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DIY Remineralisation for RO or Rain Water

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Josh16622
1 hour ago, sdlTBfanUK said:

This is definitely one for JayC who will  likely be on later (different time zone), I only use the commercial shrimp mineral products myself!

Simon

Okay thanks Simon!

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jayc
12 hours ago, Josh16622 said:

If I'm keeping sulawesi shrimps, can I use this and mix with my tap water? Would it be suitable?

The only way of telling is to use the product and test the water parameters unfortunately. I would not know otherwise.

 

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Josh16622
3 hours ago, jayc said:

The only way of telling is to use the product and test the water parameters unfortunately. I would not know otherwise.

 

Okay thanks, if say my tap water is changing sometimes, do I check for gh and kh every water change, or can I look at tds?

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3 hours ago, Josh16622 said:

if say my tap water is changing sometimes, do I check for gh and kh every water change, or can I look at tds?

I would test GHKH and TDS every water change, just  to get an initial idea of your tap water parameters.

Write them down into a spreadsheet.

Eventually you will see a pattern where 100TDS = GH4 & KH1 (for example only).

Once you have collected enough data on your tap water, you can go by TDS reading after that (however, never trust TDS by itself 100%).

 

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Do you think it would be possible if you could help by remaking one for sulawesi shrimps? and for neos do i add calcium carbonate and calcium sulphate or just use 10-20g of calcium carbonate? 

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28 minutes ago, Shrimpneewbie said:

Do you think it would be possible if you could help by remaking one for sulawesi shrimps?

I don't keep Sulawesi shrimp. So if i buy the ingredients for it, they won't get used and will be a waste of my money. Hope you understand.

If you still want to try making it look for 

Calcium Chloride Dihydrate 
Magnesium chloride hexahydrate 
Potassium chloride 

 

28 minutes ago, Shrimpneewbie said:

and for neos do i add calcium carbonate and calcium sulphate or just use 10-20g of calcium carbonate? 

For Neos, you replace the Calcium sulphate with Calcium carbonate completely. So the formula will look like this ...

Calcium carbonate CaCO3

60gm
Magnesium Sulphate (Epsom Salt) MgSO4 35gm

solubility of CaCO3 is a lot worse in water compared to CaSO4. The acidity in RO water will help. Cold RO water will help it dissolve more too.

The CaCO3 needs to be pounded down as fine as possible to help it dissolve. 

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Shrimpneewbie
6 hours ago, jayc said:

I don't keep Sulawesi shrimp. So if i buy the ingredients for it, they won't get used and will be a waste of my money. Hope you understand.

If you still want to try making it look for 

Calcium Chloride Dihydrate 
Magnesium chloride hexahydrate 
Potassium chloride 

 

For Neos, you replace the Calcium sulphate with Calcium carbonate completely. So the formula will look like this ...

Calcium carbonate CaCO3

60gm
Magnesium Sulphate (Epsom Salt) MgSO4 35gm

solubility of CaCO3 is a lot worse in water compared to CaSO4. The acidity in RO water will help. Cold RO water will help it dissolve more too.

The CaCO3 needs to be pounded down as fine as possible to help it dissolve. 

So i would just follow your ratio ca:mg as per your diy mix for the sulawesi?

besides using ro water to dissolve it, are there any other easier ways to make it dissolve in water? And when you mean cold, is like 20celcius okay?
Sorry if im wrong, pounded down as in getting a mortar and pestle and pounding it down? Sorry if im asking too much

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