TDI's Parva-Parva

Discussion in 'Journals' started by TDI-line, 28 Jun 2009.

  1. TDI-line

    TDI-line Member

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    Tank: Dennerle Nano Cube

    Volume: 20 Litre.

    Filtration: Standard Dennerle filter.

    Heating: None.

    CO2: None.

    Lighting: Standard Dennerle lighting.

    Substrate: Oliver Knott's Nature Soil (fine).

    Ferts: ADA Phyton Git, TPN+.

    Tank decor: Sumatra Driftwood.

    Plants: Cryptocoryne Amicorum, Cryptocoryne Parva, Vesicularia Dubyana 'Christmas'.

    Fish: Caridina sp. "Crystal Red", Anentome helena.


    Low tech and low key are the aims of this scape, and just letting the CRS breed with the minimum off disturbance.

    Only two crypts have been used, Tropica's C.Parva, and Aquafleur's C.Amicorum, which are probably one and the same plant. See if you can spot the difference.

    I may add some more moss or fissidens inbetween some of the crypyts, but will be nice to see how slowly the crypts grow.

    The nature soil is top class, and the tank was crystal clear within hours, with no floating bits of bark or twigs.


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  2. Mark Evans

    Mark Evans Expert

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    nice mate,

    there's an awful lot of nano's flying about recently. i gota get me one to try.
     
  3. samc

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    bet the crs will love it they are great little shrimp
     
  4. rawr

    rawr Member

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    I reallly like it! Just nice and simple - how we like it. :)

    Some of the Parva I have is growing alarmingly tall...
     
  5. Themuleous

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    Great little nano :) how many CRS have you got!!!!

    Sam
     
  6. George Farmer

    George Farmer Founder Staff Member

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    Cute little set-up mate. I like it!

    You should have more luck breeding the CRS than your other project.... ;)
     
  7. JamesM

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    Nice work Dan :)
     
  8. john starkey

    john starkey Member

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    Hi Dan,
    very nice mate,are you hopeing the shrimp breed?,
    regards john.
     
  9. TBRO

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    Cool concept, to get away from any CO2 and ferts, give the little fellas a chance. What temp is it without the heater? Mine is 23 without heating, I understand from LD that for succesful hatching it needs to be < 24 degrees. Shrimp look like some fantastic specimens, plenty of solid colour.

    Best of Luck, Tom
     
  10. Dan Crawford

    Dan Crawford Founder Staff Member

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    The tanks lookin lovely Dan, happy days :D I bet the shrimp are loving it!
     
  11. mr. luke

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    Optimal breeding temp for most shrimps is 22-25/6, metabolism speeds up at these temperatures, shrimps live shorter lives but grow and breed faster. growing faster also means that they can have there own babies earlier.
    If you want to keep your high grading in the tank i would remove the low grade one in the second photo to another tank if possible.
    nice tank though :D
     
  12. Tony Swinney

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    Nice and simple Dan - thats a good way to go :D

    Where did you get the CRS from ?
    Cheers

    Tony
     
  13. LondonDragon

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    Looking great Dan and those CRS are lovely, wanna spare 3-4 females?? lol I think I only have one left.
    Keep us posted in the breeding progress :)
     
  14. Garuf

    Garuf Member

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    It's a Parva palava! Oh i'm so funny. Good Start TDI.
     
  15. TDI-line

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    Thanks bud, I'm surprised you haven't got one yet. :rolleyes: ;)


    Thanks Sam, there having a ball. :lol:


    Cheers Thomas, i think parva is one of my favourite plants now, and have ordered 16 pots of the Aquafleur version for my other tank, half the price of parva.


    Hi Sam, thanks. I think there is around 40-50, but most are small fry.


    Cheers George, yes i'm having more luck with these, and the other project has been moved to the garage for one last go, hopefully i can do more water changes with a hose and this hot weather. Maybe i'll try and duplicate the raining season in the Amazon.


    Thanks James.


    Thank you John. They bred about a month or so ago, and now i've had three individual batches in the last week, babies galore.


    Thanks Tom. Temperature is varied at the moment, but is around 20-23c depending on surrounding heat, but normally around 20c.


    UKAPS BABY!! :D


    Thanks Mr Luke. I was thinking about removing a few of the shrimp who haven't coloured up aswell, but was wondering if they could be the males :? . What would be the best temperature overall, with out shortening there lives but having some regular babies?


    Cheers Tony. They were all bought from The WaterZoo in Peterborough, they were all from Holland and they have regular shipments of nice species of shrimp. I think i paid about £10-12 each, and if you buy 6 livestock, you get one free, and they through in the last one aswell, so happy days. :D


    Cheers Paulo, i'll bear you in mind in a few months for some of the newbies, if all goes well.


    Lol Gareth, you the man. 8)
     
  16. LondonDragon

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    They breeding yet Dan? Mine have bred twice now in the last month, I have some nice size shrimplets now, about half a centimiter long and yesterday spotted some more tiny ones about 1mm in size :)
     
  17. TDI-line

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    Hi Paulo, yep, they've bred about 4 times so far, so i'm thinking about placing all of these in my 720L, and maybe try some Sulawesi Cardinals in here, with higher temp and ph of course.
     

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