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 #22  by odin
 05 Feb 2016 16:15
5th February 2016
Just a quick update, Fed tank #03 only again... 3x halved Shrimplab Algae pads.

tank #03 feeding
tank #03 feeding
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 #23  by odin
 14 Feb 2016 16:59
12th February 2016
Today i fed tank #03 a pinch of spirulina and topped up all 3 tanks with fresh RO water from my local fish store, i also turned up the heaters in tank number #01 and #02 they sit at around 22 - 23C and the larger #03 tank around the 21 - 22C mark. I will watch to see if they stop hanging on the heater as much.

Took a quick snap at snails riding on each other :lol:
snails in tank #03
snails in tank #03
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 #24  by odin
 15 Feb 2016 21:31
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 #25  by odin
 16 Feb 2016 18:43
16th February 2016
Today i dosed all 3 tanks with Biodigest and fed tank #03, i dropped in 2x half pieces of shrimplab algae pad and a half slice of shrimpking complete pad.

they seem to be hungry :lol:
 #26  by odin
 21 Feb 2016 20:04
21st February 2016
Today i purchased a new camera to try and get some better photos of my shrimp! im just waiting on some macro tubes to be delivered and i can get stuck in. :D

I fed Tank #03 pure spirulina and the whole tank came alive and swarmed the food, they swam around fast like when you put a net or your hand into the tank :lol:
opae in tank #03
opae in tank #03
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opae in tank #03 [2]
opae in tank #03 [2]
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 #39  by odin
 28 Feb 2016 19:31
28th February 2016
I fed the large tank 3x shrimplab algae pads today and all the shrimp look happy, i had a few molts after feeding too! here are a few photos.
29th February 2016
Dosed tank #03 with biodigest, all looks fine in the Opae'ula kingdom.
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 #80  by odin
 07 Mar 2016 18:33
4th March 2016

Nothing really to add, fed tank #03 spirulina powder and they ate it all very fast, i am going to do a water quality test this week to check for mostly nitrates.

11th March 2016
Fed Pure spirulina to tank #03 and all is doing fine, same goes for the snails.
 #92  by odin
 13 Mar 2016 17:58
13th March 2016

Forgot to post the results of the water quality test so here it is for my large #03 tank: All looks good to me,

8.2ish? PH
0 Ammonia
0 Nitrites
0 Nitrates

So from this i can tell nothing has died or is rotten/fouling the water in the tank and my beneficial bacteria is turning what little amount of waste from the shrimp and snails indirectly into Nitrates and that my feeding routine is OK for the tank. :D

Here a a few photos and videos from earlier today [tank #03]

edit: just noticed the snails are starting to get the markings and colours that match the rest of their shell on the newly grown part of its shell.
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 #95  by odin
 15 Mar 2016 18:49
15th March 2016
I topped up both cube tanks (#01 and #02) with fresh RO water, and took a quick photo of tank #01 to show which ive not shown in a while. I still havent fed either of these tanks since my initial try months back and none of the shrimp were interested:
All seems happy in both the small selective tanks.

I dosed tank #03 with biodigest as i do every 14 days or so and saw one of the Opae'ula fanning her swimmerets alot and keeping them stretched out, maybe she will soon be carrying eggs?

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tank #01
tank #01
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 #96  by opae ula related
 16 Mar 2016 17:47
It would interesting to see if she gets berried or not. Keep us updated.
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