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post #16 of 25 (permalink) Old 01-17-2013, 11:07 AM
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I did not add the substrate to an established tank. I started the tank with the substrate. My PH out of the tap is 6.3.
And the story takes a turn... Read up on how to keep dwarf shrimp and inverts in general. Water conditions are paramount and pristine is the name of the game. In failing to do so, you are just wasting time, money and killing otherwise happy and healthy souls.

We all want to rush into setting up a tank and one may get away with accerating a cycle in larger tanks but hardly is the case for nanos

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post #17 of 25 (permalink) Old 01-17-2013, 12:35 PM
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Who Can Solve The Mystery?

Guys, it seems like everyone is jumping all over this guy. Nowhere did he say he that he JUST started this tank, he just said that when he started it, it was started with this substrate.
Check out the link above, I think he thought we would remember that he was talking about this thread, I did.
It does say that the tank was fully cycled.
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post #18 of 25 (permalink) Old 01-17-2013, 05:24 PM
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Who Can Solve The Mystery?

Guys, it seems like everyone is jumping all over this guy. Nowhere did he say he that he JUST started this tank, he just said that when he started it, it was started with this substrate.
Check out the link above, I think he thought we would remember that he was talking about this thread, I did.
It does say that the tank was fully cycled.
i missed that whole thread...

i haven't seen the temp mentioned....does anyone what the tank temp is?

also I am assuming the filter media is new?

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post #19 of 25 (permalink) Old 01-21-2013, 06:38 AM
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I live in Federal way and we are apart of the King county municipal water system. My tap measures at 6.8 ph, 1 kh, 2gh. My tank is a consistent 6.6 ph from CO2 and bog wood. My CRS are very happy.
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post #20 of 25 (permalink) Old 01-21-2013, 07:50 AM
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koro, I live in kent and my tap comes out about 7.4 but it's definitely soft. 6.8 out of the tap save you a heck of a lot of money!
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Rob, I've had the issue with Eco complete too. This stuff is sooooo not inert. I've had to mix it with shrimp sand and even a bit of amazonia to bring it to more the level I wanted it.
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post #22 of 25 (permalink) Old 02-05-2013, 07:29 AM Thread Starter
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The tank was fully cycled. It had been running for over four months. I was not paying attention to the ph in that specific tank because I had always used water from my RO/DI system which gave me a good ph. When my shrimp started dying off in the tank withe the floramax substrate, I decided to check the ph and found it was through the roof. I then proceeded to isolate the variables by checking the substrate in a small container by itself. Within 30 seconds, the ph raised over 1 on ph scale. Haha,ammonia and nitrite levels were at 0 for those who think the tank was not cycled ( I am not that big of a dummy). I called Carib Sea and the manager of sales told me that a few bags had been contaminated from a seam of lime stone that ran above the quarry where they collect the midnight black Floramax material. In the end I got a refund and free bag of eco complete.

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post #23 of 25 (permalink) Old 02-05-2013, 07:38 AM Thread Starter
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And the story takes a turn... Read up on how to keep dwarf shrimp and inverts in general. Water conditions are paramount and pristine is the name of the game. In failing to do so, you are just wasting time, money and killing otherwise happy and healthy souls.

We all want to rush into setting up a tank and one may get away with accerating a cycle in larger tanks but hardly is the case for nanos
I am not sure where you are collecting that I rushed into the tank...The tank was fully cycled and with an appropriate amount of film built on everything. I fully understand the importance of water parameters, hence my other successful shrimp tank. My water out of my Ro/Di unit comes out at 6.2-6.3, but settles at around 6.6-6.7 after being exposed to air for awhile. It was merely the floramax substrate that messed with the tank parameters.

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post #24 of 25 (permalink) Old 02-07-2013, 09:23 PM
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Floramax is NOT inert...at least not initially per Caribsea's customer service.

Had similar issues, no interest in help, just excuses...but here are two responses received.

Rick Greenfield (I assume this may be the President, Richard Greenfield)
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Sorry to hear about the trouble. How long has this aquarium been set up and what is the pH? Sometimes there is an initial and temporary elevation of pH with volcanic materials that burns off after a few weeks. Do you use R/O water? Rick

Tony Wagner, Director of Marketing, was my first contact...though he was pretty much useless. Asked for 'part numbers'.
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post #25 of 25 (permalink) Old 02-07-2013, 10:13 PM Thread Starter
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Carib Sea

Give the company a call and asked to talk to Jud McCracken. He knew exactly what I was talking about and took care of me..
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