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Hello guys

 

Let me first introduce myself. I'm a 24 year old guy from this tiny country called Belgium. 🍟 Famous of their fries! 

I have been keeping shrimp for about two years. Started like most of us with a bunch of cherries and moved on to all kinds of neo's. 

After breeding these guys quiet succesfully, I tried to get my hands on some caradina species. First started with some F1 crystal red and blacks,  because I did not want to spend a small fortune to some taiwan bee shrimp. So i bred them myself. Over a period of time I got approximately 30 or more taiwan bee , and alot of F1 CB & CR 

 

But after that, things started to go downhill.  Lost a lot of shrimp, and I still don't really know what happend ☹️ At that time I also lost most of my motivation of keeping shrimp.  A small group of shrimp survived the massacre. So now I will try to make a new start with this small colony. 

 

I'm back to only 2 tanks, both have approximately the same size: 

 

aqua 1: 

80cm x 35cm x 40cm

Ph: 6

GH: 5-6

KH: 0-1

TDS: +-110

 

Shrimp species: Some mixture of Crystal Red & Black,  Tangarine Tiger & Tibee. This is gonna be my mix tank for the moment. Untill my colony has some decent size again. 

Plants: Corall moss, Java Fern & and some Bucephalandra. 

Substrate: Akadama

 

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Aqua 2: 

80cm x 35cm x 40cm

Ph: 6

GH: 5-6

KH: 0-1

TDS: +-110

 

Shrimp: Blue bolt ( +-20)

Plants: Java fern,  Anbubias Gold, Subwassertang & Bucephalandra.

Substrate: Akadama

 

 

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So in the future I will try to keep you guys up to date on my progress of my shrimp journey. 

I'm sorry for my english writing and bad quality of pictures, but i'll hope you guys will enjoy this blog anyway. I would like to hear from you guys!

 

 

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Aqua 1: 

 

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Beautiful tanks (and shrimp) my friend!  We all suffer setbacks in shrimp keeping but don't let that discourage you, and there is plenty of help to be found here with lots of experienced members.  

 

P.S.  Belgian Beer is pretty decent too.  Cantillon makes some really nice stuff!  

https://www.cantillon.be/?lang=fr

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Hello friend, and welcome to TSS!

 

Firstly, I think your aquariums look great.  Your use of buce's spread out in lava rocks will really mature into something special over time, and the java fern and MP on opposite ends frames the setup well.  You've successfully kept shrimp for some time......I'm betting deep down you have an idea of what went wrong previously as your attention waned.  It already looks like you are back on track and I'm sure the colonies will recover.

 

Most importantly, here's to a whole boatload of goals against France tomorrow.

 

 

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thanks for the positive words! I'm really appreciating it and I like it that you guys love my tanks. 🤗

I'm planning to do a black background, when I need to change my substrate, so that the colours of the plants pop out. Also i'm trying to keep it really low tech, with a TL light, double spongefilters and a heater ( for colder days). Substrate is akadama because i'm a poor student 🙄

 

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