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post #16 of 27 (permalink) Old 09-13-2013, 12:05 AM Thread Starter
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What bulb are you using?
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post #18 of 27 (permalink) Old 09-29-2013, 06:56 AM
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Nice TT's and tank! Can I ask what your gh and kh is? Just wondering

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Nice TT's and tank! Can I ask what your gh and kh is? Just wondering
IDK haven't checked. I know..... the horror!

I ordered a GH/KH test kit so maybe next week I can tell you.

No water changes only top offs and I use purigen in the HOB that really seems to help the water stay clean.
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IDK haven't checked. I know..... the horror!

I ordered a GH/KH test kit so maybe next week I can tell you.

No water changes only top offs and I use purigen in the HOB that really seems to help the water stay clean.
ooo ok, sounds good! How are the tigers doing?

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ooo ok, sounds good! How are the tigers doing?
They're good. Still growing not big enough for breeding yet.

Tested GH is 5 KH is 6.
Is that o.k for blue velvets and tangerine tigers?
My other tank is KH 4 GH 6 with blue velvets, green baulbuti, and blue bees
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I always see the -5 gallon nano's with shrimp and I think that people are very brave to do that. It's gorgeous and so are your shrimp.
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Your gh is good, but I do think your kh is a smidge high. However, ive read that once they have acclimated to your water conditions, they will pretty much thrive.

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Your gh should is good, but I do think your kh is a smidge high. However, ive read that once they have acclimated to your water conditions, they will pretty much thrive.
KH was my concern after getting readings from both tanks. How do you lower KH?
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KH was my concern after getting readings from both tanks. How do you lower KH?
I apologize for the late response, but I believe there are two ways.

The first is to use RO water and a gH and kH booster. There are many brands to choose from. This is what people do when caring for the more sensitive shrimp.

Check this out>>> RO water with added minerals. what do you use? <<< it might serve some insight

The second is to use RO water, but to mix tap water in to get the desired levels. This is what most people do, as it is cost effective, Unlike the gH/kH boosters.

However, I do believe that stability is more important when it comes to shrimp. Someone please correct me if I'm wrong, but your kH isn't completely redonkulous so I honestly would worry much.

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How is the tank coming along?

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post #27 of 27 (permalink) Old 10-23-2013, 12:41 PM Thread Starter
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Still going. I usually see six or seven TTs grazing and one or two BVs out. I have a couple of pieces of cholla wood covered with drift wood and moss and they hide there a lot. I see molts and have not seen any deaths. The older BV female had a ton of eggs but dropped them within a day. None of the TT's seem large enough to see saddles. In this tank the shrimp do not mob the food like in my 17 g. There is a lot of algae in this tank that they seem to prefer so I'm going to hold off on feeding a couple days and then feed less frequently.

I made a video of my other tank at feeding time check it out! the link is in my signature for the 17.4 Mr. Aqua
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