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10-16-2012 07:05 AM
Bluek24a4
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Yeah, I measured the KH and GH. The temp should be fine since both the tank and the bucket are in the same room and my rili tank doesn't have a heater.

Oh, ok. I'm running out of Seachem potassium. I guess I'll order some powdered potassium then.

Thanks for all the advice.
No problem. Definitely go with the powdered Potassium.

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nevermind. my water changing intentions were cut short when the landlord came home. and there was that awkward moment where he asked me in a very concerned voice from outside my window (ground level for him) whether I was alright because I was struggling with a giant desk lamp at the window to see my tank... (basement apartment, so the windows near the ceiling). Spent the next half an hour taping vellum to the windows >.>
It's 2.5G! You can do a 50% change with a Solo cup!
10-16-2012 05:35 AM
aokashi
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Congratulations
nevermind. my water changing intentions were cut short when the landlord came home. and there was that awkward moment where he asked me in a very concerned voice from outside my window (ground level for him) whether I was alright because I was struggling with a giant desk lamp at the window to see my tank... (basement apartment, so the windows near the ceiling). Spent the next half an hour taping vellum to the windows >.>
10-16-2012 05:30 AM
Monster Fish
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Yes. I make sure the water itself matches gh/kh and temp wise, and then when its done dripping in I dose Nitrate and Phosphate into the tank.

Potassium goes into the water change water with calcium and magnesium.
Yeah, I measured the KH and GH. The temp should be fine since both the tank and the bucket are in the same room and my rili tank doesn't have a heater.

Oh, ok. I'm running out of Seachem potassium. I guess I'll order some powdered potassium then.

Thanks for all the advice.
10-16-2012 05:18 AM
Bluek24a4
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oO you guys have inspire me to finally do my first water change in 2 months on my 2.5 gallon....
Congratulations
10-16-2012 05:17 AM
Bluek24a4 Yes. I make sure the water itself matches gh/kh and temp wise, and then when its done dripping in I dose Nitrate and Phosphate into the tank.

Potassium goes into the water change water with calcium and magnesium.
10-16-2012 04:54 AM
Monster Fish
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With my drip in/drip out method I usually do 50% water changes over a 90 minute period. Doing smaller ones cant hurt, but I would find dripping in a 10% water change everyday exhausting.
That sounds more reasonable. Do you dose after your changes? Some of my crypts are developing pin holes and some of my floaters are yellowing.
10-16-2012 04:53 AM
aokashi oO you guys have inspire me to finally do my first water change in 2 months on my 2.5 gallon....
10-16-2012 04:19 AM
Bluek24a4 With my drip in/drip out method I usually do 50% water changes over a 90 minute period. Doing smaller ones cant hurt, but I would find dripping in a 10% water change everyday exhausting.
10-16-2012 03:11 AM
Monster Fish Thanks you two. I got to find a stool and some airline to do the slow change. I already have some treated water (added GH booster, baking soda, and dechlorinator) sitting in a Home depot bucket being circulated by my canister filter from my other 5 gallon (the one I'm dry starting). So, only .5 gallons per day?
10-16-2012 02:33 AM
acitydweller +1 better slow drip.

when i have berried mommas and high tds, i change about .5 gal and repeat over the next 4 days. Its a pain in the butt but i dont have eggs drop. just make sure you have your water params pretreated before adding to the tank.
10-16-2012 02:02 AM
Bluek24a4 Monster, when I do W/C on my 5.5 gallon shrimp tanks, I use airline tubing. One from the tank to a bucket on the floor, and then I put a bucket filled with new good water on a foot stool that places it above the tank and run another line from bucket to tank. Then I try to match the flow between the two. To change about three gallons, it takes about an hour to two. Nice and easy, slow, non stressful way to change the water for the shrimpers.

This works great especially if you're in the same room as the tank, as all you have to do is make sure the water level in the tank doesn't go too low or high.
10-16-2012 01:45 AM
ren Damn your TDS is 320 well then again they are bulletproof. I keep mine between 170 - 200. Well keep those mamas happy they'll give you 2 bundles of joy.
10-15-2012 04:37 PM
Monster Fish Welp. When I was removing some excess floaters to do my water change, I found not one, but TWO berried moms. They were picking at the subwassertang clump at the rear of the tank. Not sure if I should change the water yet. The TDS is hovering around 320. GH and KH both at 6 degrees.
10-15-2012 01:54 AM
Monster Fish
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oh noes D: ur tank params mustve been terrible !
Yeah, I think it was when the Nitrates were through the roof. Kinda sad since I had him for 4 years.

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Yo monster! How have they been doing? Any berries yet? They must love your tank since the tank they were in had no hiding spots.
They've been doing great. They are constantly picking at the sponge filter, the floater roots, the subwassertang, and the substrate. They completely devoured a 1 cm cube of Shrimp Souffle in about 24 hours. No berries yet but plenty of bright yellow saddles. I'm going to do my first water change since introducing them into the tank, after the Walking Dead is finished. I currently have some remineralized tap water aging in a 5 gallon bucket. I'll make adjustments to their new water if necessary.

Other than that, I think I need to dose more macros. Some of my crypts are developing pinholes and some of my floaters are yellowing. The shrimp are happy though. I think I should have bought more from you, Ren. 15 is way too little for my 5 gallon jungle! lol

I'll post some new pics later.
10-15-2012 12:47 AM
ren Yo monster! How have they been doing? Any berries yet? They must love your tank since the tank they were in had no hiding spots.
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