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post #16 of 23 (permalink) Old 10-08-2011, 04:19 AM
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So seriously...... I'm just getting going on a simple low tech 10g shrimp tank. I have a sponge filter & Fuval Shrimp Statum & a few plants....... I am using tap water & have treated with Stability & Filter Media from my 30g...... Do I need to worry about RO Water & TDS Meters? I just want to have a FUN shrimp tank...... Is it possible?
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post #17 of 23 (permalink) Old 10-08-2011, 04:23 AM
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FUN shrimp tanks are easy!

The TDS and such only really come into play when you're trying to breed the shrimp.

For breeding shrimp, a nice stable 0 KH and 5 GH are great, but for keeping a FUN shrimp tank, the range is much wider. If your goal is a fun shrimp tank for FUN, just try it out!
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Wondering what you meant by "Once MTS gets you". Thanks
MTS can stand for one of three things...as mentioned already, it can mean Mineralized Top Soil OR Malaysian Trumpet Snail.

However, I think the poster was actually referring to the 3rd...Multiple Tank Syndrome...A "disease" that most of us seem to catch sooner or later.
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I think he was referring to Multiple Tank Syndrome, I have the same disease.
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Test Results of my Tap water & 10g Shrimp Tank (no shrimp yet but will be RCS, cycling now). Please let me know what you think. Thank you, Lesley

TAP WATER.
GH = 75
KH = 80
PH = 7.0

SHRIMP TANK
NITRATES = 20
NITRITES = 0
GH = 75
CHLORINE = 0
KH = 80
PH = 7.2
AMMONIA = 0

Your thoughts on both if you have any. Thanks again.
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Test Results of my Tap water & 10g Shrimp Tank (no shrimp yet but will be RCS, cycling now). Please let me know what you think. Thank you, Lesley

TAP WATER.
GH = 75
KH = 80
PH = 7.0

SHRIMP TANK
NITRATES = 20
NITRITES = 0
GH = 75
CHLORINE = 0
KH = 80
PH = 7.2
AMMONIA = 0

Your thoughts on both if you have any. Thanks again.
Do you plan to add CRS in the future?

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Yes, that's why I asked for help & mentioned I'm adding RCS when tank is cycled. Why do you ask? Is something wrong?
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Yes, that's why I asked for help & mentioned I'm adding RCS when tank is cycled. Why do you ask? Is something wrong?
I only asked because I don't think you can have much success with keeping RCS and CRS. Perhaps if you keep the population of the RCS under a certain size because from what I experience, the RCS breeds to fast and always hog the food of the CRS : (

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