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kunzy

when you guys pour in water in your tanks after your water change how do you stop the plants and substrate getting moved around by the current :(

first world problems :(, very frustrating!!

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ineke

I pour very slowly and don't have a problem . A lot of people drip the water in, just make sure what you put in is not too much colder than what the shrimp are in.

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JohnH

Pour it very slowly. Some use a container that sits on the corner of the tank that has a small tap to dribble new water in

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kunzy

Dribbling it in... some of us must have a better idea then that:( lol...

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amkr

I pump mine uphill so its got no velocity when it comes out (through a horizontal tube).. just sort of falls out the end :D

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JohnH
Dribbling it in... some of us must have a better idea then that:( lol...

Um, its a better idea then blowing all your plants and substrate around by dumping water in.

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CNgo2006
Um' date=' its a better idea then blowing all your plants and substrate around by dumping water in.[/quote']

+1 but more importantly it will not stress the poop out of the shrimp

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kunzy

JonX, that looks what i need! thanks for the link also..

i really appericate it :)

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ineke

You really need to be much more careful with the higher quality shrimp and doing larger water changes very slowly , they also don't like the substrate disturbed by the turbulence of fast flowing water.:encouragement:

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JonX
JonX' date=' that looks what i need! thanks for the link also..

i really appericate it :)[/quote']

Kunzy just google 'up aqua buffer bucket' and you will find links where to purchace it. =)

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kunzy

Nice thanks JonX

and thats very true Ineke sometimes i forget about these precious little critters :D

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Squiggle

I use an airline to siphon the water back into the tank, nice & slow :victorious:

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2OFUS
I pour very slowly and don't have a problem . A lot of people drip the water in, just make sure what you put in is not too much colder than what the shrimp are in.[/quote

you give advice like a pro now :)

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CNgo2006

LOL!

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hoang1912

To me, I use the air line tube put 1 end in a bow or bottle, the other end have a clip to hold and control the water movement and that's all :victorious:

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ineke

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ineke

I went to my vet and bought an IV giving set, I just put the water I want to use on top of the tank and set the drip rate for however long I want and leave it go by itself for water changes but for water top up I just pour very slowly from a bottle careful not to disturb the substrate but that's usually only for half a litre anything over that is dripped in. Sometimes the shrimp come and sit under the drips:encouragement:

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HelvinHT

I put a big bottle of RO water in top shelves and use 4 aerator hose to drip the water into each tank in my rack. 1 bottle enough for 4 tanks 10% water change.

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shrimpstan

+1 for using a buffer barrel. i have the 6L one and its quite stable even when full.

basically, just slightly change the way u do a WC.. its more of a 'set up n forget' until u notice an empty bucket many many hours later ;)

its so much better this way. i recently put together a 2ft scape with around a 5kg cap of the super fine powder. after the initial pour with the bag i filled 3/4 of this tank using this slow drip system and none of the soil was disturbed and minimal cloudiness.

between the different drip systems i use for different things and making the R/O water sooo many hours go by... sitting in front of the tanks while it all happens :)

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KiwiBigD

You don't want to see mw with my water changes, I bring in the hose, on full. Okay the water goes onto my hand to redirect the water back to the surface and I actually get shrimps coming up into the fresh albeit cold water.

This is for my TBs as well. I want tough shrimp that can handle the cold, probably means I loose a few but those that survive can handle a wider variety of conditions without dying at he drop of a hat

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kunzy

KiwiiBigD - i bet your a tough dad ^.^ :)

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KiwiBigD
KiwiiBigD - i bet your a tough dad ^.^ :)

LOL I'm Ex-Military, you assumed correctly ;-)

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Squiggle

Ballsy move dude, tough love for the shrimp, lol :victorious:

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kunzy

Kiwi i was only joking around :D

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