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 #6903  by QDanT
 06 Mar 2019 17:00
zlatan2601 wrote: 06 Mar 2019 12:55 What is your blog? :-)
Hi zlatan2601 I don't know if you can have a Blog address as a 'signature' ? so I'll PM it to you :wink:
 #6907  by QDanT
 07 Mar 2019 13:05
I thought I'd answer zlatan2601's (PM to me) on here with a couple of photo's
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"Are those floating rocks? Or what is it?"
I hung a piece of Ocean rock (Limestone) in a jar of brackish water on a sunny window sill, with a little Alga from the tank side on it, for about 3 weeks untill the Alga started to grow
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then suspended it in the tank on braid fishing line, I'd noticed the shrimp swimming to the top to feed on the biofilm then clustering on top of the heater before swimming back down, they soon found the rock
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and there's always been a few on it since
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 #6910  by zlatan2601
 08 Mar 2019 10:38
Thanks for the pictures! I really like it, i am looking for something similar for quite some time to give them something to land on or to rest on after swimming to the top. To what is the "floating rock" attached? Something out of the tank? I already ordered some supplies, but not yet sure of i will attach them to something outside the tank, or to something else floating... On the surface...
 #6911  by QDanT
 08 Mar 2019 11:01
Hi zlatan2601, nothing fancy just a cup hook screwed in the wall behind the tank :grin3:
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 #6913  by QDanT
 09 Mar 2019 15:45
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 #6914  by odin
 09 Mar 2019 18:35
QDanT wrote:
zlatan2601 wrote: 06 Mar 2019 12:55 What is your blog? :-)
Hi zlatan2601 I don't know if you can have a Blog address as a 'signature' ? so I'll PM it to you :wink:
It is no problem, you can have links in your signature if you wish so long as its not directed to anything illegal or untoward :)
 #6920  by opae ula related
 09 Mar 2019 19:50
That is alot if eggs in the #5 pictures!
 #6928  by QDanT
 10 Mar 2019 13:43
Disaster :upset:
after a Sunday lie in I looked in at the Shrimps 10:00, couldn't see any ! checked the thermometer 58*F (14.5C)
the heater neon wasn't on, the lights (on a timer) were on, both on same plug block so there was power
quick thinking I warmed 250 ml of tank water up and added it back to the tank x4 times
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this brought the temperature to 64*F (17.5C) at 10:30, checked the heater fuze OK so pulled it apart
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it was bought new 10-2-18
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when I set the downstairs 75 gallon freshwater Shrimp tank up I'd taken x2 300w heaters out and swapped them for a new 250w heater I got these out and put plugs on then, put them in the upstairs Shrimp tank
10:30 - 54*F, 11:00 - 66*F, 11:30 - 70*F, 13:30 - 74*F
a Few Shrimps began to apear but they were all pale then some of the tank juviniles gathered on the tank side by the light where they usually feed
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used photo limit up so part 1 for now
 #6929  by QDanT
 10 Mar 2019 13:51
Disaster part 2
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300w in opposite corners
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guess it's wait and see :upset:
 #6930  by odin
 10 Mar 2019 13:57
Don’t worry about it, these shrimp can survive weeks in transit without a heater, I’m not sure how sensitive the baby’s may be but if not noticed any issues up to now, to keep my breeder tank stable I use two heaters... just in case.

It seems strange but I was just thinking about this issue yesterday, maybe it’s time to buy a device that emails me if the heater breaks/doesn’t bring the water up to temperature.


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