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Jacko
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Location: Washington

PostPosted: 2010.05.05(Wed)10:34    Post subject: 29 gallon sulawesi Reply with quote

Started this tank up a couple weeks ago, figured I'd post an on going journal on here to try and keep track of my progress...

Day 1 (4/20?):
PFS/silica sand mix
AC110


Day 2:
PFS/Silica sand mix
AC110
Madrone branches
lace rock


4/30:
PFS/Silica/Flourite sand mix
AC110
Madrone branches
lace rock
200 W heater
24 w 50/50 CFL
6 WCMM
a dozen snails


Today (5/5)
PFS/Silica/Flourite sand mix
AC110
Madrone branches
lace rock
200 W heater
24 w 50/50 CFL
6 WCMM
a dozen snails
marimo ball
fissidens moss


And here's some shots of a few inhabitants.






Be getting 25 more tylomelania on friday, plan to pick the best looking 4 or 5 out of the bunch and selling the rest on aquabid... Very Happy

And if all goes well, I'll be getting some cardinal shrimp some time next week Very Happy
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PostPosted: 2010.05.05(Wed)10:43    Post subject: Reply with quote

Cardinal shrimp? Those are EXPENSIVE MAN! Plus did I tell you that moss ball is huge? Looks good man, can't wait to see more. What kind of snails are those? can't wait to see more!


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rales12
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PostPosted: 2010.05.06(Thu)2:10    Post subject: Reply with quote

Looks good!

Cardinal shrimp may be expensive... but I think they're pretty. Wink

What does Sulawesi mean?
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PostPosted: 2010.05.06(Thu)3:16    Post subject: Reply with quote

Sulawesi is another way of saying cardinal shrimp I believe.
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Jacko
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PostPosted: 2010.05.06(Thu)7:32    Post subject: Reply with quote

Thanks you guys! The marimo was an impulse buy that most likely won't be staying in there, but seeing as I have no other aquarium for that thing... it stays there for now Laughing

Sulawesi is a land mass, used to be known as Celebese... it's in indonesia I think

The cardinal shrimp and the tylomelania snails are both from the lakes in central or south (not sure which) sulawesi... there are other types of shrimp from northern sulawesi that are supposed to be a lot hardier and less expensive, but generally aren't as pretty lol
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PostPosted: 2010.05.07(Fri)1:59    Post subject: Reply with quote

I like the Sulawesi snails (and shrimps too) Very Happy

Nice scape!
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Caton
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PostPosted: 2010.05.07(Fri)2:23    Post subject: Reply with quote

Wow! I like it, just wondering but do sulawesi shrimp and snail breed easily?
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Jacko
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PostPosted: 2010.05.07(Fri)3:30    Post subject: Reply with quote

Thanks Dusko! The snails are one of my favorite inverts out there, so much different than anything else available lol

@Caton, the snails are pretty easy to breed, they have one baby every month or so, but can hold up to 4 or 5 fertilized eggs (meaning you could get one baby a week) but the babies grow slowly...
The shrimp on the other hand aren't as prolific as say RCS but the cardinals seem to be about the same to breed and care for as S or S+ CRS as far as I've found, some of the other sulawesi shrimp have proven difficult to keep alive, let alone breed Razz
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PostPosted: 2010.05.07(Fri)4:36    Post subject: Reply with quote

Ah okay, just wondering! Thanks.
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PostPosted: 2010.05.25(Tue)15:55    Post subject: Reply with quote

Got 7 cardinal shrimp today, really small... between 1/4 and 1/2 inch

Them acclimating:


In the tank:




in their dark little corner


this pic shows their claws pretty well:


Two snails came with the shrimp:


The tank:

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