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imke_j
17th Sep 2010, 04:40 PM
My new tanks finally arrived after four weeks of waiting! They were produced on my demand with glass coverage.

I will set up one for my Tiger / Supertiger today before leaving for a holiday tomorrow. My external canister has been running since my former tank has been broken - and I'll re-use it as well as the gravel.

Dimensions:
80 cm width
30 cm depth
35 cm height
Glass is 6mm

Cross your fingers that this time I'll have no bad luck ;)

http://www.shrimpnow.com/mygallery/files/4/7/2/8/new_tank.jpg

adrianng1996
17th Sep 2010, 07:14 PM
nice tanks...good luck ..:D

shrimpsdotcoza
17th Sep 2010, 08:55 PM
good luck imke, looking forward!

minicooper
18th Sep 2010, 12:23 AM
Imke, Looks forward too!!!

divyb
18th Sep 2010, 05:30 PM
nice! i look forward to these being set up

Elisa
25th Sep 2010, 03:43 AM
Hi Imke,

I'm nosy how the tanks will develop. Good luck! :)

imke_j
3rd Oct 2010, 10:40 PM
After returning from my holidays I found my new tank still waterproof, which made me feel good! Since the canister filter has been running without break, I have had no bacteria bloom.

I re-used the Ebi Gold soil from the former tank. I don't care how active it still is, because my Tiger live in tap water. I added some roots with moss and bamboo leaves. Like the former set up, this is a simple breeding tank only with no aqua-scaping efforts. My gain is to keep the shrimp healthy and make them breed. After having 150-200 shrimp; I'll do selection and cross special couples in 2oL Tetra tanks, which look best.

Filtration is done with external Eheim 2224 and air-driven under-gravel filter in one corner.

Excuse the losy shots; I have taken them with my mobile.

http://www.shrimpnow.com/mygallery/files/4/7/2/8/tiger_valley_01.jpg

http://www.shrimpnow.com/mygallery/files/4/7/2/8/tiger_valley_02.jpg

http://www.shrimpnow.com/mygallery/files/4/7/2/8/tiger_valley_03.jpg

retardo
4th Oct 2010, 01:12 AM
Nice start. I can't wait to see the progress!

countcoco
4th Oct 2010, 06:28 PM
Very nice! You procured some choice pieces of driftwood sir moderator!

Are you going to write about this tank on your blog as well?

imke_j
4th Oct 2010, 08:44 PM
Thanks for the compliments. Hopefully I can fetch my camera and take some close up from the Tigers soon - I have a very nice bluish female, some berried and juveniles. It's good to see that thing are going better now :)

@countcoco: I will write both here and on my blog about this tank; but shrimpnow is first choice and I will do brand-new updates here.

szentgyo
5th Oct 2010, 03:14 AM
Hello Imke,

That wood wit moss looks great! We are waiting for your tiger photos ;)

Cheers

Istvan

Kshitij
6th Oct 2010, 02:24 AM
The woods look great .....nice start ...

imke_j
10th Oct 2010, 11:33 PM
A part of my Tiger group has moved to the new, big tank and is doing fine. Besides, a little ancistrus female joined them. I added Bio CO2 recently and turned on the air for the UGF. The canister is running as usual. I also added a bag with zeolite and some local tree leaves into the tank.

Today was the measurement day; here are my water parameter:

ph 7.2-7.4
GH 8
KH 4
NO3 10
23 degree C


May tap water comes with

pH 7.5
GH 15
KH 12
NO3 5-10


I cannot measure ms at the moment; have to calibrate my Hanna Combo.

I have several berried female and offspring setting in the former 20L Tetra. I will use it to mate the mom's with my best male shrimp. Offspring will put into the big tank on the top when it has reached a certain size.

