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  1. I think the key is stable water parameters with a...

    I think the key is stable water parameters with a constant algal food source.

    Best regards,

    Stuart


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  2. Nice Painted Fire Reds and Crystals. Very clean...

    Nice Painted Fire Reds and Crystals. Very clean tanks too. All my shrimp tanks are heavily planted.

    Here's the link for the video..... http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=n5wZ55Jkfok!

    Best...
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    Take some pics, Stephen as these always help. ...

    Take some pics, Stephen as these always help. These guys he has are only 1/2 - 3/4 of an inch though as I saw them yesterday.

    Stuart
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    Best temperature for cardinals is 26 - 27C. ...

    Best temperature for cardinals is 26 - 27C.

    Best regards,

    Stuart
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    The problem with a general TDS number is that TDS...

    The problem with a general TDS number is that TDS include both organic and inorganic solids which can be confusing. I believe that a GH and KH of 5 should be a target and a temp of 81F is optimal. ...
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    I would reduce your temp to 81. IMHO 85 is too...

    I would reduce your temp to 81. IMHO 85 is too high. A TDS of 310 is a little high. You should aim for a top maximum of 250, but preferably in the 150 - 200 range.

    Best Regards,

    Stuart
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    I see you also keep Boraras merah in with your...

    I see you also keep Boraras merah in with your shrimp (http://www.shrimpnow.com/forum/attachment.php?attachmentid=3015&d=1270704846).

    Very nice Sakura and I really like your favourite Snow...
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    Hornwort prefers a higher nitrate (it is a...

    Hornwort prefers a higher nitrate (it is a sponge). I've also heard that low iron and phosphates can also affect its growth. It usually does best in low - medium lighting conditions as well.

    I...
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    What substrate are you using and whai is your KH...

    What substrate are you using and whai is your KH and GH?

    Best Regards,

    Stuart
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    Looking good. Now for the 2 week waiting period....

    Looking good. Now for the 2 week waiting period. If they are going to kick the bucket, they usuallly will do it in the first 2 weeks. Good luck on your project. Mine didn't fare too well due to 2...
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    These are old pics. I had 2 unsuccessful...

    These are old pics. I had 2 unsuccessful colonies. Both colonies had shrimplets but I ran into freak accidents with both and they were killed. I suggest not using sand or a nutrient rich substrate...
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    Here is a good reference for plant and non-plant...

    Here is a good reference for plant and non-plant eating species:

    Physa - 'Pest Snail' or 'Pond Snail'
    Planorbid - 'Ramshorn' or 'Pest Snail'
    Melanoides tuberculata (MTS) - 'Trumpet Snail'...
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    Hello powerreef. I would not advise starting...

    Hello powerreef.

    I would not advise starting out with high grades if this is your first time keeping CRS. I would suggest using ADA Amazonia I as a substrate AND ensure the tank is fully cycled...
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    Very nice tank indeed. Are your Boraras...

    Very nice tank indeed. Are your Boraras brigittae in full colour yet or have they become washed out due to higher level lighting? I use to keep these little gems (in a group of 10+) with some of my...
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    Here are the ones I am familiar with: Dwarf...

    Here are the ones I am familiar with:

    Dwarf Yellow Shrimp (Neocaridina heteropoda var. yellow)
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    Green dwarf shrimp (Caridina cf. babaulti "Green")
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    The other all appear to...
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    Nice looking shrimp and tank, Craig :D .

    Nice looking shrimp and tank, Craig :D .
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    I am currently using Sea Chem Flourite Black (not...

    I am currently using Sea Chem Flourite Black (not the sand) in my 29 gallon set-up. This substrate is inert and suitable for a CRS tank. Depending on the type of plants you want to keep, this...
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    Thank You Baixinho. Please keep me posted on...

    Thank You Baixinho. Please keep me posted on your current parameters.

    Kind Regards,

    Stuart
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    Nice tank. What are you tank water...

    Nice tank.


    What are you tank water parameters (GH, PH, KH, temp)?
    What buffers are you using (if any)?
    What substrate are you using?
    How long has the tank been running?
    Any info/insight...
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    Thanks for sharing Justin. That is quite the...

    Thanks for sharing Justin. That is quite the conference/show!
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    Very clean and simple. I would probably...

    Very clean and simple.

    I would probably still add some mosses (I really like flame moss http://www.aquamoss.net/Flame-Moss/Flame-Moss.htm) to act as a refuge and food supply source for your...
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    Hello Silane. I am unable to open up your...

    Hello Silane.

    I am unable to open up your picture link http://www.panzerwelten.de/v/Treffen...7/DSC_8428.jpg . All I get is the rotating cirlce. Any ideas?

    Stuart
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    Hello Xema. Very nice shrimp indeed. How...

    Hello Xema.

    Very nice shrimp indeed. How large is your Tiger Matano colony now? Do you also have other sulawesi colonies as well? If so, can you also provide some shots of those shrimps,...
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    You guys are very lucky in Germany. The Germans...

    You guys are very lucky in Germany. The Germans are usually a year or so ahead of North America (as a rule) in sourcing and keeping new varieties of shrimp. Very nice shrimp indeed!
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    As far as the substrates go: I have used...

    As far as the substrates go:

    I have used Flourite Black with great success (not sand) and it is inert.

    I would not recommend using Eco-Complete as it will raise PH/Hardness in soft water and...
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