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GMYukonon24s 03-18-2013 09:33 PM

CBS newbie
 
Well I'm not entirely new to keeping shrimp. I've kept RCS for a couple years now. Picked up some CBS over the weekend at a local society auction. How often do I need to do w/c?

I have them in my 10g with RCS and guppies. Thanks for any responses.

pmcarbrey 03-18-2013 10:02 PM

They need completely different water conditions than RCS do. ph of less than 7, kh of 0, Gh of 4-6, and extremely low nitrates.

MABJ 03-18-2013 10:32 PM

CBS newbie
 
That they do. What are your tank params?

As long as your tank is stable, worry about RO top offs.

Also, search threads here. We don't go a week without a thread like this so just scroll and scour.

Kinection 03-18-2013 11:45 PM

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Originally Posted by MABJ (Post 2866122)
That they do. What are your tank params?

As long as your tank is stable, worry about RO top offs.

Also, search threads here. We don't go a week without a thread like this so just scroll and scour.

Tell me about it. :icon_cool
I think someone here should start writing that guide/book. ;)

MABJ 03-19-2013 02:39 AM

CBS newbie
 
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Originally Posted by Kinection (Post 2866842)
Tell me about it. :icon_cool
I think someone here should start writing that guide/book. ;)

Hint taken lol. It is on my list of things to begin planning. If I get a skeleton of the thing laid out, I'll let everybody know.

randyl 03-19-2013 02:44 AM

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Originally Posted by MABJ (Post 2868938)
Hint taken lol. It is on my list of things to begin planning. If I get a skeleton of the thing laid out, I'll let everybody know.

It shouldn't take long.

Water Change Scheme for Bee Shrimps: Change 0% to 100% every 1 to 100 days, this should work for 50% of the tanks.

MABJ 03-19-2013 03:29 AM

CBS newbie
 
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Originally Posted by randyl (Post 2868994)
It shouldn't take long.

Water Change Scheme for Bee Shrimps: Change 0% to 100% every 1 to 100 days, this should work for 50% of the tanks.

Wonderfully specific, thanks lol.

GMYukonon24s 03-19-2013 04:11 AM

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Originally Posted by pmcarbrey (Post 2865874)
They need completely different water conditions than RCS do. ph of less than 7, kh of 0, Gh of 4-6, and extremely low nitrates.

Yes, I realized when I got home and started researching. That the two need completely different water conditions. I'm guessing they can't go to together then?

Quote:

Originally Posted by MABJ (Post 2866122)
That they do. What are your tank params?

As long as your tank is stable, worry about RO top offs.

Also, search threads here. We don't go a week without a thread like this so just scroll and scour.

Usually I research the topic before I get something but it was the first time I seen shrimp at the auction besides cherries so I couldn't pass them up. I hate posting threads up like this because as you had stated this has been done a million times. If it wasn't finals weeks I would be researching this none stop but I figured I could make a thread and get a quick answer.

pmcarbrey 03-19-2013 04:12 AM

Depends on the parameters of your tank. If you're lucky your tank will be close enough to ideal conditions to where you won't have to worry.

What is the pH, GH, and KH?

MABJ 03-19-2013 05:41 AM

CBS newbie
 
Understood, but you need to answer our questions to get our help..

GMYukonon24s 03-19-2013 12:17 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by pmcarbrey (Post 2870034)
Depends on the parameters of your tank. If you're lucky your tank will be close enough to ideal conditions to where you won't have to worry.

What is the pH, GH, and KH?

Quote:

Originally Posted by MABJ (Post 2871002)
Understood, but you need to answer our questions to get our help..


I will get the parameters when I get home today. Thanks again.

GMYukonon24s 03-21-2013 12:50 PM

My parameters were ph 7.2, nitrates were between 0-5, I don't have away to test kh or gh. Since the nitrates were between 0-5 I did a small w/c like 10%

MABJ 03-21-2013 12:59 PM

CBS newbie
 
PH of 7.2 usually means things are too high for them.

I guarantee the KH is over 4-7, and CRS need 0-1.

The TDS is likely high as well, so I bet your params are around 8 GH.

It is still worth testing. Also get yourself test kits + a TDS pen.

Julianzh 03-21-2013 02:46 PM

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I'm new to crs and cbs too, but the tds and gh test kit are a really nice investment.

GMYukonon24s 03-21-2013 06:37 PM

Thanks I'll have to see if one of my LFS has them.


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