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  1. Hey guys, just found an add for this website showcasing a cool-lookin native algae eating shrimp. https://algaeeatingshrimp.com.au/products/australian-algae-eating-shrimp Anyone heard of these before or own any? My interest was peaked by the claim that they eat hair-type algae, as I have some on my crypts and lace fern that I cannot remove. And for a price of $4 ea, and super easy parameters, they sound pretty doable! Tell me more oh great SKFians! 😁 (or feel free to point me towards an already existing page) post-note: have you/do you keep these grubs? Seems like your sort of thing.
  2. A Generally accepted method of spot dosing with H2O2 (Hydrogen Peroxide) We will work with a 30cm cube to make all calculations easier (30L of water) and be using 3% solution of H2O2 Remember you are playing with a chemical that oxidizes when it comes in contact with organic matter, so always use as little as possible as overdoses can damage your invertebrates (shrimp) or nitrifying bacteria causing your tank to cycle again. MAXIMUM dosage in a 30L body of water is 15ml in a 48 hour period, this will increase total peroxide levels by 15 mg/l, generally this is deemed safe, but always best to work well and truly under this level. Things you will need: Half hour of time Hydrogen Peroxide (3% solution) - easily purchased from your local super market or pharmacy 1x 10ml syringe, these are available relatively cheaply from your pharmacy Prepare your tools: Draw up 5ml of your H2O2 If this is the first time you're doing this, before you start the actual dosing process add 2.5ml of tank water as this will give you slightly more ammo to play with without increasing your overall dose. Prepare your tank: Turn off all filters and pumps. This is so you don't have a current in the body of water (should only take 30seconds to settle). also if your dosing near your intake best to avoid getting H2O2 in the filters as it will go bananas on all the good bacteria you have in there. Plan your attack: Take a step back look at what your treating and figure out if you have more than one place to dose or if its just localized less time your filters are off the better. Not an Ideal situation to be fiddling around for an hour with your filtration off Attack: Dose sparingly directly above the site you wish to treat, within a second or two you will see it bubbling away. try to avoid sensitive mosses and such if in doubt patch test first. An example of what the effect is: Finish up: Wait a couple of minutes and turn everything back on. It is generally suggested to do a water change (one third) if you wish to re-dose within 48hrs, but as we are only playing with a third of the maximum dosage you can repeat this the next day if you feel it necessary, or if you have more algae than this dosage allows you to treat..... Good Luck and if in doubt ask questions on the forum, there is plenty of experienced shrimp keepers that are willing to help out!!!!
  3. Zebra

    Good algae.

    Hello, just wanted to show another food source I grow for my shrimp and snails. Algae. Just how it looks, a plastic tub filled that gets lots of direct sun, I usually fill it with old water from my planted tanks to help the process. Its a bit full ATM lol but there's a second tub underneath for extra strength. I just grab a small pinch and put it straight in my shrimp tanks, they all go nuts for it. Alternatively you could remove excess water then dehydrate it on baking paper to make a dry feed. An hour or 2 later:
  4. OzShrimp

    Green algae

    Just wondering what people do to deal with their green algae? Scraped the front of my tank clean yesterday and one side. I attempted to scrape it off the back but it was so freakin hard i ended up giving up lol I am attributing it to running 2lights instead of 1 so cut back to 1 (unconfirmed). Slowly need to start cleaning it up though as my tank will be packed up in 4 1/2 months. Anyone know of any shrimp safe stuff to use other then bit of elbow grease!
  5. Treating Algae is a long and frustrating battle. I hope this easy-to-read-infographic will be able to help you guys to Identify and Provide a right direction to eliminate your-algae-problems. Credit: THEAQUARIUMGUILDE With Infographics like these you can save it somewhere in your computer or pin it with Pinterest or store them on your social media . Then months later if you or any of your fellows have problems with these Algae, just simply sent this to them. This is the reason why i love to collect these Infographics. Hoang
  6. ShrimpDuck