http://www.shrimpnow.com/mygallery/files/4/7/2/8/img_2071.jpg

http://www.shrimpnow.com/mygallery/files/4/7/2/8/img_2072.jpg

http://www.shrimpnow.com/mygallery/files/4/7/2/8/img_2040.jpg

http://www.shrimpnow.com/mygallery/files/4/7/2/8/img_2039.jpg

imke_j
10th Oct 2010, 11:36 PM
This are my little critters:

http://www.shrimpnow.com/mygallery/files/4/7/2/8/img_2021.jpg

http://www.shrimpnow.com/mygallery/files/4/7/2/8/img_2026.jpg

http://www.shrimpnow.com/mygallery/files/4/7/2/8/img_2035.jpg

http://www.shrimpnow.com/mygallery/files/4/7/2/8/img_2050.jpg

http://www.shrimpnow.com/mygallery/files/4/7/2/8/img_2056.jpg

http://www.shrimpnow.com/mygallery/files/4/7/2/8/img_2043.jpg

http://www.shrimpnow.com/mygallery/files/4/7/2/8/img_2069.jpg

doofie22
11th Oct 2010, 02:18 AM
nice... makes me wanna setup another tank...

Shrimpson
11th Oct 2010, 03:26 AM
Very nice setup and shrimps, Imke! :)

Sidenote: Just do not forget to clean the Zeolithe off bacteria regulary. Bacteria are a WAY larger than the microscopic structure of the Zeolithe wich is responsible for the ion exchanging processes within in Zeolithe stones. Zeolithe covered with bacteria is much less efficent. Thats why some folks (mainly those seawater nerds) are using self cleaning Zeolithe filter systems. Check youtube for an example: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NtrCpWyVFIg

If you whake the net containing the Zeolithe every day for some minutes ... it will fit. ;)

Marcus

imke_j
11th Oct 2010, 07:11 PM
Hi Marcus, thanks for the very useful hint. Normally, I put the zeolithe in my external canister. Had to use it quickly last time - that's why I just throw it into the tank. As somebody well informed: What do you think about re-generating zeolithe with salt? Does it work or is it better to buy new media?

Shrimpson
11th Oct 2010, 08:51 PM
Hello Imke, I never regenerated Zeolithe before. I only used it two times in two new tanks. It is for sure much less expensive if you are recylcle it. ;) Cheers, Marcus

Elisa
11th Oct 2010, 10:10 PM
Hi Imke, very nice! :) Are these the Orange Tail Tiger shrimps? I think so. Best wishes. Elisa

imke_j
11th Oct 2010, 11:20 PM
Hi Imke, very nice! :) Are these the Orange Tail Tiger shrimps? I think so. Best wishes. Elisa
Hi Elisa, I guess this Tiger are a mixture. Some of them are bluish. I'll do selection after I have a larger group to chose from.

minicooper
14th Oct 2010, 10:35 AM
Hi Imke,

Your bluish tiger maybe not a mixture, I have seen even a bluish one from LFS while they opened the bag which was directly from the catcher. I am sure those shrimps are wild caught.

imke_j
14th Oct 2010, 01:22 PM
Your bluish tiger maybe not a mixture, I have seen even a bluish one from LFS while they opened the bag which was directly from the catcher. I am sure those shrimps are wild caught.
I totally agree; by mixture I meant that they have different genes and some tend to show up as blue Tiger black eye. As Elisa has shown, you can also do selection on stripes color which can be black, magenta or even fill red. I like Tiger so much because you can still do selection on them :)

imke_j
15th Oct 2010, 06:51 PM
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I like the female on the last pic very much; it has wide stripes and a slight blue body. Besides; I'll do selection on red antennas if I have built up a breeding group.

Elisa
17th Oct 2010, 12:16 AM
Hi Imke,

the pictures are great! :yes: Especially I like the first both. It's a pity, that I can't photograph like you. :bigcry:

Best regards and have a nice evening

Elisa

imke_j
28th Oct 2010, 08:22 PM
Just a short update: I have around 40-60 shrimp babies in my Tetra; where the berried females live until they release. I have one little shrimp with orange eyes?!? Will check the small ones when they are older, again. The biggest have no 1.5 cm; the smallest are only a few Millimeters.

