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  1. KasumiKi

    Shrimp Breeding Help (bloody Marys?)

    Do they look like Bloody Marys? That was mostly my concern before I went and spent the money on better quality males. I'm still new to actually doing the breeding so I wasn't sure if I could breed them with these shrimp if these shrimp were maybe interbred with something else and it wasn't a...
  2. KasumiKi

    Shrimp Breeding Help (bloody Marys?)

    Hi all! Going to be a bit of a long post so I can explain everything but any help or suggestions are very appreciated! I'm getting into shrimp breeding FINALLY. I've been doing research for about a year and a half and was able to get two colonies from someone who was moving. They each have...
  3. KasumiKi

    Dwarf Crays + Rodi

    It brings gh up to around 8-9 and kh to 3-4. I do add some crushed eggshells and I have a cuttlebone in the tank currently.
  4. KasumiKi

    Dwarf Crays + Rodi

    I have a cycled 10 gallon aquarium that currently houses 2 otocinclus catfish, a few cherry shrimp, 4 amano shrimp, and a bunch of pest snails. I'm going to be moving the cherry shrimp into a different tank once I get it cycled but afterwards I was thinking about getting a couple of dwarf...
  5. KasumiKi

    Crayfish + Plants Question

    Hi all! I've kept a blue crayfish before (she was actually my first ever aquatic pet!) but I didn't know much then and I didn't even try to keep any live plants with her. I know crayfish are generally not plant safe but I just wanted to ask and see if there are any plants that anyone knows of...
  6. KasumiKi

    Question Pool Filter Sand For Shrimp Breeding Tanks

    Just wanted to ask and see what other people's opinions of this are. I'm going to be breeding shrimp hopefully in the near future but I'm having trouble deciding which way to go for the substrate. Right now I'm going to be starting with Neocaridina species. I've heard that certain kinds of...
  7. KasumiKi

    Switching To Rodi Water

    I did a 20% water change and did it fairly slowly. I might have done it a bit quickly, I'm not quite sure. I dont think I did it too fast. All the dead shrimp have kind of a white line across their back which from what I've read is what shows up when they're going to molt. There's nothing in the...
  8. KasumiKi

    Switching To Rodi Water

    Tank temp is 70F. I've been having a lot of shrimp die (4+) every night for the past few days. Does this change anything for how I should proceed with the RO water? Should I change the water sooner? And should I still use pure RO? They're having trouble with molting as far as I can tell. They...
  9. KasumiKi

    Switching To Rodi Water

    Ok, thank you so much!
  10. KasumiKi

    Switching To Rodi Water

    I think I do have some spare airline tubing to maybe drip the RO water into the tank. Do I need anything other than the tubing?? Or could I use a turkey baster or just a small cup to add small amounts of the water over the course of a few hours? I need to get a different gravel vac since the one...
  11. KasumiKi

    Switching To Rodi Water

    I don't have any way to drip acclimate and I had seen Rachel O'Leary's video on her methods of adding fish and shrimp and she suggested just let them acclimate to temp and then add them so that was what I did since I didn't really have any other setup. The otos are actually terrified of the...
  12. KasumiKi

    Switching To Rodi Water

    I'll do a liquid test today and get a more accurate reading. So about 1.8 or 2 gallons pure RO gets dosed with my next water change. Got that. The tank has been running since November 2018. I originally had a few amanos in it and then added a couple oto cats to help keep it cycled since I was...
  13. KasumiKi

    Switching To Rodi Water

    I've been having shrimp die off every night since I got them. The tank has been set up and cycled for a while but I only got the shrimp in at the end of March. I've lost 2 on per night on average. From what I've been able to research they've been having trouble molting during the night. Ok...
  14. KasumiKi

    Switching To Rodi Water

    Ok, that makes sense. Not sure if I can mount a container or not but I might be able to figure something out. Is it really ok to add just plain RO water?? My tank has had issues with not having the right amount of minerals and things in it like calcium and such which is why I've been having so...
  15. KasumiKi

    Switching To Rodi Water

    The pH is high (~8.6) and it's got some ammonia and other things in it. Obviously not great. I've got water conditioners and things to adjust the pH but the water is horrible and inconsistent and RODI water is just safer and more reliable. I just got the gh/kh test kit in and I haven't used it...
  16. KasumiKi

    Switching To Rodi Water

    This is the most recent picture I have. Looks a bit of a mess because of the snowflake food. I'd guess there's about ~50 shrimp in there right now. Might be a bit more or less, it's hard to tell since a lot of them are very small and there's plenty of places for them to hide! No worries about...
  17. KasumiKi

    Switching To Rodi Water

    TDS was reading around ~700 earlier. I know that's a lot. I've been only able to use the water from my tap that I've tried to condition the best I can but I recently found out just how bad the water is which is why I dipped into my savings to finally get an RODI unit.
  18. Beautiful Cherry Shrimp

    Beautiful Cherry Shrimp

  19. Shrimp

    Shrimp

  20. KasumiKi

    Switching To Rodi Water

    Yes I have both of those things. Is it going to stress the shrimp out too much if I start doing more frequent water changes?




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