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  1. #11

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    RCS are immensely versatile when it comes to diet. If it doesn't move it will be tested for edibility. Gravel and healthy plants are ignored but apart from that they'll eat anything. In my opinion a varied diet is essential with these guys.

  2. #12

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    Quote Originally Posted by Slaphppy7 View Post
    Oh, I see...it's a wonder that mess didn't affect your water parameters
    To be honest I really don't check unless I start seeing an issue - would have checked if I hadn't found the rot spot...

    With the tanks cycled I only usually check if something dies, shows signs of stress etc. And I had just started noticing a few shrimp bodies and snails acting weird, did the pwc and planned to check params after but ended up running to the store to get the feeding dish and putting the sponge filters in

  3. #13

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    A heart for your big heart :o) and for Toby and Ginger - fishmommie Bit of luck for St. Patty's Day. - Taurus Thanks for the dubiously deserved rep...here's a non-dead fish.  Maintenance guy must be doing his job. - WhistlingBadger TGIF starting early! - Boundava Dog Dad!!! - Rue 
    Relax! - cajunqn81 For passing Cliff ;-) - steeler58 Here's to shrimp! - Silbar Happy Easter - fishmommie Happy Easter - steeler58 
    It's the easter CPD...Happy Easter to you and the family. - Taurus Happy 2 Year Anniversay - Boundava Happy anniversary! - wgoldfarb A gift for two great years ;-) - steeler58 and here's to the next 20,000! - RiversGirl 
    20,000 post's 'NUFF SAID" ;-) - steeler58 Thanks for the Rep ;-) - steeler58 TGIF and thanks for the rep :-) - Taurus TGIF back at you ;-) - steeler58 for being an awesome fish friend! - nickellmama27 
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    I sure hope that ashtray was clean...It would be a shame to give your RCS a nicotine addiction
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  4. #14

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    Quote Originally Posted by Slaphppy7 View Post
    I sure hope that ashtray was clean...It would be a shame to give your RCS a nicotine addiction

    oh I scrubbed the heck out of it, only thing that drives me nuts is that is has a big red heart on the bottom (can see it since glass is clear)... but hey the shrimp don't mind and you don't see it from above

  5. #15

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    I'll be honest I've rarely to never used a gravel vac in my shrimp tanks. It's just too easy to suck up baby shrimp. If it's a planted shrimp tank, it gets easier, the excess food eventually ends up as fertilizer. Have to watch how much you feed the shrimp too. I go away for 2-3 weeks at a time every few months and the shrimp survive and even keep breeding just feeding off of whatever is left in the tank. I do keep a few otocinclus in some of the shrimp tanks, they seem to make a nice cleanup crew.

  6. #16

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    Happy AC anniversary - SeaLady Happy 2 Year Anniversary! - Slaphppy7 For being my 7,000th poster! - Slaphppy7 T.G.I.F.! - Slaphppy7 TGIF - steeler58 
    TGIF! - showmebutterfly TGIF! - wgoldfarb T.G.I.F.! - Slaphppy7 thanks for the tip on the ammonia alert.  it's great for cycling with fish. - fishmommie Merry Christmas - steeler58 
    Merry Christmas - fishmommie Happy Christmas! - Slaphppy7 For all your help. - metweezer Best wishes for the new year - SeaLady Thanks for the nomination :) - steeler58 
    Thanks 4 help - pRED T.G.I.F.! - Slaphppy7 T.G.I.F. - showmebutterfly Thanks for sharing your knowledge! - Silbar Happy Easter - fishmommie 
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    Quote Originally Posted by korith View Post
    I'll be honest I've rarely to never used a gravel vac in my shrimp tanks. It's just too easy to suck up baby shrimp. If it's a planted shrimp tank, it gets easier, the excess food eventually ends up as fertilizer. Have to watch how much you feed the shrimp too. I go away for 2-3 weeks at a time every few months and the shrimp survive and even keep breeding just feeding off of whatever is left in the tank. I do keep a few otocinclus in some of the shrimp tanks, they seem to make a nice cleanup crew.
    How would you clean a sand bottom in a shrimp tank if you don't vacuum?
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  7. #17

