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About TheGlassBox

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    Advanced Member
  • Birthday 01/31/1963

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    Wayne, Maine
  • Interests
    Planted aquariums, fish, invertebrates, kayaking, fishing and camping.
  • Inverts You Keep
    Bloody Mary, PRL, OEBT, Blue Dream

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  1. TheGlassBox

    List of fish compatible with shrimp

    Wow, I've had Pandas for ever in my tanks with no issues. I mean, I'm sure with all the 'small schoolers' I've kept with them I've lost a few shrimplets, however the colonies have thrived none the less. How long did it take the little sharks to do that kind of damage LOL and was the tank heavily planted? Darn, dwarf cories were on my bucket list....
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    'Sup from Wyoming!

    Wow! That's a neat setup! I'm starting a fish room in the basement to try and consolidate all the tanks I have scattered around the house. Hopefully I'll be plumbing in a sink and RO system down there next month. I like the idea of a water storage system...
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    'Sup from Wyoming!

    Can't offer any feedback on Joe. He's an importer and I don't buy imports. Wow, what do you have for an RO/DI system? I'm getting ready to install a new one myself. What do you use for a storage tank that large? I'd take the GH up a little bit more. At least to the middle of the range. I usually keep my caridinas at around 6 or 7.
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    'Sup from Wyoming!

    I'm Sharon Emery - feel free to look me up to! I'll check them out.
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    'Sup from Wyoming!

    I agree that there seem to be more and more large sellers on Aquabid. Their pricing is attractive of course, but I still prefer to purchase from the smaller hobbiests. The quality is higher because it's their main focus. And I'd rather pay an extra $10 or so to get something that was raised and culled well from someone who really knows what they're doing. And I worry about diseases that may come in on imports. Not all of them quarantine. And the items are often not as pictured... When I shop on Aquabid, I just stay away from the larger sellers. For livestock at least... It seems a lot of people are shifting over to Facebook. What pages do you like on FB? I've been to the Shrimp Spot page over there, but I still like the format better over here... Less scrolling to find what you're looking for I guess...
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    'Sup from Wyoming!

    Thank you Wyzazz! ☺️ Mister Misch - You're right, Bloody Marys came from chocolates but they aren't any more consistent than any other Neo. There just aren't as many of them out there as there are cherry shrimp or PFRs because those have been around longer. The same for Blue Dreams. Yeah, culling is important. If you don't cull, you'll eventually loose whatever characteristic (i.e. bright vivid color) you're trying to keep. If a 'lesser' specimen shrimp manages to escape culling and breed, then they'll contribute to the loss or dilution of that characteristic (color/pattern etc.) down the road. The more you cull, the more consistent they'll be for you. I adopted my Nephews pet goldfish, George and Gracie, when he went off to collage. They get my culls and appreciate it very much! And besides, if you don't cull you'll eventually have a billion shrimp... And they won't be very pretty any more either... I think the only really consistent shrimp out there are PRLs and PBLs in that they'll consistently produce red and white or black and white babies all the time. And even those we cull for shell thickness and better patterns etc. And I feel for you - I live out in the sticks as well. I'm in Maine and practically everything is illegal here (except pot LOL!). I can keep my shrimp as long as I say they're "feeder shrimp". (It's a gray area legally I guess). Yes - that's right they're FEEDER SHRIMP people! FEEDER SHRIMP!! LOL!! 🤣 Oh well, guess I can't blame the state for being paranoid about invasive species these days... The state's known for it's trout fishing and all... But yeah, the selection on aquatics is pretty thin at Petsmart in Maine. 😳 Thank goodness for the internet! Check out Aquabid - It's better than eBay for fish and aquarium stuff. Price-wise at least. There are some facebook pages where you can buy stuff as well. But I mostly stick with Aquabid. And you'll love the CO2 system! A pH controller is the way to go. It keeps things stable and constant. It'll even make moss grow fast!
  7. TheGlassBox

    7.5G Bee Tank

    Awwww... Babies are so cute!
  8. TheGlassBox

    Need advise I have detrise worms and white bugs

    Old food and plant detritus that doesn't get eaten can build up in the substrate. So vacuuming the substrate may help. Just be careful to avoid any baby shrimp. And don't over vacuum it either... I usually vacuum just a little section of the substrate each time I do a water change. And pick another spot at the next change. If you vacuum it all at once you can take out too much beneficial bacteria and cause an ammonia spike. But if you pick a different area each time it'll remove stuff that's built up and acting as food for the worms and bugs.
  9. TheGlassBox

    White Worms In Ship Tank

    Looks like a detritus worm. Harmless...
  10. Not sure if you ever found any Neo culls, but I'm doing a big cull on my tank this weekend.  If you still want some let me know.



  11. TheGlassBox

    Soothing Shrimp

    I'm hear as well! I don't like the FB groups. It's just the format... I like the format here where there are different topics all split up and they can all be running at once. It seems like on FB everything is just one long post, or all broken up, and it's too hard to find information. Anyway, I'm hanging around. Just haven't had that much to say lately.
  12. TheGlassBox

    Parasite? on shrimp

    Yeah and a salt dip is fast. Just make sure it's aquarium salt. Most local pet stores will have it. And you can get the "No Planaria" on line. That'll treat the tank.
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    Parasite? on shrimp

    https://skfaquatics.com/forum/topic/5052-shrimp-diseases-and-diagnosis/ Scutariella or leeches? Either way, I'd pick up some "No Planaria". It'll make your tank cloudy, but it's shrimp safe and should take care of both. It should be pretty plant safe... What do you have for plants and do you use CO2? It doesn't hurt to increase water oxygenation while using meds. Maybe cut back on any CO2 you're using and pop in an additional airstone...
  14. TheGlassBox

    7.5G Bee Tank

    They are beauties!!!
  15. TheGlassBox


    I'm on a well also and my Neos have loved it for years! I just use RO for the caridinias... I love not having to treat it. I've never had any issues with mine, but I have heard of folks who have. Ph out of the outside garden hose outlet is about 7.2 but 7.4 -7.6 from my tap. It off gasses to around pH 8.0. KH is 5.5 and GH is about 6.5. What units is your KH measurement in? If it's in ppm (mg/L) then that would be about 6.2 in gdh. That's pretty close to mine... I live in the NE. I've never had any issues re water from the copper pipes. Is it the algae you're concerned about? Perhaps you're getting algae from too many nutrients in the water from feeding or from it getting too much light? Is the tank close to a window? API makes a phosphate test kit....