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post Nov 1 2020, 11:42 PM

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QUOTE(Keruoac @ Feb 12 2015, 05:27 PM)
Where is lentang by the way? I went to kemensah few days ago, i collected fissidens, Java, and peacock moss. They grow on log and small rocks. All healthy!
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whereabout kemensah ya ?
if u can share biggrin.gif
i'm getting started
& keen to find some freebies
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post Nov 2 2020, 10:35 PM

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i'm wondering if its practical
to use this as my aquarium stand

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post Nov 3 2020, 11:10 AM

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QUOTE(Clueless07 @ Nov 3 2020, 09:00 AM)
you trolling or what bro?
do you know how heavy is an aquarium filled up with water?
you need something stable- and non movable.
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QUOTE(teddy1985 @ Nov 3 2020, 09:17 AM)
I personally use the ikea LERBERG shelf unit.
Quite sturdy and been using it for few years already.
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QUOTE(Clueless07 @ Nov 3 2020, 09:22 AM)
to put aquarium? or other house hold products?
if wanna use, also remove the wheel at least
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QUOTE(Blinklime @ Nov 3 2020, 10:40 AM)
1 litre = 1 kg

good luck

n wheels bad
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QUOTE(Satori 14118a @ Nov 3 2020, 10:47 AM)
Recipe for disaster. Won't hold the weight.
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I intend to get a 2' tank

I was thinking with rollers
I can push it to the kitchen / toilet
When cleaning
& can b flexible on locations in future
Its stainless steel too

I guess will have to check out the real item
Esp the rollers then

Oh i did consider lerberg too
The height shoulder level
I think is nice for viewing aquarium

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post Nov 4 2020, 12:58 AM

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QUOTE(Clueless07 @ Nov 3 2020, 11:14 AM)
if you do aquascaping- once you push and the tank move....everything will be disturbed. Rock wood plants... u tell me.
every single thing.

i could be wrong.... still new and learning here.

PS: why wanna bring to kitchen and toilet? the fishes eat and pop in the tank  *wink
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i see
ok tx
something for me to think about
i was thinking whether it might b easier
for cleaning cycling things like dat
just hose into the wc biggrin.gif
also spills & mopping

QUOTE(Blinklime @ Nov 3 2020, 10:12 PM)
sounds like an accident waiting to happen lol, plus moving a full/even half tank of water on rollers probably stressful for fish. imagine an earthquake. U might as well setup a tank on the counter top/island near the sink for easier accessibility. just avoid the stove / water soap splash.

n people do rescapes quite often in the hobby, can always move then haha.

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maintenance should be non hassle if your not overstocking, n not over feeding. proper water flow will lift up most of the detritus aka poop to masuk filter. i have a planted tank. top up water only.

What kind of fish u planing to stock?  laugh.gif  laugh.gif
this, plus major spills

a bucket will suffice lol. use a gravel vac or submerged pump(use pantyhose or netting to prevent fish entering) to suck out water for water changes.
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i'm relieved to hear only top up needed
thats for purely plants only rite ?

what if with fishes eg zebras ?
will it make a big difference to the water quality
& cleaning frequency ?
i have shrimps too

i did think of using the island top
but if family visits for dinner
i will have to move it..
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post Nov 4 2020, 09:42 PM

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QUOTE(Blinklime @ Nov 4 2020, 02:21 AM)
first of all welcome to the hobby  icon_idea.gif
ill be typing base on my experience.
before starting, best learn about the nitrogen cycle.
cleaning is a no brainier, for newly setup tank, better to do water changes weekly, 30%-50% range. ur new tank may not be able to fully convert all the ammonia n nitrates in the water. concentration to high, fatal.

read up on how to cycle a new tank.
the proven method is to use old filter media.
but since ur starting from zero, i can recommend seachem stability to establish a bacteria colony quickly tho it will take months to be fully develop. so slowly stock the tank. It worked for me but some others are not as fortunate. can always do the fish food/seafood method.
now why i only top up? no water change? cuz not much shit. bigger tank, less concentrated. but ofc, what works for me, may not work for you. everyone tank is diff, never 1=1. n i still recommended to do water changes to dilute all bad stuff in there. yes planted tnak. non planted tank, better get a sump or do big water changes.

