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Dgolden

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PostSubject: Re: Drew's 10 Gallon Shrimp Experiment   Drew's 10 Gallon Shrimp Experiment - Page 2 EmptySun Nov 18, 2012 9:43 pm

When younger Smile They darken up as they molt
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PostSubject: Re: Drew's 10 Gallon Shrimp Experiment   Drew's 10 Gallon Shrimp Experiment - Page 2 EmptySat Nov 24, 2012 10:50 pm

So yup I got a few shots, the color is really starting to pop on my shrimp already Smile

They really love the java moss around the air bubbles it's fun to watch them swim in it and play in the moss
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Look at how bright red they've gotten! They've been doing a lot of growing I've found a lot of molting shells the last few days Smile
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The moss is starting to green up WHEW that's a relief, looks like I got some willow moss here well I'm hoping that's what it is at least I was surprised to get it, got it at a LFS labelled as java moss
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And the full tank shot
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PostSubject: Re: Drew's 10 Gallon Shrimp Experiment   Drew's 10 Gallon Shrimp Experiment - Page 2 EmptySun Nov 25, 2012 10:59 am

Nice! Love how bright the shrimp are! Smile

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PostSubject: Re: Drew's 10 Gallon Shrimp Experiment   Drew's 10 Gallon Shrimp Experiment - Page 2 EmptySun Nov 25, 2012 1:43 pm

Cool, I'm interested to see how all of this moss grows in!
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PostSubject: Re: Drew's 10 Gallon Shrimp Experiment   Drew's 10 Gallon Shrimp Experiment - Page 2 EmptySun Nov 25, 2012 4:42 pm

Thanks xD

The moss seems to be greening back up after its harrowing experience at the Lfs
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PostSubject: Re: Drew's 10 Gallon Shrimp Experiment   Drew's 10 Gallon Shrimp Experiment - Page 2 EmptyTue Nov 27, 2012 10:09 pm

So Video Time Smile



Small video uploaded to my other showcase Very Happy
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PostSubject: Re: Drew's 10 Gallon Shrimp Experiment   Drew's 10 Gallon Shrimp Experiment - Page 2 EmptyTue Nov 27, 2012 11:22 pm

Hmm, the video isn't showing up for me... Sad

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PostSubject: Re: Drew's 10 Gallon Shrimp Experiment   Drew's 10 Gallon Shrimp Experiment - Page 2 EmptyWed Nov 28, 2012 9:46 am

Here's another direct link Smile

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vHa6MeqJp_I&feature=share&list=UUoFodf5MGDgFmmBoLp6z7NQ
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PostSubject: Re: Drew's 10 Gallon Shrimp Experiment   Drew's 10 Gallon Shrimp Experiment - Page 2 EmptyThu Nov 29, 2012 8:44 am

Haha! Cool video! Very Happy

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Here's a longer better tour thumbs up

And a link https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bh96rGv-7yI&sns=em Very Happy
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PostSubject: Re: Drew's 10 Gallon Shrimp Experiment   Drew's 10 Gallon Shrimp Experiment - Page 2 EmptyWed Dec 19, 2012 7:12 pm

thats a cool tank like the fire shrimp in there it will definately add some color to it
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PostSubject: Re: Drew's 10 Gallon Shrimp Experiment   Drew's 10 Gallon Shrimp Experiment - Page 2 EmptyWed Dec 19, 2012 7:20 pm

Well WOW a month has already passed and I've been sick the last week so I got to work today to update and at least try to photo one tank Smile

All levels have been stable now for the last month and I must say that this tank is def doing great!

So here's some pics (not too many shrimps today I need to find my REAL camera iphone 5 camera is great but is def no replacement for a camera with a nice macro lens :confused1: )

Full Tank Shot from the Front
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Moss with the Shrimp, wow this stuff has bounced back amazingly from it's unhappy state at the LFS
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A more top down shot of the moss, I will be having to trim this and mesh some soon Smile
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Brazilian Pennywort growing nicely
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The Shrimps are getting big :redface:
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The Cholla is starting to get covered nicely, shrimp and bn pleco love it!
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Thanks for stopping by! I hope you enjoyed the update!!!!!!!!!!!

Reeferscorner - Thanks for the reply they're def gettin gbigger Shocked
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PostSubject: Re: Drew's 10 Gallon Shrimp Experiment   Drew's 10 Gallon Shrimp Experiment - Page 2 EmptyWed Dec 19, 2012 8:23 pm

Looking good Wink

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PostSubject: Re: Drew's 10 Gallon Shrimp Experiment   Drew's 10 Gallon Shrimp Experiment - Page 2 EmptyThu Dec 20, 2012 8:10 am

Looks great Drew, It's difficult to capture with a camera just how many shrimp can hang around, I know Wink.
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PostSubject: Re: Drew's 10 Gallon Shrimp Experiment   Drew's 10 Gallon Shrimp Experiment - Page 2 EmptyMon Dec 24, 2012 11:47 pm

Farfromfiji wrote:
Looks great Drew, It's difficult to capture with a camera just how many shrimp can hang around, I know Wink.

Yea I need to find my digital camera somewhere that has macro and all that good stuff so I can get some awesome shots Laughing

As for how many, I'm not sure, I know they've been molting a lot lately though, I'm finding shrimp skins all over the place think
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PostSubject: Re: Drew's 10 Gallon Shrimp Experiment   Drew's 10 Gallon Shrimp Experiment - Page 2 EmptyTue Dec 25, 2012 12:28 pm

Yeah? I find plenty of shrimp moltings too, it's pretty common I think. Not sure if it's bad to leave them or not.
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I leave them calcium and stuff
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PostSubject: Re: Drew's 10 Gallon Shrimp Experiment   Drew's 10 Gallon Shrimp Experiment - Page 2 EmptyFri Jan 25, 2013 11:28 pm

Well overdue for an update here....not too many pictures I'm tired and not feeling super zoomy but I thought I'd share how lifes going for the RCS Smile

As you can see below the mosses are exploding quite well Smile The pennywort which is trimmed back actually was all through the tank I had about 4 6-10 leaf node portions that I gave away to my friend, the shrimp although you can't see them are getting quite big and I should be close to doing something with that moss soon, the moss on the left is willow moss and the moss on the right is java moss (except on the cholla in the right corner that's willow moss as well)

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The shrimp are all hiding on the back piece of the driftwood, but rest assured they are getting quite big, they are pretty tricky to try to get a picture of though ><

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PostSubject: Re: Drew's 10 Gallon Shrimp Experiment   Drew's 10 Gallon Shrimp Experiment - Page 2 EmptySat Jan 26, 2013 9:25 am

So the shrimp were feeling slightly more photogenic this morning Smile


Here's hoping they start to berry soon!

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And I wanted to share with you guys a bit of a closer up difference in the two types of moss that I have in the tank.

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Your moss is really taking off, Drew! cheers

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Yea it's next to a south facing window... Sun power!!
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PostSubject: Re: Drew's 10 Gallon Shrimp Experiment   Drew's 10 Gallon Shrimp Experiment - Page 2 EmptyMon Jan 28, 2013 9:36 pm

Update:

I saw a shrimp with berries (I'm almost 95% sure) but she wasn't carrying them....

Before I could get my camera she and the eggs were gone into the jungle of moss in this tank
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Cool! Very Happy

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Yea I just spent 20 minutes looking for her...no avail...I'm curious as to how many I actually have in there now, I can never see them all they love the moss
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I'll actually have another video soon Smile
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