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JLui83
20th May 2008, 11:48 PM
What is the KH and GH supposed to be for successful CRS breeding?

My KH is 3
and GH is around 7
Ph is around the 7.5-7.6 range
It WAS around the 7.0 range until I added the sponge filter.
I'm going to do a water change today and see if that has an effect to it

Other studies


Tap Water- KH 2, GH 6, PH 7.0
48hr Aged Tap Water- KH 2, GH 4-5, PH 6.8-7.0
Brita Water Filter- KH < = 1. GH 4, PH < = 6.0
My tank water- KH 3, GH 9, PH 7.5-7.6

I just bought a GH/KH tester thats why I decided to test now. Its quite difficult to REALLY determine when the color changes, Do you stop adding drops when you see the first sign of color change? or when the color is SOLID?

Oh its the API testers
Thanks!

Frank
21st May 2008, 04:35 AM
Itīs quite normal that your ph rises.
With more waterflow at the surface the CO2 value is reduced.
That causes a higher ph.
Your hardness is suitable for crs.
I donīt know your testkit but when you have problems to see the colors reduce the amount of testwater. Half testwater and the drops count double. ;) Thatīs not so accurate but may be easier for you. It does not matter if gh is 6 or 7, just a small value wich has no big effect.

JLui83
22nd May 2008, 03:35 AM
New update on my Parameters.

PH: 6.8-7.0
KH: 2
GH: 5-6

TitoC
22nd May 2008, 04:03 AM
Is that change because of the water change or from removing the sponge filter again?
Your water should be perfect for crystal shrimp. How is the breeding going so far, or did you not get your new shrimp yet?

JLui83
22nd May 2008, 10:45 AM
The water is from Peat. I put peat in a mesh bag ang put in a 5 gal bucket with a whisper 10 internal filter(no sponge or antyhing free flowing water.)

Then I add some of the water to my tank to reach the wanted ph/kh/gh.

I'll be adding that water into the tank when i do water changes.


I only have 10 CRS and 1 CBS. I had them for hmm 3 weeks now. Still none are preggo.

TitoC
22nd May 2008, 10:00 PM
Sounds like a good plan. I use peat too. Just watch out not to over-do it.

Maybe you got bad luck and there are no females...? Otherwise its just a matter of feeding enough and waiting. You can see the ovaries as a saddle in the neck when the eggs start growing.

Xmant
11th Jun 2008, 08:05 PM
It will depend on the age of your shrimps. As for mine, the first female shrimp took about 3 months to get pregnant from the day I have purchased about 1cm in length.

Some females CRS will start to fade its white when they have reached their adulthood and ready to get pregnant. This were what I have observed so far.

Be patient, you will be there.... to see your own shrimplets.

stoned
25th Nov 2008, 02:34 PM
kh 6
ph 6.9
gh 10
and i still dont have problems

TitoC
25th Nov 2008, 07:57 PM
Aha, another Belgian. Where are you located and which shrimp do you have?

(you'll have to make 10 posts before you can send private messages..)

Greets

Mathias

stoned
26th Nov 2008, 03:49 AM
this is what I have:
grade a - b - c
Tigertooth
V band
and then s and ss too

but I'm transferring the shrimp to continue breeding within grades. Before, they were all in 1 tank, they were feeling good though, now we move on...

I have 1 tank with CO2 in which all the high grades will go.

What are the water parameters in your tanks?
Greets

stoned
26th Nov 2008, 03:50 AM
do you have msn?
I'll hear you later
greets

Frank
26th Nov 2008, 04:01 AM
hey m hebde ook msn mss
hoor het wel van je
groeten

Hi,

Please write english that other people can read it too.
Private things can be discussed with personal messages.
That is enabled for members with at least 20 usefull postings.

Thanks,
Frank

stoned
26th Nov 2008, 04:12 AM
hey frank
sorry for the dutch i posted here
it won't happen again
sorry for it

Frank
26th Nov 2008, 03:48 PM
hey frank
sorry for the dutch i posted here
it whant happen annymore
sorry for it

Thank you. :)
Otherwise it would get chaotic here. lol

stoned
26th Nov 2008, 03:58 PM
i know frank but i thought he's from belgium so i tell it him quickly in my language he
btw nice to meet you
and a great forum this one
see ya

TitoC
26th Nov 2008, 04:28 PM
Hi Stoned (what is your real name by the way?)

Well, I have B grades crystal red which I bought in Belgium (Ekers Aquarium) and which I have bred for 3 generations now.
I have A grade crystal red and black (some with tiger teeth), which I bought from Frank last May.
After some trouble (lack of time-why I was not coming to this forum either..:embarasse), the A grades are also breeding well now.
The exact water parameters I did not check for a while. I'll do it tonight.

I don't go to chat on msn really, but probably we'll get in touch for exchanging some shrimp one day..

Take care with moving the shrimp by the way. I hope everything goes smoothly and you get to breeding..
(where did you get those high grades by the way, just curious..)

