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Thursday, December 11, 2014

Cheng Shrimp Lin Talk on 13 Dec 2014 at Sun Pet 26 Seletar Farmway

Shrimpers ,

Pls take note below event .
Watsapp/sms ken at tel 9851 1121 to confirm yr attendance and book a seat

Details in poster attached.





Monday, September 29, 2014

Lowkeys Shrimp Workshop Nano Tank Setup by Japan Shrimp Expert Mr Kenji

The Shrimp Workshop at Shrimps Specialist Aquarist Chamber today 28 Sept was informative.
For those who have missed it, here's the summary:

Insights into some shrimps keeping by Japanese shrimp keepers, Mr Kenji on 28 Sept, Sunday
2pm, 7pm

Nano Tank Setup (30 litres)

Undergravel Filter Location
Japanese usually position them in Front or Middle of tank. Reason being as these areas are usually where food is thrown in and can clean up leftover food if there is any.

Pour in following items in sequence
1) Coarser soil
2) Speed Sand
3) Finer Soil

4) Fill up half tank/full tank with tap water.
Half level is recommended as it is faster to cycle.
5) Pour out all water on the next day.
6) Pour in conditioned water from well cycled aquarium tank.
7) Introduce cheaper/hardier shrimps like Yamato.
8) Feed a bit of food daily.

Test Water Parameters with paper strip.

Generally there are 3 types of H2O condition:
A) no reaction
B) reaction - high ammonia due to no filtration
C) no ammonia , no nitrites

Yamato shrimps will eat food initially, afterward will stop eating due to high ammonia and low oxygen level.

After 2 weeks with Yamato shrimps eating food, tank will be fully cycled.

When test parameters results showed high nitrite/ammonia level, jus take out the shrimps.

Do not do a water change (WC), its a big mistake made by many hobbyists. Have to restart cycling process if u do any WC.

Test results will change gradually from Red to Pink, then it will change to White.

Do not need to do WC ,if color change from Pink to Colourless /White.

How to set up a big tank for shrimps competition in Japan?

Put one pc of Lowkeys AquaTailors (slab) into every 30litre tank. Put two PCs if 60litres etc.

Aqua Tailors releases Oxygen bubbles and absor toxics in tank. Only effective for one month. Can continue using as a media after 1 mth as it won't release toxic.

Hardness level
GH : 5-10 in Japan

Amazonia Frogbits floating water plants can be used to absorb toxics. Will fill up surface of tank within one month. These frog bits are also used in Japan to test water. Telltale sign of frogbits not growing well is an indication of unsuitable water condition for shrimps.

Amino Asid Vaital solution can be used to increase pregnancy rates of shrimps. Only 50 bottles brought in.
Every 10liters of tank water ,pour in not more than 5ml of concentrated solution . Do not overdose.

Ways to increase Pregnancy
Buy more shrimps ...lol

Mr Kenji getting ready for audience to come at 2pm

Mr Kenji showing us the Japan under gravel filter

Do not remove the cover of the holes

Participants were asked to position undergravel filter 

Japanese way of placing undergravel filter
 is in the Middle or Front of tank.



Pour in coarser size soil first 
after positioning the undergravel filter



Add in Speed Sand






Next pour in finer size soil

These sequence will ensure that water flow in tank is smoother.

Fill water to half level or 3/4 of tank.
Half level is recommanded as it is faster to cycle.



TEST

Introduce the hardier shrimps like Yamato into tank.
Test the water parameters using test strips

Remeber to feed thr Yamato shrimps daily with some food.
They are there to aid in cycling of yr nano aquatium.




There are basically three types of water condition


A typical Shrimp Contest in JAPAN

How do Japan shrimp contest organiser set up tanks faster?
Popular now in Japan
 Lowkeys Aqua Tailors abt S$18/slab
Diffuses oxygen bubbles and absorb toxic.
Can last for one month and still continue to use

You can break the slab into half ( optional ).




Frogbits can be used to reduce nitrites/toxic in water.
also used to test yr water is it suitable for shrimps.





Shrimps Viagra
Way to increase pregnancy rate and sexual activity in Shrimps
Do not overdose as Amino asid VaƮtal solution is concentrated.
Used NOT more than 15ml per 10 litres of water.


lastly Mr Kenji wraps up
BUY More Shrimps to increase pregnancy rate.

F&Q


Refreshment from Aquarist Chamber
Cream Puff 

See you next time catching shrimps here






Monday, September 8, 2014

Fei Feng Fish aka Silver Prochilodus

(Semaprochilodus taeniurus)
Flagtail Prochilodus - Fei Feng - Silver Prochilodus

Size =2.5-3"
(See pic below)

S$26/pc


Saturday, September 6, 2014

Pleco L18 L134 L239


Plecos
2.5-3" size

L18 Gold Nugget =S$32
L14 Sunshine = no stock
L134 Leopard Frog =S$42
L239 Blue Royal =S$42
L144 =$25(adult),  $5(small)

L18 Gold Nugget













L134 Leopard Frog

















L239 Blue Royal




L144 pleco

With bristles >3"  , at s$25/pc (1st pic)

Without bristles <3", at  $5 /pc (2nd pic)










Saturday, August 30, 2014

Chocolate Gourami and Otoclinus Fish Sale

Hi fish lovers,
Have the following for sale

Chocolate Gourami
Size:abt 2.5"-3"
S$3.00/pc

Otoclinus (Xiao Jing Lin in Chinese)
Size: abt 2.5"
S$1.50/pc

Pls see pictures below.


Chocolate Gourami






Otoclinus



Thursday, August 28, 2014

Fish Tank found at Jurong East Blk 261


Jurong East St 24, Blk 261 

 Found on 28 Aug 2014, Thursday abt 10am

Fish Tank
Abt 3ft?
Bottom got hole for sump tank below?








Wednesday, August 27, 2014

OHF Overhead Filter Box Clearance Sale in Aug 2014

Hi fish lovers,

Some overhead filters for sale,  clearing space by 31 Aug 2014!

Left only box , no accessories.
Condition is dirty, need to go back and wash and some stains may not come off .

S$4-5 per Ohf Box (no accessories)
FCFS - first come first serve

Watsapp 85601516 to self collect at boon lay cc area
 (postal code 640214)

Pls see below for pictures.


2ft OHF Boxes
(Slightly less than 2ft)

Top to Bottom
L1: S$4
L2: S$4
L3: S$5

(L means long)


Bigger OHF Boxes
(Less than 2 ft)



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1 Ft OHF Boxes
(lesser than 1 ft)

Top to Bottom
S1: S$4
S2: S$4
S3: S$4

Note: S1 grey color ohf box do not have cover.

(S means short)


Smaller Ohf boxes
(Less than 1 ft)



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Overall pic for all ohf boxes




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ADDITIONAL Info

An idea to modify an ohf box into a super duber ohf system 
Diy by a fish hobbyist in AQ

(NOT for sale, fyi only)