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11-14-2012 06:15 AM
Elppan
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Originally Posted by ravensgate View Post
I'm for real about to throw in the towel on these dang OEBTs. But Ms Thang is still hanging on and her babies are now out and about more (still only seen 4-5 at once cause I'm too afraid to lift leaves). The water they are in is way harsher than what is even in the OEBT tank. Going to try to soften that a bit over the next few days as well. I'll figure it out eventually I guess.Sigh.
*pats your head*
my next shrimp are going to be tigers, but I'm going to start with wild tigers because OEBT are pricy, and I'm poor. I've got some damn super happy neos right now though, up to 6-8 berried females, and several more saddled lol.
I'm hoping my tigers don't make me want to drink/take heavy medication like yours do haha.
Also, if for some reason you feel they are sending you to the nuthouse, I volunteer to adopt them! *Hands you a fancy drink with an umbrella in it*
11-14-2012 04:08 AM
ravensgate
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Originally Posted by sbarbee54 View Post
I run gh 5 and kh 0-1 I only use RO remineralized. Only way to control your true outcome

That's exactly what I'm going to be doing from here on out is straight remineralized RO. Too bad it's taking me this long to figure that out.
11-14-2012 04:06 AM
SpecGrrl All hail Ms. thang! Empress of Survival!
11-14-2012 04:03 AM
ravensgate
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Originally Posted by Elppan View Post
Jaime, you have such STRESSFUL tigers! Lol. I sware they are doing this on purpose to you lol.
I'm for real about to throw in the towel on these dang OEBTs. But Ms Thang is still hanging on and her babies are now out and about more (still only seen 4-5 at once cause I'm too afraid to lift leaves). The water they are in is way harsher than what is even in the OEBT tank. Going to try to soften that a bit over the next few days as well. I'll figure it out eventually I guess.Sigh.
11-14-2012 04:03 AM
Merth Lol I need to send you some of my tap gh 0-1 and kh 8 to mix with yours
11-14-2012 04:03 AM
sbarbee54 I run gh 5 and kh 0-1 I only use RO remineralized. Only way to control your true outcome
11-14-2012 04:02 AM
ravensgate
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Originally Posted by acitydweller View Post
clay's on the way.

check out the gh of the water

GH is still 9 just check it an hour ago. Got the KH down to 4..GH isn't budging. Going to do a heavier water change tomorrow and go lighter with the minerals and see if I can't get a bigger drop on the GH.
11-14-2012 03:49 AM
SpecGrrl *was recently anxiously peering into her own tank looking for the ninja-like hidden berried females that used to parade so shamelessly before her eyes*
11-14-2012 03:48 AM
SpecGrrl
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Originally Posted by ravensgate View Post
Haha, I don't know about that! I got into shrimp to relax and enjoy and it's been sooooo stressful lately! Dang things!

I hear you about the purported soothing properties of having aquaria!
11-14-2012 03:27 AM
acitydweller clay's on the way.

check out the gh of the water
11-14-2012 02:37 AM
Elppan Jaime, you have such STRESSFUL tigers! Lol. I sware they are doing this on purpose to you lol.
11-14-2012 12:14 AM
ravensgate
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Originally Posted by sbarbee54 View Post
it will make it, I did that with 2 of my OEBT months ago. One seemed to be missing a leg or 2, but next molt was fine. They live and are still going strong I found mine to be low GH, so I raised my TDS up a little and made sure my gh was no less than 5. never had this issue since. I also thought I might have been giving a little to high of a protien diet so I also feed calcium suppliments in spinach more often, and dose with Calcium Mont every water change. A nice size pinch.

What's your KH if you don't mind me asking? I think my issue was/is a combo of GH and KH both high. I'd like to get the GH back down to 6 since everyone was molting great then and get that KH back down to 0 or 1. I also think they just aren't too keen with my tap water so I'm going to be switching that tank over slowly to remineralized RO. I feel like I have a lot more control over that than the tap anyway.
11-14-2012 12:11 AM
ravensgate
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Originally Posted by dougolasjr View Post
Great job.! I would have probably killed the shrimp trying to help.

I needed a drink in the worst way when that was all over. LOL! She's still ok today though very still on a plant...no doubt just cause she molted. It AMAZED me how quick those other two were on her. She couldn't have been stuck long when I found her so it wasn't like she was dead. She was just stuck and those two made a beeline for her. I had to knock them off of her to get her out.
11-13-2012 10:33 PM
dougolasjr Great job.! I would have probably killed the shrimp trying to help.
11-13-2012 10:28 PM
sbarbee54 it will make it, I did that with 2 of my OEBT months ago. One seemed to be missing a leg or 2, but next molt was fine. They live and are still going strong I found mine to be low GH, so I raised my TDS up a little and made sure my gh was no less than 5. never had this issue since. I also thought I might have been giving a little to high of a protien diet so I also feed calcium suppliments in spinach more often, and dose with Calcium Mont every water change. A nice size pinch.
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