Jump to content
Sign in to follow this  
hoang1912

Black Earth premium PH

Recommended Posts

hoang1912

I just received a PH pen recently and I check my PH with my new tank which is cycling for 2 weeks. I am very surprise that the PH of black earth premium (bought from Dean) got Ph only 4.7 and in my current tank with Benibachi only 5.5. Is that too low for crystal shrimp?

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
jayc

If the tank is still in the cycling phase, pH will be lower than expected. Wait until it has completed cycling to see if pH increases/stabilises before determining pH of the substrate.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
hoang1912

ok. Gonna wait to see how's going. Anyway, ph is 5.5 is find? or I have to raise it to nearly 6?

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
MrShrimp

You hv to calaberate the ph pen very often to get the correct reading. For this reason, they are unpopular.

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

  • Join Our Community!

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

  • Posts

    • Crabclaw
      Idk my tds but the rest sounds similar to my tap. If Grubs uses just dechlorinated tap water too then we probably would have the same parameters as we’re both in melb. And that’s my normal temp as well.  How do you keep them @Grubs?
    • sdlTBfanUK
      I would get a few if you like them, the odd loss of a baby shrimp wouldn't really be a problem. There are lots of shrimp people that have the dwarf Corys with their shrimps.As you say, it maybe better to wait a bit until you have more shrimps first but the cory doesn't hunt shrimps as food! Simon
    • sdlTBfanUK
      I think that the shrimp in the photo is a female! Great you got the slots sorted so quickly and easily. The good thing with the amano is that they won't breed so you will never get more than you buy. Don't get too many though (may be the 5) as they are bigger and will out compete the cherry shrimps for food. Don't forget that there is postage cost with ProShrimp below £39 (I think that is the figure??) so bear that in mind as if you are close to that and you buy a few more shrimps you will get more shrimps for the same cost by not having to pay postage - f that makes sense? The other option is the tangerine tigers as they won't cross breed with cherry shrimp but you get a different colour - those are out of stock at the moment though! You need to be at home next day to sign for the package. https://www.pro-shrimp.co.uk/tiger-shrimp/563-tangerine-tiger-shrimp.html Simon
    • jayc
      No nothing special. Just get them the right water parameters and that's it. @Grubs might have the perfect water parameter requirements for DAS, so see if he can list them. Otherwise, I used to keep DAS in water that was ph6.8 - 7.0, KH 4, GH6 and TDS of 200-230 and 25DegC.  These shrimp from QLD seem to handle slightly higher temps.
    • Crabclaw
      Yeah tangerine tiger shrimp. I don’t think I would even mind that much if they procreated cuz I NEED MORE SHRIIIIIIMP!!!!  (And the offspring would be cute) Do they require much skill to take care of? (Either)
×
×
  • Create New...