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  1. Sakura8
    02-24-2012 09:32 PM - permalink
    Sakura8
    Yeah, any shrimp that is a filter feeder is really hard. You almost have to have a tank of really messy fish for them to survive.

    Haha, that's why I stay off the Aquabid thread. I'd be in so much trouble if I was a regular there.
  2. Sakura8
    02-24-2012 09:04 PM - permalink
    Sakura8
    There are some shrimp, like the filter-feeding bamboo shrimp, that get humongous. Those actually kinda creep me out. Petco had some and they were really . . . weird. They get about 3-4 inches big.

    I'm too lazy to bid, haha. I always thought if I did Aquabid I'd go for whoever had the buy now option.
  3. Sakura8
    02-24-2012 07:26 PM - permalink
    Sakura8
    30 is a bit much for even a 10g unless all you put in there were shrimp. Selling in bulk isn't always the best. >_> I saw some cool swordtails on Aquabid but it was for a pack of 6. I just wanted 2. Sigh. Haha, yeah, if I do get RCS, you can definitely have some.
  4. Sakura8
    02-24-2012 04:44 PM - permalink
    Sakura8
    Hmmm . . . now I have to consider buying some RCS on Aquabid. I'd like to, got to look into it. Sorta broke right now. >_> I could put some in the 20g, there aren't any shrimp there. Also in the sorority when the ich treatment is over . . . hmm.
  5. Sakura8
    02-24-2012 11:39 AM - permalink
    Sakura8
    Okay, so I think I have 2 females and the rest are males. I'd love some RCS too just so I can actually see them (can't see the ghosties unless they're right at the front of the tank) but the only store here that sells them had them 2 for $14. Too expensive for a potential betta snack.

    Hornwort is a great plant for any tank that has babies in it because the leaves do provide lots of cover for fry or I guess baby shrimps too. It might shed a lot when you first put it in but it should in theory stop shedding so much once it gets used to your water. The added bonus is it does well in cooler temps too.
  6. Sakura8
    02-24-2012 01:42 AM - permalink
    Sakura8
    Most of the ghost shrimp look full grown but there are a few smaller ones. I don't know if female shrimp are smaller than males? I have two in my planted 3 gallon and 1 on one side of a divided 5.5g and 2 on the other side. I haven't seen the 1 shrimp but I've seen the others.

    Oh man, I think I'd cry if I got ich in a planted tank. As it is, I remember the first time my sorority got ich. I VMed OFL in a panic asking how to clean the tank with so many decorations in it. I think the only way to treat ich in a planted tank is to cup them out and put them in a hospital tank. Fortunately, they're all fake plants and this time, the ich isn't very bad. They just got stressed from some bad water (betta log leaked something) and from being moved to a 15g. Also, my girl Zenny jumped out a few nights through the space where the filter is so they're trying to figure out a new hierarchy without her.
  7. Sakura8
    02-24-2012 12:25 AM - permalink
    Sakura8
    I love the wiggle dance. My girls have ich right now so they aren't quite as keen on wiggling but when they feel happy, they swim into each other looking for food.

    I just got ghost shrimp and guppies but they're regular fancy guppies, not endlers. If the guppies drop fry, you're welcome to some. 1 male and 3 females so if these guppies live (all my previous ones didn't), I should have fry every few months.
  8. Sakura8
    02-23-2012 11:34 PM - permalink
    Sakura8
    Buwahaha. For me, the best way to have hornwort was in the lawn and garden bin. It shed so much in the bag on the way home, I said "No way am I putting this in my tank." Haha, but if you can get it to grow, it will take off and be a super plant. I would strip the leaves off the bottom inch or so and plant in the substrate.

    Oh, but since yours is a broken piece . . . hmm. If you float it, it will grow roots from its nodes and when the roots are about two inches long you can nip them off and plant them. So you could float it for a few weeks before planting it.
  9. Sakura8
    02-20-2012 10:19 AM - permalink
    Sakura8
    Hmm. Does your Petsmart have plants? If so, you can get moneywort there. It's one of the bacopas, bacopa monnieri. It's a smaller-leaved version of bacopa carolinia. They also carry water wisteria (hygrophila difformis).

    I think I heard that about Anubias but I've never been able to situate my Anubias high enough in the tank. I heard the flowers are really pretty. If it didn't have to be tied to a rock, it would be my favorite plant.
  10. Sakura8
    02-20-2012 04:45 AM - permalink
    Sakura8
    How many plants are you going to put in there and what kind? If they are fairly low maintenance plants like swords, Anubias, etc, then dirt is optional. If you are going to put the ludwigia in, it may need dirt. Or, in absence of dirt, weekly fertilizers.

    Yeah, lava rocks are sharp. I put mine in my sorority since no one has long tails to get caught on it but I'm not sure I'd put one with a male betta.

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