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Re: Piker's shrimp tank
« Reply #330 on: February 20, 2019, 02:16:16 pm »
Why would dropping the water changes help with the issue? For most things, more is better.

Glad things have turned around :)

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    Re: Piker's shrimp tank
    « Reply #331 on: February 20, 2019, 03:19:31 pm »
    Why would dropping the water changes help with the issue? For most things, more is better.

    Glad things have turned around :)
    From all the advice I have had,most breeders only do 10% every two weeks.Some only top up for evaporation until parameters require a change,either the tds gets too high or nitrates rise.
    Water changing too much can stress the shrimp by making them moult too soon,leaving them open to infections and other issues.
    I was doing 25% every week thinking I was helping.10% for now seems to be working,I have had no more deaths and breeding has started again.

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    1 Glowlight Tetras
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    Re: Piker's shrimp tank
    « Reply #332 on: February 20, 2019, 08:09:31 pm »
    Why would dropping the water changes help with the issue? For most things, more is better.

    Glad things have turned around :)
    From all the advice I have had,most breeders only do 10% every two weeks.Some only top up for evaporation until parameters require a change,either the tds gets too high or nitrates rise.
    Water changing too much can stress the shrimp by making them moult too soon,leaving them open to infections and other issues.
    I was doing 25% every week thinking I was helping.10% for now seems to be working,I have had no more deaths and breeding has started again.

    That's interesting to know. I do about 20-25% a week at the moment. Maybe I'll cut down a little. Although I did clean out the 306 this week and it was filthy! (Plus there was about 100 shrimp in there too- doh!) Guess my tank is quite heavily stocked these days! Hope things keep improving.
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    Re: Piker's shrimp tank
    « Reply #333 on: February 21, 2019, 11:21:58 pm »
    Fingers crossed seems to be going well now Si.
    I always find a load when I clean the filter on the community tank,must be food heaven to a shrimp all that bio film in the filter.

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    9 Cardinal Tetras
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    3 Espei Rasbora
    11 Cory Sterbai
    3 Amano Shrimp
    Crystal Red Shrimp
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    Re: Piker's shrimp tank
    « Reply #334 on: February 24, 2019, 07:38:03 pm »
    Not the best pic but after all the problems this made me smile
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    1 Bristlenose Pleco
    3 Chocolate Gourami
    1 Glowlight Tetras
    9 Cardinal Tetras
    12 Rummynose Tetras
    3 Espei Rasbora
    11 Cory Sterbai
    3 Amano Shrimp
    Crystal Red Shrimp
    MTS snails
    2 Assassin Snails

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    crystal red shrimp
    MTS Snails

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    Re: Piker's shrimp tank
    « Reply #335 on: February 25, 2019, 08:49:05 am »
    Glad it appears to be settling down. :)
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    Re: Piker's shrimp tank
    « Reply #336 on: February 26, 2019, 07:39:31 am »
    *agree* Good to hear that it's better now. :)

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    Re: Piker's shrimp tank
    « Reply #337 on: March 24, 2019, 07:11:13 pm »
    What a difference a month makes,there's babies everywhere and every female is berried.
    BBA is making a comeback but I'm reluctant to add any H202 while the colony is breeding again.
    Fluval Venezia 190l Corner Tank
    1 Bristlenose Pleco
    3 Chocolate Gourami
    1 Glowlight Tetras
    9 Cardinal Tetras
    12 Rummynose Tetras
    3 Espei Rasbora
    11 Cory Sterbai
    3 Amano Shrimp
    Crystal Red Shrimp
    MTS snails
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    crystal red shrimp
    MTS Snails

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    Re: Piker's shrimp tank
    « Reply #338 on: March 24, 2019, 09:09:49 pm »
    Good news about the babies!
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    Re: Piker's shrimp tank
    « Reply #339 on: March 25, 2019, 09:11:59 pm »
    Yay !!
    was wondering how things had been going
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    Re: Piker's shrimp tank
    « Reply #340 on: March 26, 2019, 11:57:15 pm »
    Hooray!  *applause*

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    Re: Piker's shrimp tank
    « Reply #341 on: April 07, 2019, 06:36:33 pm »
    Counted to 100 and gave up,so happy with the recovery.
    Just finished a water change and added my Bacter ae/spirulina mix and they are everywhere.

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    Fluval Venezia 190l Corner Tank
    1 Bristlenose Pleco
    3 Chocolate Gourami
    1 Glowlight Tetras
    9 Cardinal Tetras
    12 Rummynose Tetras
    3 Espei Rasbora
    11 Cory Sterbai
    3 Amano Shrimp
    Crystal Red Shrimp
    MTS snails
    2 Assassin Snails

    36l Shrimp tank
    crystal red shrimp
    MTS Snails

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    Re: Piker's shrimp tank
    « Reply #342 on: April 07, 2019, 08:11:03 pm »
    Gosh look at that size difference! So adorable!
    60L – 5 threadfin rainbows, 3 emerald dwarf rasbora
    500L – 1 fire eel (~18"), 7 Melanotaenia boesemani, 14 Melanotaenia trifasciata/Melanotaenia herbertaxelrodi.