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 #1838  by odin
 22 Oct 2016 17:24
opae ula related wrote:Oh o. Hope it goes well.
I don't usually clean tank rocks since there is beneficial bacteria on them and too difficult to do every so often and I am lazy. =)
I live by that motto but i make it sound like i am less lazy than i really am LOL 'if it aint broke... dont fix it' :smile: :smile: :smile:
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 #1841  by Wander
 22 Oct 2016 17:43
I know this sounds crazy but i am considering raising the salinity to almost sea levels.
That will make my algae live (why?)
Not because of money but because of practicality i don't have any options in terms of nutrient uptake.
Look at this video before commenting :grin:
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 #1842  by odin
 22 Oct 2016 17:49
Give it a go and log your results for us.
 #1843  by Wander
 22 Oct 2016 17:51
I will, this will be very interesting i have heard of more people keeping them in sea/almost sea water
I don't know if they will breed but they definitely won't die :grin:
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 #1846  by opae ula related
 22 Oct 2016 18:22
Cool. Now I know the Pipipi snails live a long time.
 #1847  by odin
 22 Oct 2016 18:47
Just make sure you don't pour salt directly into your tank with shrimp and snails in it, this will harm them. Also raise the SG slowly over a few days/weeks so as not to shock the Opae ula. You may already know all of this but just in case you don't. :wink:
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 #1848  by Wander
 22 Oct 2016 18:52
pipipi are just nerites! I think all nerites live that long thing is their lifespan is cut short by being put in freshwater
 #1854  by Wander
 22 Oct 2016 23:08
I was going to raise it tomorrow but something went wrong.
My algae started producing lots of bubbles and all the shrimp went crazy like 40 mph!
I took it out immediately!
This algae is clearly not suited for brackish!!!!!!!
 #1855  by odin
 22 Oct 2016 23:23
How bizarre, I wonder what happened .

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 #1860  by Wander
 23 Oct 2016 11:13
I don't know either! I put it in another vessel, with nutrient solution. I will see how that works it's a waste if i just throw it away...
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