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    Is it normal for malayan shrimp to scurry about when the lights go off and some of them rush to the surface...when i saw this i was afraid there was too much co2 so i plugged in the aerator...i noticed today also tt some of them like to head towards suface disturbance and all when i was chaghing water.
    was wondering what is considered normal shrimp behavior and what are some tell tale signs frm shrimp tt something is not right with the tank? []

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    Shrimp behavior

    Is it normal for malayan shrimp to scurry about when the lights go off and some of them rush to the surface...when i saw this i was afraid there was too much co2 so i plugged in the aerator...i noticed today also tt some of them like to head towards suface disturbance and all when i was chaghing water.
    was wondering what is considered normal shrimp behavior and what are some tell tale signs frm shrimp tt something is not right with the tank? []

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    Shrimp behavior

    Is it normal for malayan shrimp to scurry about when the lights go off and some of them rush to the surface...when i saw this i was afraid there was too much co2 so i plugged in the aerator...i noticed today also tt some of them like to head towards suface disturbance and all when i was chaghing water.
    was wondering what is considered normal shrimp behavior and what are some tell tale signs frm shrimp tt something is not right with the tank? []

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    Is it normal for malayan shrimp to scurry about when the lights go off and some of them rush to the surface...when i saw this i was afraid there was too much co2 so i plugged in the aerator...i noticed today also tt some of them like to head towards suface disturbance and all when i was chaghing water.
    was wondering what is considered normal shrimp behavior and what are some tell tale signs frm shrimp tt something is not right with the tank? []

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    kubrich, one sure tale sign is the changing of color... its normal to see them active at nite,especially when they r that small and vulnerable.. if CO2 poisoning is present, u shld be able to see yr fishes grasping for air on the surface

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    Scurry, scurry, in a hurry,
    Flee the shrimp in feeding flurry,
    For shellfish have got much to lose,
    When they taste so good in seafood curry.

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    udang kecil di sebalik batu
    makan rumput kacau ikan
    hidupnya sedap and penuh nyaman
    hingga masuk se-ekor luohan!

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    what do u mean by change in color...what color do they change from and to...i just plug in an aerator just in case cos my tank hasn't got any fish yet...and i wouldn't know if co2 poisoning is taking place.
    thanx

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    looks exactly like cooked shrimp

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    Kubrich,

    Whats your CO2 bubble rate and tank size?
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    not sure about the bubble rate cos i am using diy co2 system...and the bubbles are put thru an air stone to make the bubbles finer and easier to dissolve...as for tank size...the tank is 60cm(length) by 30 cm(width) by 45 cm(height. btw,took ure advice vinz and got another light to raise the wattage to 60 wats for the tank...[]

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    Kubrich..are you planting "High light" plants? If you are..then your watts/gallon is only 2.8. Go for at least 3W..although 0.2 difference, in a long run..your bulb will lose its intensity.... Go get 2 pl..36watts each..better. []
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    I disagree. Personally, I'll rather live with the 0.2 shortage. Besides... the tank volume is 21USG, but his actual water volume is probably only 18 or 19USG.

    Just my 2 cents.
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    vinz is right...water quantity is about 19 us gallons...keeping mostly xmas moss and some other plants which aren't very light intensive...from what i understand at least.most to most,all i do is change 1 of the fl tube to 20 wats...tt should compensate for the 0.2 shortage...[]

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    budak: can translate your malay poem? how come you know malay so well?[]

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    budak's malay poem is the same as the english one above... jus another version..

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    mr simon dun tok cok lah , hehe

    it means,
    little prawns hiding behind the rocks
    eating grass and disturbing the fish
    life is good and peaceful
    until one day enters a ......

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    hahahaha what a cute poem! how you know malay one?

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