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    Unhappy Shrimps dying

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    Hello,

    I am still curious as to why my neocardinia adults still die.

    Here are my water parameters:
    temp: 28 celcius
    ph: 7.0
    gh: 6
    kh: 3
    tds: 199
    ammonia: 0

    are my parameters ok?
    or is it just a case of getting some weak shrimps from LFS?

    thanks!

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    Re: Shrimps dying

    Depends on the size of the tank and whether it has been cycled.

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    Re: Shrimps dying

    Quote Originally Posted by torque6 View Post
    Depends on the size of the tank and whether it has been cycled.
    the tank is 5 gallons and it has been cycled for a month. i have only one guppy fish inside to help in the cycling, is the bio load enough though?

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    Re: Shrimps dying

    Quote Originally Posted by prince04 View Post
    the tank is 5 gallons and it has been cycled for a month. i have only one guppy fish inside to help in the cycling, is the bio load enough though?
    What is your % water change per week?

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    Re: Shrimps dying

    Quote Originally Posted by torque6 View Post
    What is your % water change per week?
    i only do 10% water change weekly.

    But the latest water change I did was 30% because i found out that my TDS was 250 and KH=4 and GH=9.

    After the 30% water change, the water parameters now changed to TDS=199 KH=3 GH=6.
    Water I used to refill was the NTUC Pure distilled water.

    After the water change, I bought some new neocardinia shrimps from LFS and was drip acclimated for 1 hour with 1 drop per second.

    then the day after, I found two shrimps died.

    now i don't want to do water changes anymore.

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    Re: Shrimps dying

    Small Nano tanks have always been very popular. But, what LFS don't tell you is that the smaller the tank, the less stable water parameters are. I asked you % of WC, cause I kinda expected they died when you did the WC. 30% on small tank = KO. Not even 10% for a 18L tank I think. The problem with test kit is they only reflect actual parameters after maybe 1 day, so in that mean time, there could be lots of TDS/PH/Ammonia/Temperature swings already.

    If you want Nano tank, then it would be like CRS Haven that kind. Those Ecco type setup with wonder shrimps with no water change.

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