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Well, i figured its been a while since i put up any of my shrimp photos.

I've been working and culling hard on getting better quality cherries. I was really happy with what i've done. Then i had a huge tank accident, wanted to see my shrimp better, so i changed my filters over and pulled out a ball of java moss that'd be 40cm*20cm*20cm been doing water changes every day since.

A couple of the casulaties.

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And then post apocalypse, the remaining

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Male in a dust cloud

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Little female

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Hey, whilst im here, might as well show off my new and improved big tank too.

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ineke

Now when you said casualties did the ones you have photos of die or are they what was left? There are some nice shrimp there I love your big tank. Can you please tell what the middle plant is? Is it a sword or a crypt. I have one the same I think but don't know what it is, it is about the same size as yours by the look and was sold as a java fern but it definitely isn't a java. I definitely will be getting live plants for my fish they look so good.

Cheers

Ineke:encouragement:

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mr_c265

When i said casualties, i meant those first two that i got pictures of died, sadly. As well as about a dozen others.

Big tanks my baby, just waiting on it all to grow in, replaced all the old plants with rare/expensive plants.

Its an amazon sword.

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ineke

Damn that's a shame , why is it always the good ones that go!!!!

Thanks for the plant ID I had thought that was what I had I just want to put any nice live plants in the big aquarium but I need to finish with the shrimp tanks before I go back to that.

Yours looks good thanks for sharing.:encouragement:

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mr_c265

Promise it'll look nicer in 2 weeks once they grow in a bit! Got some newies coming this week too. Total cost in the last 4 weeks has been $300 in plants haha. I wish the ugly ones would be the first to go... oh i wish.

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ineke

I just wish I could spend that much!!! Not working does have some drawbacks- not many though:encouragement:

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mr_c265

I wish i could spend that much too! Spent all the money i got for my birthday and a bit extra :P I'm normally a 5 day a week uni student who works at woolworths after uni and weekends. But hey, when public holiday pay/birthday money comes around, i can't leave it all lonely in my bank account!

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ineke

no that would never do!!!!

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CNgo2006
I wish i could spend that much too! Spent all the money i got for my birthday and a bit extra :P I'm normally a 5 day a week uni student who works at woolworths after uni and weekends. But hey' date=' when public holiday pay/birthday money comes around, i can't leave it all lonely in my bank account![/quote']

Bank account? I remember having one of those...that was before I knew of shrimp!

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Squiggle

I hear that Chi :encouragement:

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mr_c265

I sold a few of my plants last week, had 100 bucks in my Paypal, was so excited that i spent it all on new plants. Now im broke again. Keen for public holiday pay next weekend, not keen in getting covered in prawns, oyster and fish juices.

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ineke

Just think of all the plants you can buy:encouragement:

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Robert

Im the same as you Chris, Uni 3 days a week and coles 6 nights a week. What money haha.

Although im eyeing this studio apartment at the moment so i definitely will be living off mark downs hahahahaha

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mr_c265

Good move Robert, closer to uni? I've got 5 days a week at uni and 2-3 nights a week at woolies, more uni, less money! The killer is that i've got a 2 hour transit each way to uni each day, 20 hours a week stuck on a bus, so much time to go on the forum though. I would love to move out, but i love the beaches too much.

Yeah Ineke, i feel bad for the fish and the shrimp, they're losing swim space!

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ineke
Good move Robert' date=' closer to uni? I've got 5 days a week at uni and 2-3 nights a week at woolies, more uni, less money! The killer is that i've got a 2 hour transit each way to uni each day, 20 hours a week stuck on a bus, so much time to go on the forum though. I would love to move out, but i love the beaches too much.

Yeah Ineke, i feel bad for the fish and the shrimp, they're losing swim space![/quote']

I'm sure they will cope but just a planted tank is nice too! :encouragement:

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Robert
Good move Robert' date=' closer to uni? I've got 5 days a week at uni and 2-3 nights a week at woolies, more uni, less money! The killer is that i've got a 2 hour transit each way to uni each day, 20 hours a week stuck on a bus, so much time to go on the forum though. I would love to move out, but i love the beaches too much.

Yeah Ineke, i feel bad for the fish and the shrimp, they're losing swim space![/quote']

You could say its 'closer' to uni. To be honest its so im out of home, more tank space, independence, prove a point, closer to work etc.

Usually i would have to catch a train 3 stops and then get on the 1hr long bus ride to Wollongong Uni, but if i move out it'll eliminate the train rides and the bus stops 50m away. If i move closer to uni i wont be able to work (Wollongongs a dead spot to work in) A second positive would be that work is 200m away and i can just walk too and from work. I would usually drive to uni but my cars been in a crash and isnt driveable. Taking it to court because the police couldnt figure who was at fault.

You should honestly try and get more shifts at work, 2-3 shifts a week is scrap all, i just do all nights and have one off as per regulations.

Four hours on the bus everyday, i definitely cant handle that, dont know how you handle it.

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mr_c265

Can't work much more, i have 9-5 at uni every day nearly, which means most days i leave at 7 and im back at 7. Study on top of that means i don't have much spare time. I am trying to get longer Sunday shifts though.

That sucks about your car, what a pain! Wollongong is a hell of a long way to go, lucky you have the train though!

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mr_c265

I haven't updated this in ages have i.

Oh well, not much happening on the shrimp front, but my planted is going awesome.

Here is it from a month ago til present:

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And then the trim for the swap and meet

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Squiggle

Awesome work dude, they look so lush & green, well done! :victorious:

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ineke

Look fantastic I dream of tanks like that for my fish but it will never happen. Well done you!!:encouragement:

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CNgo2006

Very nice but how much power do those lights need?

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mr_c265

20W each mate :p Nobody believes me when i tell them this isn't high tech, no pressurised CO2, no expensive MH or t5HO. Those are LED flood lights.

I have a power meter and did a check the other day, with 4 planted tanks all with substantial lights on, i'm only using 200W/h.

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mr_c265

Oh and thank you everyone else. I love this tank haha. It's my baby and an excuse to practice what i learn at uni.

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ineke
20W each mate :p Nobody believes me when i tell them this isn't high tech' date=' no pressurised CO2, no expensive MH or t5HO. Those are LED flood lights.

I have a power meter and did a check the other day, with 4 planted tanks all with substantial lights on, i'm only using 200W/h.[/quote']

Can I ask where you got those lights please? I need a light that I can move from tank to tank so I can see my shrimp .

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torface

I have those same lights, but 30w ones. I got mine off fleabay but you have to wire the plug on yourself.

Chris, your tank looks incredible! This is what i'd like to do with my display tank once i've got all my shrimps into the new rack...

Ah the good old uni days. It's a hard slog but it'll be worth it in the end! I'm still paying off my uni debt and will be for years, but i had my best times at uni :) what are you studying?

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