So we have a rainwater tank under our house and I have a pond in the yard - was kind of planning on using rain water or water that has been cycling through my backyard pond, native pacific blue eye fish and native red nosed shrimp out there doing their own thing.
If I am stuck and in a drought then I might have to resort to filtered tap water... does this sound like a plan?
You have obviously done your research and I look forward to seeing how it progresses/goes. It all sounds very exciting and well planned out!
I looked up the lighting and saw this video, don't know if you have already seen it but it seems quite informative (A80 model)!
With the filter you just need to be sure that the intake is shrimp safe so they don't get sucked into the filter?
Do you know what water you will be using, Tap or RO and if tap water what the parameters of your tap water are. Usually you can use tapwater for cherry shrimp unless it has extreme parameters? I am probably getting a bit ahead at this stage though?
Doesn't seem its any of those. Had this tank going with fish for about almost 3 weeks? Its just one crayfish with about 24 tetras (different kinds) ph is 7.4 ammonia 0 nitrate 0 nitrite 0 until this week ammonia is .25. Did a 10% water change added bio enhancer stuff. He seems like hes still normal eating chasing everyone. He hasn't molted since I've had him or at least I havent noticed.
I think I may just be able to see it and it 'looks like' a sort of fungus?
Try going through this post and see if you can identify it from that?
More details of the setup may also help, how long has it been running (I am guessing not too long as it is ultra clean gravel etc), how long have you had the crayfish, are their any other occupants in the tank, water source/parameters etc etc??