View Full Version : Shrimp_n_it in the Mid-West No beach front in Indiana !

04-11-2008, 09:50 PM
Well i Hope that subject line got you attention. I just wanted to say Hi, So Hi ! My name is Jason and I'm 34 married with 4 Awesome children and more beautiful wife than I had since to ask God for. She has put up with my invert addiction for along time and continues to have mercy on me as I inch by inch take over every room with tanks.
I got my fist tank when I was 8. It was a 5g metal frame (leaker) but to me it was all I needed to get started! my grandfather was into fan tail guppies and so that was my first fish. Them and albino corries. It wasn't look before I was begging grandpa for the 10g that was on a shelf in the shed. Well a couple days later and a tube of caulking and it was holding water, kinda. So from there you know how it goes, more fish bigger tanks.
About 3 years ago I got my first shrimp "RCS" it has been a down hill run every since ! I fell in love with them ! this has been what I have been looking for for years.... Ya I know I'm sick.... But at least I'm not in denial about it. Right now I have about 12 species of dwarf shrimp (and looking for more) and two kinds of dwarf crays and a pair of blue crays. I also love aquascapping, although I am in need of a lot of practice. I just set up a 75g show tank that seems to not want to balance out for me yet. I know.... patience.
I am into really doing some selective breeding of shrimp over the next couple years. i look forward to getting connected with some like minded people.
I do sell and buy on Aqua bid and really where ever the shrimp can be found. I started selling to support my habit and realized I wasn't shrimping up my profits. So I do want to put it out there that I know that a man is only as good as his word and in time I hope to prove my word is good.
As you may have guessed by now I am a drug counselor and an ordained addiction minister in a Christ centered recovery program. I have have a front row seat to watch God change lives and restore families. It really don't get any better than that! I also am the Industrial Manager for the program. I run a saw mill / Pallet factory were the men in the program work to earn their bed, it's not a free ride, when you work for something it means more to you, even if that is a changed life !
Thanks for the time to meet you all ! look forward to connecting with Ya !

04-12-2008, 01:24 AM
Welcome fellow Bloomingtonian to Aqua Boards. We might have to hook up some day, and talk tanks. LOL


04-12-2008, 04:43 AM

Welcome aboard, to the greatest fish related forum going :).. Hope you enjoy it as much as I have over the last year.

Most the folks here are very helpful and caring, some not so much LOL just like in real time life... have fun and enjoy.

04-12-2008, 07:15 AM
Hi Jason and welcome. Nice to see another Hoosier in the fourms.
If you can post some pictures of them shrimps.

04-12-2008, 07:54 AM
Welcome Jason,

04-12-2008, 08:16 AM
Welcome to the forums and to AquaBid. I can personally say that Jason has some awesome Red Cherry Shrimp. There's about 30 of them cruising around my little planted tank right now and my girls absolutely LOVE them. These are pretty much the first Shrimp besides the LFS Ghost Shrimp I've kept and I can see already how they can be very habit forming. LoL.

04-12-2008, 11:36 AM
About three yeares ago I came home with about 50 Red Cherry Shrimp that I had been wanting for a long time. Needless to say; When I plopped em' in the tank with my Angels, it was super time !!!! :confused:
I did the same thing with Albino Long Finned Plecos :confused:

Found this pic on my puter that I took about a week ago. I can sit in front of that tank for an hour and just laugh at them.



04-12-2008, 03:49 PM
I have not figured out how to post pictures yet, but I do know how to use Photobucket. Here is some pics I've collected. One of these days I'll get a lens to do close ups. http://s253.photobucket.com/albums/hh59/shrimp_n_it/

04-12-2008, 09:46 PM
Invertebrates Anonymous "The first step to Recovery"
1. Admitted that we are powerless of our inverts and that our lives have become unmanagable. There is freedom in honesty, Don't worry your not alone. Alot of people have this problem.

04-14-2008, 10:25 AM
I have not figured out how to post pictures yet, but I do know how to use Photobucket. Here is some pics I've collected. One of these days I'll get a lens to do close ups. http://s253.photobucket.com/albums/hh59/shrimp_n_it/












You may want to put that air pump on a shelf above your tanks so water won't siphon into it during a power failure. You can also use a check valve, but I don't like them for several reasons. Is that rack rated for the weight of those tanks? I considered using them but couldn't find any rated for the weight.


Welcome, copy the IMG Code to post photos here!

Same thing for a slide show, just click it.

http://i253.photobucket.com/albums/hh59/shrimp_n_it/th_Fish024.jpg (http://s253.photobucket.com/albums/hh59/shrimp_n_it/?action=view&current=a73df163.pbw)

04-16-2008, 03:57 PM
Wow those are some nice looking inverts.... Oh those are mine ! Cool thats easy. Now I know how to do it. Thanks. I slightly motifided the shelfs to make them hold the wieght. I put them together like normal but then drilled a hole through where the plastic clip is and put a screw through it. I have one that is 36'' wide with 20L on each shelf that I did the same way. I wouldn't trust them to hold the weight with out modifing them. That is a good call on the air pump. I have been lucky to this point cause we have had a couple power outages with no damage to this point.

09-29-2008, 09:03 PM
Hey Jason,

Looks like you are doing a bang up job on your tank my friend. :bigthumbsup: :bow:


We want more pics :wink:


09-30-2008, 05:57 AM
Welcome :grin:

Really nice pictures. I just started with my fascination with shrimp too. So far I have 2 species. I used to think of them as food until I started watching them. They are more fun to watch than some of my fish.

Good to meetcha