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Jenbenwren

Thank you!! It's taken me a while to find how often I should do a water change once the RCS tank is ready. There's a lot of advice on how to add the water, but not so much on how often.

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cjwuna

great post, good info for beginner shrimp enthusiasts!

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riaanj

This is exactly why I joined up, all the info I need to keep shrimp successfully. I'll be looking out for as much info as I can get and what I don't find I'll ask.. Great write-up :aha-!:

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jayc
10 hours ago, riaanj said:

This is exactly why I joined up, all the info I need to keep shrimp successfully. I'll be looking out for as much info as I can get and what I don't find I'll ask.. Great write-up :aha-!:

There are a lot more great articles on SKF.

Along with varying levels of complexity. There are articles for beginners, and then there are articles for the more advanced. Read them all and you will be well on your way to becoming an expert.

Start with all the stickies first.

 

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Disciple

+1 always recommend reading all the different stickies. There is soooo much good information in them.

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riaanj
6 hours ago, jayc said:

There are a lot more great articles on SKF.

Along with varying levels of complexity. There are articles for beginners, and then there are articles for the more advanced. Read them all and you will be well on your way to becoming an expert.

Start with all the stickies first.

 

I am slowly but surely doing that, I don't have internet at home at the moment so I do all my reading here between my work and that's when I'm actually in the office, but I'll get through all of it yet!

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Annabellam

Thank you for this post. Very useful especially for a new comer. So many useful topics covered. Love it!

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Shrimpin

If you are not using RO water what is the best thing to use to treat it?

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jayc
58 minutes ago, Shrimpin said:

If you are not using RO water what is the best thing to use to treat it?

Hey @Shrimpin, if you are not using RO, then the next best option is clean Rain water. If you can't collect rain water, then the next option after that is tap water, which is what the majority of people use. Just make sure you treat it with dechlorinator to remove chlorine and chloramines. Some tap water can be low in TDS as well, so a small amount of remineralising mix (Calcium & Magnesium) can be used to bring the TDS up to ideal parameters.

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