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    Vpier got a reaction from NickAus in Florida Issues Call for Anglers to Target Exotics   
    I'm totally against releasing any non-native's but man would I love to fish those canals. Would bring me back to the days when I use to fish/collect in the Amazon all the time.
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    Vpier got a reaction from NickAus in Florida Issues Call for Anglers to Target Exotics   
    The problem with MIA is the customs facilities at the airport that holds animal shipments. In the 70's-80's they would release the animals at the airport if no one claimed them. The banded Eurasian dove is great example. They released about 100 of them and less than 30 years they have made it as far as CO and Utah. Now they are displacing the native morning dove by dominance and interbreeding. One of the advantages for this dove is the ability to survive all winter and not needing to migrate like the morning dove..
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    Vpier got a reaction from cyris krow in How to transfer otocinclus to another tank?   
    If the otto has food, good water and feels safe then it should be happy even though it isnt very active. When I'm being a couch potato eating pizza and watching TV, Im pretty happy.
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    Vpier got a reaction from elementJ in Banned from TPT   
    http://www.plantedtank.net/forums/
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    Vpier got a reaction from ohmiko in Saluwesi bandits   
    Super easy to keep and reproduces faster than neo's. The clutches are huge. So far about 1/3 of the babies have the amount of black that people see in the pictures that SteveR posted.
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    Vpier got a reaction from ibebian in Caridina sulawesi var. bandit for sale   
    When my group of banded sulawesi's arrived there was two berried females. I just found babies walking around and I have an additional six berried females. Things are looking good.
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    Vpier got a reaction from Amyers22 in Saluwesi bandits   
    I obtained two batches from original breeder and are breeding like rabbits but they wont be for sale until late spring, was -31 degrees Sunday morning here in central MN.Cant sell or buy anything for a while.
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    Vpier got a reaction from pucksr in Saluwesi bandits   
    I obtained two batches from original breeder and are breeding like rabbits but they wont be for sale until late spring, was -31 degrees Sunday morning here in central MN.Cant sell or buy anything for a while.
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    Vpier got a reaction from Mr. F in Saluwesi bandits   
    I obtained two batches from original breeder and are breeding like rabbits but they wont be for sale until late spring, was -31 degrees Sunday morning here in central MN.Cant sell or buy anything for a while.
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    Vpier got a reaction from ohmiko in Saluwesi bandits   
    I obtained two batches from original breeder and are breeding like rabbits but they wont be for sale until late spring, was -31 degrees Sunday morning here in central MN.Cant sell or buy anything for a while.
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    Vpier reacted to mayphly in Aura Pinto   
    Here's a quick update on these guys.
    Some more cool looking shrimp are coming from this tank





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    Vpier reacted to Revaria in LOOKING for Rabbit sanils   
    I ordered plants from alpha pro breeders before, I'm not a huge fan of the pricing, but the customer service is good. I would not advise ordering anything which is alive a few days from now from anywhere, as Christmas is roughly a week away and during this time the mail services get delayed and do not guarantee packages arriving on time.
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    Vpier reacted to chappy6107 in Are these rocks aquarium safe?   
    easiest way to find out is with hydrochloric acid or white vinegar will work too.  put a few drops on the rock in question and if it fizzes, it will change your water parameters.
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    Vpier got a reaction from coryjames in Seachem's Discs buffer to lower ph   
    If your RO water's PH is at 7.5, it really isnt that PH since there is nothing in the water to buffer, it takes very little to change the PH in RO water. The  remin and soil will drop PH down
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    Vpier got a reaction from Steve R. in Caridina sulawesi var. bandit for sale   
    When my group of banded sulawesi's arrived there was two berried females. I just found babies walking around and I have an additional six berried females. Things are looking good.
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    Vpier reacted to OblongShrimp in Reason the forum was down   
    ok so I have put some limits on the upload size of photos.  The photo above was originally 5mb and 5312x2988 and was resized to about 1000x750 which is the new size limit (this was previously the display limit so the photos would show up this size but previously you could click and view the full size).  This photo is now only 84kb so this should help a lot with some of the storage problems.
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    Vpier got a reaction from DarkSeas in Thank you, ShimpSpot-eers   
    That is why I never became a member at TPT .
    There are many successful techniques when it comes to raising shrimps, pick/find one and stick to it. The most important thing is consistency.
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    Vpier got a reaction from Soothing Shrimp in Thank you, ShimpSpot-eers   
    That is why I never became a member at TPT .
    There are many successful techniques when it comes to raising shrimps, pick/find one and stick to it. The most important thing is consistency.
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    Vpier reacted to Soothing Shrimp in My new shrimp variety opinion   
    Okay, just letting off a little frustration here.
     
    I'm noticing a trend on facebook groups saying, "Look at my new shrimp strain I created." or something similar.  I've notice it mostly for neos. Probably because my first love is neos.
     
    For better or worse, here's my opinion.  It's just like food- you don't have to eat it. heh
     
    A sport (a genetic one off that doesn't breed genetic information) or a new mutation is an accident.  A happy/pretty accident, but an accident none the less.
     
    One can do a pet name for the shrimp, but there is no "strain" to name.  There also is no proof that the color will continue on.
     
    A strain is a group of shrimp that breed true a majority of the time.  This doesn't just happen.  It takes hard work to select and decide which shrimp to breed and cull.  It is not unusual for years of work to be involved.
     
    Watch out for anyone who says I've created a new color or new strain, if the shrimp is one of a few or only one.  Either they are ignorant what a strain is- or are deliberately misleading.
     
    An obvious example is if more than one type of neo are housed together in the picture.
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    Vpier reacted to joeaquacrs in Cardinal Sp. Dennerli Mutated   
    "Ghost"


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    Vpier reacted to hihat in anyone knows what this is?   
    Anyone knows this shrimp? From my mix-tank with TB's, zebra pintos and Tai-tibees (I try to make some better photos, my macrolens just arrived) The first photo has some brown-red reflection, but the shrimp is completely black and white.
     
     


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    Vpier reacted to plamski in 10000 post   
    Sorry but cant help it to skip the chance 10000 post
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    Vpier reacted to dao in Super Clean water or humic acids   
    There is a saying that better is good's worst enemy. If what you already have is working well, it's best to keep it that way. 
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    Vpier got a reaction from bitbrush in 2016 Best RO Water Unit for Limited Space   
    Best bang for the buck and is compact
    https://www.amazon.com/Portable-Reverse-Osmosis-Filtration-POQ-4B-50/dp/B00GJCE2X4/ref=sr_1_4?ie=UTF8&qid=1477272142&sr=8-4&keywords=purewaterclub
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    Vpier reacted to Dluxeshrimps in Has anyone ever started a Cull Bucket?   
    the aquarium is more just for the viewing of the keeper. I used buckets, tupperware, vase and cups. the possibilities are endless. as long as the container doesn't leach anything into the water. anything works.
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