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    Mill Creek, wa
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    RCS CRS CBS Sakura and blue neos

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  1. I just got a new finnex planted plus 24/7 light for one of my shrimp tanks to replace a different light fixture. I already had an older model on a different tank and I started thinking. You always here that the 24/7 button is just a gimmick doesn’t really work or change anything, so I decided to do an experiment. One tank I have it set to a timer with the light always on max and the other tank set on the 24/7 cycle. I only started about a week ago, but have noticed some surprising changes in behavior with the tank with the 24/7 cycle. I use a matten filter for filtration and rarely would see any shrimp on it. Now the shrimp are all over it all the time and they are more active and out in the open. It will be interesting to see what other changes come about. I will keep posting observations.
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    WTB Extreme blue bolts.

    Looking for a good source for extreme blue bolts. Thanks!
  3. I recently have had three berried females release their shrimplets and I am noticing that the crs mischlings are growing faster then the blue bolts. I wasn’t sure if this was maybe because the mischlings got released earlier or the blue bolts just grow slower. Has anyone ever noticed a difference before? Thanks Chris
  4. I have always used Salty shrimp to remineralize my ro water, but have been doing some research and I really want to try a liquid remineralizer. Some of the brands I have seen are MK Breed blue diamond, SL Aqua, Lowkeys and Glas Garten. Anyone have any experience with these and which ones worked best? In addition, where can you get them. Thanks in advance! chris
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    Pre-aged/dried Ada Amazonia and Ph problems

    I had a similar problem using ADA Amazonia light it dropped my pH to the low 5’s it just finally started raising this week after like 5-6 months.
  6. Since I started my 10 gallon tank with ada Amazonia light soil and a hmf several months ago my pH has always run low like 5.4-5.8. Suddenly last night I went to do my bi-weekly water changes and testing and the pH is up to 6.2. Not believing it I checked again today and the pH was 6.15. Does that mean finally after 5 months my tank is stabilizing? Thanks in advance. Chris
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    Blue bolt success!

    Found another one!!!
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    Blue bolt success!

    Have had a couple of deaths lately and thought I was doing something wrong and was starting to get discouraged and then I came home and found this little guy tonight!!!
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    High Nitrates

    I have just started feeding more powdered food maybe I will cut it down and continue to suck out the junk behind. Thank you for the response.
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    High Nitrates

    I have started having problems with my nitrates rising in my 10 blue bolt tank with a hmf on it. So I was doing a water change to see if that would help then noticed behind the hmf there was about a half inch of brown detritus so vacuumed as much as I could out. Could this be the reason for my nitrate spike? Thanks in advance. Chris
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    Low pH in blue bolt tank.

    Cycled the tank for 2 months, before adding some crystals and then some pandas and then the blue bolts. I am using a HM filter it is planted well no co2. I have about 2.75-3” of Amazonia for substrate. I use ro water reminerlized to a gh of 4 with bee shrimp gh+.
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    Low pH in blue bolt tank.

    The newest set of blue bolts has been in the tank for 2 weeks.
  13. I have a silly question. If my ro unit is producing water with a pH of 6 and I have an active substrate like Amazonia will it lower the pH in the tank even lower? I ask because my tanks pH is now down to 5.3 and I have lost 2 shrimp. If it is possible would it be better to use half ro half tap water for water changes? Thanks in advance! Chris
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    Low pH

    Appreciate everyone’s help I will leave it alone and just give it time. Chris
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    Odd shrimp!

    I was just looking at my neo tank and found a dead shrimp, first one in months weird thing is that it’s head was blue body orange and tail blue. I had never seen it before, but I have a lot of babies in that tank and it is planted heavily. Has anyone ever seen this before or maybe did the shell just change color after it died? chris