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edwin_the_elder last won the day on August 8 2018

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  1. Hey! I would suggest a Kessil. They make really high powered and good quality growth LED fixtures that put out really high light. I think you should be able to get away with a A160 but if really want high light you could get the more expensive A360s. The really long goose neck gives you really convenient access to your tank A160 A360
  2. Hi! Welcome to shrimp spot! Personally I've only used spiderwood in one of my tanks and the water is usually clear. The only whiteness I see is usually stuck on the wood in the form a fungus like you mentioned. As for the cloudiness the most likely reason should be a bacterial bloom and rinsing your filter media excessively could actually worsen the problem as the bacteria is often displaced into the water column. I cant foresee any other causes as of now. Hopefully someone else could chime in and help out! All the best
  3. Hi Orla, Molting is actually a sign of good health. It just means that your shrimp are growing quickly and thus, need to shed their exoskeleton more often to accommodate their growth so I wouldn't be too worried about it
  4. I'm not really sure but I think its fine to have a GH of 5 with a TDS of about 150 and I use Salty Bee Shrimp GH+. My CRS and Taiwan Bees are doing fine
  5. Generally all my shrimp show deeper colours on dark substrate. Probably has something to do with their natural instinct to want to blend into their surroundings to avoid predation
  6. Oh! The white ring behind their head is okay! It doesn't always necessarily indicate a failed molt. More often than not it indicates that they are going to molt soon. Mine always refuse to molt with the lights on despite there being numerous hiding spaces. I always wake up to fresh molts and fully coloured shrimp in the mornings However, in my experience, if the white ring gets wider than 2-3mm it could indicate that they're having real trouble moulting. Also, your GH and KH seem okay for Neos!
  7. Hey guys! I need some help identifying this plant to see it its truly aquatic or just semi-aquatic (cos the stems look a little too thick for a stem plant) My friend identified it as pogostemon quadrifolius but there doesn't seem to be much info on it! Anyone else with suggestions on what it could be? Please let me know Thanks in advance!! Some Photos of Mystery Plant
  8. I also used some BorneoWild products for a period of time. I used a product called Stout to ensure proper molting and thickening of shells. Another one that comes to mind is BioFilm which should serve the same purpose as BacterAE by allowing the baby shrimp to eat - either the powder itself or the biofilm that these products encourage.
  9. Personally I like to add BacterAE at least once every week to improve the digestive system of my shrimp and to ensure the babies have some food. I also use Purigen (not sure if it can be considered as an additive tho) to make sure that I'm protected from any sudden Ammonia spikes or high levels of nitrates when I'm late on a water change - so to just provide stability and pristine water. Also, 25% seems like a lot to change at once. I would suggest 10% every 2 weeks or 20% every 3 weeks. In both cases the new water should be dripped back into the tank.
  10. Nope! Just good clean water with a thriving bacterial colony is all you need for healthy shrimp 99% of the time Your shrimp should be getting all the nutrients they need through a proper balanced diet too! Additives are for when you want to have a fail-safe when your water quality isn't pristine or when your shrimp aren't getting what they need from their food
  11. Personally no? But I don't think it would benefit them much. I have head of some people keeping cherries in 1.004 SPG but only after they were acclimatized really slowly. There are plenty of other additives that you could add to your tank that could be beneficial for shrimp
  12. Well its a little difficult to tell but if they have a blueish hue? If theyre both black and white then they should be a BKK and a Grade A/S Panda. Either way its definitely a steal for a couple of taiwan bees This chart should help!
  13. Hey! I'm no expert but it looks a little like Chitinolytic bacterial disease or brown spot disease. It's usually caused by: Poor water conditions Unhealthy or injured shrimps Too much Nitrates chemical imbalances substrate turned bad From what I've seen its quite treatable. I took most of this info off another forum called SKF! This thread has information on loads of shrimp parasites and diseases. Hope it helps! https://skfaquatics.com/forum/topic/5052-shrimp-diseases-and-diagnosis/?do=findComment&comment=70743 P.S: I hope I'm not violating any posting rule and if so, please feel free to take this post down mods
  14. Mines working fine 😕 You could just try surviving on the mobile web version for now
  15. Wow! That's really high TDS to be keeping Caridinas in 😱!! I guess this is really an extreme example of stability being more important than trying to achieve the illusive "perfect parameters". Have you tried measuring your TDS out of your tap? And are you mineralising your tap water?
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