imke_j
29th Oct 2010, 07:10 PM
Here is what I have found beneath my 'Supertiger'. Have I been cheated again? Where do the orange eyes come from? Besides the unwanted coloration of the eyes, this shrimps does not recommend for further mating due to it's body shape. God, I need patience! ;)

http://www.shrimpnow.com/mygallery/files/4/7/2/8/img_2111.jpg

imke_j
1st Nov 2010, 02:16 AM
The seller replied that his strains relies purely on wild-caught Supertiger but that he sometimes has orange eye and bluish offspring, too. Looks like this Tiger show are wide genetic pool. Here are some new pics of the tank:

http://www.shrimpnow.com/mygallery/files/4/7/2/8/img_2116.jpg

http://www.shrimpnow.com/mygallery/files/4/7/2/8/img_2115.jpg

http://www.shrimpnow.com/mygallery/files/4/7/2/8/img_2120.jpg

http://www.shrimpnow.com/mygallery/files/4/7/2/8/img_2117.jpg

http://www.shrimpnow.com/mygallery/files/4/7/2/8/img_2128.jpg

dxiong5
1st Nov 2010, 02:37 AM
Interesting find Imke, did you isolate that particular shrimp from the rest? I recently acquired some "Supertigers" too; however, the stripes are not as defined as my old colony and the head and tail is not as yellow colored. At this point I am hesitant to introduce the two colonies together.

imke_j
1st Nov 2010, 01:48 PM
Interesting find Imke, did you isolate that particular shrimp from the rest? I recently acquired some "Supertigers" too; however, the stripes are not as defined as my old colony and the head and tail is not as yellow colored. At this point I am hesitant to introduce the two colonies together.

I haven't separated them yet, but definitely will do in anyway. Besides, I would not mix your strains - think the new ones will corrupt your old group (which is really pretty).

doofie22
1st Nov 2010, 06:06 PM
Hi Imke,

Your bluish tiger maybe not a mixture, I have seen even a bluish one from LFS while they opened the bag which was directly from the catcher. I am sure those shrimps are wild caught.

hi, correct me if i'm wrong but i always notice that tigers are the most "compatible" and versitile breed. In the sense that you can mix them with most other breeds and come out with something interesting. Is this true base on your experience?

imke_j
11th Nov 2010, 12:34 AM
Meanwhile I have found a tinted female within the group. Most of my Tiger look like the ones behind it.

http://www.shrimpnow.com/mygallery/files/4/7/2/8/img_2150.jpg

http://www.shrimpnow.com/mygallery/files/4/7/2/8/img_2146.jpg

gastonlagaf4
13th Nov 2010, 06:42 PM
This one is even more beautiful, really great

imke_j
29th Nov 2010, 12:30 AM
My Tigers breed well in this tap water tank and I have many juveniles. Separated the orange eyed (5) into a 20L and also the remaining Supertiger with a clear transparent body from the first batch (May) in a 20L. The other Tigers from the second batch I received in July show more bluish body coloration and a great, too. With all this separations I want to do selection in two ways: the Supertiger line and the bluish wild-caught Tiger line. Both shall have maximal wide stripes, but differ in body coloration and antennas.

imke_j
30th Nov 2010, 01:35 PM
http://www.shrimpnow.com/mygallery/files/4/7/2/8/img_2193.jpg

http://www.shrimpnow.com/mygallery/files/4/7/2/8/img_2189.jpg

http://www.shrimpnow.com/mygallery/files/4/7/2/8/img_2244.jpg

http://www.shrimpnow.com/mygallery/files/4/7/2/8/img_2237.jpg

Bigger and even more files are up in the gallery here:
http://www.shrimpnow.com/mygallery/browseimages.php?c=43

MananaP
30th Nov 2010, 03:57 PM
I love your tiger collection bro, i hope one day i can also set-up a tank for tigers. I want to try some OEBT for my next project hehehehe.

imke_j
2nd Jan 2011, 11:38 PM
Thanks for the compliments; have done a short video on my tigers:

http://youtu.be/PWP1b2xsS-g

doofie22
2nd Jan 2011, 11:56 PM
hi imke,

i went to your site before and read up a bit about your experience with shrimps. You started off with blue tigers? Don't mind me asking, but i don't notice any of those from your pics at all. Did you stop? No offense but i was quite intrigue by the orange eye blue tigers but they're really shy tigers, always hiding and i can't seem to find them most of the time.

imke_j
3rd Jan 2011, 01:38 AM
Hey, it's totally okay to ask a question: Yes, I have had Blue Pearls and Blue Tigers in the beginning. In my best time, 24 tanks in a really small flat were build up; then I moved and have 2 tanks left. I feel it is better to focus on a breeding group. :joking:

My Blue Tiger OE have bred in harder water and were not shy at all; I have kept them in a 240L tank and had a bigger population. In summer, you must be very strict with your water routines because this specie is more sensible to bacterial problems, IMO.

