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 #97  by odin
 16 Mar 2016 17:54
I've just got in from work and noticed one but I can't be sure it's the same shrimp but the swimmerets are out and waving a lot and the shrimp has become slightly 'fat' between the end of the tail and where the body widens. I can't get a photo as she's hiding by the heater on the back of the tank but I couldn't spot any eggs in or on her. I will keep a look out though!
 #100  by odin
 17 Mar 2016 17:39
17th March 2016
I saw the shrimp in question again tonight that has the swimmerets fanned out and looking a bit wider then normal and snapped a few shots, I've also posted a photo when shes next to another shrimp to show the difference.
Tomorrow i get a new macro lens for the camera so i hope i can start to get some closer photos (once i learn to use it!) :lol:
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 #104  by odin
 18 Mar 2016 17:51
18th March 2016
Fed tank #03 pure spirulina powder tonight, the shrimp all went wild for it. I am going to continue with this food 90% of the time from here on out. I also noticed a few molts in the tank.... they usually get eaten pretty fast so it was cool to see the shrimp jump around out of their molt.

I also had a play with my new Camera lens but i am still learning to use it correctly.
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 #112  by odin
 30 Mar 2016 08:18
25th March 2016
I did a quick inspection and everything looks good, I fed tank #03 algae powder.

28th March 2016
Scraped the algae from the front wall in the communal tank [#03] and dosed it with biodigest. I've noticed a large amount of hair algae or something similar growing in this tank alone, since I introduced the snails. :p

It's nice to have something green and living grow in the tank but I will need to keep it under control because I don't want it to over run the whole environment.
 #115  by odin
 02 Apr 2016 10:07
1st April 2016
Fed tank #03 pure spirulina and took a few shots of 2 of my stripped Opae ula in tank #02.
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 #121  by odin
 07 Apr 2016 18:04
07th April 2016
Today i fed tank #03 pure spirulina and did a quick Nitrate test to check the quality of my water. All looks good to me.
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 #123  by Marko2
 07 Apr 2016 19:48
odin wrote: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.
In the test result picture ,the ammonia looks up from the colour chart ?
 #124  by odin
 07 Apr 2016 20:08
Marko2 wrote: In the test result picture ,the ammonia looks up from the colour chart ?

It looks slightly like that from the photo but i think its the just the angle and light. Its definitely a zero, i watched it spike along with the nitrites and drop off while cycling :D
 #125  by Marko2
 07 Apr 2016 20:12
Good ,I always find it hard to read the ammonia ,so I make a small amount of fresh brackish water to compare
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