Greets

Mathias

PS. here's a pic of the A grade offspring. Old pics of the B grades are in old post of mine somewhere...

stoned
26th Nov 2008, 06:39 PM
i gonne tell it you iff i now you better where i picked my grades up
that would be fine iff you wanne tell me your exact parameters
i will drop some pics soon to and i hope you guy's gonne like them :-)

stoned
26th Nov 2008, 11:09 PM
hey mathias
how can i put some pics on here
hear it from you soon
good evening btw

TitoC
26th Nov 2008, 11:17 PM
I think it also takes a minimum number of posts before you can post pictures.
It should appear as an icon of a paperclip ontop of the window.

stoned
26th Nov 2008, 11:19 PM
golden bee i got to
and some others i dont now all the names what is correct but iff i can post my pics you can see what i got here

TitoC
27th Nov 2008, 05:06 PM
water parameters

50 liter
Eheim 2213
T=23°C
GH=5
KH=5
pH=7.5
no CO2 addition
ordinary gravel

stoned
28th Nov 2008, 10:05 PM
hey mathias and frank
so i put some s and ss grades togheter in my new 60 liter tank
but i got some pregnant females of these grades, but they are still in my other tank
that's the tank where everything is swimming around
a - b - c
tigertooth
s - ss and sss grades (just a couple from this, but from s -and ss i got 40)
golden i got some too
Molted She
and i think i got some Crown Mosu too
So now you know what I have and now i will really start with selection.
Sorry for my English, i never learned it on college but i try to do my best.
Mathias i'm also looking for 3 small tanks 30x30x30 but i mailed some couple stores but they don't reply. I also look on sites where you can buy some stuff but nothing.
Do you know a shop in Belgium where i would find this? Btw i live in Aarschot not so far from the train station.
so have a good weekend friends

TitoC
28th Nov 2008, 11:19 PM
Interesting collection you have there Stoned.. (btw, what is your real name?)
Keep in mind when you split the population, that the females will indeed be carrying shrimplets from different grades. Should be interesting to see the outcome.

For the tanks, I can recommend Ekers Aquarium or Kweekcentrale de Skalaar in Gent. Solid guys, good prices. They both do custom jobs also, if you want to incorporate a filter compartiment or have them in 1 block etc..
Both shops have internet sites. If you have to go by public transportation, that will be difficult though.

On the other hand, such small tanks you can make yourself as well. If you plan to use airlift or canister filters, it's just siliconing 5 pieces of (rather thin) glass together..

stoned
28th Nov 2008, 11:39 PM
i told you alot off my shrimps where on one tank

Keep in mind when you split the population, that the females will indeed be carrying shrimplets from different grades

i like to talk more in the launguage what whe have i hope i can post soon prv pm's to you in the dutch

can i say my mail adress here so whe can talk in the dutch becaurse i dont understand it

stoned
29th Nov 2008, 01:26 AM
my name is michel btw


jlui83 how its going there now whit your shrimps ?

stoned
2nd Dec 2008, 11:07 PM
i never did it before
iff the females are pregnant is it possible por put them in a little box on the same tank
off is that not a good idia becaurse i never did it before and i have to clean that tank other way's i never can clean it i think
hear it from you soon
btw mathias are you ok there my frind i dont hear you not alot
have a good day
michel

TitoC
4th Dec 2008, 04:13 PM
i never did it before
iff the females are pregnant is it possible por put them in a little box on the same tank
off is that not a good idia becaurse i never did it before and i have to clean that tank other way's i never can clean it i think
hear it from you soon
btw mathias are you ok there my frind i dont hear you not alot
have a good day
michel

Hi Michel,
busy busy
I would not use a breeding box for shrimp. Either only move females without eggs, or just keep a close look on how the first shrimplets look like when they grow up.
Just a few more posts and you can send private messages and put pictures up...
Mathias

stoned
6th Dec 2008, 02:57 AM
he you replies back i now some guy's have a bussy life
just like me he
btw i m close to work to gent now for a while zwijnaarde :-)
aahh so i would dont set them over in the same tank in a small box than i have to changes my plans for cleaning this tank later
yeah i hope soon that i can post some pics so you now what i got here
well have a good weekend
michel

TitoC
26th Apr 2010, 06:20 PM
Hey there Michel, are you still around in the shrimp world?
greetings
Mathias

stoned
27th Apr 2010, 03:17 AM
yup yup he :-)

TitoC
27th Apr 2010, 03:51 PM
Ah, nice to hear! How is the shrimp hobby going? Still have your tanks? Got to breeding CRS? Here you can see that I'm also still into it. http://www.shrimpnow.com/forums/showthread.php?t=2730&page=5
Greets
Mathias

stoned
29th Apr 2010, 01:39 AM
hey mathias
i got also 5 tanks but it keeps me bussy he
talk to you soon i dont have alot time alot working
bye bye for now