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Old 04-05-2013, 12:39 PM   #1
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Barrs gh booster, 4dgh and tds


Anyone know what tds to shoot for with Barrs gh booster to get to 4dgh? I am starting at zero tds with ro water. I don't have a reliable gh test, but I do have a good tds meter.
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Old 04-05-2013, 01:02 PM   #2
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Are you planning to use GH Booster to remineralize water for sensitive shrimp species?
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I don't known that they are super sensitive. Just crystal reds. I have some Fluval mineral too.
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In terms of common shrimp, I'd say Crystals are sensitive.

The Fluval product would likely be better suited to your needs. Depending upon your budget, you may want to consider using a product from Salty Shrimp or something like Shirakura Ca+ or Mosura Mineral Plus Ultra.
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i would second that notion as these often add undesirable ingredients which prove detrimental to crystal shrimp.
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Any ideas on the tds for 4dgh for the Fluval? I've looked and looked and can't seem to find it. I'd buy some salty shrimp, but the treasury is currently empty since a just bought a rena xp3 off Craigslist....
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RE Fluval shrimp mineral supplement, this might help ya... linky poo

LMK if it doesnt.
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Thanks! I read that one. Very helpful. Just wanted a tds so I could verify you know? .
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To be honest, i probably unorthodox with these Gh boosters. The supplements are applied to the tank, then the GH is retested after 20 min or so... then add more supplements are added till the GH is roughly around 4, or where i need it to be.

I never knew if going by TDS would be an accurate measure unless one bases it solely on the delta between the initial ppm reading and the ppm after dosing the supplement while discounting the dissolved solids already in the water. Sorry to answer your question by posing another.
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That's exactly how I'm trying to do it. I'm starting at zero tds in the ro water. Assuming I'm only adding to the gh and or kh there should be a tds accordingly. I know it is 17.9 per degree for each, but I don't know what else is in the bottle you know?
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I do fine with Fluval as a remineralizer. My CRS&CBS are breeding at a pretty good rate with lots of babies everywhere.

My TDS to reach 4gH is 165 TDS. I use 7mL of Fluval for an 18.9L bottle of RO water (for mathematical ratio needs - if that link isn't enough for you).

Good luck.

Remember to let it mix well each time and let it sit for awhile for an accurate TDS measure.
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Now that's awesome! I only need to mix 2 gallons at a time, but that info gets me exactly what I needed! Thanks! My tds in the tank today is 128 and I have been using tap water. I'll slowly ramp them up to the new remenerilized tds level and hopefully watch them thrive. All other parameters are good I think. I'm at 0 on ammonia, nitrite, and nitrate and ph is 6.4.
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