I keep my neos between 200 and 250 in different tanks and they seem very comfortable and are breeding well. How are your Nitrates? Sounds like that may be your trigger rather than tds.
Hmmm, I will test later today. I was hoping for TDS as a trigger bc the meter is so convenient!I keep my neos between 200 and 250 in different tanks and they seem very comfortable and are breeding well. How are your Nitrates? Sounds like that may be your trigger rather than tds.
I am calculating my bio load thusly:i generally keep TDS below 200 only because my tank is fully stocked with shrimp and snails. The snails creates a lion share of the bioload so its more of a safety to keep it within this range.
Before. My city adds chloramine. And our reservoir can run brackish depending on rainfall.i would think the amanos would eat (and poo) more than the snail. You are no were near overstocked. dont worry. when i say im loaded, i have over 100 shrimp, 70 snails, 50+scuds. Adding plants will help offset that but not significantly.
im surprised the tap comes out as 148. is that before or after chlorine treatment?
I haven't needed to double the Prime happily! 2 drops per gallon and everybody's heahlthy thus far.so you have to double d the prime for chloramine and the brackish explains the high tds...
an alternative also is to collect rain water and use that for the tanks. it ought to be less poluted and have a lower tds.
We're relatively pollution free so I might think about this for the future!I am near the ocean and rural, so I collect rainwater, I let it rain for a while to clean odd any settled dirt and dust or whatever and off a metal roof I get from 001 to 002 tds. Other wise I use ro water. My crs cbs tank I am keeping at around 160 tds using mosura.
My nitrates were 20, so I did a 20% water change.You can still use your tds meter once you figure out any relation between the tds and the nitrates. It might at least trigger a test for Nitrates.