yea long hose would work with a pump, doesn't have to be an overkill 1, just enough to push water for the distance/height. or use a bucket

i remember sometime ago, i think utuber mentioned 1 gallon to 2 inches of fish. u can add more like how most fish store do, just do more maintenance. i usually feed and starve my fish every other day. to control. or feed minimal amount daily.

water quality, if u add more fish, ofc will have more ammonia.  snails and shrimp dont have much bioload, i dare say none lol in a planted tank situation.
cleaning frequency, depends on tank to tank. how are you feeding? are you dosing fertilizers or any other chemical? algae growth? dirty tank doesn't mean bad water. i regular maintenance is pruning the fast growers, glass algae scraping. substrate was originally black, cant see the poop anyway haha. i have a school of otocinclus and shrimp to help with the funky algae. crazy algae growth usually a sign of imbalance. feeding to much? too much light? co2? etc

ah u have shrimps, so u probably know about all this anyway. lol

it was relaxing for me to type this anyway. kelos
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tx for yr generous sharing
lets say i start off
with moss & 3day old tap water
+ add old goldfish bowl water
1 weeks later only i add zebra
can omit seachem ?
manyak mahal oh
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post Nov 8 2020, 12:14 AM

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QUOTE(Clueless07 @ Nov 6 2020, 08:53 AM)

5 Tension gon


so do dry start, but i do you have patience for 2-3 weeks?
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is tension gone for fishes only
or need for plant too ?

any supplements needed for shrimp ?
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post Nov 10 2020, 10:11 PM

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guys
what do u all do if not at home
for 1-2 weeks ?
put shrimp at shrimp hotel ?
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post Nov 11 2020, 11:19 PM

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QUOTE(Clueless07 @ Nov 11 2020, 10:34 AM)
no.. not really
we dont send to shirmp hotel.

typically got 2 way-
a- we get a portable tank and bring the shrimp with us.
b- 2 days before we leave, we bring to local favorite restaurant - my favorite is drunken prawn, or course someother like butter style as well. if wanna halal one- you may try the tomyam shop
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i just started shrimping
didnt feed them anything
just leave them eat algae forever
should b ok right ?
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post Nov 13 2020, 01:20 PM

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QUOTE(Clueless07 @ Nov 12 2020, 07:05 PM)
Yeah no issue. They will feed w anything , so should not die
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QUOTE(tachlio @ Nov 12 2020, 09:28 PM)
If you like to see more babies, feed them once or twice per week...
Shrimp food really cheap, even you can feed some Mulberry leaf(桑叶) if your area someone plant it...
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QUOTE(kizwan @ Nov 13 2020, 02:13 AM)
If you have plant, then they have something to eat like algae or organic matter (detritus). I only have feeder shrimp or ghost shrimp & feed them hikari sinking micro pellets. lol
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They act like termites !
Saw a big 1 scraping the driftwood
& small pieces fall off !

I now rear them in a fishbowl
Got 4 zebras inside
I try to limit the water change
As suggested 10%
But the water still smelly
Change 50% they will die ?


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post Nov 13 2020, 06:00 PM

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QUOTE(tachlio @ Nov 13 2020, 01:54 PM)
tank need time to cycle through and ready with good bacteria.
How long you cycle ady
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Its 2weeks already
Got many moss inside
So the bacteria shld b there already ?

QUOTE(kizwan @ Nov 13 2020, 02:43 PM)
Can you list complete parts for the CO2 system you're using with their cost for each of the parts? Thank you.
Well, the driftwood must be low quality. I have one, heavy & feel solid while another one feels light & when I took out to clean it some small pieces fall off.

Why you moved them to different container? 50% is the limit I think. More than that you're asking for trouble. How smelly? Like rotten egg? Or smell like lumut like?
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I just start
So oni 1 tank
This is like my test tube haha
Hmm
Not so bad like rotten
Maybe musty..

