Just wanted to tell everyone about an experience I had from an LFS
, and a major reason why not to dump water with fish in it from an LFS
tank into your tank. So first of all, I went to get some cleaner shrimp today, a skunk shrimp and a fire shrimp. Anyways, the LFS
guy first grabbed some water from the tank and put it in a bag along with the skunk shrimp that came from that tank. After that, he put a fire shrimp in the bag, that came from another tank. First thing I thought to myself was, isn't each tank different, and shouldn't the fire shrimp be in a separate bag. Anyways, I went home and started the drip method to acclimate them, but before this I was sure to test the LFS
water. Their Ammonia = 0, Nitrite = 0, Nitrate = 160+. I say 160+ because the test only goes that high, and after an hour that I had my water dripping into the LFS
's water I retested for nitrates and still got 160 ppm
. That's pretty much all I wanted to say, and to warn people not to put LFS
water into your tank. Also, I guess the shrimp that I got are pretty hardy to withstand 160 nitrates.