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orienz
6th Jan 2011, 10:51 AM
wow very nice setup, best of luck!

MananaP
6th Jan 2011, 06:17 PM
Hey, it's totally okay to ask a question: Yes, I have had Blue Pearls and Blue Tigers in the beginning. In my best time, 24 tanks in a really small flat were build up; then I moved and have 2 tanks left. I feel it is better to focus on a breeding group. :joking:

My Blue Tiger OE have bred in harder water and were not shy at all; I have kept them in a 240L tank and had a bigger population. In summer, you must be very strict with your water routines because this specie is more sensible to bacterial problems, IMO.

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And these are kept in 23c tank Imke? The OEBT what are your parameters as i'm planning on starting a tank and try with tigers soon. Thanks in advance...

imke_j
6th Jan 2011, 08:11 PM
I keep/kept all my Tigers in room temperature; say 19-23 degree Celsius. In higher temperatures, they feel not so good and become inactive. Check out Silane's post on the tiger habitat: http://www.shrimpnow.com/forums/showthread.php/6012-Tiger-Hunting?p=55642&viewfull=1#post55642

doofie22
6th Jan 2011, 08:37 PM
I keep/kept all my Tigers in room temperature; say 19-23 degree Celsius. In higher temperatures, they feel not so good and become inactive. Check out Silane's post on the tiger habitat: http://www.shrimpnow.com/forums/showthread.php/6012-Tiger-Hunting?p=55642&viewfull=1#post55642

how i wish the normal room temperature here is 19-23 degree......

MananaP
6th Jan 2011, 09:11 PM
I keep/kept all my Tigers in room temperature; say 19-23 degree Celsius. In higher temperatures, they feel not so good and become inactive. Check out Silane's post on the tiger habitat: http://www.shrimpnow.com/forums/showthread.php/6012-Tiger-Hunting?p=55642&viewfull=1#post55642

If i don't put a heater in my tank and it is winter here now i should monitor the temperature if it doesn't swing i will not put a heater on my tank at all, thank you for the fast reply Imke...

imke_j
6th Jan 2011, 10:53 PM
If i don't put a heater in my tank and it is winter here now i should monitor the temperature if it doesn't swing i will not put a heater on my tank at all, thank you for the fast reply Imke...
You don't need a heater for Tigers IMO; give them a winter break and go on with even more offspring in spring ;)

@dofie22: Fully can understand that buying chillers and running them is not comfortable, thus you must deal in my country with cold winters an -15 degree Celsius: wanna change? ;)

MananaP
7th Jan 2011, 07:05 AM
You don't need a heater for Tigers IMO; give them a winter break and go on with even more offspring in spring ;)


Hahahaha that's what i like less electricity to pay LOL. Also what is your water change schedule bro? Friend here said he doesn't change his water because our tap water here is soft like ph 7-7.2 KH 0 and GH 0 LOL...

adrianng1996
18th Jan 2011, 06:54 PM
i bought some tigers from a friend and it looks exactly like yours..
-thick stripes
-orange antaena
-some has yellow tail and tip

are these super tigers?

imke_j
18th Jan 2011, 10:35 PM
Hahahaha that's what i like less electricity to pay LOL. Also what is your water change schedule bro? Friend here said he doesn't change his water because our tap water here is soft like ph 7-7.2 KH 0 and GH 0 LOL...
Sorry, I have skipped your question accidentally... I am changing 20-30% a week. IMO, otherwise you risk bacterial problems sooner or later.

imke_j
18th Jan 2011, 10:36 PM
i bought some tigers from a friend and it looks exactly like yours..
-thick stripes
-orange antaena
-some has yellow tail and tip

are these super tigers?