I just bought a filter
Isit ok to put it slightly above water ?
The moto is a bit warmish

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post Nov 13 2020, 10:21 PM

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QUOTE(Clueless07 @ Nov 5 2020, 02:09 PM)
too much water change is no good- i would not recommend to do 90% change every day or every week.

typical- we do 30% water change. if more changes needed- then we should do 2X or 3X per week.
you are considering seachem for what purpose eh?
if water conditioner.... then we would Tension Gon would be good.
equally important is the filtration system,- as in
A- need to have enough circulation flow.
B- sufficient media for beneficial bacteria-  it will breakdown the waste to simpler substance, for the plant to adsorb
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i put in some tention gon
& some the shrimp came out of hiding
maybe is smells / tastes like food biggrin.gif

QUOTE(kizwan @ Nov 13 2020, 08:52 PM)
Musty, I think once your tank balanced, the smell would go away.

I don't think it is good idea to run the pump above the water level. I think your bowl can survive without filter.
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ok
the bowl is quite basic
lots of moss
the zebra is ok but some shrimps kaput liao
i m nt sure whats not working
no chois but to spend a bit more
see if the pump & conditioner make any difference
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post Nov 14 2020, 08:39 PM

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QUOTE(kizwan @ Nov 14 2020, 12:24 AM)
Just want to make sure I got the story right. The zebra & the shrimps originally in the (other) tank but you moved them to the bowl. Right? If this is right, the change is too much for shrimps to handle, IMO. If the bowl already running for a while & already established/balanced, then it won't be a problem.
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oh
the zebras have been in the bowl
since day 1
they are fine

the shrimps i bought
& put them together
but keep dying
it seems the internal filter is not suitable
makes the water warmish
another shrimp kaput
i think i'll get a bigger tank instead
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post Nov 17 2020, 05:03 PM

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QUOTE(Clueless07 @ Nov 16 2020, 02:41 PM)
Shrimp is very sensitive to temp, they need lower temp.

i keep some in my jar aquarium too... they were fine but gradually one by one  went missing. they could be hiding- but i think all gone liao.
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Haih..
Want to play cheap2 also cannot

Actually they r very good in hiding
I bought 9
But only can see 3

My fren so funni 🤪

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post Nov 19 2020, 02:00 PM

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QUOTE(Clueless07 @ Nov 18 2020, 03:51 PM)
try to put some food- they will come out.
those which can sink to bottom.
Pls find my sort of bowl aquarium.
there were some shrimps last time, with ember tetra... then slowly the shrimps are gone.
i've move out the ember and change to cheery barb- i think they are even less friendly with shrimps.

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Hw to keep the water clean with food ?
Even with internal filter the water gets dirty fast

That is very tall
Where did u find it ?

My shrimps all dead
Mayb i put in some soil like yrs
Now only hv moss
Might moving out the fishes help ?
I hv 4 zebras
+ 9 shrimps
maybe the bioload too heavy ?
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QUOTE(kizwan @ Nov 13 2020, 02:13 AM)
If you have plant, then they have something to eat like algae or organic matter (detritus). I only have feeder shrimp or ghost shrimp & feed them hikari sinking micro pellets. lol
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Hm..
Wonder if the seller breed them with feed
Then i just let them eat algae
Will they have teouble adjuating ?

QUOTE(tachlio @ Nov 13 2020, 01:54 PM)
tank need time to cycle through and ready with good bacteria.
How long you cycle ady
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1 week with old filter ok ?
I put in tensiongon

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QUOTE(kizwan @ Nov 19 2020, 03:26 PM)
I believe you can have shrimps without filter. Just need to keep up with maintenance & water change every week.

How dirty? Maybe leaching from soil? Which soil are you using? Did you use cap?

BTW, you should let your tank balanced first before putting any shrimps/snails/fish. 3 to 4 weeks. After two weeks, you should be able to put some shrimps to take care algae.
Some shrimps eat vegetable. So do some research what your shrimps eats. Algae & organic matter alone may not enough.
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Ok
It doeasnt have soil
I try without filter or minimal use then
I suspect the zebras waste
Move them out already

Maybe they starve then
I will get mulberry as someone suggest

I think i too impatient
The new shrimps
Swim round & round
Up & down for hours
Is it a bad sign ?
A few seem to ne settling down


QUOTE(Clueless07 @ Nov 20 2020, 06:46 AM)
Try with aqua soil top w 1 cm of sand.
My suggestion is don’t put fish first.... just try shrimp. Zebra is very kacao fish. Stress the prawn.
If u want to put fish may be try to small guppy or ember tetra.
Don’t need to feed them.

