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poeticwinter

WOW that's lots of shrimp amazing

btw have few questions

is that to control tds with salty shrimp? anything else other than salty shrimp?

Btw just testing my shrimp tank about GH and KH also PH

it raised GH6 , KH 3 and PH 7.0

what best GH and KH for shrimp? and question it can be control with

Magnesium Sulphate Heptahydrate or Calcium Sulphate Dihydrate??

is that calcium tester is only for salt water available?

thanks guys

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Squiggle

Ok, now you're confusing me, lol. :congratulatory: I use a Hannah TDS pen which when checked against my EC pen is 0.5 & when I had my EC @ 200 - TDS @ 100 my shrimp had no colour & breeding rate was low, I increased it to 160 & have had a remarkable difference in both colour & breeding. I totally agree that you need to know where your TDS pen came from but the filter checks EC. Even with your conversion of 0.64 a TDS of between 150-200 would make the EC between 240-320, or am I missing something? :confused:

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Squiggle
WOW that's lots of shrimp amazing

btw have few questions

is that to control tds with salty shrimp? anything else other than salty shrimp?

Btw just testing my shrimp tank about GH and KH also PH

it raised GH6 ' date=' KH 3 and PH 7.0

what best GH and KH for shrimp? and question it can be control with

Magnesium Sulphate Heptahydrate or Calcium Sulphate Dihydrate??

is that calcium tester is only for salt water available?

thanks guys[/quote']

First of all, what shrimp do you have? Are you using RO water? Those parameters are good for cherries(Neocaridina) but not for Caridina varieties(CRS, CBS, GB, SW, TB, tiger) Also, which Salty Shrimp minerals are you using?

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poeticwinter

Hi SquiggleMine are Golden Cherry shrimp (mix golden and cherry), CRS, CBS, mishlingI dont use any salty shrimp. i just put mineral stone on the tank, im using Tap water and fluval shrimp substratelike this oneT2e_C16h_HJF8_FFpt_Lrb_MPBRz_WIP4f2_Q_60_35.jpgalso plan to put the cattapa leaf but its not comming yet :( heard that can help lower the ph? i have Magnesium Sulphate Heptahydrate or Calcium Sulphate Dihydrate but i dunno what its for and how to use it lol so just sitting in cabinet hahaDo u feed your shrimp vegies? i tried to mine they just have no interest. tried boiled cabbage and frozen spinach usually only 1 cherry coming and leave heheTDS tester also still on the way :(

First of all, what shrimp do you have? Are you using RO water? Those parameters are good for cherries(Neocaridina) but not for Caridina varieties(CRS, CBS, GB, SW, TB, tiger) Also, which Salty Shrimp minerals are you using?

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Squiggle

As I mentioned, the WP is good for cherries but the CRS, CBS & mischlings need a PH about 6.5, GH 4-6, KH 0-2, do you know what your TDS is?

The best way to get your WP right is RO & SaltyShrimp minerals & either RO or rain water is the best way to lower these values :encouragement:

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poeticwinter

i cant install RO water on rental flat :( its summer no rain either hehe... i will try to using salty shrimp then. Do u know what this for? Magnesium Sulphate Heptahydrate or Calcium Sulphate Dihydrate?I dunno my tds yet, still waiting the tester to come

As I mentioned, the WP is good for cherries but the CRS, CBS & mischlings need a PH about 6.5, GH 4-6, KH 0-2, do you know what your TDS is?The best way to get your WP right is RO & SaltyShrimp minerals & either RO or rain water is the best way to lower these values :encouragement:

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CNgo2006
i cant install RO water on rental flat :( its summer no rain either hehe... i will try to using salty shrimp then. Do u know what this for? Magnesium Sulphate Heptahydrate or Calcium Sulphate Dihydrate?

I dunno my tds yet' date=' still waiting the tester to come[/quote']

get a portable one don't need any installation just an adaptor for the tap

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Squiggle

+1 for the tap adapter, absolutely awesome for rentals! :encouragement:

Read this well written thread by BB, completely explains the ratio between Ca & Mg. :victorious:

http://www.shrimpkeepersforum.com/forum/showthread.php/4383-GH-Ca-MG-Ratio

Theres also another awesome sticky thread by jayc in the WP section that explains the reason shrimp need Ca & Mg.

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poeticwinter

awesome idea. let me see if i can get one :)I did read that yes, not easy to understand though for newbie hahaha

get a portable one don't need any installation just an adaptor for the tap
+1 for the tap adapter, absolutely awesome for rentals! :encouragement:Read this well written thread by BB, completely explains the ratio between Ca & Mg. :victorious:http://www.shrimpkeepersforum.com/forum/showthread.php/4383-GH-Ca-MG-RatioTheres also another awesome sticky thread by jayc in the WP section that explains the reason shrimp need Ca & Mg.

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Eshrimp

Quick update... I have been slowly bringing down the EC/Tds and OMG the shrimp look soooo much happier, they are back to swimming all over the place looking for the girls, out and about all the time.....so much happier.

So currently at EC of 450 down from 600 so now let's wait and see how juvis and baby's develop and see if my population grows even more LOL. THANK YOU BLUEBOLTS YOU ARE "THE MAN".

btw ... Old Chinese TDS pen has been burnt and in the trash lol

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ineke

Thats great to hear glad you can see a difference. Now maybe I should throw my old one out too:(

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poeticwinter

how to bring tds down? is that affect ph,gh and kh too?glad your shrimp more happier :)

Quick update... I have been slowly bringing down the EC/Tds and OMG the shrimp look soooo much happier, they are back to swimming all over the place looking for the girls, out and about all the time.....so much happier.So currently at EC of 450 down from 600 so now let's wait and see how juvis and baby's develop and see if my population grows even more LOL. THANK YOU BLUEBOLTS YOU ARE "THE MAN".btw ... Old Chinese TDS pen has been burnt and in the trash lol

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Squiggle

The only way to bring TDS down is to do WC's with either RO water or rain water & depending on what minerals are effecting the TDS this may or may not affect your other WP. For example, if you have too much calcium carbonate or magnesium sulfate, this will have an effect but nitrate won't. :encouragement:

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HexaD
see if my population grows even more LOL.

Showoff!!!!!

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Squiggle

LOL :congratulatory:

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poeticwinter

:encouragement: will get my RO unit soon, i think with RO unit no need using water conditioner anymore right? :)

The only way to bring TDS down is to do WC's with either RO water or rain water & depending on what minerals are effecting the TDS this may or may not affect your other WP. For example, if you have too much calcium carbonate or magnesium sulfate, this will have an effect but nitrate won't. :encouragement:

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i think with RO unit no need using water conditioner anymore right? :)

Right.

But you'll need to re-mineralise with something like Mosura Mineral Plus Ultra, or Salty Shrimp.

I have a 100ml bottle of Mosura Mineral Plus Ultra, if you'd like to purchase :)

:redface-new: shameless plug

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Eshrimp

You got way to many shrimp daddy!!!!!

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EC now at 420 and I reckon shrimp are happier and happier.

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poeticwinter

btw i forgot the name of that moss? its looks cool when round like that

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ineke

Yep way too many shrimp but it looks so cool:encouragement:

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newbreed

This has to be my favourite tank!! Thanks again for more awesome pics, that's a very cute dog you have there!!

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Squiggle

Definitely very cool & I think the dog is right! Lol :victorious:

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