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Knightia
03-10-2013, 06:38 PM
After a mystery period of shrimp losses I've upped my water changes to three times a week (40-50% water changes) and removed a mass of thick moss which may have been harbouring nasties. The result...may be a conincidence but today I've noticed babies! Here's some snaps.

http://i1014.photobucket.com/albums/af266/starstriders/BabyShrimp1_zpsfc46fa90.jpg

The bottom-right of the frame has a freshwater limpet. They are absolutely tiny!
http://i1014.photobucket.com/albums/af266/starstriders/BabyShrimp2_zps2713210b.jpg

http://i1014.photobucket.com/albums/af266/starstriders/BabyShrimp3_zpse83b4cc3.jpg

Knightia
03-10-2013, 06:39 PM
Here's a slightly blurry one next to an adult.
http://i1014.photobucket.com/albums/af266/starstriders/BabyShrimp4_zpsd4bb4675.jpg

http://i1014.photobucket.com/albums/af266/starstriders/BabyShrimp5_zpsbd83e805.jpg

AllenIsbell
03-10-2013, 06:43 PM
Haha awesome!

Got any full tank shots?

korith
03-10-2013, 06:49 PM
Looking good. Hard to tell, but I think it's at least 10 days old, probably older. Can be real hard to spot the baby shrimp, they are real clear and about half that size when released from the mother. I bet there are a lot more in the tank you haven't seen yet.

Knightia
03-10-2013, 07:00 PM
Oh blimey, ok. That's odd as I can't find the shrimp that had eggs about 3-4 days ago. I assumed it was from that one. If they are ten days old then I may well have thrown a load of them out last weekend as I had to pull out the moss "tree" I had as it was harbouring muck and filth that I think was poisoning the water (despite a weekly water change routine).

Here's a full tank shot (minus the moss from the "tree" now). I've not yet decided what I'll do with this tank, I might do a rescape and change things.
http://i1014.photobucket.com/albums/af266/starstriders/IMG_3490_zps455de23d.jpg

korith
03-10-2013, 07:14 PM
I could be wrong, kind of hard tell sizes without some known size in the picture. I'm liking the layout of the tank. Maybe give the plants a chance to grow in a bit more.

Knightia
03-10-2013, 07:18 PM
Cheers. The babies are about 1.5mm long. Does that help?

Here's how it was before it went a bit wrong...I might re-do the canopy...but I might do something completely different with a new piece of wood.
http://i1014.photobucket.com/albums/af266/starstriders/IMG_3358.jpg

AllenIsbell
03-10-2013, 07:37 PM
I really like that, man. Makes me want a rimless desk tank. Do you have a link to that tank? I see the Nano Cube sticker, but not sure of the brand, etc...

Knightia
03-10-2013, 08:23 PM
The brand is Dennerle. I think talldutchie recommended the brand to me as an affordable package option for a nano tank - was a good recommendation. It's German. Not sure if it's available in the US. My only criticism is that the bracket for the light is plastic and didn't last long before it broke. Otherwise, it's a solid purchase. thumbs2:

AllenIsbell
03-10-2013, 08:26 PM
That's awesome. I am going to be on the lookout now. You've got me wanting to spend more money on this hobby! Thanks!!!

Cliff
03-10-2013, 08:29 PM
Nice looking tank. I'm looking forward to seeing the planned changes you mentioned

And congrats on the baby shrimp

talldutchie
03-10-2013, 08:38 PM
I think you overdid the cleaning a bit there mate. Ah well, most of it will grow back.

Big clumps of moss can gather all sorts of things. Gently rinsing with tank water can help. It;s those things that attract shrimp.

Dennerle... I was at my plant store picking up a pair of Cyperus Helferi when I noticed the owner had ordered Dennerle's new scaper's tank. That damn thing is not only super clear but has a lovely aspect ratio. http://youtu.be/gIBoRFnKqzs
It's one of those things that you slide your hands over and you want it.

And no, like most European brands this is not officially distributed in the united states.

Knightia
03-10-2013, 08:40 PM
Overdid the cleaning on what? :confused:

I couldn't rinse the moss - it was attached to the stump with tied in bamboo sticks.

talldutchie
03-10-2013, 08:55 PM
Yeah, you decapitated the nice tree and the lawn seems thin.

Knightia
03-10-2013, 09:07 PM
Well thanks for the constructive critique.
1. Moss and grass died back when I went on holiday.
2. Had BBA outbreak.
3. Had to get rid of moss as above.

talldutchie
03-10-2013, 09:23 PM
Sorry, missed that bit.

That must have been a bit of a bummer when you got back from holls. Ah, like I said. No real worries, it will grow back

Knightia
03-10-2013, 09:50 PM
Ok. You gave advice on my thread about shrimp loss and die back (as opposed to over cleaning). Assumed you'd recognise it's the same tank as was only a few days ago.