Planted Tank Enthusiast
Join Date: Feb 2012
Location: Citrus Heights, CA
Hey msnemo, sorry i took so long to respond, been real busy with work amd family. The seiryu is not as bad as many would think. I have around 10lbs in my 12 long and i do a wc every other week. Tds may only raise 20ppm in that time. I then just change around 2 gallons of water with a tds around 175-180. Really nomore work than my tb tank is.
I do not test besides tds, do not believe in it, just watch the shrimp. The only thing i really look for is if they start getting the split carapace i know gh has creeped up to much. But i have a real good routine ans that hasnt happened in forever. Last time i tested, maybe 6 months ago params were, ph7.4 kh3 gh6 tds 200 temp a constant 68.5f.
All my shrimp breed explosively and i have not had a death i cam remember. It works for me but maybe i'm just lucky.