So the tank has been commissioned and paid for. Final dimensions are 900x400x200, rimless, 10mm PPG starphire glass, polished edges.
Now trying to think about design ideas
Idea 1 would be a 5 stone layout with a split or canyon between the main and second stone. This layout would attempt to play with the scale- seeming like a vast landscape.
Idea 2 uses larger stones and breaks the surface - I think the sense of scale would be changed here and would not seem so large - more like one mountain monolith.
Idea 3 brings the scale to 1:1 and uses some kind of tree roots to create a creek or river bottom.
What other ideas could work? I guess I will have to see as I try to find what kind of hardscape I can actually source.
Thanks for any and all advice or ideas
Have a great day
Shrimps aren't very high bioload so you should probably reduce the weekly water change to no more than 25% and the new water will need to be dripped into the tank over many hours. I haven't used salty shrimp but I have heard it usually comes out about 6.8 so I don't think that is a problem. It is more likely to be you are changing too much water which has that PH difference of 1 may be too much for the babies to cope with. Lava rock won't alter the PH/KH so thats fine.
Just do 20-25% weekly water changes, adding the ew water with a driper and I think you will be fine. I would probably get some baby shrimp food as well and that will be a powder,, so use a pin, dip the tip 2-3mm in to the tank quickly to wet, then in the powder and then swirl that in the tank so it spreads around. It is a fairly small tank so there may not be quite enough natural biofilm (caution not to over feed though).
Sorry, yes you are right. I have tropica powder Soil with Taiwan Bees. They are all healthy, no one is dying, buy my shrimp babys die off after maybe 2-3 weeks 😕 The only rock i have inside my tank is lava rock.
im asking, why the PH is rising, because im putting RO water with only GH salt inside the RO water. Still the PH is rising to 6,8 PH after maybe 24-48 hours. Im little bit concerned, because my RO Water has maybe 5,8 PH? and the difference is too high to raise that fast. Maaybe thats killing my baby shirmps? The high difference. But i dont want to put any KH anymore in my Waterchange water.
Thank you so much for your help 😃