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tachlio
post Dec 10 2020, 10:43 AM

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QUOTE(Clueless07 @ Dec 10 2020, 10:34 AM)
hey you are back visiting us.
you do shrimp too?

i am doing shrimp too.... yes got mixture of solid red and transparent.
so the only way is to do culling? like that cruel leh

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at which stage do we cull? juvenile? would it be obvious by then?
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see what your main intention, for me plant is 1st priority.
Shrimp just as decoration and lively

So i dont cull at all, but also dont mix different neo together la...
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post Dec 10 2020, 08:45 PM

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QUOTE(junsheng @ Dec 10 2020, 07:26 PM)
most shrimp don't show apparent colour during juvenile 9 weeks after born
if you want to do culling its best to do after week 10
or 1.2cm length

if you are talking about neocaridina, if you are breeding for the colour you have to do it
because at the end they will turn transparent, usually the males are less colourful
like cherry shrimp the males are usually dotted / line red instead of full red
and usually mixing different neocaridina will result in brown shrimps

if you are talking about caridina, if you are breeding for the pattern you have to do it
because at the end they will turn to a solid colour without pattern

what i have been told is
neocaridina shrimp are transparent brown in natural selective breeding causes the change of colour
so if somehow transparent strain appear its going to dominate and turn everything back to normal
for caridina originally is solid colour, selective breeding bring out the patterns...

based on my experience
well if you get expensive breed the gene is more stable and it will take more generations for it to turn back to normal if you don't do culling
there a misconception that bad water parameter will make your shrimps colour or pattern turn bad,
but the real cause is the gene, high quality ones have too much abnormalities and weak, so they die or fail to breed
left the low quality which its gene is normal, strong and able to adapt to the environment, so they fail to die and breed like crazy

for me i don't do culling its too much works
if the quality turn bad, i just kill them all and buy new ones  devil.gif  devil.gif  devil.gif  devil.gif  devil.gif

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Actually for RCS, from ordinary red cherry till bloody marry or even Kanoko, are they are same type?
So mixing this group in between, the only thing will become transparent/lower grade of red?

By cull, we can target to achieve Kanako as end result? but without a true good gen, it will be very hard... so better start with something like fire red or bloody mary?



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post Dec 11 2020, 09:07 AM

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QUOTE(junsheng @ Dec 11 2020, 04:50 AM)
tachlio

idk to me selective breeding would take very long
unless you have extreme patient & interest & space you are going to lose you mind
i tried breeding guppy and betta before, the result was disappointing

i think its the best to get blood marry or even kanoko, just cull to keep the breed
i still do it nowadays for hard to get guppies & shrimps
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RCS = Red Cherry Shrimp = Neo Caridina
I think you refer to CRS = Crystal Red = Caridina.

What I mean is from Red Cherry till Kanoka all is "RED" gen, so cross breeding will it lead to other brownish color? Or just more dull red?

Now my tank having Fire Red + some looking like Red Cherry, I really dont want start over if they are same red gen.
Those LFS maybe just mark its as Bloody Marry/Kanoko as normal people hardly differential it, but the name let it cost very high.


Going setup 2nd 10G tank side by side with my neo.
This time, thinking dry start HC then added Caridina Shrimp, my substrate is Fluval Stratum.
Any advise what on Caridina?

Since I'm on High Tech Plant, not sure black or red gen Caridina more suitable...
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post Dec 11 2020, 05:52 PM

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QUOTE(junsheng @ Dec 11 2020, 01:43 PM)
caridina is temperature and ph sensitive during introduction first few weeks
aside from that there are not much

if you get both crs & cbs make sure you get the ratio right
3 (red) : 1 (black)
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Wont be cross breed between red & black?

I'm worry cross breed so thinking choose one type only

BTW, you from Pg, I looking for reliable source on Caridina

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post Dec 12 2020, 11:57 AM

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QUOTE(junsheng @ Dec 11 2020, 10:42 PM)
idk i didn't stay in pg for ages but you can google it
they will and black will dominates that why you need to get the ratio right

if you want half red half black at the end 3:1 or even 5:1
majority red and little black 10:1
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Thanks, I just focus on red gen Caridina then.
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post Dec 12 2020, 09:28 PM

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QUOTE(brapa? @ Dec 11 2020, 09:44 PM)
i see
ok got it
tx for the tip
so i dont have to prepare egg shells then
that day i boil
then put into oven to dry
came out roasted  biggrin.gif
wanna ask u guys
ever consider replacement for
xpensif ada or fluval soil ?
i am thinking
using lava soil
its so much cheaper
can ?
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Shrimp tank can be naked also...
Put some moss for shrimp that all....
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post Dec 15 2020, 10:33 PM

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My MC is lifted after 6/8 month, did not trim at all so far.

Does MC require trimming to keep it low?

So right now I only can remove it then cut into smaller pieces?
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post Jan 14 2021, 07:02 PM

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QUOTE(kizwan @ Jan 12 2021, 12:10 PM)
Hello,

I need help identifying this fish. They're bottom dwellers & very active. Like to eat blanched zucchini that I put in for my bristlenose pleco.

Thanks to my cat, from 6 down to 3 of this fish in my tank.