    Brownish coloured algae

    I often get a brownish coloured algae on the glass in my shrimp tanks, and in one particular tank it's all over the leaves of my plants. It will wipe off to some extent, but keeps coming back. Any ideas why I've got this, and how to get rid of it?
  7. DemonCat

    Algae Identification

    Hi all, Newbie here - assuming this is a basic algae? I undertake 20% water changes a week for my 3ft tank/100l tank. Tank has been set up for about 3-4 months. I had my lighting at 9 hours a day but have read I may have increased the lighting too quickly (started at about 5 hours a day), so have also dropped that to 6 hours. Most prominent to see on my huge hunk of java moss, but I note all sides of the tank glass are actually pretty stained. I am surprised how quickly its popped up. You can note it on most of the java fern as a browny colour. Any clarification would be great! Thanks.
  8. Remove or minimize all types of Algae- Please click the link below for info: http://bubblesaquarium.com/images/home%20mid_photo/Article%20on%20Algae/freshwater_algae.htm Thank you.
  9. GotCrabs

    Treating Algae on Moss

    Could anyone suggest how to treat algae on moss please without damaging the moss?
  10. Michael Petro

    YAAQ (yet ANOTHER algae question)

    Hi All, I am having a battle with a type of algae in my planted shrimp tank and was wondering if you folks could help me: Identify what it is? (Could it be Cladophora) Give me some insight as to what excess nutrient is encouraging it.It consists of very LONG single green filaments, they look slightly smaller in diameter than a human hair, and these single filaments will get as long as a foot or more. They really do look like a long curly human hair. I can grab a hold of one and it just keeps coming and coming. It gets tangled all through the plants, and if I let it, clumps of it will for most anywhere. I can eradicate it with turkey baster full of diluted Glutaraldehyde (like Excel), but it always comes back after a while as I clearly havent eliminated its stimuli. Any insight would be appreciated..... Examples:
  11. A Generally accepted method of spot dosing with H2O2 (Hydrogen Peroxide) We will work with a 30cm cube to make all calculations easier (30L of water) and be using 3% solution of H2O2 Remember you are playing with a chemical that oxidizes when it comes in contact with organic matter, so always use as little as possible as overdoses can damage your invertebrates (shrimp) or nitrifying bacteria causing your tank to cycle again. MAXIMUM dosage in a 30L body of water is 15ml in a 48 hour period, this will increase total peroxide levels by 15 mg/l, generally this is deemed safe, but always best to work well and truly under this level. Things you will need: Half hour of time Hydrogen Peroxide (3% solution) - easily purchased from your local super market or pharmacy 1x 10ml syringe, these are available relatively cheaply from your pharmacy Prepare your tools: Draw up 5ml of your H2O2 If this is the first time you're doing this, before you start the actual dosing process add 2.5ml of tank water as this will give you slightly more ammo to play with without increasing your overall dose. Prepare your tank: Turn off all filters and pumps. This is so you don't have a current in the body of water (should only take 30seconds to settle). also if your dosing near your intake best to avoid getting H2O2 in the filters as it will go bananas on all the good bacteria you have in there. Plan your attack: Take a step back look at what your treating and figure out if you have more than one place to dose or if its just localized less time your filters are off the better. Not an Ideal situation to be fiddling around for an hour with your filtration off Attack: Dose sparingly directly above the site you wish to treat, within a second or two you will see it bubbling away. try to avoid sensitive mosses and such if in doubt patch test first. An example of what the effect is: Finish up: Wait a couple of minutes and turn everything back on. It is generally suggested to do a water change (one third) if you wish to re-dose within 48hrs, but as we are only playing with a third of the maximum dosage you can repeat this the next day if you feel it necessary, or if you have more algae than this dosage allows you to treat..... Good Luck and if in doubt ask questions on the forum, there is plenty of experienced shrimp keepers that are willing to help out!!!! View full article
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