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Some of you would have noticed the work @jayc and others put into the Water Parameters cheat sheet:

I commissioned the development of an infographic to accompany that information to make it even easier to consume the content. We are now looking for suggestions on other high level topic areas that would be useful for newcomers to the hobby. Use this thread here to register your suggestions so that we have an idea on what sorts of things to focus on.

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Cloudwarrior

would be good to see some info on the Grading of Shrimp. it seems to be such a subjective thing that some concise points and reasoning would help

also as someone coming back to the hobby after a few years away. i have noticed so many more types of shrimp, so it may be good to have a timeline of the evolution of the freshwater hobbyist shrimp. showing where the various new strains branched off from the originals 

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NoGi
11 minutes ago, Cloudwarrior said:

 

would be good to see some info on the Grading of Shrimp. it seems to be such a subjective thing that some concise points and reasoning would help

 

How would you see this as being different to what we have here: http://shrimpkeepersforum.com/forum/articles/standards-grades-classifications/shrimp-grading/

11 minutes ago, Cloudwarrior said:

also as someone coming back to the hobby after a few years away. i have noticed so many more types of shrimp, so it may be good to have a timeline of the evolution of the freshwater hobbyist shrimp. showing where the various new strains branched off from the originals 

This would certainly be interesting. Wonder how difficult a task this would be?

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Kaylenna

How about start from the beginning.  (I know we have some of this is draft form or better, I'm listing everything I can think of.)

- Possibly - what general types of shrimp are available... ha, that'll be fun  (I wasn't thinking of a comprehensive list - more along the lines of common options.)

- Ideal and acceptable parameters for various breeds of shrimp

- Setting up a new tank with an eye on those parameters; tricks, tips, and things to consider.

- Reviews of commercial and home-grown/made shrimp foods/products/paraphernalia (I saw the threads with the start of such stuff.)

- Shrimp life cycle, care, feeding, and breeding :basic things like colony size, sexing, culling, etc as well as more hard-core things like creating certain patterns or lines - "how do I make a pinto" kind of question.  (For example, I've spent a lot of time searching for information on how long it takes a particular shrimp to grow from birth to maturity.  I half gave up and decided to do my own observations and there are currently 2 batches of babies growing up in their own breeding box.  I'd gladly share that info, but it'd not have any good pictures since I don't have the right camera equipment etc.  I'd be willing to collaborate with someone who did.)

- Trouble shooting common issues (molting problems, loss of color, high juvenile death rates, etc, diseases and ickies - I know there's a great thread on that already)

The majority of that info is SOMEWHERE on the forum, it'd be wonderful if we could consolidate it and turn the information into nice neat charts like the water parameters one.  (No, I don't want much at all!  Everything isn't much, right?)

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revolutionhope

I'd love it if some of the native gurus collaborated to put together an Australian native interbreeding table (eg what breeds with what).

I've seen at least one good example for the popular exotic shrimps. I know there would be a lot of question marks riddled throughout an oz native interbreeding guide but it would be cool to see and also watch it slowly be filled in as time goes by.

Love n peace

Will

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Kaylenna
12 hours ago, revolutionhope said:

I'd love it if some of the native gurus collaborated to put together an Australian native interbreeding table (eg what breeds with what).

Ohoh... for that matter... where can we GET natives (other than stores and people) and which ones are plentiful enough  to collect from the wild without severely impacting wild populations.  Along with their preferred parameters etc so people don't rush out to grab some on a whim and find that they can't support the ideal conditions after they've brought some home.

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NoGi

Why about shrimp breeding lifecycle?

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NoGi

Going to start looking at this soon, have we thought of any topics to start with other than what's already mentioned?

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neo-2FX

There's definitely one thing that pisses me off! Moss ID! Not as important as the above mentioned ones but thought I'd put it out there.

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buck

@neo-2FX the issue with moss id is the conditions in which its grown can change its appearance, so you really need to look at it under a micro scope and be able to understand wtf your looking at to determine our moss. but i guess we could get out own version of a moss chard like we do for out grading and id's of shrimp. with a few different pics of the same moss to give a good idea of what they all look like under ideal conditions.     

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Kaylenna
On 9/20/2016 at 11:28 PM, buck said:

the issue with moss id is the conditions in which its grown can change its appearance

Yup... I've purposely tried most of my mosses in different conditions just to see how they turn out.  There's a lot of squinting involved too.

I don't know if it'd be worth it to have a separate article or whatnot for it, but how about various options for shrimp media and their pros and cons; not necessarily a specific brand by brand one, more along the lines of inert vs specialized ones of various categories, size of grain and the possible impacts, possible colors and their effects.  I have substrate in mind because I've had some issues with my shrimp-specific one basically disintegrating on me when I tried to move it out of an old tank so I could redo dividers.  I was annoyed enough that I'm considering going back to inert.

Filtration options might be useful.  How to adapt filter types that may be less than ideal.

 

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NoGi
On 9/20/2016 at 11:11 PM, neo-2FX said:

There's definitely one thing that pisses me off! Moss ID! Not as important as the above mentioned ones but thought I'd put it out there.

