hello :) i’ve started cycling a new 40 gallon tank and am doing some research on what i should stock it with. I was thinking an electric/german blue ram, some rummy nose tetras, false juli corys, and maybe a starlight bristle nose pleco. i know the corys and tetras need to be in groups but are...
Erik Lucas sent me another full order of shrimp 10+2 and they all look great!! So happy nothing happened with the post office this time. He was easy to contact and gave me no trouble whatsoever. The skrimps are super active and super cute lol
So i just got my first shipment of caridina “chaos” bolts two days ago. These are the first caridinas i’ve ever owned. Unfortunately, they were stuck at the post office over the weekend (nearly 4 extra days). The box was smashed on one side and when i opened it, the water was really warm. Most...
good point. let me test the tap again right now for nitrates to see the color comparison
the color looks preeeetty close so either my tap does have a bit of nitrates or the color for 0 nitrates is a bit orange
I’m doing a fishless cycle for a 10 gallon that will hopefully have caridina shrimp in it soon. It's been running for a little over a week with a seeded sponge filter, wood, plants, and 1.5 indian almond leaves from my other two 10 gallons. I've been adding fish food for an ammonia source...
After reading up on caridinas, I’m super interested in them. I wish I had known about this stuff before getting neos but I still love them too lol
As of now, I’m planning on getting the parameters a bit higher for my neo/betta tank. I’m going to go super slow since none of the inhabitants seem...
out of the tap the GH is about 25 ppm, KH is about 20 ppm, and pH is 6.4
I bought my tank used so i’m not sure of the substrate. it’s black sand
I appreciate all your help so far. I thought I had a good grasp on what I needed to know but there's so much I didn't know that I didn't know
richiep do you have any tips for this? The shrimp were in 8.2 pH water before I got them and went to 6.4 pH. I found 3 new sheds in the tank yesterday and 2 more this morning. I've had them for one week. They seem to be doing fine so far. I'm I better off leaving the pH alone?
My tap water is pretty acidic and comes out of my tap at about 6.5. I bought Seachem alkaline buffer in hopes to raise it to a more suitable level for neocaridina shrimp and a betta fish. Everything I've seen says to raise the pH slowly but the only instructions on the bottle say to add 1 tsp...
This is my cat Mac looking like an astronaut right before he got neutered
How Gus sleeps normally
He obviously looks weird often
This is a cat from my old job as a vet tech who had a respiratory infection and fell asleep with his mouth open