If it looks like this one, I'd call it a Supertiger:

/blog/wp-content/uploads/2010/08/supertiger_complete.jpg

adrianng1996
19th Jan 2011, 05:11 PM
some looks like those but not much...some the bars not so thick and the yellow not so obvius

adrianng1996
19th Jan 2011, 06:38 PM
are yours in tiger valley 2 super tigers? or just high quality tigers? may i know how much u got these tigers for?
and also if super tigers mic with normal tigers will they lose the thick bands or will come out mixed?
thanks

imke_j
19th Jan 2011, 08:37 PM
are yours in tiger valley 2 super tigers? or just high quality tigers? may i know how much u got these tigers for?
and also if super tigers mic with normal tigers will they lose the thick bands or will come out mixed?
thanks

The Tigers I have now in my tank come from two different sources: The first batch were real Supertiger, where I had soon losses after receiving them, the others came from another seller who claimed having Supertiger but send me nice wild Tiger which tend to show blue and reds. Mixing different batches always is bad, so keep them separate if you can ;)

Chatting on prices is not worth, a shrimp is worth what a buyer will pay ;)

imke_j
5th Feb 2011, 12:49 AM
Here is another video I like to share with you:

http://youtu.be/z0tB98Wxfdc

My tigers stop breeding from November to January, now I have berried again. It's time to ship some to a friend...hopefully, it will get warmer soon!

gourmettea
5th Feb 2011, 12:58 AM
Here is another video I like to share with you:

http://youtu.be/z0tB98Wxfdc

My tigers stop breeding from November to January, now I have berried again. It's time to ship some to a friend...hopefully, it will get warmer soon!

Haha...love the opera music...gives me a flashback to the old country....

Forgive my ignorance...what is a Super Tiger?

hugo feio
6th Feb 2011, 06:19 PM
Really nice, Imke !
Congrats ;)

imke_j
6th Feb 2011, 07:47 PM
Forgive my ignorance...what is a Super Tiger?
see here : http://www.shrimpnow.com/forums/showthread.php/6010-Tiger-Valley-2.0?p=58369&viewfull=1#post58369

Happy you both liked the video - music sounds perhaps strange to western ears, but I like it!

Scorpio
6th Feb 2011, 08:28 PM
Beautiful Tigers, Imke! What is it about Tigers that made you focus on them?

I also have to ask, do you find your Tiger shrimp are more boisterous than, say, Red Bees?

doofie22
6th Feb 2011, 10:19 PM
see here : http://www.shrimpnow.com/forums/showthread.php/6010-Tiger-Valley-2.0?p=58369&viewfull=1#post58369

Happy you both liked the video - music sounds perhaps strange to western ears, but I like it!

for a moment i thought you're a chinese... reminds me of chinese new year... and all the good food.. :D

imke_j
7th Feb 2011, 12:30 AM
Beautiful Tigers, Imke! What is it about Tigers that made you focus on them?
I also have to ask, do you find your Tiger shrimp are more boisterous than, say, Red Bees?

Well, I guess my tap water has driven me to Tigers in the beginning. It is very hard here in Cologne and comes with 18-21 GH and 700 ms from the tap. So, without special preparations, CR keeping is hard or nearly impossible.

No matter if Red Tiger, Blue Tiger, Black Tiger or the wild form now - all were very active, nice and did breed in my tanks. Blue Tigers are a bit touchy in summer, as I experienced 2009, when some died with bacterial problems. Overall, I like Tigers very much because the do a lot of swimming, actively look for food and sometimes even show interactions or group behavior.

Attached a quick shot from my tank, where I added a second small canister filter today.

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imke_j
19th Mar 2011, 04:19 PM
Here is another visual update from my Tiger. I sent 40 shrimp out to friends within the EU to spread this Tiger strain and preserve it' genes. I think it is a good idea to exchange wild shrimp strains for free among hobbiest's - but only to nice guys, who will not simply sell your shrimp

:p

http://www.shrimpnow.com/mygallery/files/4/7/2/8/img_2401a.jpg

http://www.shrimpnow.com/mygallery/files/4/7/2/8/img_2401b.jpg

http://www.shrimpnow.com/mygallery/files/4/7/2/8/img_2401c.jpg

http://www.shrimpnow.com/mygallery/files/4/7/2/8/img_2401d.jpg

http://www.shrimpnow.com/mygallery/files/4/7/2/8/img_2401e.jpg

http://www.shrimpnow.com/mygallery/files/4/7/2/8/img_2401f.jpg

cllui
19th Mar 2011, 05:15 PM
Nice Tiger you have!

dxiong5
19th Mar 2011, 11:05 PM
- but only to nice guys, who will not simply sell your shrimp


:p

Great looking Tigers!

doofie22
19th Mar 2011, 11:34 PM
hi imke, i hope you don't mind if i ask some questions of tiger shrimp keeping..

my tanks have no issue with any other shrimps like CRS/CBS, fire reds, yellows, amano, etc. But surprisingly i'm having issues with tigers.. i'm having tiger death slowly on a mixed tank with fire reds, crs and amano. There's no death on the other shrimps except tigers. I had bad experience with OEBTs as well.

is it because my ph is probably low?

