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Forum: Shrimp & Other Invertebrates   Today, 03:35 PM
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Did you ever test for GH/KH? LFS should do it for...

Did you ever test for GH/KH? LFS should do it for free. Or buy the kit. It's a pretty important thing to know and not hard to fix if something is out of whack. Or you can just give up. That's easy...
Forum: Shrimp & Other Invertebrates   Today, 01:32 PM
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If I want to feed my plants...I use fertilizer. ...

If I want to feed my plants...I use fertilizer.

If I want to mineralize my water for shrimp...I use a remineralizer.

I'm sure there's some overlap if I did both but that's why I test my water...
Forum: Shrimp & Other Invertebrates   Today, 12:52 AM
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You may not need it anyways. I've never used it...

You may not need it anyways. I've never used it and had perfectly healthy shrimp. Feed them quality food and you won't have issues. As far as SaltyShrimp vs. the liquid...again...price vs....
Forum: Shrimp & Other Invertebrates   Today, 12:46 AM
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Posted By Nubster
I have before and never had an issue. And...

I have before and never had an issue.

And micros and remineralizers are different. Micros are fertilizers for plants. Remineralizers are to add needed GH and KH or just GH to water when using RO...
Forum: Shrimp & Other Invertebrates   08-29-2016, 08:50 PM
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Posted By Nubster
But...unless those shrimp from your LFS were bred...

But...unless those shrimp from your LFS were bred in the same water...it would be the same scenario. They had to order shrimp from someplace and acclimate them to their water. Perhaps they ordered a...
Forum: Shrimp & Other Invertebrates   08-27-2016, 10:05 PM
Replies: 8
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Posted By Nubster
Well...depending on what a little high means...ph...

Well...depending on what a little high means...ph out of whack can amplify other issues that might not be an issue on their own. Not sure if high GH/KH is something affected by ph or not...but...
Forum: Shrimp & Other Invertebrates   08-27-2016, 06:23 PM
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Views: 120
Posted By Nubster
What are your water parameters? If you are...

What are your water parameters? If you are concerned...you can remove the old silicon and redo it. Cheap and easy but a PITA when you have to tear the tank apart to do it. First thing I'd do though...
Forum: Shrimp & Other Invertebrates   08-27-2016, 05:44 PM
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Views: 150
Posted By Nubster
True but I found that PFR bred much truer than...

True but I found that PFR bred much truer than the 50% I see reported about BM. When I had mine...I had to cull very few. 10% tops if that. I'm getting ready to order my first shrimp since my...
Forum: Shrimp & Other Invertebrates   08-27-2016, 03:44 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 150
Posted By Nubster
From what I understand, BM don't breed true a...

From what I understand, BM don't breed true a majority of the time anyways. I've read as high as 50% cull rate and even entire colonies reverting to chocolate. IMO...if you want really nice red...
Forum: Shrimp & Other Invertebrates   08-27-2016, 12:46 AM
Replies: 36
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Posted By Nubster
Yeah...not too much too fast. Do slightly larger...

Yeah...not too much too fast. Do slightly larger water changes weekly ,like 15%, and only top off with RO water. You can also mix RO water with your tap water to drop the TDS for water changes if you...
Forum: Shrimp & Other Invertebrates   08-26-2016, 12:14 PM
Replies: 71
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Sucks they are all so expensive to try, powder or...

Sucks they are all so expensive to try, powder or liquid. I started using Kent's RO Right and it's junk. So don't look at that one. It's dirty. Raised my TDS up a lot to hit the GH/KH numbers I...
Forum: Shrimp & Other Invertebrates   08-25-2016, 12:16 PM
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Views: 2,937
Posted By Nubster
Cuttlebone is calcium. Just put a piece in the...

Cuttlebone is calcium. Just put a piece in the tank and the shrimp munch on it. That's the idea anyways. Many report that they never see the shrimp do anything with it. Maybe it's a matter of the...
Forum: Shrimp & Other Invertebrates   08-25-2016, 12:21 AM
Replies: 35
Views: 745
Posted By Nubster
That sucks but yeah...somethings definitely...

