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  1. #1

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    Wanted to give a warning based on my experience

    So I feed my RCS 2 small veggie/catfish sticks a day. It seemed everyday the food was disappearing and everyone was happy

    Well I've been noticing a few shrimp deaths and overall not great activity in the tank, then I noticed the spot where I fed them was starting to turn white. So during my most recent pwc I deciding to try to vac up the mis colored substrate... well to my dismay I starting finding a layer of black rotting "stuff", it ended up being the diameter of a baseball....

    And man did it smell bad in the bucket. I vac'd it all out and purchased a small glass ashtray from a local salvation army store ($1).

    Moral of the story, with shrimp, use a feeding dish. I got lucky that i caught it and didn't lose the entire tank

  2. #2

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    I've spent quite a bit of time on shrimp forum and never heard of something like this! Otoh a feeding dish is a good idea if only to monitor how much they eat.

  3. #3

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    I hadn't heard of it either, but got it fixed, also changed out the HOB's on the tank with two sponge filters from my other 10g tanks, the prefilters kept getting clogged up so would reduce the flow too much. All 3 tanks are much happier now

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    Glad you got it figured out sir. I have a bare bottom tank with 50 rcs in it. I just put moss in it for them to hold on to. Works well for me. I am just a bare bones type of person usually.
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    I'm kind of confused Hardy...what was happening?...the sticks were breaking down and rotting?

    Speaking of RCS, my daughter noticed our first berried female yesterday!
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  6. #6

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    what it seemed like was the sticks would be broken apart by the shrimp eating, but then pieces would settle down into the substrate, about 1/2" below it, and there a layer formed that was rotting

    I probably removed about an 1" deep worth of substrate that had begun to stick together. I figured get it all out. The glass dish is a big improvement since I can see, wow... they really didn't eat all of those 2 sticks, next time i'll just give them 1

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