Hopefully you will get the new shrimps later this week, exciting stuff! They grow fairly quickly!
The babies will feed off the sponge so it doesn't surprise me to hear they like it there.
Pleased to hear it is going so well!
The babies are showing up more and more, they really like to hang out on the tiny driftwood on the right side, under the sponge filter. I’ve been using your suggestion, and using my pipettes to blow some of the Baby Shrimp, Shrimp Fit into that area when dosing the Glasgarten mixture.
The shrimp have not yet arrived, this place doesn’t ship overnight, and the were shipped yesterday. The galaxies my buddy ordered on this order were still in quarantine until yesterday, so it delayed shipping. However, I will give this fish supplier credit, as I’ve never had a casualty from them from anything I’ve ordered, and they throw in plenty of spares( 2-3 on average). They also offer a DOA refund policy. I anticipate them being here Friday or Saturday.
Lighting adjusted, apparently blue light may have been waaaaaay too high, causing algae to get worse. More adjustments to try and kill the remainder off. Filter ordered, I went with the HOB as it comes with a predicted and it saves me from having to figure one out on the canister. Furthermore, I plan to keep the sponge filter running as well, as the shrimp love to feed on it, a why not. I’m not worried about the additional equipment being visible, but I do like the extra biofilm/feeding area for the shrimps. Either way, I assume I should Kermit at least till the new filter ,”Seasons.” If I dislike it, I’ll swap for a canister, and move this system to the other tank when I set it up.
I received a message the new shrimps shipped! Woo! Hoping they survive the cold snap that has hit us....