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BigJake last won the day on June 29

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  1. BigJake


    Is the BLACK Tiger OE in the hobby any longer? I've seen older pictures of specimens but I've not seen them listed for sell nor have I seen recent pictures. Did the OEBT and OERBT just dominate the market?
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    WTB Orange Eye Royal Blue Tigers

    The man here for those is @wyzazz. He has a waiting list (I'm on it). I would contact him to get put in line.
  3. I'm not to the point of doing any crossbreeding projects but want to in the future. I've not been able to find a topic on selecting the sex to crossbreed. Say I want to make a TiBee, is it best practice to use a female TB and male Tiger or vice-versa or does it matter? Then if I want to make a TaiTiBee?
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    The Journals of ThegardenofEder

    Grant, your work is awesome inspiration for us newbs! Sent from my LG-H932 using Tapatalk
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    Lost the whole tank...

    I almost thought the same thing but I didn't see any excessive food in the tank. It would explain the way the water looked though. Tank is coming along nicely though. Already showing ammonia and nitrite in the re-cycle so it shouldn't take long.
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    Lost the whole tank...

    It's a 20 long. Buce, some starts of flame moss and frogbit. Mopani, cinnamon bark and cholla wood. Wasn't overstocked, just around 50 shrimp. On another note, it looks like almost every female in my PFR tanks is berried! Should get swingin' in there soon. @wyzazz I'll be hitting you up for some more CRS when the parameters are back where they should be (if you trust me with them).
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    Lost the whole tank...

    Came back from business trip after being gone for a couple days. I'm guessing my toddler unplugged the air pump. He loves to look at the tanks. Came back to pea soup. Shadow pandas, red wines and CRS. Just had my first berried bee shrimp! Guess I'll stop and pick up a locking door knob tomorrow. You win some, you lose some.
  8. It was my understanding that GH + KH + trace elements = TDS. But my PFR tank is GH 10 (179), KH 5 (89), TDS 215. Is this possible or is my TDS pen not doing it's job correctly? I use the API GH/KH test kit.
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    Fry Problem

    Got them all out. Quite the fun afternoon project! Sent from my LG-H932 using Tapatalk
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    Fry Problem

    A couple months ago I started cycling a 40 breeder for a PFR tank. It cycled great and then I picked up a few zebra danio's to keep it cycled. Well, it seems they liked it in there quite well because after I removed the danio's and added my shrimp I had a breakout of about 150 fry. In a week and a half they've grown from barely visable to around a quarter inch. I noticed some shrimplets (my first ones!) and now am worried about how long I have to get these fry out of there. I've heard danio's are not friendly to shrimp. Suggestions? Anyone looking for a sh'load of danio's?
  11. BigJake

    PH Drop

    Substrate is Brightwell.
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    PH Drop

    I just did a check on my PH and found it to be 4.8. A week ago it was 6.3. This tank was set up about 3 months ago and cycled fine in about a month. Doing a full workup I've found it to have elevated ammonia also so I think it's recycling. I have a 20% water change dripping right now. Parameters as follows: RO water remineralized with Salty Shrimp GH. TDS 154 GH 5 KH <1 PH 4.8 Ammonia .25 Nitrite 0 Nitrate 0 Temp 69-71 I have another tank cycling but it is not ready. My crystals and TB seem okay. No deaths, all eating. Any suggestions to fix this?
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    40 Gallon breeder tank divided

    I know this is an older thread but I've been considering a similar configuration and wanted to check up on how it's holding up. I'm a big fan of 40B tanks (have 3) but I do know they bow a little bit. When attaching this acrylic or glass to the sides/bottom my concern would be that this bowing would pull it apart over time. Have you (or anyone else with a similar setup) seen any evidence of this?
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    Tiger Shrimp

    Hopefully not dumb questions. New to the hobby. In general is there a preferred Tiger Shrimp for cross breeding projects? Another question, I've seen mention that Tangerine Tigers are a different species than the rest of the Tigers. Is this true and do they interbreed?
  15. I just converted a shelldweller tank on my desk at work to a shrimp tank. As things are starting to warm up here in Utah I'm starting to get a little worried about the weekends. Our AC is shut off for the weekends. Outside temperatures will certainly be over 90 most days. I know when I've stopped in on the weekends it's been extremely hot. My tank is 20 gallons. Do I need to consider a chiller? Do you think fans will keep it cool enough? Or should I just bring it home?