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SKFAquatics Monthly Digest 26 February 2019


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SKF newsletter is full of great new posts this month! We welcome all our new keepers! 

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Red markings under rostrum of caridinas.
jojowhisky
Hi everyone!Today i collected the batch of crystals from the breeder. Still acclimating them very slowly till tds is compatible to my tank.Saw a few of them had this weird reddish markings or growth u…
2 comments

Stocking my aquarium
Aquahobby
Hey guyz, im cycling a 30l tank to get some rcs in it. The tank is almost cycled and im thinking of getting them next week.  I have tested the water and the kH is at 9 and ph is 7 (i have yet t…
2 comments

Looking for advice - getting ready to add the shrimp!!!
ShrimpNewb
This is my first tank.  It is a fluval Flex 9.  I have a plan to make sure no shrimp get into the filter compartment I think will work - knitting mesh on the wall, large pore sponge filling up …
3 comments

New here
Brianderson
Well i run three shrimp tanks, two saltwater tanks, and 4 freshwater community tanks. I Have blue velvets, red cherrys, yellows and ghost for shrimp. Need some help with the posting of stuff...like…
7 comments

Crooked antennae means what?
beanbag
Hello folks, So a week ago I got 2 blue bolts and 2 red wine shrimp from a local breeder.  This time, their water was not much different than mine, so I only did 3 hrs acclimation.  All of the …
2 comments

Remineralizer for newbies?
DKC
As you may know, I have just started up a 60cm tank. I don’t have the expertise or lots of tanks to worry about so although I read JayC’s article of DIY remineralizing with great interest, I don’t …
11 comments

shrimp grading
kms
I have been through the forum for the information, there are many charts and comparison, but how do you tell the differences between a high grade and low grade, I would be helpful if someone can po…
1 comments

Ph problem or bacterial?
Natasha Balkwill
Hi Ladies and Gents,  I need some help. Some of the shrimp in my PRL tank are starting to loose their colour and go translucent. I noticed this morning that the shell of one of them has changed…
10 comments

Just for laughs.
jojowhisky
Saw this little post on facebook and it made me laughThe struggles of being asian, you will never be old enough as long as the mother is still alive i guess. Have a great day everyone!  Sent from my S…
5 comments

How to pick healthy caridinas at the fish store
jojowhisky
Hello everybody!!I am about to make a trip down to the fish stores to hopefully pick some crystals to replenish my first tank that i started(the 16litre). It is very stablized right now and houses the…
7 comments

Latest Forum Posts

Stocking my aquarium
Aquahobby
Hey guyz, im cycling a 30l tank to get some rcs in it. The tank is almost cycled and im thinking of getting them next week.  I have tested the water and the kH is at 9 and ph is 7 (i have yet t…
2 comments

Red markings under rostrum of caridinas.
jojowhisky
Hi everyone!Today i collected the batch of crystals from the breeder. Still acclimating them very slowly till tds is compatible to my tank.Saw a few of them had this weird reddish markings or growth u…
2 comments

Looking for advice - getting ready to add the shrimp!!!
ShrimpNewb
This is my first tank.  It is a fluval Flex 9.  I have a plan to make sure no shrimp get into the filter compartment I think will work - knitting mesh on the wall, large pore sponge filling up …
3 comments

New here
Brianderson
Well i run three shrimp tanks, two saltwater tanks, and 4 freshwater community tanks. I Have blue velvets, red cherrys, yellows and ghost for shrimp. Need some help with the posting of stuff...like…
7 comments

shrimp grading
kms
I have been through the forum for the information, there are many charts and comparison, but how do you tell the differences between a high grade and low grade, I would be helpful if someone can po…
1 comments

Crooked antennae means what?
beanbag
Hello folks, So a week ago I got 2 blue bolts and 2 red wine shrimp from a local breeder.  This time, their water was not much different than mine, so I only did 3 hrs acclimation.  All of the …
2 comments

Remineralizer for newbies?
DKC
As you may know, I have just started up a 60cm tank. I don’t have the expertise or lots of tanks to worry about so although I read JayC’s article of DIY remineralizing with great interest, I don’t …
11 comments

Taiwan Bee shrimp compatibility
beanbag
Hello folks, I am aiming to have a mixed medley shrimp tank of Taiwan bee shrimp, sort of like what Simon has.  However, I want to minimize the number of "reject" hybridized shrimp that are eit…
3 comments

Just for laughs.
jojowhisky
Saw this little post on facebook and it made me laughThe struggles of being asian, you will never be old enough as long as the mother is still alive i guess. Have a great day everyone!  Sent from my S…
5 comments

Ph problem or bacterial?
Natasha Balkwill
Hi Ladies and Gents,  I need some help. Some of the shrimp in my PRL tank are starting to loose their colour and go translucent. I noticed this morning that the shell of one of them has changed…
10 comments

My blue velvet has a red growth!
Tmn
Could some please tell me what this is and if it is contagious?  Pic does not do justice. It is super red and seems to be growing daily.  I do have this shrimp in a plastic breeder box. 
4 comments

How to pick healthy caridinas at the fish store
jojowhisky
Hello everybody!!I am about to make a trip down to the fish stores to hopefully pick some crystals to replenish my first tank that i started(the 16litre). It is very stablized right now and houses the…
7 comments

Killifish Advice an Live Food
Anto26
Hi, I am thinking about getting a pair of Killifish. I have done a lot of research so I know the water perams and stuff like that. I have 2 main questions: I want to raise live food for them. What's t…
7 comments

Beta Glucans via barley pellets or steel-cut oats?
beanbag
I was about to buy some shrimp-specific beta glucan for immunity, but then I read on here that oats also contained Beta glucan.  The draw back is that rolled oats tend to foul the water.  So I got …
3 comments

Ok, so, this is my first tank.
DKC
https://m.imgur.com/account/Tezcatlipoca25966/images/slJysLz I hope the photo comes through ok. 60x30x45cm. With Amazonia II substrate over river gravel. Been cycling for one week now. Just…
8 comments

Hi
Tivon
So I just learned that my tap water is very high in nitrates like up to 80pp water changes don't help I can't afford spring water and alge is trying to grow I have alot of plants and it's slowing down…
3 comments

rust spot
richiep
hi to all a friend of mine as had a load of shrimp die and didnt know why he sent me photoes and said these red spots appear and a few days later they are dead, all water perameters have been check…
2 comments

shrimp food covered in slime or mold
Brian Flowers
hi all , new member , been raising self cloning crayfish , new to shrimp , picked up some " culls " different colors , not sure type , blue , light blue , red , orange , black , red clear , orange …
3 comments

Start of cycling a brand new tank.
DKC
This may be a total newbie question. Should I put plants in when I start cycling a new tank? After reading and thinking for a while, I finally decided to start a tank. 60x45x30cm.Used aquarium …
15 comments

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