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Nebish

Nice imma check it out 

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14 minutes ago, Crabby said:

I use a website/app called ‘AquaticLog’ to keep track of everything. Really well designed and helpful.

Downloaded. Dope app. Appreciate it!

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Able

What does the NST stand for in your avatar with the shrimp on it?

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Nebish

Nebish Shrimp Tank

its my Instagram and YouTube name 🙂

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Able

Update...

cardinia tank now has blue shadow and assorted tigers and crs-cbs

maintaining 120 tds

temp 70-72

neo tanks have had a couple dropped berried females now raising 50 or so shrimplets in the mesh breeder 

Question though...

how high should the tds be over the norm before doing a water change?

i Mara a mistake when adding 25 shrimplets to my nursery tank from the mesh breeder tank without drip acclimating them and lost all of them overnight.!

i guess the water parameters weren’t close enough. What a bad mistake that was but lesson learned 

 

 

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Able

What kind of shrimp are these clear ones?

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jayc

They look like low quality Neocaridina.

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Able

Seams like they are Amano 

According to google lol

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jayc
26 minutes ago, Able said:

Seams like they are Amano 

Yes, they could be amano. Did you have any amano in your tank?

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sdlTBfanUK

The 2 on the right of the picture you can see the amano spots as the side view so they are almost certainly amanos!

Simon

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On 6/26/2020 at 4:15 AM, Able said:

Update...

cardinia tank now has blue shadow and assorted tigers and crs-cbs

maintaining 120 tds

temp 70-72

neo tanks have had a couple dropped berried females now raising 50 or so shrimplets in the mesh breeder 

Question though...

how high should the tds be over the norm before doing a water change?

i Mara a mistake when adding 25 shrimplets to my nursery tank from the mesh breeder tank without drip acclimating them and lost all of them overnight.!

i guess the water parameters weren’t close enough. What a bad mistake that was but lesson learned 

 

 

If you want to put the babies in a breeder net you should keep them in the same tank as the adults and where they will stay. You don't actually need to keep them in a breeder net though but if that is what you want to do get one for breeder net for each tank you want to do it, or move the net between tanks if the timing allows. Sorry you lost the shrimplets!

If you are plannig to do water changes based on TDS then a difference of about 10 above your ideal number should be ok, dripping in new water, and of course you need to work out what TDS the new water needs to be to get you back to the desired figure? I prefer a more regular maintenance regime and do about 10% once a week.

Simon

 

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Able

For the cardinia tank I’m keeping one gallon water jugs pre mixed with salty shrimp gh to 110 tds starting with rodi water of o

then doing 10 percent water changes as needed to keep water in that tank to 110-120 tds.

 

same with the neo tanks with tds at 220.

Using salty shrimp gh-kh 

No I didn’t have any amanos but my daughter wanted clear shrimp to add to the collection 

I have a nursery tank I raise the baby shrimp once they seam to be large enough to stay with the baby guppies in the nursery tank...

it’s a different tank then where the mesh breeder is in.

thw mesh breeder is in the tank from the neo parents 

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sdlTBfanUK

If you don't have any fish in with the shrimps then you don't need the breeder net but can just let the babies grow in their tank? If you have fish in the tank and need to use a breeder net for the shrimp then that net should be in the same tank as they will normally be kept. The caridina babies shouldn't be transferred to the neo tank/water to grow and then transferred back to their tank - if I have read it correctly?

But basically, without fish you can do away with the breeder net (for the shrimps) and just leave the babies to grow in their tank, if their are only srimps in a tank they will grow happily enough in the tank. If there are fish in the tank then you can use the breeder net in that tank with the fish to keep the shrimp safe. You shouldn't be moving shrimps between tanks, especially if those tanks have different water parameters?

Simon

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Able

Sorry for the confusion 

to clarify 

the cardinia tank is shrimp only no berries yet or baby’s 

I have 2 neo tanks woth guppies and a separate nursery tank with baby shrimp and guppies 

the net breeder is in one of the neo tanks with guppies which is why I have it.

when the baby shrimp grow large enough that I think they won’t get eaten by the baby guppies I transfer them over to the nursery tank woth the baby guppies.

side question:

is Seachem flourish shrimp safe? I used to use it weakly for the plant’s but stopped when o got shrimp..

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jayc
4 hours ago, Able said:

is Seachem flourish shrimp safe?

yes it's safe to use in a tank with shrimps, but Flourish is not required for use very often. It's only micro nutrients, so plants don't need much of it to stay healthy. Plants need macro nutrients more than micro nutrients to stay healthy. However Macro nutrients are not entirely shrimp safe.

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