Doing up a tank for my Marimos Update: I think they have grown denser!
Posted 22 February 2007 - 01:25 PM
and best not to add fish for ur shimp tank.. to prevent mozzie? a small tank with good water circulation will prevent mozzie. if u wnat to add some fishes to add some activities, u can try these small mouth fishes (so that they would unlikely to eat ur baby shrimps):
1) boraras merah
2) boraras briggitae
3) boraras micro
4) boraras maculatus
can get from one of the aquarium shops along with C328, just saw them abt 2-3 wks ago. good luck! :flowers:/>
Posted 22 February 2007 - 02:05 PM
I still would like to seperate the shrimps. :glare:/>
The fishies look very nice. Will check them out. They aren't too expensive, are they?
Posted 22 February 2007 - 04:16 PM
i wouldn't want to add those big mouth greedy fishes, smaller shrimps will be gone and ur mummy shrimps not likely to get pregnant again.. :closedeyes:/>
This post has been edited by lazyworm: 22 February 2007 - 04:19 PM
Posted 24 February 2007 - 11:53 AM
Relaxing in my tank with the slowly diminishing shrimp population:
Small ones (slightly more than 1 inch) (there are even smaller ones)
Here are the big ones (3 inch)
This one had a pretty rough time during transit here. Gonna keep it. Can help me give it a name?:
Posted 24 February 2007 - 01:26 PM
Call him Mick Jaggered. You know - rolling stones, non-moss gathering variety, 'cept this is a rolling moss. Oh I don't know .... go figger. :rolleyes:/>
This post has been edited by mm: 24 February 2007 - 01:28 PM
Posted 24 February 2007 - 08:50 PM
Well, I was thinking that since it is a Marimo and it is sporting a mohawk, that perhaps Moe would be a good name. Hey, maybe I'd be able to find Larry and Curly in the tank too! Hmmmm.... or maybe just name it Tuffy... :rolleyes:/> ^_^/>
Mind sharing how u are growing these little babies?
Well, I'll sell whatever I can. Break up a couple of the big ones to see how fast it can grow. Put rest into different tanks and containers and experiment with fertilizers to see which ones help it to grow fast.
I have an image in my head of a huge marimo trying to get out of its experiment tank and me running out of the room for dear life... :hysterical:/> :hysterical:/>
Hey Albert, isn't that 5 minutes past your bedtime?
This post has been edited by Velvetine: 24 February 2007 - 08:51 PM
Posted 24 February 2007 - 10:02 PM
Tat's cute. I am actually looking for those small sized one but only happen to find big ones at C328. So bought 3 from C328 at the size of at least 2" for $10.
P/S: if u r thinking of getting a big one, do let me know. I dun mind exchanging the small. :)/>
This post has been edited by Velvetine: 13 March 2007 - 11:04 PM
Posted 24 February 2007 - 10:06 PM
This post has been edited by lazyworm: 24 February 2007 - 10:07 PM
Posted 24 February 2007 - 11:43 PM
Clare: Is your order for 2 from me still standing now that you've bought from C328? Yes, small ones cute. But I must say big ones also cute (because I have 10 large ones in my house and they might come after me if I don't say them cute too :P/> )
lazyworm: I'll make sure they won't get angry! :P/> :lol:/>
Posted 25 February 2007 - 08:23 AM
Vel, what kind of fertilizers are u using? I'm not sure if orchid fertilizers will be fine for them or should i buy special aquarium fertilizers... (vel, that is still 55mins away... :closedeyes:/> )
Posted 25 February 2007 - 03:24 PM
Going to try superthrive as well. Haven't thought of orchid fertilizers yet ....
I must get them into brighter sunlight as well but that might boil the little darlings. Suddenly, I hear T4s calling my name... :hysterical:/>
Posted 25 February 2007 - 04:57 PM
Mine seems less tolerant of heat though. You remember the Marimo at Wilson's place? Those are from Japan too! :blink:/>