefully it will be a while yet before I need to do a substrate change! If I have understood, with the JBL (I have a spare bag anyway) I would do the first 2 weeks in a bucket in the bathroom or kitchen to save lugging buckets of water around the house with changing the water every third day (as per manufacturer instructions) to clear the mineral build up they mention. Then I can change it in the actual shrimp tank and cross my fingers.............. I do have a spare heater and pump (unless I get a Betta for the spare small tank) which I could put in the bucket (and use dirty fish tank water) if it were in the kitchen so guess that would be the way to go (no plugs in bathrooms in uk) but as you said that is basically the same as setting up a tank I guess. That should then clear the mineral build up (per manufacturer instructions) and seed the substrate with some bacteria ready to go. Thanks again JayC I feel much clearer/confident about it now, though I would appreciate you letting me know if you think I haven't grasped it correctly. Simon
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  10. sky99

    OEBT: The shrimp with no fear?

    After more observation, i can confirm that they react less to my presence in the tank than both neocaridinas and caridinas babaulti; i have not performed testing for "out of the tank" visual stimulation.
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  12. So are all the pipes in our plumbing. Yet tap water can be used.
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    Welcome jayfreezzi

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  15. sdlTBfanUK

    Betta Water Parameters

    Thanks again for all the great advice JayC. I did the weekly maintenance of the FISH tank today and have kept the old water (sponges were rinsed in it so nice and dirty) while I mull everything over. I checked the cupboards and have everything except an electrical adaptor - cheap and easy enough to get! Main thing now is whether I can re-arrange stuff to make room for the 15L tank near the new shrimp tank (probably wait until friends come round for that), as when I used it before it was on the dining table and that wasn't a good idea at all - always in the way etc, but it was only a TRIAL shrimp tank at that time? I feel more confident it should be possible thanks to all your helpful advice! Thanks for taking the time to do this JayC. Simon
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  17. sdlTBfanUK

    How hardy are Bettas?

    I had the same experience with the shrimps. I fished out red cherries which were reverting to wild (brown/clear colour) and put them in with the betta as food for the betta and they lived happily together and the shrimps even bred, but as they were so well camouflaged/dull colour most seemed to survive and wandered around the tank during daytime etc. When I first got the betta I put a very red shrimp in there and the fish soon went after it so I fished it out after a couple of days as it hid all the time. IF I do get another betta I will put reverting to wild colour in with it as before definitely. Simon
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  21. Aquapac

    My tanks

    Excellent!! Looking forward to see how the project goes! Keep us posted!
  22. The Sand Shrimp!! Love them! I saw a tank with them in a shrimp show/competition a few years back. They were not competing but were on display during the event. A very unusual species but quite interesting. Unfortunately they are not very common in the hobby I think and hence the literature on these guys is limited. I tried to find a thing or two my self to help you out without much luck.
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  25. Aquapac

    GE Silicone SCS1200 for aquarium building

    Here is the link: https://www.gumtree.com.au/s-ad/milsons-point/building-materials/ge-scs1200-silicone-best-for-diy-aquarium-terrarium-vivarium/1197497781 I found the ad by typing in the search bar on gumtree: ge scs1200 aquarium silicone. Friendly person, replies fast, I met with him in person for local pick up. I will start the project tomorrow!! 🙂
  26. littlelady

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  27. Rare Aqua

    Amarinus Lacustris

    Yeah, I just don't want the species to be targeted and commercialized from wild populations, when I collected mine I only took a relatively small group and worked from there to build up a larger colony, if the species can be bred in captivity it would be much better, as we have seen some fish species are rare in the wild but extremely common in the fish trade due to unrestricted collecting, anyway they would be amazing to introduce to the fish world as the are so perfect for almost any tank
  28. Apollo Pham

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  29. Fiqshrimps

    A DIY Aquarium chiller

    Thank you so much solved the issue! 🙂
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