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 #2327  by Wojtek
 02 Dec 2016 06:54
Nice! This limestone reminds me of a lava rock but white.
Looks like lava, but is much heavier, with many hiding spots. Shrimps seams to be liking it :sidesmile:
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 #2328  by odin
 02 Dec 2016 06:57
Limestone buffers your water perfectly too! That berried shrimp Looks like she's going to release any minute now :)


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 #2329  by Wojtek
 02 Dec 2016 07:30
Limestone buffers your water perfectly too! That berried shrimp Looks like she's going to release any minute now :)
Very true! Hope to finally increase population in my tanks, we need more opae ula in the Old World :grin:
 #2336  by Wojtek
 02 Dec 2016 22:43
interesting comment. I don't think the book "Hawaiian Anchialine Pool" mentioned this and the comment was after the book was published. The book did mentioned there are 3 different lineages in Oahu.
I would love to read this book but can't find it at reasonable price with shipping to my country :plain: Anyway, have you ever wondered wchich opae ula lineage do you have living in your tank, and from wchich hawaii island? If yes there is a hint for you, check 47 minute of this very informative video (watch it whole when time allows, one of the best presentations on the subject ) :
http://www.nps.gov/media/video/view.htm ... E94917A8C4
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 #2338  by opae ula related
 02 Dec 2016 23:36
Wojtek wrote:
interesting comment. I don't think the book "Hawaiian Anchialine Pool" mentioned this and the comment was after the book was published. The book did mentioned there are 3 different lineages in Oahu.
I would love to read this book but can't find it at reasonable price with shipping to my country :plain: Anyway, have you ever wondered wchich opae ula lineage do you have living in your tank, and from wchich hawaii island? If yes there is a hint for you, check 47 minute of this very informative video (watch it whole when time allows, one of the best presentations on the subject ) :
Wow, Nice find!!!The speaker's work is in the Hawaiian Anchialine book. He did an awesome job in the video!!!

Personally I bought my initial Opae Ula when i was in Oahu and bought some from a buyer from the Big Island.
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 #2339  by opae ula related
 03 Dec 2016 01:15
Wojtek wrote:
interesting comment. I don't think the book "Hawaiian Anchialine Pool" mentioned this and the comment was after the book was published. The book did mentioned there are 3 different lineages in Oahu.
I would love to read this book but can't find it at reasonable price with shipping to my country :plain: Anyway, have you ever wondered wchich opae ula lineage do you have living in your tank, and from wchich hawaii island? If yes there is a hint for you, check 47 minute of this very informative video (watch it whole when time allows, one of the best presentations on the subject ) :
btw,
The video/conference was held at Kilauea Visitor Center in the Big Island I believe. They have a display for Opae Ula that I took a video of when I was there. It was a nice tank.

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 #2342  by odin
 03 Dec 2016 10:14
opae ula related wrote: btw,
The video/conference was held at Kilauea Visitor Center in the Big Island I believe. They have a display for Opae Ula that I took a video of when I was there. It was a nice tank.

Oh wow that's a really cool tank, how many shrimp do you think they had in there?
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 #2344  by Wojtek
 03 Dec 2016 12:04
The video/conference was held at Kilauea Visitor Center in the Big Island I believe. They have a display for Opae Ula that I took a video of when I was there. It was a nice tank.
Wow, I am glad that you did, what a fantastic display, thanks for sharing! I would love to replicate that beautiful background in one of my tanks. Can you tell us how it was made?