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07-17-2013 05:40 PM
MsNemoShrimp Just wanted to update everyone. It's like a miracle.

As much as I wanted to retest and do massive water changes, I haven't yet found the time. When I get home from work I am too exhausted to do anything physical sad to say :/

But yeah, the only thing I did different was dosed some drops of Prime in each tank, left the fan on all the time and just top off 100% RO every day. Tank staying around 74F since then. The deaths just came to a complete halt.

From 1-3 deaths per tank per day, now none. They somehow look livelier too, like even more solid colored and just got a couple berried shrimps today. I guess the Prime helped eliminate the ammonia that have increased from all the deaths and the temp sitting at 74F compared to 76-78F made a huge difference. I guess with MY shrimps borderline is 75F. Each strains are different. Mine consists of mainly PL's and Hybrids so perhaps that is why they are more sensitive.
07-16-2013 06:34 AM
ndtran yeah someone posted they freeze water in thermo coffee cup and just float it. I hope you figure out whats wrong.
07-16-2013 06:27 AM
inthepacific you can put an ice pack and float it in the water for a little bit to bring the temps back down during the hotter parts of the day
07-16-2013 02:40 AM
jkan0228
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Originally Posted by aznrice247 View Post
wait 100% water changes? check ur ph. I had a massive die off because of a ph swing. What filtration are you using?

you should probably take care of the planaria...
By 100% water changes she means that she's only used RO water for the tank. She only changes 10% ever two weeks.

Sorry to hear about your ongoing loss. I'm simply regurgitating what people have said but I agree on checking parameters and slightly lowering temp just to be on the safe side
07-16-2013 12:02 AM
Julianzh I got a dead shrimp every week back then until I make the switch from fan cooling to this ice probe chiller. It's keeping my tank at 69.5 to 70.
07-15-2013 11:40 PM
jczernia I am with plamski high temp will cause bacteria out brake. It happened to me in the past with CRS CBS you need to keep the temp low and steady. To avoid bacteria I keep my tanks at 73-74.
I donít trust TDS meters I test my gH with every water change to make sure it is where I need it before adding new water.
07-15-2013 04:09 AM
aznrice247 wait 100% water changes? check ur ph. I had a massive die off because of a ph swing. What filtration are you using?

you should probably take care of the planaria...
07-14-2013 11:12 PM
golfwang Sorry to hear the bad news, but I also had shrimp deaths these past couple weeks. I assume 3 of my adults died because of the summer heat we've been having in San Diego these past couple weeks and hopefully it isn't a bacterial infection of some sort. I haven't done a water change since the day I got them I've only been topping off and most of my babies from the first batch are little pee wees now and the second batch of babies are starting to show color I'm praying for my live stock to make it to the Fall and everything should be dandy. Hope you get everything fixed with your shrimp tank!
07-14-2013 09:18 PM
CheyLillymama22 (((Hugs))))
Sorry about your shrimps. Hope you figure this out soon!
07-14-2013 09:13 PM
Puddles I would doubt temp. I ave a tank of CRS/CBS/TB and the temp touches 80 occasionally with no issues. Different stock, of course, but there it is.

Check GH, check KH. People speak of too much animal protein causing bad molts, what is their diet?
07-14-2013 07:33 PM
plamski For me it is bacterial problem. It strikes because of the high temp. Planaria is sign for unused food.
Bacteria will grow fast in high temp + food. I would try Melafix + Pimafix in order to reduce
bacteria amount……..Or if there is a lot of uneaten food during of rotten process a lot of O2 is needed, so oxygen level can be low. But you have to feed a lot.
07-14-2013 06:52 PM
ravensgate 'Perfect' in what way, based on your remineralizer??? Cause on my tanks with GH 5 and KH 0 my TDS runs 170-180 due to the remineralizer I use. That's the number of what the tank is at. When I remineralize the water in the jugs, it's GH 5, KH 0, TDS 135. Time to test my friend, just to be sure. I understand the relationship with GH/KH/TDS but it doesn't keep me from testing every two weeks to err on the side of caution. I've had an issue with my GH creeping up and I finally figured it out but because of that I will be testing a lot more frequently than I have been. TDS wasn't giving me enough info or I would have been catching the increase since I test TDS every other day in my tanks.
07-14-2013 06:37 PM
MsNemoShrimp
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Originally Posted by acitydweller View Post
sorry to hear of the loss. your active substrate maybe past its prime...
The ADA soil I have is about 7 months old now. Been doing 100% RO water changes throughout so it should still buffer. Or at least I hope

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What's the GH/KH on the tank? I've kept CRS/CBS/Goldens at 76-78 degrees in the past and have not noted any deaths though a rapid swing in temp might cause problems. If they are all dying after molting it sounds like they may be too weak to pull through the molt which makes me think GH or KH playing a part.
I haven't checked for GH and KH for awhile since I check that with a TDS pen now. "Perfect" GH and KH would mean the TDS is 125. That is GH of 4/5 and KH of 0. Right now my TDS is 140ppm so it shouldn't have changed that much, but great point, I'll need to check that again just to be sure. Yeah it's so weird because the shrimps are doing super super well and just bammmm! The heat got to them and they started dying non-stop.

I spoted a couple BKK babies and a Shadow Panda babie just about a week ago too! Can't find them anymore :/

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Originally Posted by Soothing Shrimp View Post
Offhand it sounds either like a gh problem or planeria problem.
The planaria got worse because of all the dead shrimps. Made them got bigger and multiplied MUCH faster. Before I would spot 1-2 during feeding, now dozens! ERRR!!!
07-14-2013 06:00 PM
Soothing Shrimp Offhand it sounds either like a gh problem or planeria problem.
07-14-2013 05:57 PM
ravensgate What's the GH/KH on the tank? I've kept CRS/CBS/Goldens at 76-78 degrees in the past and have not noted any deaths though a rapid swing in temp might cause problems. If they are all dying after molting it sounds like they may be too weak to pull through the molt which makes me think GH or KH playing a part.
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