Showing posts from April, 2018

First View of the New Mommy Shrimp in the Crystal Red Tank

From the Shrimp Food Challenge video. If you follow this link it will take you straight to mommy shrimp.

Shrimp Food Challenge

The YouTube channel Shrimp Stop started an eating challenge.
The challenge is to eat something you feed your shrimp. It got to be pretty gross pretty quickly, but see what I did when I was nominated into the challenge.

Do You Need A Heater For a Shrimp Tank?

The short answer is "maybe". Check out the video for more, and read the discussion in the comments on it too!

Update on the Crystal Reds


Eat Your Peas Or My Shrimp Will 😉


Do You Like Sim Games? - Shrimp Paradise

Not a beginner shrimp keeper anymore? Play this and you will feel like you are. You are greeted with a message in another language (Japanese) and that sets the tone for this sim... Just like in real life the shrimp care products in this game are poorly translated from another language and you will have no clue what to do. You will need a community to help you out just like I said in my recent tips video, but there is none to be found. You will want to do research and there is an encyclopedia button but all you can find in it is that Red Bee shrimp (hint, that's another name for Crystal Reds) are the most basic shrimp in the game and everything else you will need to unlock by playing. You just have to jump in and experiment I guess.

If you know some Japanese maybe you can help me out by translating some of the game screens. :)

RO Buddie Reverse Osmosis filter system

I recently got an RO Buddie Reverse Osmosis filter system because the overwhelming majority of you shrimp keepers out there said that RO water and GH+ remineralizer was going to be the best bet to get my Crystals breeding. Ensuring that the water was right at exactly what they want to have.

I'd been using a mix of Tap water and Distilled to get the TDS/GH and KH down from what's in my tap to the range they like, but this is a more accurate way, starting with RO or distilled and adding the minerals they want and only what they want back in with a remineralizer product. And in the long run this is cheaper than buying jugs of distilled water at the grocery store.

I'll show you all how it works.
To skip ahead to animated explanation of how it works

This RO Buddie on Amazon:
The RO/DI 4 stage version:

With the RO Buddie I worked out my cost for water to be $2.23 per 5 gallons …