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Old 11-10-2008, 05:58 PM   #11
 
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They'll most likely kill your ghost shrimp...I think they're not really very friendly with anything, including eachother.
correction. their friendly with eachother to apoint. but just make sure they have their personal space. with anything else their predatory. oh and for the babies. provide hidding spots
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Old 11-11-2008, 07:56 AM   #12
 
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well, all triops are dead now (im guessing the got old) and laid eggs which i collected for future use. I put a single triop in my 10 gallon tank and he disappeared 0_0. I never even found its body 0_0
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Old 11-12-2008, 10:36 PM   #13
 
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That's really weird. Are you sure it didn't crawl out? I guess it could have died and the ghost shrimp ate it, but I would think it would take a while for some ghost shrimp to eat an entire triop(s?).
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Old 11-25-2008, 11:25 AM   #14
 
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he just vanished. no shell, no legs, no body, no carcass, no nothin 0_0
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Old 11-25-2008, 11:57 AM   #15
 
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he just vanished. no shell, no legs, no body, no carcass, no nothin 0_0
Well if there were other of its kind in there id say its time was up and the other triops just cleaned it (ate) nothing to worry about they live up to max of like 2months id say
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Old 11-30-2008, 01:18 AM   #16
 
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Today I was out shopping for anniversary presents for the old lady when I came across a triops kit. It's the one made by the Smithsonian institute. It came with a plastic "aquarium" that's maybe a quart, a little bag of sand, the triops eggs, a plastic castle, some food and a magnifying glass. I followed the instructions carefully.

The thing is...don't I have to worry about ammonia buildup and whatnot? Why shouldn't these guys suffer ammonia poisoning like any other invert? I can't really do water changes on this tank since I'll probably be removing eggs and/or baby triops if I do that.

So here's the plan: I have an extra air pump laying around and one of those Lee's plastic box filters that just uses regular filter floss. I've got tons of filter floss in various tanks that's already well seeded, so tomorrow I'm going to run out and buy an empty 10g tank. I've already got gravel. I'm just going to fill the 10g, toss in some water conditioner and the filter with the seeded floss, and dump in the contents of the triops aquarium a few days after they've hatched.

Any foreseeable problems with this? And is it really necessary to continue using distilled water for evaporation top-offs as the instructions say? I know distilled is necessary to get the eggs to hatch, but I'm guessing it suggests distilled for the top offs so that people don't have to buy water conditioner for their tap water.
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Old 12-01-2008, 07:17 PM   #17
 
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I wouldnt move the triops into a bigger tank untill they are at a size where they will accept the pellet food included in the kit. I believe that they et their food in the initial days/week from the teabag which will only treat a limited amount of water so if you move it all over to a bigger aquarium (10 galons is quite big for triops) then the teabag along wont do the job and so the triops may die due to this.
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Old 12-02-2008, 09:19 AM   #18
 
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the instructions say that after about a week, the triops should be big enough to visually see. this is about the time that you begin doing i think water changes at this time with a tiny turkey basture are dropper of some sort.
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Old 12-04-2008, 09:51 PM   #19
 
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Hmm ok. There are only two of them that I can see, and they are now maybe 3-4mm in length. I still haven't set up the 10g. I'll wait for them to break 1cm before I do that. Thanks!
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