Thursday, March 28, 2013

[Shrimp Tank] 1 day old Shrimplet video

Here is a  videos and pictures  of a 1 day old newly hatched King Kong Shrimplet. I am yet unsure how many new hatchlings there are but hopefully there are a lot more. The extreme king kong shrimplet is still alive and I will put up more pictures of it later on. Currently I am cycling another tank to transfer all the juveniles. Will keep you updated on its progress.

Thursday, March 14, 2013

[SHRIMP TANK] Shrimptography

So my new camera has arrived and here are some more pictures of some shrimp I have been working on. Firstly are my crystal blacks. Trying to achieve coloured legs and face. One year later and some results are just beginning to show. Here are pictures of some shrimp from my colony.
Secondly my KK shrimplets. Very cute little critters and sensitive too! It is just a delight to see them mature.

Monday, March 4, 2013


So you may be asking, what is a NAG POT?

These are Aqua Plant Cultivation Glass Pots. I was lucky enough to purchase a few from Aquakitz to try out today and am quite happy with the build quality.

They are used to create another level to cultivate sensitive plant species in the aquarium. I have put mine towards the back of the aquarium.

There are several advantages:
1. Enables weak plants to recover by giving them access to more light higher up.
2. Creates more space in the aquarium
3. Looks nice / stylish in a way
4. Helps organise plants better
5. Enables experimentation using different types of soils
6. Keeps the soil in one spot

1. As it is glass it is prone to breaking just like the CO2 diffusers.
2. Algae magnets
3. Increases clutter in the aquarium

Sunday, March 3, 2013

[EHEIM OPAL] Sony Nex5 Camera with 1.8/50 lens

So I had some spare time with my new camera and have taken some photos of my aquarium. The macro photos will have to wait as I am still awaiting on macro lens. This camera produces some very nice vivid pictures. Was stunned by the quality and sharpness of the pictures. 
I have some new NAG pots arriving this week and have already picked up some rare plants. I will post these up in the next update.