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9thdragon

hello all, i have rcs tank.
now i want to set up a crs tank.

what i have so for is:

Ro unit

ada aqua soil africana

10 gallon tank

sponge filter

finnex planted plus led light

 

how do i set it up?

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9thdragon

im thinking using mk z and mk gold for start. any experience

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jayc

You seem to have everything you need to start, except maybe a product that will re-mineralise the RO water.

You can mix it with tap water to get the right TDS. Or get a product similar to Salty Shrimp GH+. You can use MK Breed Blue Diamond, if you want to stick to that brand.

Africana can reduce pH very low, which makes it hard to cycle a completely new tank. Do you have access to a mature filter, so you can use the old filter media and its established bacteria?

 

Apart from that, just add everything into a tank, flood it and wait for it to cycle. 

Add substrate, add MK Breed Z silver powder and MK Breed Gold on the top level of the substrate, add water and filter, heater, and wait. But like I said, Africana can make cycling longer, due to the big drop in pH. Best to use Africana with a mature filter.

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9thdragon

i dont have mature filter

nothing else i need? mineral ball? leaf litter?

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Wilzee83

With CRS additional to the above,

- get Indian Almond leaf,

- Mineral Balls

-Shrimp Cave

-Driftwood (can also be used as an alternative for strimp cave)

-Plants such as moss.

 

If you're going to use Africana soil, you may not be able to have any cherry shrimp in the tank because the PH will be low. Especially when you're using RO water.

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