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  1. Fertilizers and Water Parameters
    So, my grandmother wanted her own shrimp aquarium for Christmas. I set one up, cycled it, and stocked it just in time for Christmas for her. I've had nothing but trouble with it since, however. The cycle had a hiccup but is improving, the addition of new livestock caused it to produce...
  2. Fertilizers and Water Parameters
    My new office aquarium is now set up and running (no plants yet, just an empty tank): 44g Tall Office Tank The GH and KH are both 5° (I'm just using tap water treated with API Stress Coat + to knock the chlorine out). I know the recommended hardness for planted tanks is <3°, but my question is...
  3. General Planted Tank Discussion
    Should I use RODI? Distilled? Tap? Someone also said boiled and cooled. I'm planning to add a teaspoon of distilled vinegar to my micros also, would this be ok? How about preventing mould in the bottles? Thanks!
  4. Fertilizers and Water Parameters
    I have several shrimp tanks, two of them primarily Crystal red and black shrimp. I've been using store bought RO water since I first set up these tanks, but suddenly the store has switched over to distilled. Is distilled water safe to use in shrimp tanks? If I wasn't an apartment dweller...
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