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Old 09-09-2013, 04:26 PM   #71
 
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Awesome :) I'm impressed with the carpet!
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Old 09-10-2013, 01:55 AM   #72
 
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The carpet of plants looks awesome man!
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Old 09-16-2013, 02:06 PM   #73
 
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Update on breeder box

No cool scapes or anything, just random plants. It is hard to balance out the settings for both the box and main since they have the same water parameters, the settings are tuned to the main tank's setup. I keep experimenting with light settings on the box so it stops growing algae lol

Also, I am breeding out some of the random reds that came from my blue diamonds. They are PFR grade actually, so thats pretty fun! lol I am keeping them separate and seeing if any of the reds still carry the blue color genes and can produce blues. Or if they lost it completely. Will update later on that.

Lastly, snails! My assassin snails are constantly hungry for protein in the main, so I use the breeder box as a safe haven for pest snails to breed and grow.. then I send them to their deaths lol

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Old 09-16-2013, 06:30 PM   #74
 
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Awesome! I'm still thinking about shrimp :) and if you ever nees mts for your assassins, let me know, I've got way too many!
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Old 09-17-2013, 03:30 AM   #75
 
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Wow, the breeder box looks awesome! :)
It would be amazing if the reds could produce blues!!! :)
Also, I not really sure about shrimp grading, is there a good site somebody could link here showing me??
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Old 09-18-2013, 07:40 AM   #76
 
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lol, I'm still impressed with your not-scape, and having a bit of trouble seeing all the algae you're complaining about ^.~ Looks good, I'm *almost* as impressed with your little box as I am your tank! Congrats on the reds. . . should be a fun experiment! Pretty things!
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Old 09-18-2013, 11:46 AM   #77
 
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Awesome! I'm still thinking about shrimp :) and if you ever nees mts for your assassins, let me know, I've got way too many!
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DOO ITTT! Just redo one of your small tanks with moss (since its so easy to keep) and some well placed driftwood. Get some cheap red shrimp and have fun :D

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Wow, the breeder box looks awesome! :)
It would be amazing if the reds could produce blues!!! :)
Also, I not really sure about shrimp grading, is there a good site somebody could link here showing me??
Thanks! This Neocaridina species is normally brown. But with selective breeding of random gene mutations, different color strains have been stabilized. The red strain selectively bred from the wild type was bred and stabilized, and over time breeders have encountered other random mutations in the reds and created brown, black, and the newest blue strain (that I have). Since they were developed from the red strain, my blues still produce occasional red offspring. This also shows that the blue strain is not yet 100% stabilized to breed "true" and only produce blues, but this is because this strain was just developed and will take time to stabilize :D

PS - here is a general grading system of red cherry shrimp. The stronger the gene is expressed (requires lots of selective breeding), the higher color quality and cost. Each level of red has its own name as well.
Grading system of Cherry to Fire Red Shrimps?

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lol, I'm still impressed with your not-scape, and having a bit of trouble seeing all the algae you're complaining about ^.~ Looks good, I'm *almost* as impressed with your little box as I am your tank! Congrats on the reds. . . should be a fun experiment! Pretty things!
Thanks! Im wondering if the red offspring is a complete reversion to the red strain they were developed from, possible random gene crossovers, dominant/recessive issues, etc. Im actually graduating with my degree in Cell/Molecular Bio this semester, so I'm really interested in the genetics going on.

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Old 09-22-2013, 08:31 PM   #78
 
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DOO ITTT! Just redo one of your small tanks with moss (since its so easy to keep) and some well placed driftwood. Get some cheap red shrimp and have fun :D
JOIN US!!!!!! Mwahahahaha

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Thanks! Im wondering if the red offspring is a complete reversion to the red strain they were developed from, possible random gene crossovers, dominant/recessive issues, etc. Im actually graduating with my degree in Cell/Molecular Bio this semester, so I'm really interested in the genetics going on.
Well! It sounds like you have the perfect hobby to play with genetics!

Also, your tank has evolved and is simply beautiful! Shrimp lend themselves very well to nice aquascapes.
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Old 09-23-2013, 09:47 AM   #79
 
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Came home to this awesome new feature to my tank..... gonna get some clear epoxy filler and hopefully seal it up. MAN it is an eye sore for me :(


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Old 09-23-2013, 10:31 AM   #80
 
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O.O how did that happen??
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