Fr499y shrimp tank 🦐

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Re: Fr499y shrimp tank 🦐

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fr499y wrote: Sun Jul 18, 2021 12:42 pm At this rate I might even have a leaf by Christmas!!
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The Tiger Lotus Nymphea Zenkeri bulb is best partially buried for it to take, although not necessary.
When planting this bulb, don’t place it all the way into the substrate as this can result in rot. Instead, push it down about 25-50% of the way and leave the rest sticking out. Once the root systems starts to develop it will soon produce leaves
I successfully had that lovely plant growing a few years back before I changed to south American plants only.

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Re: Fr499y shrimp tank 🦐

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Stephen wrote: Sun Jul 18, 2021 15:38 pm
fr499y wrote: Sun Jul 18, 2021 12:42 pm At this rate I might even have a leaf by Christmas!!
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The Tiger Lotus Nymphea Zenkeri bulb is best partially buried for it to take, although not necessary.
When planting this bulb, don’t place it all the way into the substrate as this can result in rot. Instead, push it down about 25-50% of the way and leave the rest sticking out. Once the root systems starts to develop it will soon produce leaves
I successfully had that lovely plant growing a few years back before I changed to south American plants only.

All the best
I agree with @Stephen on this, need to plant the bulb into the substrate. :]
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Re: Fr499y shrimp tank 🦐

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It is, you are staring at a alder cone 😂

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fr499y wrote: Sun Jul 18, 2021 16:46 pm It is, you are staring at a alder cone 😂

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You'll waiting till the next millennium if your expect that Alder cone to grow @fr499y. :tongue:
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Re: Fr499y shrimp tank 🦐

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Martinspuddle wrote: Sun Jul 18, 2021 17:16 pm
fr499y wrote: Sun Jul 18, 2021 16:46 pm It is, you are staring at a alder cone 😂

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You'll waiting till the next millennium if your expect that Alder cone to grow @fr499y. :tongue:
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Re: Fr499y shrimp tank 🦐

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Noooo lost one of the massive female amano’s this morning. The wife found it 3m away from the tank by the front door. Must of been trying to do a runner from this heat 😂

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Sorry for your loss Matt, I know they can jump when they want to :(
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Yeah I’ve had them jump out of tanks with gaps around the lids, but never found them this far from the tank before! Incredible how far they can walk out of water.

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More bad news, tank temp has hit 30+ degrees and it looks like I’ve lost all my Amano shrimp and potentially some of the others 😔

As you can see, they are cooked 😖
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And a little bit more, now another neon down.

I had 4 amanos last night and can’t see any in the tank but I’ve only found two dead ones.

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Yup as expected, 3 out of 4 amanos have died in the heat.

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