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Old 06-01-2005, 02:31 PM   #11 (permalink)
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Nice setup Gnat. I like the fact that the tanks are close together on the shelves and you can see what's going on it each one at a glance.

How long does it take you to do maintenance (water changes, etc.) on the whole works?
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Cool setup there I have a question about the Indian Blue?
Is that just a pale blue one or is it blue with stripes like the zebra? The reason i ask is i have one from an import that is like a zebra only much more blue
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Pale Blue, I've tried to take some pictures but none have come out. I would be interested in striped one you have. Can you send me some pricing info on them please. PM is ok if desired.

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Are the striped ones Blue Tiger shrimp? Those I would love to get some of!
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While doing water changes today I found I indeed do have a male and female "Indian Blue" Try as I may, took over 100 shots, I can't seem to get a decent one. This was the best I could come up with.



CRS's are growing nicely too. The picture really gives a good scale of how small these are still. Substrate is Eco-Complete.

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Looking good, Gnat! Can definitely see those stripes against the Eco Complete
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CRS Chowing down on Cyclop-eeze flake

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Added lights to all the shelves now, more tanks on the way, adding 3 5.5gal and 1 2.5gal



Both tanks of Cherry Shrimp have new fry. Note the 2 very small fry on the Algae sheet. I'm finding all the varieties attack these algae sheets with gusto when fed.



The Crystal Reds are getting large. Looking daily now for signs of eggs as they are approaching maturity.



Unfortunately the Bumblebee and Green Shrimp both sourced from a lfs have passed. I am finding that the imported shrimp the lfs has do not do well. Domestically raised ones are fairing much better.

Indian Blues aka Rainbow carried only a few eggs, they are small shrimp after all, and their are some fry running about in that tank too.

I've also branched out and am trying some clawed shrimp. Picked up a pair of Red Claw (Macrobrachium assamensis) that seem to be doing quite well. These buggers love snails. They reach in the shell with those long pincers and pull the body out. Not exceedingly social, they like to hide in a burrow they made under some moss.

Looking forward to some new arrivals soon. Also going to cross the two different sourced Cherries, picking the best from each in an effort to make the color strong and keep the lines viable.

Looking for some software to help me track crosses and back crosses. I've found lots for every animal out there but nothing for fish/shrimp. I'm surprised some enterprising Betta or Discus breeder had not created a package to do this. Currently I am using Excel spreadsheets but I can see once crosses and especially back crosses are done it will become unwieldy. If you know of anything or can program and want to help create one I'm game to assist.
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Hey gnat,

Are those Ikea shelves? I have the Ikea Gorm shelving units. I have the 20" deep units set up with 20" height between each helf. This runs all the way to the ceiling when I added the extension pieces. I have 2 10 gallon tanks, one in each of the middle 2 shelves. I have two shelving units side by side with a total of 4 tanks. On the right hand side unit, I have a 10g planted tank, and a 10g nano-reef tank. On the left hand side I have my Crested Geckos, and my dentrobates azureus (electric blue poison dart frog). The right side unit doesnt bow at all even with six months of periodic dousing with water.
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Another week goes by and a few more tanks are added in anticipation of some some new acquisitions. Until they are on hand I'm not going to list them so not to jinx the process.

The female Red Claw is ripe with berries now and in a few weeks there should be a quite a few little ones running about. Looking forward to growing them out. I need to move the current pair from their home in a 5.5 gal to at least a 10.

Cherries have been having brood after brood as cherries do. I've singled out this female and am always looking in the tanks for a great looking male to mater her with.



I know, I should clean the glass before taking pictures.

Crystal Reds are looking to be about full sized now so I'm ever vigilant looking for a female that carrying.

Rack with new tanks, still have more space....



Scitz, those shelves are from Lowe's. The one at Ikea and Bed Bath and Beyond are only 3" long and not as deep.
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