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Taken from this thread:

http://www.shrimpkeepersforum.com/forum/showthread.php/934-Riffle-Shrimp-(Australatya-striolata)

I have completed some sampling of the water parameters from a creek where riffles are found on the Mid North Coast of NSW, near Coffs Harbour.

This should be useful info for those of you trying to replicate conditions found in natural habitats in your tanks.

Time of year: Late Spring (Nov, 2012).

Water parameters were as follows:

Temp - 22.5*C

Ammonia - undetectable

Nitrite - undetectable

Nitrate Undetectable

pH 6.8-7.0

Hardness - KH below 10mg/L, - GH 20-40mg/L

Ca - less than 20mg/L

PO4 - undetectable

Other than temperature, these parameters were measured using a Hagen Nutrafin Master test kit.

Also as a bonus for premium members, I have uploaded some habitat pictures to the riffle article in the library.

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Good one Ben,

I am going up into the mountains on the Atherton tablelands I will take some readings and photos to, for the article.

I will send them to you Ben

Bob

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So I finally pulled my finger out and went and grabbed another water sample.

Its been raining a bit lately and the creek is higher than usual, certainly not in flood but definitely higher.

Time of year: Late Summer (February, 2013).

Water parameters were as follows:

Temp - 21.7*C

Ammonia - undetectable

Nitrite - undetectable

Nitrate Undetectable

pH 6.8

Hardness - KH below 10mg/L, - GH <20mg/L

Ca - less than 20mg/L

PO4 - undetectable

Other than temperature, these parameters were measured using a Hagen Nutrafin Master test kit.

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