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Just wanted to show off my up coming feeder colony... Thay are still young and will sort through some of the best to add to my RCS program.

Pulled the most shrimptastic male out today... will post a pic of him later.

http://youtu.be/U-DqFV7OJG4

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CNgo2006

Are you serious what size is that tank? Thanks for sharing, looking forward to that shrimp pic.

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Squiggle

Wow dude, that's a serious butt load of RCS, well done. I'd hate to be the one separating & grading them, it's gonna take hours, lol :encouragement:

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Aquathumb

Sweet! cant wait to see that colony when its out growing the tank!

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fish4fish3

Won't be sorting the whole lot as they are all shrimp lets from my program and coming up pretty good so it's more of a while I'm looking at the tank and spot one it will be added apart from that they'll all be used to colonise my tubs after I sell my e.blue colony as the melanogenys and cyps won't have too much of a drastic effect on their numbers.

the tank is an 8x2x2&2/3 my display tank but since I moved in to a house on piers it won't be going inside. Have to still clean and sterilise the filter before I plumb it back up so just threw all the shrimp lets in to grow up. With all that space im hoping they should also get a bit more size to them faster as well as over all size.

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fish4fish3

Bloody iPad! Will have to post through my laptop any one know how to post pics using the ipad? these are done through my laptop

Full tank (still to be reconstructed )

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new male RCS

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JohnH

It's like Cherry Shrimp Porn lol :encouragement:

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fish4fish3

So I had a battle with green water and finally got my new pump in to help fix the problem. After a couple weeks the water has cleared up enough to present to you this next clip. Unfortunately the plants had suffered a bit from lack of light and the home made air driven filters are still in for a couple more weeks while the new filter colonises.

http://youtu.be/jy07-erIyEA

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fishmosy

That has cleared up from when I last saw it mate. Gotta be happy with that. How do the peps in there look?

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fish4fish3

Pepps are around 2ft long... You must have over looked them as they're so big from all the algae they've been feeding on! Lol. Theyre all around 7-8cm now, one out the back in a crevice and a couple under the air drivens. Really don't know what happened to the others. They may still be in there. Will have to do a spotlight mission to confirm numbers.

will put a better clip up soon

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Daydream

2ft peps love to see that .Biggest I can grow them is 21cm but he was 8yr old and is no longer with me .

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fish4fish3

2ft pepps was a joke between fishmosy and I... But yeah I'd love to see them that big!

new clip up... Similar to the last but you can see the claritec filter and full tank shot

http://youtu.be/7EYKPFSLEzs

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