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Old 09-15-2013, 08:09 PM   #1
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TDS meters- useful for FW?

Can TDS meters serve a purpose in freshwater aquariums, or do they have no value at all outside of salt/brackish setups?
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very useful for delicate shrimp tanks
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very useful for delicate shrimp tanks
Really? How would you use it?
I have one (late night eBaying a year ago )
But I haven't used it since I got it. I tried keeping shrimp a few months back, but slowly but surely they all died
I impulsively bought some more at an auction the other night
If this meter can help me to meet their needs, then I will be able to justify the hundred something dollars I spent on it
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Really? How would you use it?
I have one (late night eBaying a year ago )
But I haven't used it since I got it. I tried keeping shrimp a few months back, but slowly but surely they all died
I impulsively bought some more at an auction the other night
If this meter can help me to meet their needs, then I will be able to justify the hundred something dollars I spent on it
I have not raised shrimp myself, but most people start with RODI water, then add tap water back in to achieve a TDS range of 120-160ppm.
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I use a inline tds meter on my FW tank just to test my new water

I don't see the point in testing the tank water as the tank water is only as good as the water you are adding
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