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12-10-2012 01:20 PM
dprais1 Good to know!!
12-09-2012 11:33 PM
ykh Just to clarify, I never say I breed my CRS in tap water. I tried but they won't breed. For OEBT, yes, I keep and breed them in 100% tap water, not a single drop of RO. My tap water TDS ranges from 300 - 360 ppm.
12-09-2012 08:38 PM
stangmus I believe his city sources their water from the Fox river.
12-09-2012 06:33 AM
dprais1 user yhk on this site says he breeds OEBT and crystals in tap water, he's from chicago I believe. I sent him a PM so maybe Tigers are back on the menu !
12-09-2012 06:32 AM
dprais1 Its lake michigan water. here is a link to the water report

http://www.lakecountyil.gov/PublicWo...lls%202012.pdf
12-09-2012 06:21 AM
Texex Anyone have any ideas what the water is like in the Long Grove/Vernon Hills area?
12-09-2012 05:19 AM
dprais1 I think Tigers are out for me, water is just too hard around here! I'll stick with neos!
12-08-2012 10:52 PM
Frogman Yes, I would be intrested in a group buy dprais1,once I figure out water parameters.I may check out stangmus's suggestion,my plan is to use a 20 long for shrimp tank.
12-08-2012 05:27 AM
dprais1 total of 100 gallons, not that cheap anymore, plus lugging 50 gallons up two flights of stairs every week...well not an option.

what about tigers? or any of the larger shrimps Neos can just be so small!
12-08-2012 04:51 AM
stangmus What is the PH and GH of Chicago water? Joliet water is like liquid rock and I have to use RO for crystals. I tried keeping them in tap and never had any luck with breeding. Then Joliet would add something to the water and I would have a big die off. How big is your tank? RO water is pretty cheap at Jewel in the machines that fill up the 5 gallon water cooler jugs.
12-08-2012 04:41 AM
dprais1 Nope, I was there but I didn't sell anything. If we find we can keep shrimp maybe we can do a group order?
12-08-2012 02:03 AM
Frogman Sorry for the Reply,but I'm wondering about the samething??? Chicago Tap with CRS or is RO needed???
Dprais1, I think I bought a red crypt from you?? at the swap in Hillside in September.
12-05-2012 11:17 PM
dprais1
Shrimp in Chicago Water?

I want to get some tiger shrimp or maybe CRS, I am using regular tap water from the faucet: so no RO and no additives (except SAFE).

I already have a good colony of cherries that are reproducing quite well but would like to add some shrimp that will reproduce but are larger in size.

So is anybody having success keeping and breeding any of the larger shrimps in similar conditions. I just have red flint gravel in my tank so no buffering occurring there.

Any help would be appreciated!

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