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    Wayne, Maine
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    Planted aquariums, fish, invertebrates, kayaking, fishing and camping.
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  1. 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...
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    7.5G Bee Tank

    They are beauties!!!
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    WELL WATER QUESTIONS?

    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....
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    Looking For Help Identifying What I'm Doing Wrong

    Yeah, too many nutrients and light and not enough CO2 to balance it. One thing to note about the liquid CO2s like Excell; some plants like vallisneria are sensitive to it and can melt. I've heard that they can be 'toughened up' to it buy starting with a lower dose for a week or two and then increasing it...
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    7.5G Bee Tank

    They are cool! Can't wait to see what they look like when they're older!
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    List of fish compatible with shrimp

    Kuhli loach.... I think they get about 4-5 inches.
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    Shipping shrimp in hot Florida weather

    Nice packing job!
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    Shipping shrimp in hot Florida weather

    Well said! All you can do is pack them as well as you can with styrofoam, insulation and cool packs and then it's up to the whim of the "Postal Gods" LOL! I've been fairly surprised that I've only lost 1 shipment this season, and it was in June before things really heated up. I've been lucky so far this year. (knocks on wood).
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    Shipping shrimp in hot Florida weather

    I can be impatient too!
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    Heat killed my bloody marys

    Yeah!!! Alls well that ends well! 😄
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    Heat killed my bloody marys

    In order to do a hold for pickup, the package has to be shipped using the USPS website. Some people don't use the USPS website because they get a bigger discount from other sources like Paypal etc. Sounds like the second seller doesn't know this. Could be he's just used to using the other shipping services because he gets a discount, or maybe he/she is new. Tell him to use Click -n- Ship at USPS.com. I use a variety of sources to ship. But if a customer requests Hold for Pickup, it has to go through the USPS website.
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    Heat killed my bloody marys

    Yes, definitely hold for pickup! This summer has been brutally hot - everywhere - even here in the north! Not all delivery trucks are air conditioned. This time of year, the biggest unknown in shipping is how long the shrimp will be driving around town on the delivery truck, is the delivery truck air conditioned, and how long will they sit out in the sun or in a mailbox before the recipient can bring them indoors and out of the heat? I sell shrimp, fish and plants. And I buy shrimp, fish and plants. Where I live it can get really hot in the summer, and really cold in the winter. I also live at the end of a 750 foot driveway and running up and down the driveway every 15 minutes isn't very realistic. So at those times of the year, I alway try and have things shipped to me "Hold For Pickup". When a package is shipped Hold for Pickup, it will be held at the post office in a temperature controlled facility for the recipient to come and pick up the package. My post office is only a few miles down the road, and I'd rather drive down to pick up the package than worry about it being exposed to heat or cold for too long, or running up and down my long driveway. Although I surely could use the exercise LOL!" Your situation isn't a long driveway, it's that you're on the end of the delivery route. But the end result is the same. Additional exposure to stress. Yeah, definitely hold for pickup. It may be a pain to drive to the post office to pick up a package, but that's better than the disappointment of receiving a dead pet. This summer has been brutal for everyone all around the world.
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    Shipping shrimp in hot Florida weather

    Oh yes, and most experienced, reputable sellers have a "Live Arrival Guarantee". Check to see that yours does... Many sellers ask for you to contact them with any issues within 2 hours of delivery. I know it sounds harsh, but they do that to make sure that the recipient was responsible and didn't let the package sit out in the heat or cold all afternoon before taking it indoors. Hope this helps!
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    Shipping shrimp in hot Florida weather

    I think at this time of year, the biggest unknown in shipping is how long the shrimp will be driving around town on the delivery truck, is the delivery truck air conditioned, and how long will they sit out in the sun or in a mailbox before the recipient can bring them indoors and out of the heat? I sell shrimp, fish and plants. And I buy shrimp, fish and plants. Where I live it can get really hot in the summer, and really cold in the winter. I also live at the end of a 750 foot driveway and running up and down the driveway every 15 minutes isn't very realistic. So at those times of the year, I alway try and have things shipped to me "Hold For Pickup". When a package is shipped Hold for Pickup, it will be held at the post office for the recipient to come and pick up the package. My post office is only a few miles down the road, and I'd rather drive down to pick up the package than worry about it being exposed to heat or cold for too long, or running up and down my long driveway. Although I surely could use the exercise LOL! I think using overnight shipping, and hold for pick up - they should be fine.
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