Items filtered by date: August 2012 - Shrimpery
Wednesday, 22 August 2012 15:30

Balcony Planter 24g

I always wanted a pond, but living in a downtown condo it was never an option. So I picked up a tough oversized planter, and filled it with dirt, lava rocks, and water. No filtration, no movement,   but densely planted. TDS stabilized at around 300, and 0 Ammonia, Nitrites, Nitrates. Currently stocked with a few panda platies and shrimp culls.

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Wednesday, 22 August 2012 12:26

Walmart Bowl 2g

Got this little bowl for a impulse-buy rescue betta. Background features ludwigia repens, midground with a two crypt wendtii red, and foreground utilizing staurogyne repens, with other odd stems interspered everywhere. An extremely budget and low-maintenance bowl.

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Tuesday, 21 August 2012 16:03

Fluval Spec 2g

The tank that started it all, blue gravel, plastic ornaments, and a betta fish. Only the betta still remains. The tank now has a few large high light stems and a foreground of UG, that still hasn't filled in. There are shrimp (culls) in the tank, survival of the fittest.

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Tuesday, 21 August 2012 15:49

Fluval Spec 5g

The new and larger Fluval Spec, retains the same large filtration compartment and strong flow. The stock lighting is on the very-low side but is doing its job growing some star grass. This tank is currently being used for a mutant rili breeding project.

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Tuesday, 21 August 2012 15:29

Aqua Culture 5g

This tank was an impulse buy, but who could say no to a cheap kit from Walmart? This was a tank for throw-aways, culls, and extra clippings, but features a little driftwood scape with a row of stems along the back and mid-ground, and crypt parva as the foreground. It houses a small colony of yellow shrimp.

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Tuesday, 21 August 2012 14:37

Fluval Edge 6g

This tank began as a brackish opae ula habitat, but disaster struck and the opaes were obliterated. Lesson learned, stainless steel (evey molybdenum-treated) will rust on contact with salt. The tank retains the original coral fan and lava rock scape, but now hosts freshwater blue n. heteropodas. 

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Monday, 20 August 2012 15:50

EHEIM Aquastyle 9g

This tank began as a moss tree scape, but I quickly realized that a moss-only tank is not sustainable. The tank now features two pieces of driftwood as the hardscape, along with colorful stems, in the back and mid-ground, and rosettes and runners in the foreground.

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Monday, 20 August 2012 14:18

Aqueon Long 20g

One of my first planted tanks, using lucky bamboo (dracaena sanderiana) as part of the hardscape. Row of stems in the background, interspersed variety of rosettes and runners in the mid and fore-ground.

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Sunday, 19 August 2012 15:58

Shrimp Buying Tips

Caveat emptor (let the buyer beware). The aquarium shrimp trade is a very niche industry and at its infancy, where grading and trade names are coined by individual breeders, where species are commonly mislabeled, and quality misrepresented. How do you make sure you're getting what you're buying?

Published in Guides
Sunday, 19 August 2012 13:51

How to Ship Shrimp

Selling shrimp, trading shrimp, or giving some away to a friend? Learn to ship shrimp effectively with this short guide. You'll need to select the right size box, include insulation, and use clean water. This article will outline the steps and show you a few tricks on shrimp shipping.

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