|10-16-2012 08:05 AM|
|10-16-2012 06:35 AM|
|10-16-2012 06:30 AM|
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 06:18 AM|
|10-16-2012 06:17 AM|
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 05:54 AM|
|10-16-2012 05:53 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 05:19 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 04:11 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 03:33 AM|
+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 03:02 AM|
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 02:45 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 05:37 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 02:54 AM|
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 01:47 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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