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About MNCarpenter

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    Blue dreams, orange rili, red rili, yellow neos, orange neos,bloody Mary,fire red cherry shrimp,

    Blue steel, German spotted head pintos,pandas, YKK,mid grade blue bolt,wine red x red panda,yellow titibee.
    Comming soon. . . High grade Galaxy fishbone with boa Gene from Joe's shrimp shack.(5-12-18)

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  1. Got ahold of Po Nguyen a few weeks ago asking about sulawesi food. Nice guy that a lot of people have good things to say about shrimp/products of his. Thanks for the recommendation on the powdered food. Hopefully it will be here soon. Sent from my SM-G960U using Tapatalk
  2. Is po's food a very fine.powder like.yours or more like magic powder? I keep.hearing about pure nordic have you used their nutridust or any others? I found when using a.complete powdered food I had explosions of.seed shrimp and worms. Feeding same amounts of it as magic powder or baby bio Sent from my SM-G960U using Tapatalk
  3. With bacteria type foods I've always heard and tried to follow the rule of picking one and sticking with it. They dont tell you exactly what strains are in there and mixing can cause issues. That said I can't prove and issues caused by it. I'm having my best baby survival so far using magic powder. Hopefully it's still available. I used a powder food from wyazzaz too but ended up adding agar agar and making it into a frozen food they like. The magic powder is more of a food with some bacteria than say bacter AE that's more of a bacteria only product. That said the reason so.many of us use sponge filters and HMF is they provide great grazing as well as filtering. When I feed powdered foods the shrimp first pick it off the ground then an hour later most are on the sponge cleaning that. Bacter ae is the only food I'm aware of.that causes the low O2 problem so easily. Look for foods people are using that are having success and you see pop up. When I went to a local breeders house I saw a stack of 15+ magic powder bottles and shrimp.mineral uptake, and the shrimp nature line. I alternate between the mineral uptake and magic powder now. Works great that said other things could have worked too. Any powdered food will help build biofilm. It's just bacteria and microorganisms when they get food they grow. Sent from my SM-G960U using Tapatalk
  4. It also helps to ask the person your getting your shrimp from bloody Mary's in your case, what the parameters are they keep them.and breed in. Start off with your tank at that and slowly move to what wyazzaz suggested. Sent from my SM-G960U using Tapatalk
  5. What parameter do you have them in? Sent from my SM-G960U using Tapatalk
  6. Not sure what tss is. It's a 2 part system. Bacteria and an ammonia stop chemical. Works amazing I'd suggest every shrimper keep a dozen of each on hand for those unexpected shrimp.buying opportunities or just wanting to set up a tank. U can still let ot grow.bio film by ur taking away any cycling questions is golden. Buypetshrimp.com sells them Sent from my SM-N960U using Tapatalk
  7. Any place around you sell prodibio start up kits. Your tank.could be ready in a couple hours with that. Sent from my SM-N960U using Tapatalk
  8. Ok so I saw this stuff months ago on buypetshrimp.com and theshrimpfarm. I finally ponied up and bought it. Well once I got it and read the directions carefully it says that's it's designed to help with shrimp survival and building biofilm. Also that it's designed for 10%to 20% weekly water changes. I have been doing about 20% every 2 to 3 weeks. Will it cause premature molts to do 10% once a week? Also it says not to use to start up tanks. To use the salty bee basic at an 8:2 ratio basic:premium. Does anyone have any experience with this stuff. It was kinda spendy at 50 bucks for 550grams and I still have some shrimp king gh+ minerals i can use for staring.up tanks if I need to. Any advise on this stuff would be appreciated Sent from my SM-N960U using Tapatalk
  9. So I just picked up magic.powder and used about 1/4 of a scoop in a 5.5 gallon tank and 5 minutes later had a almost full.grown.shrimp fall over and die. I had been using bacter ae about 4 months ago then switched to shrimp nature baby bio. Then .magic powder. Is there any recommended way to switch? Sent from my SM-N960U using Tapatalk
  10. I have a 24/7 se on a low tech 55 planted tank and when I run it in the 24/7 mode I get a lot of algae growth. This may be why your seeing more shrimp on the matten filter as it's starting to grow algae. I think the low intensity light for so.many hours dosent really cause the plants to.grow but it's enough for simple algae to live off. Just my thoughts look forward to following Sent from my SM-N960U using Tapatalk
  11. Ever notice pesticides I like the tannins but dont wanna nuke a tank Sent from my SM-N960U using Tapatalk
  12. Thanks. Do you boil them first or are they clean enough to.put straight in the tank Sent from my SM-N960U using Tapatalk
  13. Anyone know a good place to get them. I do not care if they are broken or ugly my shrimp have yet to toss one out of the tanks because it wasent perfect. Sent from my SM-N960U using Tapatalk
  14. They use something similar in hydroponics and the associated lighting called flip flop timers. Basically one turns off when the other is on. Mite help your search some idk where to buy one anymore been years since I saw one. Sent from my SM-N960U using Tapatalk
  15. Hey all so my fancy red tiger colony has exploded over the last 6 months. I was expecting them to stop breeding over the winter but someone forgot to tell them that. I'm Minneapolis based so would prefer local pick up but am willing to try shipping. That being said I'm willing to do 10+2 for 60 plus 15 for shipping. That's quite a bit less than I've seen them go for. And there will be a full refund if they are DOA or I can send you out more. The parameters they have done best in is TDS 200 with no Kh. I use shrimp mineral to.bring it to that levle and have them on prodibio shrimp substrate. With that said for projects I've moved then directly to TDS 120 and 250 tanks on both inert and active substrates with no losses. Not recommending not acclimating them just telling ya what I've gotten away with in other tanks. Sent from my SM-N960U using Tapatalk
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