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  1. Brolly33

    Brolly's 12 long

    12 long shrimp/plant tank. Goal is slow growing, low maintenance, beautiful and still healthy for my Shrimp-pets. 12 Gallon Long Mr Aqua, Ehiem Ecco Pro 130 and Lifeguard 36" LED. (5 watts for the filter and 7 for the lights - very power bill friendly!) from Marine Depot. Dual Sponge filter over the inlet to filter (fits quite nicely without modifications) ControlSoil buffering substrate
  2. Well, I just read the rules... and I guess I am not actually allowed to point people at Craig's list. So if you are interested, please PM me and we will work the sale through this Forum.
  3. Leaving Florida (St. Petersburg). 90 Gallon + 20 long sump/refugium + CO2 setup (Milwaukee MA-957 + 5lb tank) is up for grabs for $200 - Local pickup. Stand, lights, everything. (selling via tampa craig's list - search for it if you are interested or PM me for the link) deadline Oct 26, when I will donate it to the local elementary school.
  4. Raise your GH with a remineralizer like SL blue wizard or salty shrimp. Your TDS should come up when you raise your GH. Sent from my iPad using Tapatalk
  5. I have been having decent results with CRS/mischlings in less than 10ppm using Flourish. But slow growth and not high tech Sent from my iPad using Tapatalk
  6. There are batch programs for reducing images. Does your hosting service give you access to the OS? Sent from my iPad using Tapatalk
  7. I wonder if Han takes the clean sticks back for credit? They look brand new after the shrimp finish with them. [emoji851] Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
  8. @Mr.F what is that interesting dirty stick that your shrimp cleaned for you? It almost looks like you took a bamboo shish-kabob skewer and left it in a bucket outside for a few months to grow stuff on it as a shrimp treat... The video was so entertaining that I watched it 4 times. Sent from my iPad using Tapatalk
  9. It was this one that really reminded me that I was on the internet: http://www.plantedtank.net/forums/100-low-tech-forum/1089225-my-75g-no-water-change-tank.html
  10. I myself add small fertilizer and remineralize in a 5 gallon bottle. Then I do a 10% water change from that container once a week for a month. The incoming and outgoing water are close enough that my shrimp don't seem to mind. My TDS go down about 10 points during the change and my GH does not budge. I could drip it in, but in practice it does not seem to make a difference for me. I have seen other members like@bostoneric talk about just adding raw RO directly to the tank and adjust with SLAqua Blue Wizard right in the tank, using TDS pen to know when to stop adding. Sent from my iPad using T
  11. There are quite a few good remineralizers designed for shrimp. I use SL Blue Wizard, some use SaltyShrimp. Some mix in tap water to get to ideal parameters. Depends on your species of shrimp and what you have available. Sent from my iPad using Tapatalk
  12. This is a limitation of titration style test kits. You cannot test for zero. Less than one is as close as you will be able to test for. One drop is generally less than 1 degree of hardness, depending on your specific test kit. Your TDS meter at 20 ppm also means that your KH cannot be much higher than 1 (1dH =17.8ppm). 20 ppm should be fine for top offs. For water changes, you will need to remineralize for your shrimp as well to replace the calcium and magnesium that they need for their shells and for good health. Sent from my iPad using Tapatalk
  13. Brolly33

    July 30

    Removed giant Erio Father Duster.
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