We've got some mosses in this article:

 

On 9/6/2016 at 11:14 AM, Kaylenna said:

How about start from the beginning.  (I know we have some of this is draft form or better, I'm listing everything I can think of.)

- Possibly - what general types of shrimp are available... ha, that'll be fun  (I wasn't thinking of a comprehensive list - more along the lines of common options.)

- Ideal and acceptable parameters for various breeds of shrimp

- Setting up a new tank with an eye on those parameters; tricks, tips, and things to consider.

- Reviews of commercial and home-grown/made shrimp foods/products/paraphernalia (I saw the threads with the start of such stuff.)

- Shrimp life cycle, care, feeding, and breeding :basic things like colony size, sexing, culling, etc as well as more hard-core things like creating certain patterns or lines - "how do I make a pinto" kind of question.  (For example, I've spent a lot of time searching for information on how long it takes a particular shrimp to grow from birth to maturity.  I half gave up and decided to do my own observations and there are currently 2 batches of babies growing up in their own breeding box.  I'd gladly share that info, but it'd not have any good pictures since I don't have the right camera equipment etc.  I'd be willing to collaborate with someone who did.)

- Trouble shooting common issues (molting problems, loss of color, high juvenile death rates, etc, diseases and ickies - I know there's a great thread on that already)

The majority of that info is SOMEWHERE on the forum, it'd be wonderful if we could consolidate it and turn the information into nice neat charts like the water parameters one.  (No, I don't want much at all!  Everything isn't much, right?)

OK, let's start by breaking these points down to potential articles. From there I'll organise infographics to compliment the article text for those that prefer looking at an image.

Any volunteers to start drafting?

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bluestarfish

How about one about quarantine/hospital tanks?

It could cover reasons/advantages of having one, set up, sterilization between uses and general maintenance.

Seems like there are differing opinions on certain things (like running one constantly, or only setting it up as needed). So I guess stuff like that needs to be worked out to. (possibly pros and cons to each?)

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Kaylenna
On 9/26/2016 at 7:55 AM, NoGi said:

OK, let's start by breaking these points down to potential articles. From there I'll organise infographics to compliment the article text for those that prefer looking at an image.

Any volunteers to start drafting?

I'm in the middle of waaay too many projects at the moment, but I'll likely have a bit of time to help out in a couple of weeks if all goes well.

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Kaylenna

Err.. it occurred to me that we might want to add "life fish food options and their culturing" as an article, possibly with a footnote about commercial sources as well as hobbyist currently keeping such cultures.  I sure would have loved having something like that as a reference just now!

I'd be willing to work on the info, but since it's the first time I've tried for many of these, my own experiences won't be as useful and I'd feel kinda silly trying to tell others how/what to do.

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NoGi
2 hours ago, Kaylenna said:

I'd be willing to work on the info, but since it's the first time I've tried for many of these, my own experiences won't be as useful and I'd feel kinda silly trying to tell others how/what to do.

I guess we need to start somewhere. Start a topic and it will eventually evolve into the content we are looking for based on member feedback.

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NoGi

I'm finally getting time to look at this again. So, who's up for some more ideas?

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Buggins

The snails section seems a bit light on. Trumpet snails, ramshorn snails, etc. I'm trying to find out more info on Singapore spiral snails. which are apparently from China and called Bellamya heudi guangdungensis. They look pretty and have a variety of patterns. For some reason the ones I have breed but their babies don't survive larger than about 3mm. 

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The snails section seems a bit light on. Trumpet snails, ramshorn snails, etc. I'm trying to find out more info on Singapore spiral snails. which are apparently from China and called Bellamya heudi guangdungensis. They look pretty and have a variety of patterns. For some reason the ones I have breed but their babies don't survive larger than about 3mm. 


Great suggestion, I'll look into expanding the snail content as well.

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On 2016-9-27 at 4:43 AM, bluestarfish said:

How about one about quarantine/hospital tanks?

@bluestarfish

 

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jayc

Nice article @NoGi.

I'm going to work on an article of the various common aquatic medicines used in the hobby.

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NoGi

Thanks @jayc.

Currently working on some of the snail ones. If anyone can help by providing some good macro photos of the following snails for the articles it would be appreciated:

  • Trumpet
  • Ramshorn
  • Assassin

Also, these as well:

  • Planaria
  • Hydra
  • Seed Shrimp
  • Damsel fly nymph
  • Dragon fly nymph
  • etc..

I'll be getting individual articles up for these as well

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2 hours ago, NoGi said:

Also, these as well:

  • Planaria
  • Hydra
  • Seed Shrimp
  • Damsel fly nymph
  • Dragon fly nymph
  • etc..

Isn't that already a thread?

 

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NoGi

Yeah a bit old and short, I'm splitting some of those out into dedicated articles which make it easier to find. Wouldn't mind some new and better close up images of them now that more people have macro lenses

Actually we have these 2 which could probably do with a review:

 

 

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