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post #1 of 7 (permalink) Old 04-12-2012, 01:36 AM Thread Starter
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Arrow Shrimp Keeping Information

Hello friends,

I would like to share some of the information about shrimp keeping in Benibachi Farm.

Water Parameter for CRS,KK,WR:

Ph: 6.5
GH: 4
TDS: 100-150
Temp: 72F

Water Parameter for Golden Eye Blue Tiger and Black Diamond:

Ph: 7.0-7.2
Gh: 7-10
TDS: 220-250
Temp: 72F

Golden Eye Blue Tiger and Black Diamond prefer slightly alkaline and harder water. Shrimps live in water that have lower Ph and GH won't be able to breed and can't show their best coloration.

We use inline canister filters - 2x 2217size(no undergravel filter), large sponge filters, air stone.
The size of the tank: 90cm×45cm×45cm (~48G)
Substrate depth: 10cm minimum.
There is no water changing, only top off the tank.

I will post some method of starting tank which we use in Benibachi Farm very soon!
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Do you only continually top off with RO water to keep the params the same or is the RO mixed with a small amount of remineralizer to add some minerals back? Even with pure RO top offs, won't you get a TDS creep eventually?

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What is TDS? What is PPM?
Where do I get RO?
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Do you only continually top off with RO water to keep the params the same or is the RO mixed with a small amount of remineralizer to add some minerals back? Even with pure RO top offs, won't you get a TDS creep eventually?
In Japan, we simply just top off with tap water since the water is idealized for shrimp keeping.The key is just to keep the water parameter stable.
I top off my tank with pure RO but in a small amount every 2days so it won't disturb the shrimps. In addition, I use water conditioner to stabilize my parameter (black control).
I think everyone probably have their own method. I'd recommend test then adjust since the water source, substrate and filter system are different.

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What is TDS? What is PPM?
Where do I get RO?
TDS : total dissolved solids.
ppm : parts per million.
RO: reverse omosis.
I'm sure there are lot of topics about this if you do a little search in the forum.

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What is the size of the tank? And how deep is the substrate?
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Good info Max!
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What is the size of the tank? And how deep is the substrate?
The size of the tank: 90cm×45cm×45cm
Substrate depth: 10cm minimum.

I hope this helps.

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