Jess wrote: ↑21 Nov 2023 02:35
Thanks for letting me know about the liquid version of the Seachem Marine Buffer. Will definitely get that as standby!
I got my globe as a present with everything in including the shrimps, water, etc. Don't think they are from LFS. It's flourishing hence the need for a second new tank which I'm trying to condition. I am thinking of just moving a few guys out of the globe to the new tank (which is 10 litres but still way bigger than the globe) so as not to disturb the very successful globe set up. How I am going to catch those guys to do a successful transfer is another problem.
The globe has a lower salinity of about 9000 ppm and a PH of about 7.7 but the opae ula seem to be thriving given the number of berried shrimps I've been having so I am also wondering if I should mimic the current globe set up in the new tank since the shrimps I am looking to transfer would be used to such conditions. So many unknowns and questions!
Where do you get your opae ula from? I'm just wondering if there is any problem with inbreeding for these guys
I bought my coral chips from N30. Good to know they are a good place to buy stuff from. I'd probably get coral sand from them too.
Talk about a learning curve!
hey, 10 litres - same size as mine. great minds etc
I would not move any guys over right now as they would effectively be guinea pigs for you to test. Leave your new tank to mature for 2 months. It should be much better by then. You have LED tank lights to promote algae growth? I had them on for 12 hours per day for 2 months before putting in a fresh batch.
I got my first opae jar from that famous tampines shop, but eventually decided to DIY my own tanks. So I have sources from two local independent breeders. One of them in particular is very helpful and my DIY tanks mimic his setup. So water SG1.0125, dKH about 5 - 6, ph 8.2 .
Since your globe is breeding like crazy, perhaps it's a good idea to mimic that environment. Since they r doing great, why change anything. Can you get the water from the person who gifted them to you? If you can, get water from the original breeding tank and replace them with some of your current water. You might get other inhabitants in the tank together with that water, e.g. copepods. They are good.
However i must say, if I read you correctly, 9000ppm is what ? 9 ppt? so thats 1.0068 SG, very low! Are you sure you got the right reading? Using a refractometer to test? Both my breeder sources have salinity at 1.0125.
For coral sand, N30 tank has their own prepacked (ie no brand) coral sand, they told me it's from philippines. However, you can also consider seachem ""pearl beach"". it's coral sand too, coarser.
inbreeding... umm, i don't think so lei. Cos i read that if u put nice red opaes will dull pale opaes, all their kids will end up being pale ones LOL. so keeping the "bloodline" pure seems like a better way to go. I don't mix the guys from my tanks or jars.. they come from 3 different sources, haha. oh yes, also, just to share, the shrimps from the 3 different "families"" all behave differently from one another - i find that fascinating
you know, i learnt so much from keeping these pets, and they r wonderful to look at. Although it took a lot of effort and several missteps i have no regrets at all... enjoy them !