I know you probably repeated this many times but could you give your recommendation of water parameters for tigers?

Thanks!

2Toned
20th Mar 2011, 12:14 AM
Imke mentioned that her tap water in Cologne is GH 18-21 & 700 ms.
I'd imagine the pH is around 8.0 or so.
Can you please confirm Imke?

imke_j
20th Mar 2011, 12:23 AM
Imke mentioned that her tap water in Cologne is GH 18-21 & 700 ms.
I'd imagine the pH is around 8.0 or so.
Can you please confirm Imke?

The pH is 7.5 with GH 14. I agree that most Tiger keepers I know stick to something around ph 6.8-7.5. Besides, you may know that I recommend frequent water changes to Tigers, as I suspect them to be more sensible to some kind of bacteria. Sudden bacterial infections of black and blue Tiger shrimp are reported often. If they change transparency and behavior to passive, you should be alarmed...

Another problem I see is your mixed tank: Tigers have more active group behavior and you cannot stock them in higher density, IMO. Best go for them with a dedicated tank and keep them in pH around 7-7.5.

Mnalves
23rd Mar 2011, 09:30 AM
Congratulations.
What is the setup of the aquarium? shocked:

imke_j
23rd Mar 2011, 02:08 PM
Congratulations.
What is the setup of the aquarium? shocked:

Just go on reading from post #1; it is all written in ;)

Fento
6th May 2011, 05:32 AM
:rolleyes: any forgotten or recent picture? :p every time I see this post I like more this kind of shrimp :nice: I may set a tank for them in a future, but I have just your opposite situation, water here is soft and quite acidic... :undecided

imke_j
6th May 2011, 12:49 PM
:rolleyes: any forgotten or recent picture? :p every time I see this post I like more this kind of shrimp :nice: I may set a tank for them in a future, but I have just your opposite situation, water here is soft and quite acidic... :undecided

Would be great to have another Tiger addict in Spain, I definitely think you should plan another tank :D I am now having several berried females as well as some older shrimp dying off, like it is normal in spring and autumn, when reproduction start again.

As I have lost two newly molted Tiger females chased by insane males recently, I decided to lower the male shrimp density in the tank. The last time they dance on Saturday, I have caught over 40 (!) male shrimp. As the male ratio in fry is suspected to be higher like 70/30 or even 80/20, I will keep an eye of them. The picture shows all the males I caught while shrimp dance:

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Again, I have one or two juveniles with orange eye.

Groups of this wild-strain now live in Hungary and Denmark, too - as I want to spread it's gens for conservation proposes, at least in the EU, where shipping is allowed.

I plan to intensely clean the soil with the next weeks, as the tank has been running for some time now. Thus, I usually clean parts of it every (second) week.

gourmettea
6th May 2011, 02:13 PM
How do you clean your active soil? Just vac some out?

imke_j
6th May 2011, 05:29 PM
In my barely planted tank, with all moss & fern on removable roots, I use a gravel washer (mulmglocke in German) to remove detritus from the substrate.

Meszi64
6th May 2011, 10:34 PM
Very nice shrimps.

countcoco
6th May 2011, 10:46 PM
How do you clean your active soil? Just vac some out?

I just use a small siphon vacuum that doesn't create much suction. Larger ones will wind up sucking out too much gravel.

