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post #1 of 6 (permalink) Old 04-04-2013, 05:25 AM Thread Starter
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Am I ready for Taiwan Bees?


So I am planning to get a few to try out. Here is what I have so you guys let me know what you think.

Tank - 17 gallon
Substrate - ADA Amazonia (Full bag which is about 3" of substrate. Cycled 4 months)
Filtration - 3 kinds (Eheim 2213, Zoomed 501, Azoo Mini. The last two are mainly for surface agitation)
CO2 - On 24/7 @ 1 bubble per 4-5 seconds mainly just to keep pH low

TDS - 120ppm
PH - 6.0 (Could be lower, can't tell because my API kit can only show 6.0)
KH - 0
GH - 5
TEMP - 72-74F

The CBS I currently have in that tank are very healthy and active. Even have some Hybrids in there and they are doing perfectly fine. What concerns me the most here is temperature since everything else I can keep pretty stable. The summer I am expecting the highest it'll be would be is 78F in my tank. I know CRS/CBS are ok with this but what about TB's? There are so many different numbers out there on the net so hard to really tell.

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post #2 of 6 (permalink) Old 04-04-2013, 05:54 AM
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Am I ready for Taiwan Bees?

What is your ph with out the co2

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Ditch the co2 and get yourself a fan for just in case.
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buy one and see. They're pretty cheap. I bought 2 for kicks and they're thriving in my CBS tank.

The bloodline has gotten a lot stronger over the last year.
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post #5 of 6 (permalink) Old 04-04-2013, 07:25 AM
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anyone who can keep cbs happy can keep taiwan bees happy
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post #6 of 6 (permalink) Old 04-04-2013, 09:47 AM
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I would still ditch the co2 no matter what. So many things can go wrong with co2 in a shrimp tank.

Plus Taiwan Bees doesn't really need low ph anymore since it has been bred for generations. pH of 6.4 is perfect which Amazonia buffer at.

If any IAL, IAB (Indian Almond Bark), and cholla wood will lower pH a little more with more benefits than co2.
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