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 #6538  by zlatan2601
 20 Jan 2019 09:35
Hi all, a short introduction: since yesterday i am a new opae ula owner! From time to time i will post some updates and pictures. Yesterday i bought all my gear and i have met with a fellow opae ula owner. He give me some water with the right bacteria a'd algae, also a rock, and there were already some opae ula in there. So sooner than expected i can share photos of my set-up and my opae ula :smile:
Here i have some pictures of my tank and the opae i spotted this morninfg (you can also see a larvae floating around...).

Fyi salinity is 1.011 and temperature is 19°C. I did not measure pH but there is a large alkaline rock (the white one) in there so should be ok. There are also some lava rocks and some inert rocks for esthetics. I also added some shelves i found a few years ago on a beach on holiday. They were kept dry for years...
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 #6541  by zlatan2601
 20 Jan 2019 18:17
Algae In Space wrote: 20 Jan 2019 15:10 Nice! You got new Opae Ula and there are larvae already? :lol:
Yeah I actually receive a bag of water with the right bacteria from someone i've met on facebook, and he also gave me some opae and larvae as a present :smile: . Also it was not possible to give me spme water without accidently adding some larvae :laugh:
 #6542  by odin
 20 Jan 2019 18:25
Welcome to our forum @zlatan2601 If you need any help with your tanks and new shrimp just ask here and we will help you. :cool:

Love the tank, please keep us updated on how its goes!
 #6543  by zlatan2601
 20 Jan 2019 19:22
Thanks! I've been reading a lot on this forum and others, and so far so good. I will continue the reading and give an update from time to time :grin:
 #6544  by Algae In Space
 20 Jan 2019 19:45
zlatan2601 wrote: 20 Jan 2019 18:17 Yeah I actually receive a bag of water with the right bacteria from someone i've met on facebook, and he also gave me some opae and larvae as a present :smile: . Also it was not possible to give me spme water without accidently adding some larvae :laugh:

Oh that explains it! Well done.
 #6553  by opae ula related
 22 Jan 2019 22:07
Day 1 with a Larva is a record! :) It should survive. Let us know if it doesn’t.
 #6557  by zlatan2601
 23 Jan 2019 18:44
The legs of my seastar are coloring yellow and falling apart. Still ok to keep it in the tank or not?

It's been in the water for a few days, shrilps are still ok. The seastar was in my closet for several years so it was dry.. found it on a beach some years ago :)
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