How can you have zero nitrate but dose for EI? Raise the GH with any of the available shrimp remineralizers. I use the HM TDS meter with the built in thermometer.
I don't suggest test strips. Theres a few tables that converts ppm, api has one online. TDS would be highly recommended.I didn't want to thread hijack a recent similar problem sounding thread;
So here goes;
I'm also an NYC (trying to be) shrimp keeper. I think I have a similar problem rto the linked thread - I'm also am not sure I have any shrimp left
I have a 15 gal C02 injected tank, 1-2 BPS.
I dose EI.
I have 0 Nitrates,
Nitrate is around 30-40ppm
KH is between 0-40ppm
My GH is inbetween 0-30 ppm.
I do not have tds meter but I 50% weekly change as per EI
I'm trying to keep PFR and Amano.
All were drip acclimated over 2 hours.
Initially the amano where VERY active, it didn't seem right. even after a week.
PFR hid away, rarely saw them.
I'm guessing this is potentially also due to low GH - so my questions are.
What's the suggested way to solve this? Equilibrium?
What advice to fellow NYC shrimp keepers have?
Also a recommended TDS meter?
And lastly just terta test kit ofr GH/KH reading - I have test strips which is annoying as thhey ppm and don't seem to be of a nice translatable scale.
Thanks for reading this essay!
Thanks, this is what I was planning on doing. All your input is appreciated. I think raising the GH as I have been doing (slowly) is potentially working. I saw 2 shrimps that I hadn't seen in ages. Pity I hadn't done this earlier.You can dose EI with shrimp as long as you do the water changes each week. Personally, I don't do drips for water changes with my shrimp tank since it takes too long. I usually prepare my new water before the water change so that the TDS matches up with my target GH and KH. From there I remove the water from the tank and add the remineralized, new water to the tank with a plastic watering can while being careful not to disturb the substrate.