Bought an RO DI unit from FSA. Free postage and it arrived in 2 days. Very happy. The TDS pen arrived today so I got busy.
For reference, I’m about 2 hours North of Sydney.
Tap water: TDS 155-157. PH 7-7.2
RO water: TDS 0-1 (Remineralised to 150). PH 6.6
CRS tank water: TDS 198. PH 7-7.2
I siphoned a vey small amount of tank water and am in the process of drip feeding the RO water into the tank. I’ll do this method during water changes until the tank water PH is at 6.6 I guess.
Also found new born shrimplets yesterday and two more berried females. I haven’t seen any berried in about a month so I’m happy.
I am old school like that too. I prefer the classics patterns/colours. And I try very hard to not create further hybrids.
I want my CRS to be CRS. My tigers to be tigers. etc...
@kms, all the more to support the site and sign up as a paid member.
@Cesar, what's the deal now with the new forum update? Has the photo size limits been changed, and if so what is the max for regular members?
Thanks for that, it helps to know that it is probably going to be fine with time. I tried a different substrate this tie so that is all I can put it down too! I will revert to the JBL in future as this hasn't happened with that?
I don't use any plant ferttilisers, and as above have never had to with the JBL substrate. The JBL is primarily a plant substrate and the shrimp king is primarily a shrimp one I guess, though they both seem to do the same buffering /softening etc?
There will be a bit of a delay with breeding I expect as they don't mature until they are 6 months I believe?
Again, thanks for that, it helps to know what someone else thinks and the tank has improved (hard to believe from the photos) going a bit greener and the stringy algae virtually now disappeared. Also a few new leaves on some plants etc.
I just checked the water parameters and they are spot on!