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Help with Benibachi soil and TDS

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blindfisherman

I just got some shrimp for my benibachi tank and I bumped the tds up to match their origin water with MMP but its dropping pretty fast (20 points in 2 days).

I also checked the KH and GH with sera tests and they matched up between the new and origin.

A couple of questions regarding this:

Is this going to go back to the ~100 which the tank was before I added the MMP?

If this happens is there something I can do to counter act it?

Is there any issues that this would cause for the shrimp?

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BlueBolts

G'Day....the drop in TDS may just be the tank settling/absorbing the initial load........20ppm in 48 hours is nothing to be concern about....I have issues with rising TDS ! Once the tanks settles/matures. so will your TDS. No issues for the shrimps, 20ppm is minuscule, and once the shrimp populates etc.... your TDS will soon be rising ! and in 6 months you'll start a thread saying .....Help with Lowering TDS. LOL. Hope this helps...

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blindfisherman

All good then :) thanks for the reply.

I don't have any issues lowering TDS :) I use RO water for top ups in the shed so have that handy.

The shrimp all seem fine so I'm not panicking just was hoping it wouldn't become an issue.

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