Jump to content
Sign in to follow this  
Hughes78

Ro water setup

Recommended Posts

jayc

Sorry if I missed you mentioning that it's new substrate.

No use vacuuming and syphoning new substrate.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
Squiggle
Sorry if I missed you mentioning that it's new substrate.

No use vacuuming and syphoning new substrate.

All good buddy, I wasn't trying to disagree with you, hahaha. :victorious: I figured that one slipped past & went straight through to the keeper, lol :smiley_simmons:

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
Hughes78

That's ok only have new media left in the canister any way so hopefully this works.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
jayc
I figured that one slipped past & went straight through to the keeper' date=' lol :smiley_simmons:[/quote']

Uh yep. :p

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
Hughes78

When ileft for work the tds were 220 ( at 7.45 am ) checked when I got home I checked again and was 218 so I think taking out the eheim pro has worked so going to do a water change to drop the tds. What should I get the tds to before adding the shrimp minerals . Also what is the best for the tds to sit on for f3 mishlings ?? Cheers Daniel

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
Squiggle

You should mix the water to a TDS of about 70-80ppm before you add it to the tank & the with water changes you should bring it down to about 100. SaltyShrimp specs say to get the water to an EC of 200, which, depending on your TDS pen, should be around 100-140ppm. :encouragement:

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
Hughes78

Ok cool so don't follow the instructions on the container ( I did and now it's over 300 beginners stuff up) ill do a water change to bring it down hopefully that will work)

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
Squiggle

I'm guessing you're using Bee Minerals GH+ yeah? It says to add 1 scoop per 25L(I think) & that is just a guide if you don't have an EC or TDS pen, otherwise you add to the water & agitate the water with an airstone to mix the minerals in & test the EC/TDS with your pen after a few minutes to make sure you have to correct concentration. :victorious:

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
Hughes78

Yes your right I have done a water change and now at 220 is that alright or will I need to drop a bit more only got rillis in there at the moment as ph is 6.5 ammonia 0 nitrites 0 and nitrates 3 ??

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
Squiggle

Personally I would lower it to at least 150ppm but I think the rilis will be ok while your still bringing it down, they can handle higher than CRS/CBS & mischlings. :victorious:

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
Hughes78

Ok thanks for all your help will lower to 120-150

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Create an account or sign in to comment

You need to be a member in order to leave a comment

Create an account

Sign up for a new account in our community. It's easy!

Register a new account

Sign in

Already have an account? Sign in here.

Sign In Now
Sign in to follow this  



  • Must Read SKF Articles

  • Register today, ask questions and share your shrimp and fish tank experiences with us!

    Join Our Community!

  • Posts

    • jayc
      Traps don't work on hydra. Even with planaria, it is slow and it doesn't catch them all.
    • sdlTBfanUK
      Very wise as once they start breeding your population may sky rocket anyway, as they have with the CBS! I'm sure you should get some really nice surprises/colours when they start cross breeding too! Simon
    • kms
      I will stick with the present shrimps, give it another month or so before I add some more shrimps.
    • sdlTBfanUK
      More fantastic pictures love the blue shadow panda and the 2 red pinto galaxy. Great to hear all is going so well! If you have a lot of CBS then they will breed when they are old enough so losing the 'mother' isn't too bad at this stage and they only love max 2 years anyway. Glad you still have 2 blue bolts as well - those will probably be my next purchase when they are in stock? The putting spinach in my tank has brought a few of my shrimps out but bizarrely they aren't touching the actual spinach? Seen 2 black and 3 red (of the 8 total I bought) so far today? Simon
    • kms
      update my new tank is becoming stable, the shrinps are growing, I have seen many of the shrimps shread it's shell.   My old tank is infested with black CRS, but the mother had just died yesterday, I still have two blue bolts and a few CRS.    
×