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3) Remineralize with Salty Shrimp GH+ mineral.
a) 200ppm for Tigers
b) 120ppm for Pure Lines. Only 1/2 gallon at a time. Very very small water changes. 5%-10%. I also drip in top offs for Pure Lines.
c) 150ppm for TTs
Yeah, that POS cheap Ph pen broke on me after a couple of month's of use. You get what you pay for.Tank and shrimp looks awesome and very creative with the UGF.
What ph meter do you use?
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don't mean to thread jack.
see above...I can't measure PH anymore...LOL...and I've switch this whole tank to tap water and the shrimps are doing fine. The modular UGF was working for a while, but I had to disconnect it. The 2215 was not strong enough. A canister full of Aquasoil creates tremendous load on the filter. It was sucking air through some unknown joint. After I disconnected it the air problem was solved.Also plan on switching my tigers and neos over to this stuff, what is your ph for those tds?
Yeah bro. Mine didn't break but it wasn't a clean seal and I was getting air in the canister. When I redo Modular UGF, I'll use a old canister filter next time instead of that unpowered prefilter.be super careful with those prefilters, those nipples break off really easy.
I've busted 4 of them, had water all over the place 1 time
finally found metal replacements for the top nipples.
check ebay for the metal replacements
Yeah, the motor wasn't powerful enough to pull the water without pulling air, or the prefilter was leaking. Either way the gurgling from the air in the canister was really annoying. I think this concept will still work but with different equipment.Too bad the prefilter filled with amazona didn't work out so well.
So whats next tech/DIY for the tank? Whatdoes the tank look like
Hmm maybe I won't go so cheap. LOl sorry I mean gh for those tds not Ph, guess i was tired. That stinks about the the tigers and modular ugf, hopefully next time it works better.Yeah, that POS cheap Ph pen broke on me after a couple of month's of use. You get what you pay for.
see above...I can't measure PH anymore...LOL...and I've switch this whole tank to tap water and the shrimps are doing fine. The modular UGF was working for a while, but I had to disconnect it. The 2215 was not strong enough. A canister full of Aquasoil creates tremendous load on the filter. It was sucking air through some unknown joint. After I disconnected it the air problem was solved.
I also lost a bunch of Tigers over my vacation because it got into the 90s while I was gone for 2 weeks and no one was home to turn on the fan.
The surviving tigers are doing well as are the fire yellows....the yellows are going gang busters right now...damn Neos....they're pretty much bullet proof.
That's a good idea>Don't know if this would work, but what if you instead of pre-filtering with the amazonia, you actually put it on the outflow side before going back into the tank. It should put less strain on the motor since its more of a pressure then vacuum now on it. Just an idea and not sure if it would make that much of a difference.
Thanks!VERY NICE TANK, and GREAT IDEAS!
I would try the outflow side of the filter for the amazonia filter too! From the DIY I have tried on canister filters in the late 90's for terrariums and Dart Frogs, the output IS the way to go!
I really like the substrate color! The BTOE really POP! SORRY for your losses too! Nothing kills the lasting fun of a trip than coming home to dead critters! Been there, done that and hope to never have it happen again!!!
Keep up the GREAT work!!!
I don't, but I got 5 fire yellows from Nick a while ago...lucky I did...cause if I didn't this tank would be pretty empty after killing most of the tigers...now it's filled with yellows....neos are so easy...this tank is pure Tap water....remineralized to 200ppm.I thought you didn't keep neos?!
hahaha...you know your own plants when you see it huh?....that's the one that I grew in the orb...a baby of the original one that you sent me like a year ago...It's happy in the planter filled with aquasoil...forget the neos, look at that nice looking nurii mutated! haha or am I wrong?