Jump to content
Sign in to follow this  
Matuva

KH : 0?

Recommended Posts

jayc

Jay,

You forgot to remind him not to use the water immediately after boiled. I afraid he will forget about it and use it immediately. LOL!!! ;)

AHAHAHAHAH ! :miao:

 

Seriously though, let the water sit 24hours with an aerator before using it. :awe:

Don't blame me if you get cooked shrimp. 

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
Matuva

Remember I told to you boil the water from the creek first??? Did you forget?

It was on the first page of this thread. Doh.

 

 :embarrass:Yes yes, I remember. Sometimes you just need to get burnt to gain experience and know you don't have to play with fire :burn: 

 

Jay,

You forgot to remind him not to use the water immediately after boiled. I afraid he will forget about it and use it immediately. LOL!!! ;)

 

Tssss :brzzzzz:

 

For boiled water, you need to put an air pump or water pump to circulate it for a day or two before use. Boiled water will contain much lesser oxygen and it is not good to use it directly. Also when you are boiling the water, it is better to heat it to 60C to 70C for 20 mins or more (pasteurisation) instead of boiling it to boiling point. High temperature will cause water to evaporate, and nutrients may react and lost it's bioavailability.

What if I treat the water with Flubendazole and then filter it under a 2 microns mesh?

I can boil about the 100 liters i will collect, but I'm afraid I won't have enough shrimps for cooking then :5565bf0371061_D:

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
jayc

Try to avoid using medication where possible. 

Heating the water to 70-80degC will more than likely kill any parasites.

 

If you are in a rush, a drop of Hydrogen Peroxide (H2O2) will re-oxygenate the water in no time.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
Shrimpy Daddy

Try to avoid using medication where possible. 

+1

Medication kills parasites but not their eggs. Boiling will kill both.

  • Like 1

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
Matuva

 

 Yes, I forgot about the eggs. Mmm, boiled eggs and shrimps. It's really time to buy some mayonnaise :aha-!: 

Just a drop of H202 is enough for 100 l?

I was also thinking - even though I will boil - about a pump I have. This pump has an UV lamp inside to help purifying the water.

I use one in my discus tank where the water is trully crystal clear.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
jayc

Well, maybe a bit more for 100L.

10ml should do it. Maybe less. H2O2 will super oxygenate the water, but don't use too much. 

UV is ok for bacteria and algae. And you can run it with the tank. BUT.

It's not enough for the water from the creek. It's not going to kill parasites or their eggs.

Boiling the water will sort out algae, bacteria, parasites and their eggs all in one go. 

  • Like 1

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
Matuva

OK, will do ;)

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

    • jayc
      The Brita filters "reduce" but doesn't completely remove chlorine, and other minerals.  Its okay for drinking but still lacking for aquariums.  multi stage cartridge undersink filters are also designed for human consumption, and one of the stages is to add alkalinity back into the water, since drinking water below pH 7.0 will be bad for your teeth. You want to look for an RO filter that gives you the option of turning on/off this alkalinity stage if you want a system that is both for an aquarium and for human consumption. Check out Filters System Australia https://www.filtersystemsaustralia.com.au/reverse-osmosis-water-filter/aquarium-systems.html. Ring them and talk to them if you can't find exactly what you want. They are very helpful.
    • andrew.huang083
      Hey guys, ive being think about this for a while, but BICON makes it seem so difficult and confusing to import freshwater plants from other countries into Australia. Has anyone done this before and know all the nooks and crannies? Im also not too sure about import permit costs, and the inspections and how they work. Could anyone show me a simple step by step guide to importing aquatic plants? thanks 
    • sdlTBfanUK
      I tried Brita JUG (and still  have it) but it didn't work for the shrimp (It did reduce TDS but not much), though I was keeping Caridina shrimp. I would say don't bother wasting tme with other makes as you don't really know what they remove so just get the zerowater and you know it produces RO equivalent water and removes probably ALL things bad for shrimps. It is meant for human consumption but I am not convinced such pure water is ideal for humans except for hydration during excercise maybe?? As you plan to keep cherry shrimp you could try it but I would try just a few shrimp in a bowl for a few days to a week first. If the brita doesn't filter out something like copper (? just an example) or other toxic to shrimp things then you don't want to have contaminated the soil/tank etc. It may even be a better idea to get both, the brita for personal use and the zerowater just for the tank, https://www.amazon.com.au/ZeroWater-10-Cup-Pitcher-Filtration-System/dp/B0073PZ6O0 I just found this when I did a search for 'zerowater australia' that will show you the difference, just look at the 'which water filter is best?' page: https://www.yourbestdigs.com/reviews/zerowater-vs-brita/#which-is-best  Simon
    • Subtlefly
      So you can do it just through fine filtration? How would zero water co compare to something like this or even multi stage cartridge undersink filter you think? https://www.bunnings.com.au/brita-filtered-water-tap_p5090423 I am trying to figure out what is best for human drinking as well as fishtank but maybe this is two different things? thanks for your wisdom, have a great day sub  
    • sdlTBfanUK
      I use tap water through this jug and it produces the same as RO water, TDS 000 hence the name They are readily obtainable around the world (amazon, ebay and some countries UK/USA in shops) and cheap enough. They are slow to filter though so probably not practical for a very large tank. You could start with one though and if everything  goes to plan with the tank then get a full RO down the line. Each filter does about 100L of MY water. https://zerowater.co.uk/?variant=48184661572 You will need to re-mieralise the water with GH/KH+ as you would with RO water! Simon
×
×
  • Create New...