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post #1 of 21 (permalink) Old 07-07-2013, 03:20 AM Thread Starter
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11.4g rimless shrimp tank

11.4 rimless 07/01/13 - WA ph 6.6-6.8 gh 2=35.8ppm kh 1= 17.9ppm nh3/nh4 0 no2 0 no3 0-5.0
Added 1 Dwarf Honey Gourami (Trichogaster chuna) to the tank.
Added 0 Neocaridina Heteropoda var. Red to the tank.

Starting it back up after moving over 3,000 miles away and mailing the shrimp.




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post #2 of 21 (permalink) Old 07-07-2013, 03:28 AM
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I dread the day I have to move my tanks to a new house...
Let's see some pictures! I love small planted tanks.

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post #3 of 21 (permalink) Old 07-08-2013, 02:50 AM Thread Starter
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re:

The second picture is the tank right now..I am rehabing the plants and reviving the fish that did make it.

I'm not sure what type of substrate I want in the tank, any ideas?
I already have a fluval 206 and 2 sponge filters with an additional air stone for filtration.

I had to give up my 20 gallon
The movers packed the tank and the canister filter professionally and our stuff was driven across the country. The fish/shrimp/ plants I mailed.

I highly recommend UPS or Fedex.

The last 3 boxes I mailed using USPS were pancaked. I have around 14 fish...7 shrimp arrived alive and 4 fish. I have 5-6 bags of mystery snails..only 1 showed up. They nearly killed this bonsai tree I've had for over 5 years. They completely lost my Japanese black pine bonsai that I raised from seed, it was 2 years old.
The post office refuses to do anything about it...

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The 20 gallon was the tank I had the most time up and running. I even used pressurized co2 in it.

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Is it me, or are your pictures not showing? I see that you are using Google to host your images. People would need a Google account to see your pics.


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Yay! That works.


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I dig your dw and shrimp Lookin good
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post #11 of 21 (permalink) Old 07-10-2013, 12:46 AM Thread Starter
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I added 25 red cherry shrimp and received a TDS meter and kent r/o right in the mail. Dosed 2 tsp. The GH was 2. and I want it to be around 4-6ppm. TDS 86. The tap is 29.

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07/07/2013
TAP H2O: PH 7.4
NH3/NH4 0
NO2 0
NO3 0
GH 2
KH 2

07/09/13
TDS 86PPM
TAP TDS 29PPM
ADDED 2 TSP R/O RIGHT
25 rcs
added 25 rcs

07/11/2013
TDS 433ppm?!?!
any ideas as to how to lower it safely? and slowly?

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You should mix your water with remineralizing agents before adding it to your tank.

What's the KH/GH of your 433 TDS water?

You can lower TDS - if necessary - by doing small water changes, slowly, with water that doesn't have as much mineral content.
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Did a small WC and brought the TDS down to 391. GH 4 KH 2

I mixed a little tank water with the remineralizing agents, not tap.

thanks somewhatshocked

I am thinking I should do small wc's over as many days it takes to bring it within normal range. Should I skip any days in between?

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post #15 of 21 (permalink) Old 07-23-2013, 01:28 AM Thread Starter
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07/21/2013

438 BEFORE 10% WC AFTER TDS 390 GH 4
TEMP 72 DEGREES
HAVE BEEN REDUCING TDS BY 40-50 DAILY

07/22/2013

10 % wc. TDS before 391 after 336

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