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Hope all goes well for you, what shrimps are you going to keep.

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sdlTBfanUK

I am aiming for a similar mix as before of Taiwan Bees. Probably start with blue steel and blue bolts as they are fairly cheap from same place I got them last time. I have found someone selling red steel and ruby in the UK which are quite expensive, but luckily that isn't a problem I have, but I want to test the tank first with some cheaper ones. But anyway I'm not at that stage yet and after losing so may stunners last time I have lost a LOT of the enthusiasm I had, hopefully though that may return as I progress?

Simon

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kms

I should of got some galaxy pinto, they had some red ones for about GBP 6, may be i'll return in the next few day and choose a few more. 

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With the ones you have just bought and all the babies you are getting in the other tank you probably have enough for now and you should probably give it a few weeks at least for everything to settle, especially in the new tank which has to adjust to having shrimps in it for the first time. Those new ones will probably breed readily as well of coarse!

Simon

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18 hours ago, kms said:

I should of got some galaxy pinto, they had some red ones for about GBP 6, may be i'll return in the next few day and choose a few more. 

Oh Ooo!

That's the first symptom of Multi Tank Syndrome. :happy:

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sdlTBfanUK
14 minutes ago, jayc said:

Oh Ooo!

That's the first symptom of Multi Tank Syndrome. :happy:

I had that same thought last night!

And where are the new ones from Taiwan later in the year now going??

Simon

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kms

Just a few more photo's to share. I just purchased a new canister filter Sun Sun HW-702B, I will need to get all the right size tubing before I can set it up.

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More great photos, good to see the shadow panda, hope they are all doing well? You get such fantastic colour ones where you are!

I did my reset tank today and removed lots of plants so it looks a little sparse. Anyway, I will check the ammonia/nitrite/nitrate tomorrow. TDS is 125 so spot on what I predicted using my spreadsheet. There were a lot of unhealthy plants! If the nitrates have dropped I may get a couple of new plants, and maybe even some shrimps next week??? Fingers crossed.............

Simon 

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kms

I live in Hong Kong, there are a few shop in hong kong where you can catch your own shrimp, and this it one of them, this is also one of the cheapest shop. in Hong Kong you can buy almost any shrimps

I friend told me about this shop, but this if the first time their.

 

I'm still deciding what plant to use , my be Fissidens fontanus, those Madagascar lace in the tank are just the leaves, I cut them from the old tank, they have overgrown the tank. but they have good biofilm and bacteria.

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update, I'm starting see free swimming CRS, so far I have spotted about 5 red CRS.

whether its 3rd or 4th batch, it doesn't matter  I happy I have babies.

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I like the idea of catching your own shrimp at the shop, though the photos from the shop you attached, I would want them all................

More babies, your next problem may be 'too many' shrimps???

I ordered a few plants yesterday so they should arrive today so they can go into the shrimp tank. I have also ordered some nitrateminus with it so may see if just using a small amount (1ml) may get the nitrates down a bit, not 100^% decided on that yet, but will have it here in readiness in case I decide to experiment!

Simon

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The problem with most shops in Hong Kong, a average CRS is sold for USD 3.50, but is you want to choose your own shrimp, you might have to pay an extra USD 7 on top, choosing your own shrimps, this include guppy, plates, tetra and other small fish will impose extra cost.

 

Those shrimp I got for USD 13 for 20 shrimps, is way below the average cost of shrimps sold in Hong Kong, it seems like they are mied wine red and CRS, you can see the red is much darker. 

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That is interesting, but I guess people picking their own will pick the better ones so it does make sense for the shop to charge extra for allowing people to do that. It is difficult to tell from a photo the true colour and some of the CRS in your photo did look more red than orange (normal crystal colour) so they could be hybrids I guess, but they were all beautiful and a bargain, they would have still been worth the normal USD3.50, thats about the equivalent of prices here but those of yours and the shop photo you sent are way better coloured generally! Hope the 2 shadow pandas are doing well?

The plants arrived and are in the tank, woohoo!

Simon

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Those two shadow pandas are do well, but i'm not sure about the wine red, they like to hid a few days and come out, then hide again, this morning I did see the red head wine red, but the other one, it was a few days ago when I did see it.

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I can't remember, are the red wines on their own?

If they are with others then maybe they are berried, that usually makes them hide, especially near hatching time? Or moulting?

I will definitely keep my fingers and toes crossed they are both alright as they are stunning!

Simon

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kms

The mother red CRS, all the babies, and the 2 wine red are in the old tank, just added 4 bluebolts yesterday, whiles the new 20 CRS and blue shadows are in the new tank.

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4 blue bolts, you kept that quiet!!!!!!! Those will be what I start with as can get those easily and at a reasonable price here, though I expect (judging on the others you have) they probably won't be as high grade.

Hope you see them all today!

Simon

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kms

I only got the blue bolts yesterday, cost me GBP10 for 4.

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6 minutes ago, kms said:

I only got the blue bolts yesterday, cost me GBP10 for 4.

More bargains, I expect to pay GBP10 each and thought that was reasonable enough here?

Simon

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kms

In Hong Kong we have a street with over 40 shops from reptiles, fish, dog, cats, shrimps, and plants, everything a few minutes away, whiles we have all these shop, they are divided as up stair shops and street floor shop, most of the normal shops are street level, whiles the mid price and expensive stuff and up stairs shop (house convert to a shop). and many shops sell these fish and shrimps already pre packed at a slight cheap price than if you buy from a tank, just like the blue bolts, pre-packed is 5 for GBP 10, if you buy from a tank 4 for GBP 10, and shrimps in the up stairs shop can cost anything GBP200 or more.

 

I'll see if I can take a photo to give you an idea.

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update, some upsetting new, all shrimps except 3 has died in the new tank, as the water in the tank went upto 31 celcius, the other 3 was half dying, I put them into the old tank, and seem to be ok for now.

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Well, what can I say, de ja vu, was it a heater malfunction or just ambient room temperature? I wouldn't hold out too much hope for the 3 survivors either if my experience was anything to go by - but I will keep my fingers crossed they survive!

Really sorry to hear the news and if anyone can feel your pain that would be me. Hopefully you can just remove the cooked shrimps and start again without having to go through the whole process of re-setting up the tank and cycling from scratch like I am?

Hope everything is going well with the old tank.

The shops sound similar to ours in old towns, they started as houses and then get divided to shops street level and basement and the upper floors are either offices or residential.

Simon

 

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kms

It's room temperature, during the past week Hong Kong has become an oven. I will get another water cooler before I start again. The 3 shrimps seems to be doing well for the past 11 hrs.

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Sorry to hear that. 

Wow, the temperature must have been very hot for the water to get to 31degC.

 

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The tanks are only 16L, for it to reach 31c, it isn't hard.

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