EDIT: Nevermind. It is Silver Flying Fox (Crossocheilus reticulatus), also known as the Reticulated Siamese Algae Eater, Fishnet Flying Fox, and Reticulated Flying Fox, is a close relative of the more common Siamese Algae Eater (C. reticulatus).

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SAE is better algae eater for my POV.
Can Combo with Nerite snail + Yamato
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post Jan 24 2021, 10:09 PM

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QUOTE(brapa? @ Jan 23 2021, 11:09 PM)
ahh
so they can adapt
keep yr fotos coming ..
would love to see how others do their tanks
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i brought back the pegaga-like plant
forgot to water it
& it withered sad.gif
will hav to wait for mco to over
& go back take a new plant

anyone use liquid co2 ?
as gas co2 seems so xpensif
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liquid Co2 is not equal to actual Co2 that plant needs, its normally using to kill algae.

Better direct invest on proper Co2 system, those DIY style, you unable control amount of Co2, fluctuation of Co2 causing more algae issue.
I using 2L tank @10g tank, used from >6month, still having plenty inside.
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QUOTE(tehoice @ Jan 25 2021, 11:02 AM)
Hi guys, having been away from aquascaping for the last decade or so.
i first started my aquascaping journey in 2011 and quit in 2014 and went into guppy breeding, then shrimp breeding (still breeding). Now I'm finally coming back to make a small scape, a 1ft cube by this weekend.

got some driftwood, treating it now, still releasing some minor tannin from it, will continue treating it until this coming weekend before use.

got some ryouh stones as well, soaked in clorox last night for 30 minutes, now soak in clean water, will continue doing so until this weekend.

just bought 6 types of plants, waiting for its arrival this week:

1 tissue cultured HC ready for foreground
1 tissue cultured Alternanthera Reineckii Mini (submerged form), for midground of one side, separating the foreground and the background.
1 tissue cultured rotala bonsai for midground of the other side.
4 types of stems plants, consisting rotala red, rotala green, luwigia red and super red for the background.

for the stems plants, since they are not tissue cultured, will do some treatment first before setting up the plant.

on hardware, it's just a 30cm cube
will be using a hob filter instead of canister, if i upgrade to a 2ft tank next time, then i will get eheim 350 since i also have lily pipe ready.

on lighting, this part i'm a little unsure because i am only using chihiros A series, not sure if it is sufficient for the red plants (since i focus on red plants this time), thinking of adding a small WRGB for the red plants, but will see how it goes after a month or 2 after set up.

temperature wise, it will always be around 26 degree or lesser as i am putting it my shrimp breeding room, so it's air-conditioned. whereas, last time i only use PC fans to bring down the temperature to around 28 or so.

on CO2, don't wanna splurge on it yet, maybe next time i can get a bigger tank to support multiple scape, will use diy co2 first in the meantime, will prepare it on a weekly basis, see how it goes.

Will be using soil base as substrate for this scape, still toying around with the ideas on driftwood and ryouh stones.

Not to forget, also already gotten seachem excel, potassium and flourish as ferts.

despite it only a small scape, already put in like close to 400 bucks just for the ferts, rocks, driftwoods and plants eh.... soil i'm using my leftover from shrimp breeding hahaha....
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Aiks... you already bough to stem plant, else can try dry start.
Its seen having higher success rate for HC and you dont need Co2 at start.
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post Jan 25 2021, 09:08 PM

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QUOTE(tehoice @ Jan 25 2021, 08:38 PM)
its oklah, i think i can straight away do submerge style, my stem plants are also coming together.
i tried HC before, during my first ever scape in 2011, now, wanna try it again, but the difference is that, i had co2 back then, now using diy co2.

also, last time was pretty high temperature at around 29-30 degree, now can do 25-26 degree. so give and take. let's see how it goes.

pray for me heheheh....
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Seen you going lean style fert, why getting flourish?


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post Feb 4 2021, 08:18 PM

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QUOTE(bournemercury @ Feb 4 2021, 03:33 PM)
Guys, please i need help...my co2 check valve is still letting water through after selenoid timer was off...atleast the water didn't go up to the regulator tho...the water stops 30cm before the regulator....what did i do wrong sad.gif
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Just replace check valve, or use double check valve only
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post Feb 7 2021, 10:01 AM

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QUOTE(brapa? @ Feb 7 2021, 12:29 AM)
good info
now i know why fert bottles say 50% wc weekly
overkill with their dosing suggestions it seems
pls do share more fotos in future..
seeing others tanks is making me pumped up
& wanna buy more plants
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i had algae infestation once
& uprooted my plants into a bleach solution
1tsp - 1/2 pail of water
seems to help
but praying never this type of hassle again

is wc once in 2weeks ok ?
trying to reduce my chore  biggrin.gif
also dun wan to kacau my shrimps too much
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you wont get rid of algae, this the natural.
If you new, it even hard to get balance between Shrimp + Plant plant.
My suggestion choose one and focus to make it right then get experience explore another.

eg, focus the plant tank, which water parameter is suit kind of want shrimp.
Later when you add shrimp, its no issue at all.

If you check those Aquascape master, choose livestock that follow the environment you create.

Myself WC20-30% weekly, dose fert as litter(lean style) so plant grow slower

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