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post #16 of 116 (permalink) Old 05-05-2011, 09:26 PM
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Yeah they all died last night. I did a quick test before leaving for work and had the following:

Ammonia: 0
Nitrite: 0
PH: 6 or below

Im guessing they cooked in a bath of acid. Really sucks hard too, $30 down the drain. Im not sure how this could have happened as last I checked it was like 6.8-7 and GH and KH were like 2-3. I need to find a way to get the PH back up.

what's your nitrate level? crs are sensitive to high nitrate level too (from what i heard). did you inject co2? why did your ph drop so quickly?
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+1

as well as kh/gh, what are those levels?
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Your tank needs need time to cycle before you add shrimp. Just adding cycled "material" from your other tanks wont make this shrimp ready. The tank needs time to build up a micro fauna stock that the shrimp eat, and theres no way it could have built up in the 5 days before you added shrimp. Same thing with your nitri-fying bacteria. Also, that chemical soup of clarity/stability/salts you seem to have added may have contributed to their demise...

My shrimp tanks are incredibly simple. Aquasoil and sand, rainwater, simple filter(just floss and carbon), heavy plant mass. I never add chemicals or solid gH/kH booster and my shrimp are absolutely thriving.

I recommend letting your tank establish for a month or two and in that time grow some nice plants and research the heck out of CRS. Patience is key in the shrimp game, and you'll only continue to lose your shrimp and money if you dont establish your tank.

I hope you take this all into consideration, I'm just trying to help a fellow enthusiast enjoy shrimp without all the heartbreak
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Well remove the ghost shrimp before you add CRS, they can be agressive, especially towards small CRS and shrimp that, you know, matter LOL

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sounds good ^^

If anything else happens though, i'd put some biochem-zorb in your filter and that should pretty much guarantee success. I had some die off before in my 5gal even though my parameters looked good and correct after a couple months running, I put that in my filter and haven't had a single death or issue since.
Hopefully they'll all be perfect for ya from here on out though and you wont need it, good luck on the new stock and this tank
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post #26 of 116 (permalink) Old 06-03-2011, 05:43 PM
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Nice tank. Add more mosses and driftwood, so they can hide. My shrimps all love to hide when there is light or when the climate is hot.
I think they feel more secure and relaxed, especially after molting.
Great tank anyway!
Oh, Can consider fissidens too! To tie to your driftwood...Nice
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