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Old 08-06-2012, 09:48 PM   #11 (permalink)
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I am hopeful that Jason will answer all our shrimp questions later this month! Meanwhile, I do know that Kim uses part RO water in her CRS tank, and the little guys are breeding like rabbits. Kim has hard, moderately high pH Dallas water like I do.

Alex, are you in Arlington? Parts of Arlington have soft, acid water out of the tap. I believe Crownman (Mike) has water like this--he is in Arlington and will host our August meeting.
Yes I do live pretty close to crowman. For some reason my water is a bit hard. It has a lot of calcium (or something else.. Believe it will ruin pans and sink). But I haven't had any problem growing plants and breeding cherry shrimps (these guys are tough).I do keep CRS too and I use RO water.
For this new tank I want to build something that is shrimp sustainable but at the same time I want to be able to grow some plants.
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I would be interested in a group buy for the micro-rasboras and dwarf cories.
I'm also interested in 6-12 of each!
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ADA soil is what I use in my CRS, OEBT, Taiwan and yelow shrimp tanks. I have had good success using it and it is recommended by many people who keep shrimp.
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Does anyone knows how to get ADA soil? The Adana-USA and aquaforest are out of aquasoil Amazonia.
Also I was checking out the GLA aquaosoil... Any feedback about this one?
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The ADG shop has bags of the normal Amazonia.
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awesome that is a good deal alex. can't wait to see people i missed my fishy friends.
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Just came across a good deal for a Chiller JBJ Artica 1/5HP for $200, gently used (looks new). Now, the new tank is rimless and no sump, I don't want to have a pump inside the tank(eye sore). I was thinking on connecting the outflow of my canister filter to the chiller... Any opinion?
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go plumming throw the bottom with gate/ball vavles like drindas.
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Got my hands on Brightwells aquasoil (Rio Escuro XF) 4x25lb bags. Got it for a descent price.
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A preview of the tank. I'm trying to figure out he filtration system, I will have 2 canister filters, one in line with the chiller+air sponge filter* (*-a challenge for my aqua escape). This is going to be a shrimp only tank, so it needs good filtration.
The aqua escape, I haven't decided yet if I'm going to use mainly driftwood, stone or both. I would love a rock that resembles a mountain and plant around it, I need to find one that would not raise my gh too much.
Soil will be aquasoil Rioescuro fine and cosmetic sand (ADA La Plata).
I'm planing to have low to medium light plants, mainly moss and fern (I may add some dwarf hair grass (foreground) and eleocharis vivipara for the background)... donations are welcome
List of wanted plants:
- Pellia and mini pellia.
- Fisidens moss (small)
- Moss (Singapore, rose and others... Trying to figure out one that doesn't grow too fast. I have tons of Java moss)
- Marsilea (any kind).
- Java fern, trident and needle.
- Bobitis
- Dwarf Hair grass






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