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    A heart for your big heart :o) and for Toby and Ginger - fishmommie Bit of luck for St. Patty's Day. - Taurus Thanks for the dubiously deserved rep...here's a non-dead fish.  Maintenance guy must be doing his job. - WhistlingBadger TGIF starting early! - Boundava Dog Dad!!! - Rue 
    Relax! - cajunqn81 For passing Cliff ;-) - steeler58 Here's to shrimp! - Silbar Happy Easter - fishmommie Happy Easter - steeler58 
    It's the easter CPD...Happy Easter to you and the family. - Taurus Happy 2 Year Anniversay - Boundava Happy anniversary! - wgoldfarb A gift for two great years ;-) - steeler58 and here's to the next 20,000! - RiversGirl 
    20,000 post's 'NUFF SAID" ;-) - steeler58 Thanks for the Rep ;-) - steeler58 TGIF and thanks for the rep :-) - Taurus TGIF back at you ;-) - steeler58 for being an awesome fish friend! - nickellmama27 
    Troop and Military Support - Amber Alert - Bladder Cancer - Endometriosis - Equality - Liver Cancer - Liver Disease - Missing Children - POW/MIA - Spina Bifida - Suicide - steeler58 Breast Cancer - Birth Parents - steeler58 Cancer - Epilepsy - Foster Care - Gynecological Cancer - Rett Syndrome - aquariumlover10 Cancer - Epilepsy - Foster Care - Gynecological Cancer - Rett Syndrome - gronlaura Breast Cancer - Birth Parents - SeaLady 

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    ^ Good question
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  8. #18

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    Quote Originally Posted by gronlaura View Post
    How would you clean a sand bottom in a shrimp tank if you don't vacuum?
    I mainly don't feed enough that there is excess left to clean. I sometimes do use a turkey baster to scoop up debris. Noticed that some wafers leave more waste behind then others.

  9. #19

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    Happy AC anniversary - SeaLady Happy 2 Year Anniversary! - Slaphppy7 For being my 7,000th poster! - Slaphppy7 T.G.I.F.! - Slaphppy7 TGIF - steeler58 
    TGIF! - showmebutterfly TGIF! - wgoldfarb T.G.I.F.! - Slaphppy7 thanks for the tip on the ammonia alert.  it's great for cycling with fish. - fishmommie Merry Christmas - steeler58 
    Merry Christmas - fishmommie Happy Christmas! - Slaphppy7 For all your help. - metweezer Best wishes for the new year - SeaLady Thanks for the nomination :) - steeler58 
    Thanks 4 help - pRED T.G.I.F.! - Slaphppy7 T.G.I.F. - showmebutterfly Thanks for sharing your knowledge! - Silbar Happy Easter - fishmommie 
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    Quote Originally Posted by korith View Post
    I mainly don't feed enough that there is excess left to clean. I sometimes do use a turkey baster to scoop up debris. Noticed that some wafers leave more waste behind then others.
    Mine will be with peppered cories, so I will have fish poop. Being it's a 29 gal, I could use a turkey baster.
    My 75 gal Journal & My Dual 29 gal Journal
    75 gal - Gold Pristella Tetras, Scissortail Rasboras, Neon Dwarf Rainbowfish, Leopard & Zebra Danios, Wild Caught BNP
    29 gals - Left Tank - Diamond Tetras. Right Tank - Harlequin Rasboras
    Future 40 Long - Candy Cane & Rummynose Tetras

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  10. #20

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    Quote Originally Posted by gronlaura View Post
    Mine will be with peppered cories, so I will have fish poop. Being it's a 29 gal, I could use a turkey baster.
    I guess you could get a small gravel vac, then examine the bucket for any shrimp that sucked up.

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