Luigi
15th May 2011, 09:17 PM
hello,
I'm not very experienced, I would like to know what are the leaves of bamboo

imke_j
15th May 2011, 10:31 PM
Hi, you are welcome :) Dried Bamboo leaves have a really agreeable smell and are used for tea and other groceries worldwide. After rinsing them with boiled water, I dropped them into my shrimp tank. An influence on the pH is not detectable. Here are the pics from my blog:

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/blog/wp-content/uploads/2010/08/02.jpg

/blog/wp-content/uploads/2010/08/03.jpg

/blog/wp-content/uploads/2010/08/04.jpg

imke_j
1st Jun 2011, 08:01 PM
Hi again, for some reasons I decided to give up that tank and the Tigers. Whoever is interested in overtaking this strain or parts of the group might want to drop me a PM (EU inhabitants only, I am sorry). Most Tigers look like shown in this posts:

http://www.shrimpnow.com/forums/showthread.php/6010-Tiger-Valley-2.0?p=61808&viewfull=1#post61808

morgana
2nd Jun 2011, 03:24 AM
I am sad about that.

imke_j
10th Jun 2011, 10:52 PM
After my holidays, a forum member from Spain will further work with this Tiger group - so here is the last picture update from my tank. Thanks for viewing and your overall interest!

http://www.shrimpnow.com/mygallery/files/4/7/2/8/tigershrimp8.jpg

http://www.shrimpnow.com/mygallery/files/4/7/2/8/tigershrimp16.jpg

http://www.shrimpnow.com/mygallery/files/4/7/2/8/tigershrimp15.jpg

http://www.shrimpnow.com/mygallery/files/4/7/2/8/tigershrimp12.jpg

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dxiong5
10th Jun 2011, 11:18 PM
Great looking Tigers Imke! Sad to see that you will no longer be working with them - will you focus more on your Bee shrimp?

imke_j
11th Jun 2011, 12:40 AM
Hey Donny, I am yet undecided - perhaps this tank will be turned even into a regular planted fish tank...

dxiong5
11th Jun 2011, 02:17 AM
Hey Donny, I am yet undecided - perhaps this tank will be turned even into a regular planted fish tank...

Nice! I have an ADA 60-P that's been sitting empty for 6 months; I have plans for a planted tank as well, but too lazy at the moment to set it up. Looking forward to seeing your tank!

imke_j
5th Jul 2011, 12:26 AM
The tank is empty, finally - and waits for new inhabitants, which are most likely my Naoki CR.

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Scorpio
5th Jul 2011, 12:29 AM
Hi Imke, might I ask what 'Naoki' means?

Changing a tank again, eh? ;)

imke_j
5th Jul 2011, 12:35 AM
Sure! It is:


Naoki (直樹) Japanese unisex name meaning honest tree

I gave my CR group that name, to have some kind of positive breeding project motivation. Naming things deepens the relationship ;)

I will update this thread for the CR:
http://www.shrimpnow.com/forums/showthread.php/7635-My-Crystal-Red-Breeding-Tank-from-Germany

Scorpio
5th Jul 2011, 12:57 AM
How profound ;) Great! Can't wait to follow your new project.

imke_j
18th Jul 2011, 09:11 PM
My CR now life in this tank. I will post updates in this thread:
http://www.shrimpnow.com/forums/showthread.php/7635-My-Crystal-Red-Breeding-Tank-from-Germany

imke_j
26th Aug 2011, 12:17 AM
Just a quick update on the Ebi Gold soil I have used for this tank: I looks as it starts to dissolving. I will keep an eye on it and plan to re-set the tank in Sepetmber/October 2011. So, 12 months fro Ebi Gold lasting.

imke_j
27th Aug 2011, 11:20 PM
I decided to redo this tank today, and used Lava as substrate this time. It will house some Black Bee. Here is a sneak preview from this afternoon:

dxiong5
29th Aug 2011, 12:34 AM
Looking forward to your Black Bees!

Kazuya
30th Aug 2011, 06:10 AM
Just a quick update on the Ebi Gold soil I have used for this tank: I looks as it starts to dissolving. I will keep an eye on it and plan to re-set the tank in Sepetmber/October 2011. So, 12 months fro Ebi Gold lasting.

Just a quick question Imke. You said you reused the ebi gold at the start of this set up.
Just wondering is 1 yr the limit for this soil?

imke_j
19th Sep 2011, 02:17 PM
Just a quick question Imke. You said you reused the ebi gold at the start of this set up.
Just wondering is 1 yr the limit for this soil?

Depends on what you understand as 'limit'. With my high tap water readings, it has lots water adjusting ability even earlier. Concerning the grain stability, I had the feeling that it started to decompose end of August.