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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. What parameter do you have them in? Sent from my SM-G960U using Tapatalk
  2. 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
  3. 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
  4. 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
  5. 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
  6. 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
  7. Ever notice pesticides I like the tannins but dont wanna nuke a tank Sent from my SM-N960U using Tapatalk
  8. Thanks. Do you boil them first or are they clean enough to.put straight in the tank Sent from my SM-N960U using Tapatalk
  9. 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
  10. 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
  11. 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
  12. Hey sorry to bring up.an old topic but how do.you go.about turning the powdered leaves into pellets? Also any good.places to buy ingredients from? Sent from my SM-N960U using Tapatalk
  13. Is there quite a bit of build up when you do clean behind them? Sent from my SM-N960U using Tapatalk
  14. So when siphoning behind your hmf's is there always a ton of crud on the bottom? I have it in all of my tanks with hmf's. But its worst in my tank with 20ppi foam. I also noticed last night I got about 15 shrimp in my.dirty water container from behind that hmf. It's over sized both width and height so idk are shrimp really able to navigate through 2" of 20ppi poret foam? Also has anyone tried 1" 30ppi foam in a 5.5 gallon tank for a standard hmf? Corrner hmf?
  15. For smaller air pumps I have had good luck with the fusion line of pumps. If your going to run 5 to 10 small tanks I'd recommend hygger 10watt air pump from Amazon. Its 56 bucks and is silent other than the air. Each output is independent so if one is left open the other can still be used. Only thing is to remember to clean the air intake filter. That goes for all aquarium pumps thoes little bits of cotton do get full of dust or cat hair rather fast and combine that with algae growing in you lift tubes and stuff can reduce the efficiency of your sponge filters over time when ideally you want more filtration as your colony grows. Oh and for good specs on the.fusion pumps dr.fosterandsmith.com has a nice chart. I think the 600 is the best value if I remember right not 100% as I got the hygger about 9 months ago I I think and it has been running 12 sponges or hmf's perfectly on a 3/4" PVC manifold loop. Sent from my SM-N960U using Tapatalk
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