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Sexy Shrimp

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About Sexy Shrimp

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    As much use as a front loading fishtank
  • Birthday 03/02/1978

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    Female
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    Cheshire - UK
  • Interests
    Horseriding
    Skiing
    Dog training
    Writing poetry
    Marine fish

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  1. Sexy Shrimp

    Sexy Shrimp's Floating Forest - 46L Fluval edge

    Paramters are all good - I'd like KH and PH a little higher but they're OK whilst things are stabilising. There have been no spikes in either ammonia or nitrite and nitrate has risen to 5. So far so good - no diatoms and no algae bloom so I have added a couple of Clarkii Clowns. The mushrooms I added seem fat and happy and the softies that came with the tank seem to be growing already - the tiny yellow toadstool that was about 3mm across in not more like 6mm and the kenya tree is getting more branches. The clowns have paired and the female's decided the heater is hosting her and when the male does his little obligatory dance she lets him join her. They're a funny little pair :) I didn't know conches can jump - it's scared me senseless a few times!
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    Sexy Shrimp's Floating Forest - 46L Fluval edge

    I wonder whether a FB link will work? My friends are going to hate me - they have enough spam with pictures of my horses lol https://m.facebook.com/story.php?story_fbid=10156119038810781&id=745240780
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    Sexy Shrimp's Floating Forest - 46L Fluval edge

    Oh I wish the video was small enough to post - just filmed the conch and hermit crab fighting over a piece of fish food. Oh the entertainment!
  4. Sexy Shrimp

    fish disappeared in 30 minute span

    I was just about to say it's like when someone comes out of a coma all animated in ER and then croak...
  5. Sexy Shrimp

    Sexy Shrimp's Floating Forest - 46L Fluval edge

    Confession time - i couldnt leave these in the shop - i know i said i would be patient - i failed... The mushies seem happy though and one has even migrated to an adjacent piece of rock! Never seen them move that fast before...
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    Sexy Shrimp's Floating Forest - 46L Fluval edge

    Well everything is still alive and ammonia and nitrite still 0 - no cycle so far... Those conches are freaky! They look like a slug crossed with an elephant lol
  7. Sexy Shrimp

    fish disappeared in 30 minute span

    Aliens did it!
  8. Sexy Shrimp

    Back after many years away!!

    I used to have MH and the power consumption was ridiculous... Regardless of the hype the tank comes with LEDs lol. If I was to change I'd get MHs not T5s
  9. Sexy Shrimp

    Back after many years away!!

    The tank comes with an LED upgrade. I've never been keen on T5s to be honest as I found the wavelength deteriorated over time
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    Sexy Shrimp's Floating Forest - 46L Fluval edge

    I'm using the Kenya and yellow mushrooms as a barometer to how the tank is going as I'm on day 4 and there has been no ammonia or nitrites (as I expected - ive never yet needed a "proper" cycle with rock out of an established tank). The Kenya has unfurled and the tiny (3 buds about 5mm across) have shown their polyps and I've also seen many teeny shrimps on the tank floor around the base of the rock so I'm taking it that everything is happy and have added a clean-up crew. 3 turbo snails, 3 Halloween hermits a beautiful blood shrimp and a strawberry lip conch which I have always wanted. Well I had my first fail - I'd acclimitised slowly in a jug and it was all going so well until I got distracted and poured my coffee in instead of the salt water. What an idiot! Fortunately it was only a dribble and right at the end of acclimitisation. All of the crew seem happy in the tank though so far...
  11. Sexy Shrimp

    Back after many years away!!

    Started a diary 🙂
  12. Sexy Shrimp

    Back after many years away!!

    I used the virtually live in that place when I lived in Stockport! Right back to when they were the little hidden gem in the warehouse. I visited my parents yesterday and stopped in for a little look - good job I wasn't heading straight home or I'd have spent a fortune! The other one near me is Kraken which seems good and also has a loyalty card 😉 waterfoot aquatics is almost on my doorstep but I walked in and walked out as everything was covered in aptasia and there were so many dead fish that had obviously been in there a while as they were rotting 😞 I'm in Rochdale - where abouts are you RR?
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    Sexy Shrimp's Floating Forest - 46L Fluval edge

    Thanks Sea bass!
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