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SKFAquatics Monthly Digest 30 April 2019

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SKF newsletter is full of great new posts this month! We welcome all our new shrimp keepers! 

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New Shrimp Keeper
CurleyJones321
Hi Guys Im new to this forum and ive been keeping Red Cherry shrimp since around November when i got my first 10 shrimp who live quite peacefully with 3 adult platys. I moved house at the beginn…
91 comments

TAP WATER-Taiwan Bee-UK-(zerowater)
sdlTBfanUK
Anyone with very large, or many tanks will probably not be interested in this, aside from curiosity maybe, as I doubt this is cheaper than buying RO water. I am writing this purely in case it may h…
54 comments

Taiwan Bee Shrimp combination for start
Karoluks
Hello, Feeling that i have enough experiance to start with taiwan bee colony. Think about new setup for 20-25 taiwan bees. What mix with KK`s you guys prefer/offering? Now i`m thinking …
4 comments

Crystal reds/black bee not breeding
richiep
I have a 220ltr tank been running 3 years a while ago they stopped breeding that's CRS &black bee in the same tank so I separated black bee and within two months the bl/bee are breeding yet the big…
34 comments

shrimp disease books
richiep
dose anyone out the know o a goo book on shrimp disease, i found one which im told is good but its in German
18 comments

Shrimp Diseases and Diagnosis
jayc
With the wealth of knowledge from experienced keepers here in SKF, we should have a repository of Shrimp Diseases where people can come to diagnose and hopefully find a cure to their shrimp's ailment…
121 comments

Bloody mary breeding colony
revolutionhope
Just some quick snaps of the adults who came out in force to feed on some high protein pellets. Really happy with the progress I've made.. I plan on moving these to a dedicated tank soon to increase t…
17 comments

Question rgarding my shrimplets
kms
My bee recently had about 5 shrimplets, I only see 5, so there could be more, its the first time for me, but I've had many cherry before. Of all the shrimplets I see, I have one which is differ…
24 comments

Salifert Nitrate Test results
Myola
Hi all,  I have been using Salifert Nitrite and Nitrate test kits for about 12 months to test my water. I have been getting some worrying and confusing results over the past few months and wond…
11 comments

Shrimp eggs
Katie
Hi, so my cherry shrimp only seems to be carrying 4 eggs, would there be any reason as to why it’s carrying such a small amount of eggs? thanks
6 comments

Latest Forum Posts

Crystal reds/black bee not breeding
richiep
I have a 220ltr tank been running 3 years a while ago they stopped breeding that's CRS &black bee in the same tank so I separated black bee and within two months the bl/bee are breeding yet the big…
34 comments

shrimp disease books
richiep
dose anyone out the know o a goo book on shrimp disease, i found one which im told is good but its in German
18 comments

Question rgarding my shrimplets
kms
My bee recently had about 5 shrimplets, I only see 5, so there could be more, its the first time for me, but I've had many cherry before. Of all the shrimplets I see, I have one which is differ…
24 comments

My Taiwan proyect
javierhnb
Hello, This is my Taiwan proyect. It is a 80 l aquarium. It is divided in 4 boxes.  In first one i have blue bolt bees.  Next has KK and panda bees.   And blue panda  Next one: red genetic. Red rubi a…
5 comments

Shrimp eggs
Katie
Hi, so my cherry shrimp only seems to be carrying 4 eggs, would there be any reason as to why it’s carrying such a small amount of eggs? thanks
6 comments

Does any one know how to change the c to farenheit on this small chiller 70W/100W Aquarium Water Chiller Fish Shrimp Tank Cooler Heating Cooling Machine
tammyschannel@gmail.com
I purchased this from Ebay. Has anyone purchsed this before? 70W/100W Aquarium Water Chiller Fish Shrimp Tank Cooler Heating Cooling Machine It is in Chinese and I am following diagrams. …
10 comments

Blue Bolt - 30cm Cube tank for a beginner
joemjd9
Hello all, I am new to this forum and new to keeping Cardinia shrimp. I have successfully kept RCS (Neos) in the past but would like to explore the Cardinia world. While I have not locked d…
21 comments

Is this a moulting issue?
DKC
I seemed to have this RCS do fine until today. Yesterday, I did put in some new yellow cherries in, they were in water which was blue tinged. I did drip acclimatise them but some of the water went …
10 comments

PBL has a golden hue to it?
Kat
Hey guys I have a question I hope you can answer or help me with. I recently bought a couple PBL shrimps and they don’t look much like the guys I have now. They have a golden hue to them and their …
4 comments

Welcome our newest moderator sdlTBfanUK!
Cesar
@sdlTBfanUK will be joining @jayc and I in helping with moderator duties, answering questions and posting updates. Congratulations @sdlTBfanUK on becoming our newest moderator, don't break anyt…
6 comments

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    • jayc
      It sounds about right for GH6 (6 drops is roughly 120 TDS). Those GH test kits are not the most accurate. And RO water reading of 3 is not unreasonable. I don't know why you would have been reading 240TDS last week and now it's a 100 points lower. I would suggest, not changing water parameter with a water change for a week, then see where it is at. Change if it gets close to 200 (say around 180-190). Let's give the tank some stability by not changing anything for a while.
    • supermansteve32
      I checked my TDS meter and it reads 3 on RO water and today my TDS in my tank is 133. I did a test with API and it took 6 drops so that's around 100 TDS.  I had 2 adolescents die overnight.  Should I only change water when it's over 200 TDS or should i continue with the 10% every week?  Thanks
    • supermansteve32
      I'll check it when I get off work tonight. I'll check my reader against pure RO water & tap, and do a GH test.  I'll also clean my TDS meter.  Thanks for your help everyone. 
    • beanbag
      If u have a GH test kit, then u can do a cross check, where each GH value in RO water made with SS equals about 20 ppm, e.g. GH 6 water will give you about 120 ppm.
    • sdlTBfanUK
      Are you sure the new reading is correct as that sounds unlikely, and I would have thought you would have had shrimps dying  with that sort of decrease. Do you have a second way of checking the TDS, or can you take a sample to a fish shop for them to test? I can't think of any reason that would happen or even heard of that before? Even if you had put pure RO water in last water change it wouldn't have dropped that far! If it is currently the TDS113 it will make adjusting easy as you just mix the water to the desired end TDS figure (140ish) and it will slowly go up to that. Simon
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