And btw. Set up the eco system first. Put the plants and let it stable w no dirty water first.
The smell come from food (don’t feed), and organic decays( plants)

It has a filter but that is more for water circulation, oxidation ( bubble) and the bio ring for beneficial bacteria. 
Bacteria does most work in keeping the tank stabil.  Water change is not.
I do like 30% every 2 to 3 weeks. WC actually stir up more shits into the water from thr soil
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Ok
Put soil already
Looks more natural now
Ya noticed the zebra sometimes nip
Punish them
Put in another container

The hang on filter got sponge
Isit good enuf for bacteria ?
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QUOTE(tachlio @ Nov 21 2020, 09:53 PM)
shrimp swiming up and down meaning water parameter no good.
High chance they will die soon...

Always cycle at least 3-4 week before any live stock.
Shrimp is sensitive so get 1-2 to test before other

Bacteria need some habitat to live, example this Chihiros is good but HOB filter having limited of space for it.
https://www.shrimpoly.com/my/shop/filtratio...uarium+%3E+60cm
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ok
what filter do u use ?
they start eating already
hope dont see any dead bodies tomoro

they love corn !
other vege just ignore
very picky

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post Nov 23 2020, 12:10 AM

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QUOTE(tachlio @ Nov 12 2020, 09:28 PM)
If you like to see more babies, feed them once or twice per week...
Shrimp food really cheap, even you can feed some Mulberry leaf(桑叶) if your area someone plant it...
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the mulberry
2 days they dont touch
do u cook yours ?

QUOTE(kizwan @ Nov 22 2020, 01:41 PM)
I don't know. I don't live there. Try survey any glass shop.
If you don't have soil, it probably bacteria bloom.

Depend on the shrimp I think, they do move around a lot, scavenging for food. If moving erratically, that is not good sign.

Bacteria do live on sponge too but not enough. Fortunately planted tank have soil, bacteria lives in the soil too.
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yesterday they move like prison break
luckily none die
but today
all very subdued
strange
hope tomorrow ok
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post Nov 23 2020, 10:47 AM

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QUOTE(kizwan @ Nov 23 2020, 08:43 AM)
Well that is not good sign. Moving erratically means something is wrong in the water. Then suddenly subdued, that usually means damaged has been done.
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u r right
a few died..
haiyo
i just got a bigger tank
lesson learnt
will do proper set up & water cycling 1st

QUOTE(Clueless07 @ Nov 23 2020, 09:40 AM)
i did not go in too detailed on shrimp keeping. there is another thread which you should read more and ask your questions there.

what i know is...
the prefer clean water- so ensure your organic loads remain low.
How: 1) dont over feed, just a pallet or 2 will do. they can scavanve their food at the bottom
         2) ensure the plants are not rotting.
         3) if u have water circulution,like Hang on filter, i will helps to aerate the water.

they thrieve on low temp, so dont put under direct sunlight. undershed with a few hours of mornign sun is good. if in door under even better- but then u need some light else the plants will die.
i bought some plant over the weekend, but a bunch in- and a few of the shrimps died... other seems affected and recovering. i suspect they put pesticide. KNS!
i notice some off springs last week ( not many- but they are hard to spot until they grow to certain size)- i guess all GG liao.
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oh no..
thats a coincidence
i bought new plants like u
once put in
they fly round & round the bowl
then became quiet
today some died

shrimping is a huge learning curve..

last time i carried the bowl in & out of the balcony
haha
but too tedious to do daily
now got led already
ok will search for the thread

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post Nov 24 2020, 10:05 PM

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QUOTE(tachlio @ Nov 23 2020, 06:15 PM)
Yes, you can either dip in hot water for 15min to let the leaf soften.

Always get a cheap shrimp(the one feed fish) MYR1-2 at LFS first to test water
Once they grow up, rmb to throw them away
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yes !
they eat after cooking
dang choosy pets
what else do u feed them ?


should hv tot of that
use those ghost shrimp as guinea pig
haha

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