That sucks but yeah...somethings definitely wrong. Starting fresh sometimes is the only option. I had a 75 gallon tank that came down with a nasty bacteria and I ended up doing the same thing.
Forum: Shrimp & Other Invertebrates   08-25-2016, 12:19 AM
Replies: 36
Views: 608
Posted By Nubster
Even better. I got one years ago from Air Water...

Even better. I got one years ago from Air Water Ice...it was around $100 or so. I used it very little but it has sat for a while so not sure if the filters are still good. I haven't looked into them...
Forum: Shrimp & Other Invertebrates   08-24-2016, 08:31 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 608
Posted By Nubster
Most units come with or have available a sink...

Most units come with or have available a sink connection that you can screw on to the faucet and use as needed. Take it off when not needed and store the unit away. Just make 5 gallons (or however...
Forum: Shrimp & Other Invertebrates   08-24-2016, 07:39 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 608
Posted By Nubster
RO/DI filters are pretty cheap and you can ensure...

RO/DI filters are pretty cheap and you can ensure pure water at home. Buy some reminalizer and you're good to go for a long time. It can pay for itself really. $100 for a filter. I pay $.37 a gallon...
Forum: Shrimp & Other Invertebrates   08-24-2016, 04:06 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 608
Posted By Nubster
Yeah...I've never heard anything about the GH/KH...

Yeah...I've never heard anything about the GH/KH kit being junk. It's what most people use I believe. I've never had an issue with it. I test my water with API tests and I've kept lots of shrimp and...
Forum: Shrimp & Other Invertebrates   08-24-2016, 03:35 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 608
Posted By Nubster
Just pick a meter off Amazon or [Ebay Link...

Just pick a meter off Amazon or [Ebay Link Removed] Pretty sure they are all the same unless you get something really expensive that is intended for highly precise scientific work. Not sure about the...
Forum: Shrimp & Other Invertebrates   08-24-2016, 02:04 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 608
Posted By Nubster
You really should get a TDS meter, they are...

You really should get a TDS meter, they are cheap, and also find out what your GH/KH is. Nitrates aren't too bad but I like to keep them lower. The more you know about your water, the easier it can...
Forum: Shrimp & Other Invertebrates   08-24-2016, 11:57 AM
Replies: 71
Views: 2,937
Posted By Nubster
SaltyShrimp GH/KH+ is awesome. It will take RO...

SaltyShrimp GH/KH+ is awesome. It will take RO water to the proper level and only be at around 150 TDS which is great. Means that it's a clean product. I've used other stuff that the same GH/KH got...
Forum: Shrimp & Other Invertebrates   08-24-2016, 02:09 AM
Replies: 71
Views: 2,937
Posted By Nubster
I scanned back through but didn't see it...might...

I scanned back through but didn't see it...might have missed them but what are your water parameters? Molting is often times due to improper water parameters. Too high or too low GH/KH.
Forum: Planted Nano Tanks   08-22-2016, 04:41 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 884
Posted By Nubster
I want to start with 10-20 and let them go from...

I want to start with 10-20 and let them go from there. If they start getting over crowded I'll set up another tank. I'm going for neos...just trying to nail down what variety. Thinking PFR's or black...
Forum: Shrimp & Other Invertebrates   08-22-2016, 06:27 AM
Replies: 71
Views: 2,937
Posted By Nubster
Looks like some super tigers I once had.... ...

Looks like some super tigers I once had....

http://i91.photobucket.com/albums/k289/cashton12/Tiger%20Tank/SuperTiger7.jpg...
Forum: Planted Nano Tanks   08-22-2016, 02:17 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 884
Posted By Nubster
Well...guess it wasn't as slow as I thought. Or...

Well...guess it wasn't as slow as I thought. Or really...it just took off the last few days. Anyways...ammonia and nitrites are ZERO! Natrates were pretty high the other day but I did a 10% WC but...
Forum: Shrimp & Other Invertebrates   08-20-2016, 05:07 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 745
Posted By Nubster
Yeah...water seems good so there's either...

Yeah...water seems good so there's either something in the water that's contaminated it and you can't test for outside of sending it away or there's an infection of some sort that's killing off the...
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