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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

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.


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.


Refreshment from Aquarist Chamber
Cream Puff 

See you next time catching shrimps here

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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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)

Wednesday, August 20, 2014

Outdoor floating plants for Aquarium frobits

Harvesting lots of them.

Frog bits and some unknown water plants.

Snails and insects included inside.
Not totally organic.

Pls soak and quaratine these water plants in clean water before using.
Nite: Algae confirmed have.

Wednesday, July 30, 2014

wts 3 ft Aquarium fish tank made by German Maestro

Equipment: WTS a nice 3ft 3 cabinet tank (55 gallon tank) with OHF

Name: Alan

Contact Number/Email: 85601516

Item(s): WTS a nice 3ft 3 cabinet tank (55 gallon tank) with OHF

Detailed Listing & Prices:
I am decommissioning a very nice 3 footer cabinet tank.The brand is German Maestro.

The cabinet and tank is well built and sturdier than those being sold on the forum. The pictures do not it justice but it's different from the typical cabinet with white interior that is commonly sold on the market.

The size of the tank is slightly bigger than a 3ft. Exact size is 3 ft 3 by 1 ft 6 by 1 ft 7. It also has a custom hood to cover the OHF.

The cabinet and tank is in very good shape except for a slight defect that you can see in the second picture. Once during a water change, some water spilled on it and I forgot to clean it. So, the paint was slightly removed and the hinge got slightly rusted. I can send you a detailed picture. However, this does not compromise the strength of the cabinet in anyway.

The package comes with:

Ocean free Z-2000 (bought in Dec 2013)
GEX 6000 WB airpump with ceramic diffuser (bought in late Dec 2013)
Atman AT-306 water pump
Overhead filter
BOYU wavemaker

cichlid caves (comes with 3 clown loaches). Livestock is free and I will not be responsible for any casualties.
3 piece set glass cleaner with glass scraper, gravel scaper and brush
Siphon and some tubes etc..
All the stuff that you see in the last picture.

Looking for SGD 380. Please arrange for your own delivery. The cabinet and tank was carried in 2 car trips by my wife and I. So, no need for tank movers etc.

Please note that the carbon dioxide tank , JBL solenoid set seen in the cabinet is not part of the package.

Equipment: Used with slight wear (normal rust, dents, scratches, etc)

Previous Source:
Various (State in Detailed Listing)

Preferred Place(s) of Transaction:
Pasir Panjang area

Terms and Conditions:
Whatsapp/sms me 85601516 for further pics and info.

Saturday, July 26, 2014

Nice 4 ft tank with cabinet self collect AMK Ave 10

Name: Alan
Contact Number/Email: 85601516 (watsapp)
Item(s): asap nice 4 ft tank with cabinet self collect Amk ave 10
Detailed Listing & Prices:
Selling a nice fish tank with cabinet , no accessories.
Asking s$350.
Self collect Blk 552, Ang Mo Kio ave10.
Watsapp me 85601516 for pics.
Equipment: Used with slight wear (normal rust, dents, scratches, etc)
Previous Source:
Second-hand/used from individual
Preferred Place(s) of Transaction:
Amk ave 10, Blk 552
Terms and Conditions:
Pls check fish tank before u leave.
No refund
Cash and carry
Arrange transport yourself or
engage SgBros at additional delivery costs.

Sunday, July 20, 2014

KL malaysia LFS

During a trip to kl.
Went down to local fish shop
Alight at Pandan Indah lrt and walk abt 500m.

The best and biggest lfs imo is 88 Pets Mart and That Aquarium.

If u rushing for time , jus go to Pets Mart at 1st addr below.

Addr : Jalan Pandan Indah 4/10 and 4/4, Malaysia 55100  KUALA LUMPUR

Total 4 LFS in the vicinity.

open from 10am till around 12am midnite.

Thursday, July 10, 2014

5th Singapore Flowerhorn Luohan Contest at Hougang 697A from 10-13 Jul 2014

Fish lovers ,anthr fishy event for u this weekend in Hougang!


The 5th National Flowerhorn Competition organized by Flowerhorn Club Singapore will be held from 10 to 13 July 2014 at Block 697A between Hougang St 52 and St 61, with the support of the Hougang Village Merchants Association.

This competition is open to all flowerhorn enthusiasts in Singapore and overseas.

The competition is based on an Open Category comprising 3 Classes (A, B & C) which mean that any types of flowerhorn (be it zhen zhu, malau, kamfa, golden-base, free-marking, classic or x-breeds like zzml, kfml, zzkf, etc ) can take part. The scoring system has been developed and fine-tuned to give every breed an equal chance to win.

3 highly qualified judges from Malaysia and Indonesia have been invited to judge this competition. These judges have in-depth knowledge on the development, keeping and grooming of flowerhorns and have been selected for their professionalism and impartiality in assessing the standards of flowerhorns.

As the person who is in charge of the whole event and in the name of fair play, Mr. Dave will not be entering any fishes in this competition; nor will he lend his fishes to others to enter.

Nearest bus stop to event is at Montfort Junior school or Blk 698C ,about few stops from Hougang MRT.
Bus 74, 88, 101, 147, 161.


Luo Han Members preparing for the big event!

Fixing up the broken pieces...all 40 sets of them!
Work started around 230pm on Wednesday 9 Jul
Internal filter from Japan
these are not sold in Singspore yet. Only use for this  competitiom.
Watch them turning inside fish tanks, yr heads will rotate tooH

Hi Blow air pump
Making sure doesnt leak and all filters are working fine,
Otherwise he has to blow air himself

Oyama Sticker Pasting Expert, no bubbles!

Get yr mobile phone screen protector use his svc confirm passed!

great work out for young men, phew almost 50 x 3ft tanks
Sweat enough to fill up one aquarium

Makan for volunteers
Power char siew rice!

 Some tips from organisers