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Old 02-09-2013, 08:04 PM   #1
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tds question


ok so i have never measured the tds of a tank. thanks to liam i now can. what are some general measurs that are good for crs, tiger, and neo's
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Old 02-09-2013, 08:33 PM   #2
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Oh you're going to get 50 different answers for this. LOL

CRS/CBS/Goldens anywhere from 80-200 are numbers I've heard (mine are at 160-180 in one tank, 180-200 in another)

Neos can be anywhere from 150-400 (yes some folks keep them in REALLY high TDS, this sometimes varies based on color of neos...yellows seem to be pickier I think). I've kept mine anywhere form 180-230

Tigers I've kept at 150-200, most folks on here from what I've read generally like the TDS around 230 or so.

Taiwans seem to be all over the board as well but I'll let others chime in on them since I don't have any experience there.
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well i just tested a bunch of my shrimp tanks lol. my numbers are every where lol. my tap tests at 160 -170 tried kitchen and bathroom lol i get breeding so i guess i shouldnt be to worried. and no i dont us ro so no remenerilzing. there is some cuttlebone in a couple of the tanks though
crs tank 1:267 tds
crs tank2: 230 tds
mystery shrimp: 340 tds
rili: 283 tds
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If everything is going well I wouldn't worry about it anyway. Are you just trying to get a general idea for the future or do you have a problem with your tanks?
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more for future, thinking about getting an or unit maybe with taxes and one day like to get harder to keep shrimp. im a fan of the tiger shrimp and all their different colors so i know they are a tad different than crs and tb's but i like some of the tb's too. mainly just want to start getting better shrimp over time
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I had kept crs with high tds 250ppm+ , but numbers and quality were low. After using RO with proper minerals 120ppm< i have high numbers and exceptional colors.
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the white on my crs is a bit spotty but they are pretty hardy and getting better quality/grade. i dont really have a prob with breeding but like i said i want to keep other shirmp and know its more important for some of the other types out there.
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