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post #21 of (permalink) Old 01-30-2013, 05:58 PM
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Yep, you'll just measure how much it takes the first time you mix your water to your ideal parameters.

Then be sure you use RO/DI for top-offs, just like with reef tanks.

When doing water changes, you remineralize to match your tank parameters.

You may want to pick up a $10-$12 TDS meter on eBay so you can more easily keep an eye on hardness shifts. Many shrimp keepers use them to keep an eye on when water changes are needed.
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