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Old 02-03-2013, 07:35 AM   #1
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is sunkist shrimp compatible with RCS


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i have about 11 RCS and about 40 RCS babies 1cm long in my tank and from about 3 days i have bought 10 sunkist shrimp

so is the sunkist shrimp compatible with RCS ?

i am asking because some RCS babies are Dying i dont know why
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Old 02-03-2013, 12:50 PM   #2
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Caridina Lanceolata, right? Should be fine.

You know everyone is going to want to know your params to help you.

How long have you had the tank set up?
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Old 02-03-2013, 01:17 PM   #3
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the tank is set up from about 1 month but the water in the tank is very old it is from another container and about params i don't have access to it i don't have test kits
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Without test kits anything can be wrong with the water old or not. Unfortunately shrimp are very sensitive when it comes to water. Ph, TDS, nitrates, nitrites, gh, etc. can all affect the shrimp and cause deaths.

Sometimes keeping shrimp is like playing detective to find out what went or is going wrong. Without the test kits EVERYTHING is a crap shoot... even with cherries.

Are you using tap? If so, are you using water conditioner? Perhaps it is time for a water change.
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Old 02-03-2013, 07:25 PM   #5
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ok so what is the basic test kits you suggest me to buy ?

and yes i use tap water i just age it in containers then i use it
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Old 02-03-2013, 07:28 PM   #6
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I've sometimes blasted my tanks to top off the water to 10% a lot with tap water. It usually goes well, no deaths at all. The tap is slightly colder than the tank water, so I get some breeding from that too. I wouldn't recommend adding more than 10% with tap though. Aging the water for 3 days is always safer though. I'm just not that patient. xD
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The water conditioner detoxifies heavy metals in tap water, and removes chlorine and neutralizes chloramines. To use tap water without any treatment is not the best thing for the shrimp.

I bought each test separately. Freshwater master kits are available, however not all the tests are in it.
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Old 02-03-2013, 11:52 PM   #8
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so you mean RO water is a must ? and aging tap water for a week does not solve the problem ?
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Old 02-04-2013, 12:33 AM   #9
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Your best bet is something like Prime dechlorinator for the tap water. You won't know if you need to go with RO until you get test kits and figure out pH. You need a master test kit for ammonia, nitrite, nitrate, and pH and then you should purchase a GH/KH test kit. A TDS meter is also good to have when keeping shrimp. Keeping shrimp is vastly different than keep something like fish and testing the water is important until you get a good handle on things.
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thank you for the help looks like its time to Ebay them, well is that API Freshwater Master Test Kit Good and API GH & KH HARDNESS TEST KIT
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