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Old 03-23-2013, 10:32 AM   #11
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The tank itself was set up 6 months ago with a few platys. The day the shrimp arrived 1 month Ago,The platys were moved to my community tank. The shrimp have been by themselves in this tank ever since.
I can't really say how old they are but when they first arrived they were between 1/4 inch and 5/8".
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Old 03-25-2013, 04:00 AM   #12
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Check your TDS

Also you might try doing a PWC w part Tap/part RO or Distlilled water.

You can also add Indian Almond Leaves or pieces of them.
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Old 03-25-2013, 01:57 PM   #13
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unfortunately i cannot find a tds meter anywhere in this town (sault ste marie, ontario) ive checked LFS, home depot and other hardware stores, walmart, drug stores, water filtration shops, nobody carries them. grrr... looks like i will have to order online
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Tap ph is 7.2 and cherry shrimp
Did you let you water sit over night sometimes the ph wil l change to your true ph after sitting and what not
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No. I treat tap water with nutrafins aqua plus to remove chlorine and chloramine and add it immediately.
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No. I treat tap water with nutrafins aqua plus to remove chlorine and chloramine and add it immediately.
I was just talking about getting an accurate ph reading. for example what I do is take a shot glass of your tap water let it sit over night or throughout the day I usually set mine out before I go to bed then when I get home from work the next day and I test the ph where I live the ph is almost 8 straight from the tap but when I let it sit out it drops to 7.4 and holds steady there
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Interesting...I''ll give that a try.
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Your PH is fine. I've also had a breeding colony at a PH of 8.2 or so.
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unfortunately i cannot find a tds meter anywhere in this town (sault ste marie, ontario) ive checked LFS, home depot and other hardware stores, walmart, drug stores, water filtration shops, nobody carries them. grrr... looks like i will have to order online
They are not terribly expensive, you can probably find one on ebay for $5-$10.
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Ok. I finally have a tds meter. Its reading at 321ppm. Ph is still 7.8. Gh is 7 (or 125ppm) and kh is 5 (or 90ppm). Copper is 0. Nitrite and ammonia 0. Nitrates 20. Temp is 77.

Still no berried females. In fact I havent even seen a saddle in a month.
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