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Hi - I'm wondering if anyone can explain what went wrong with my shrimp tank! Although the parameters for ammonia, nitrate, nitrite were good in my small tank, the pH was high (8.2). This remained constant over a couple of months, so I thought it was ok. GH & KH were 6. Then a couple of weeks ago the red nose shrimp, them this week the cherry shrimp and finally the nerite snails, died. I couldn't figure out the problem. Then today I emptied the tank. It was up on a bookshelf so normally I can't smell the water. Today when I siphoned it out I could smell a very strong chemical smell and the taste (a quick sampling when I siphoned), was tangy. Not like the earthy smell and neutral taste of the other shrimp tank I have. Any ideas what it could have been?
Hi I usually am a google reader and find info on the net. But this one I'm truly stuck with. TDS pens. Used to measure total dissolved solids/organics etc. my question is what benefit is it when using RO or distilled water. The organic or "dissolved solids" would of been removed so leaving it in a more clean natural state. All those harsh chemicals are removed. So if I dose macro/micro's would it be any benefit to me in helping keep my water clean, healthy and full of nutrients. I do test all the standard tests + phosphate iron GH/KH Thanks