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18 Jan 2014 19:30 - 18 Jan 2014 21:00 #1 by anthonyd (Anthony Debesne)
Hi guys, my name is Anthony, i moved to Ireland 12 years ago thinking i will be staying only for a year...
I live in north Cork and work as a cabinet maker.

I have 4 nano tanks at the minute but fingers cross i will have a big shrimp rack this year !
I would like to thanks all the people who gave me advices on the forum since i joined.

FIRST TANK
30 litres custom optiwhite planted with eleocharis sp mini and a few yellow shrimps




SECOND TANK
aquael 30 litres with bogwood, moss, java fern and rcs






THIRD TANK
BLAU 38L mopani wood, java moss, java fern and 15 crs

















FOURTH TANK
BLAU 38L stone from my garden, boogwood, java moss, java fern, blue electric ram pair and 6 pygmy cory.

Last edit: 18 Jan 2014 21:00 by anthonyd (Anthony Debesne).

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18 Jan 2014 19:56 #2 by Aroshni (Lydia Olivera)
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I'd like to see pics of all!
Are your shrimps breeding?

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18 Jan 2014 20:14 #3 by anthonyd (Anthony Debesne)
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hi aroshni
I added pictures but it didnt work.
i will try again
i bred around 300 rcs this year but the crs havent bred yet i moved them to a new tank with the right parameters last week so finger cross i will have berried females in the next month.
anthony

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18 Jan 2014 21:14 #4 by Aroshni (Lydia Olivera)
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Nice tanks and ocupants, the yellow ones are dificult to see sometimes,
those red you have with them are sakura?

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18 Jan 2014 21:15 #5 by Esoxluciouss (denis goulding)
Wishing you the best sir...Great looking tanks . More power to you

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18 Jan 2014 22:19 #6 by anthonyd (Anthony Debesne)
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the red ones are painted red and sakura.
i moved them to tank 2 before putting the yellow ones in to avoid interbreeding. Tank 1 was set up for crs originally but the stones are making the water too hard for them.
i ordered some ohko stones to replace them as i want to put some blue tiger shrimp in that tank.
You are right aroshni yellow shrimps dont really pop out as much as over species.

anthony

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18 Jan 2014 22:39 #7 by Aroshni (Lydia Olivera)
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What is painted red? A specie or something else?
Had the stone increased your water PH?
The blue ones must be awesome, you are having a lot of diferent types.

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18 Jan 2014 23:15 #8 by anthonyd (Anthony Debesne)
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they are just different grades of cherry shrimps.
I wanted to keep the blue tiger orange eyes since i started having shrimps but was advised to start with amanos or rcs and that was a good advice as i killed all my amanos after pulling plants from the substrate and without knowing it releasing buid up gaz or ammonia in the water.
Lesson learned i avoid moving plants or i do a big water change straight away after.
Anyway , in my shrimp tanks i just put plants on wood or stones like that i can move them out of the tank to collect the shrimps.
Anthony

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19 Jan 2014 11:25 #9 by Fishowner (Gavin fishowner)
The Crystals prefer a good bit of space compared to the Cherries, the Cherries would breed in a bottle of water compared to the crystals. Keep the stocking numbers low for the crystals and you should have some success hopefully. I do know of some who have bred crystals in limited spaces also, however the general rule seems to be give them abit more room and they will start to berry up etc.
Good to see another Corkman on the forum also!
Gavin

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19 Jan 2014 12:25 #10 by anthonyd (Anthony Debesne)
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Thanks gavin.
Your profile picture is a blue ram would you have any advices on what type of water parameters and food they prefer ?
Anthony

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19 Jan 2014 18:52 #11 by Stem12 (Stephen M)
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Really nice tanks Anthony, Id love to have a few setups like that soon,
best of luck breeding the Crystals mate

S

Juwel Vision 260-
20ltr-Fluval Spec-
19ltr-Fluval Chi-

Keep The Water Fresh-

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19 Jan 2014 19:03 #12 by Fishowner (Gavin fishowner)
Anthony, unfortunately Ive never actually had a whole lot of luck with the Blue Ram, I did have them spawning for a while and they produced fry but I didnt have room to grow them on at the time. So if I was to offer you advise Im afraid it wouldnt be from the most successful of Ram keepers Im afraid. Its the one fish Ive always had problems with and its a crying shame as its on of my favourite fish. Many of the Blue Rams nowadays available often dont live past 12 - 18 months anyhow, so maybe its just been age but Ive always had this kind/ type of ulcer develop on any of the Rams Ive kept. All different sources and tank water was perfect. So alas I would say as with any fish, keep water conditions good, do regular water changes and in terms of feeding I would say a mixture is good, pellet,flake, some bloodworms and anything else you can use. In the summer grow on some daphnia and the likes. Be careful with water changes as Ive found Rams can be very prone to a drop in temperature so caution on that front.

Otherwise I hope they go well for you, they are also worth keeping to watch them spawn and protecting the young. (well after the initial few spawns where they will most likely eat the eggs initially).

Gavin

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19 Jan 2014 19:51 #13 by ricko10 (jamie)
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looks really good mate. im hopefully going to set up 5 shrimp tanks myself in the next few weeks. im also in cork and was wondering where you source them?
cheers
jamie

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19 Jan 2014 21:15 #14 by anthonyd (Anthony Debesne)
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Thanks gavin. I heard a lot of bad stories about blue ram even experiencied fishkeepers struggling to keep them but when i saw them in seahorse and they were irish tank bred i couldnt resist buying a pair so fingers cross they will be happy in there new home.
Ricko i m sending you a pm.
Regards
Anthony

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19 Jan 2014 22:13 - 19 Jan 2014 22:30 #15 by Esoxluciouss (denis goulding)
Lydia....Google red sakura...lots of reading on the different class of shrimp...

Looking for a second nano now..

.. www.tfhmagazine.com/details/articles/the...imp-full-article.htm
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