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post #1 of 25 (permalink) Old 04-16-2012, 06:38 PM Thread Starter
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High TDS :(

I was testing my water today and found out my shrimp tank TDS is over 700!! Is this harmful to the shrimp? I am going to start getting RO water now to try and lower the TDS. I have at least 5 berried females. Is the high TDS harmful to the babies?
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post #2 of 25 (permalink) Old 04-16-2012, 06:44 PM
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Generally yes. But you need to know your gH and KH before you freak out about TDS. Also, do you dose ferts? Ferts will also increase TDS. But 700 is still ridiculously high

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Not sure what my GH or KH is, but my KH is low as I have to have crushed coral in all my tanks or my PH crashes. I also have peat in the tank to get the PH a tad lower. GH is at a decent range at least last time I tested it was. I don't use any ferts.
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TDS 700 pretty dang high..... Have you ever tested the water you use for TDS??

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My tap water is 400 something
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Put some distilled in there.
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You'll likely find high GH as well. Don't reduce the TDS in one shot, do it gradually or you might kill the shrimps by doing so. Problem with high TDS is molting issue, that kills shrimp much slower than TDS shock (say, from 700 to 200 in one WC).
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My shrimp have been molting left and right just fine. But I will work on lowering the TDS for peace of mind.
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Yeah, lower it slowly, like mentioned, do a 10% water every other day with distilled until you at least get to the 260 range at the most. 400 TDS is straight from your tap??? Because that is above what federal regulations says is acceptable for drinking water. Unless you run on a well or something.

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post #11 of 25 (permalink) Old 04-17-2012, 12:57 AM
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700 is not even safe for human consumption.

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what kind of shrimp didn't get killed in that water is my question.

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um, before jumping to any conclusions, consider the possibility that your tester may need adjustment....

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um, before jumping to any conclusions, consider the possibility that your tester may need adjustment....
If you don't have a reference solution to test with, most bottled waters (at least here in Canada) have the PPM listed on them and makes a great test reference for a $1.00

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Yes all bottled water down in the US should to... Put it this way 500 TDS is not for human consumption, they say anything over 300 is not suposed to be drinkin with out filtering it first

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