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_les_

totally new to this , i breed l numbers mainly , but am keen on these guys , ive recently bought over 50 shrimp , crs or something a grades apparently , black n white ones n red n white ones , i was told from the sellers straight tap water , ph 7 , and yup now ive got an empty tank , been reading the substrates required , etc , looks like im up for some $ , will be buying more shortly , couldnt find the for sale section on here , if people do have them for sale , can u pm me what u have and cost etc , im on the sunny coast queensland , be a month or so before i will be buying , bit it would be good to get an idea of whats available , and the costs involved regards les

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Loach

Hey les, welcome to the forum.

You cannot view the Buy Sell Section as that is a premium membership feature.

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lachie1998

Welcome to SKF Les:cool-new:

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Triggs

Welcome to the forum les.

As loach said the BSS section is a premium feature of the forum, However at only $12.50 per year it's very affordable and well worth the price. Plus it helps to keep and maintain a forum like this that allows Shrimp keepers to Information, tips, tricks and even a shrimp or two.

Good luck with your new shrimp, Read as much as you can as there is so much and always more to know about Shrimps.

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Guest Benny

Welcome to SKF mate! I'm sure you'll lot's of info here to keep shrimps successfully. When you're ready join as premium member you'll find many rare and quality shrimps from our members.

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fishmosy

Welcom to the forum. You should be able to make some great connections on here to obtain some shrimp.

I'd also highly reccomend getting premium membership.

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wayne6442

Welcome aboard Les, Mate I think you should start your shrimp career by keeping cherry shrimp first then after 12 months or so graduate to the harder to keep varieties that need specialist care like CRS/CBS. Cherries come in a number of colour varieties and ranging in price from around 50c for the red cherry to a few hundred dollars for the rare colours. They are very hardy and are a lot easier on the pocket. Cut your teeth on these and you will not get disalusioned like many others, and be paitent, you will soon find your favourites.

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Heavyd

Welcome Les!

Start slow with shrimp and before you know it you will have a new found obsession. It's hard to not get swept up with all the beautiful varieties. And as others have mentioned, get premium membership to support a great new forum.

Cheers,

D

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Foxpuppet

welcome to SKF, sorry to here about your unscrupulous seller problems.... it's a shame when people new to the hobby have a tainted start, best of luck in the future with shrimp keeping!

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Dean

Welcome to Skf les ;)

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BlueBolts

G'Day _les_, there's so many conflicting advise/experience in google, best to get your info/advise from a forum like this. Establishing and setting up your tank correctly from the start is ideal, as there's less pain and you can then focus and enjoy keeping/breeding them a lot more.

Share with us your current tank size, setup (Filter...etc), plans, and I'm sure the members here will fwd great advise.

Welcome to SKF.

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_les_

the tank is 2ft long , 15 inches high , 15 inches wide , coffs harbour gravel in the bottom , a sponge filter , a 700 litre per hour canister , a truck load of lovely plants , ph 7 and now no shrimp , im going to get onto bosaquaria as i have another tank i want to set up as well , and im guessing a brand new substrate and an array of the lovely bags of goodies on his web site , be ringing him soom to place an order , get the tanks cycled and get some shrimp happening , and how much is the cost to join the for sale section and how can i pay it , regards les

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lachie1998

its $12.50 to become a premium member:D and pay by pay pal i think

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