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post #20 of (permalink) Old 04-20-2017, 04:08 PM
GrampsGrunge
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Sounds like you're off to a good start, please do get the GH/DH test kits, and the TDS meter. Also a reputable remineralizer like Salty Shrimp GH-KH+. And keep using the RO water from your local store.

One thing I have to ask. You said you're cycling the tank with a couple dead shrimp? How big are these? Like cocktail shrimp?

It's a crapshoot to be cycling with an uncontrolled ammonia source like this, part of the problem being you may grow more nitrifying bacteria than are required for the actual nitrogen cycle load the new shrimp will present.

Starting small, keeping it simple..(?)
250 gallon stock tank, "pond"
20 gallon H CBS Shrimp tank

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