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greenteam 12-10-2013 08:42 PM

OEBT in Florida tap water
So I have about 6 OEBT in my 20g Tank right now using straight tap water. I found some on sale for 4.50 for blues not blonde's and ordered a few more. Is anyone else had success keeping them in our local water?

My tank sits at Ph:7 Gh:8 Kh:4 TDS:200 Temp:72

I will post a picture when they get in try to track how they do.

greenteam 12-12-2013 05:08 PM

So got them in the mail today and acclimating. I ordered 10 and got 15 so its really sweet deal. Plus I got some plants for free.

The packing was really good even down here in Florida the water was still cool to the touch. And their color looks great really nice blue and only 2 blondes.

drewsuf82 12-12-2013 07:31 PM

You're braver than it am my water is about 100 tds higher than yours.

II Knucklez II 12-17-2013 04:43 AM

I have kept them before but was using Fluval Shrimp Stratum substrate which lowers the PH from 7.6 to about 6.8 dont know my tds tho

greenteam 01-02-2014 06:49 PM

So my OEBT are now berried as of the 1st lol. I did just purchase Borneowild Stout and Shield so hope that helps with survival rate.

Menace 01-18-2014 11:07 PM

Where did you order the shrimp from by chance??

greenteam 01-19-2014 04:19 PM

I purchased them on aquabid

shift 01-19-2014 05:06 PM

In general I would say TDS sounds high. You could mix your tap water with RO to lower it a bit. But if they are berried don't worry about it :)

greenteam 01-19-2014 08:38 PM

I'm moving homes soon so I went to the new house were buying and tested the water and very different. So I made the move to RO water save headaches in the future lol.

Since I have to reset tank during move I figured I try azoo plant grower substrate and see how tigers like it.

greenteam 01-30-2014 08:25 PM

Update: No dead shrimp since I got them so that's a big plus and now I have 3 berried females so pumped about that.

The two females just hangout on their own away from the pack lol

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