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    Unhappy RCS sturggling after introducing chiller

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    Hello all,

    My rcs seems to be struggling after i added a chiller from 30 degreeC to 25 degreeC during the few hours and 1 died this morning. didnt know the temperature tolerance level for rcs. my tank is a 1.2 ft tank.any guru can help?

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    Re: RCS sturggling after introducing chiller

    It is not about the tolerance. It is about the sudden drop in temperature.

    Within 24hrs, if your tank are mature/stabilised, any changes should take time. If your temperature hover around 30 most of the time, you should attach the chiller and run it at 28.

    Slowly reduce the temperature over a period of time. By reducing the temperature from 30 to 25 within hours, it is the same as buying a new pack of shrimp and dump it straight into your tank


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    Re: RCS sturggling after introducing chiller

    Quote Originally Posted by genki89 View Post
    It is not about the tolerance. It is about the sudden drop in temperature.

    Within 24hrs, if your tank are mature/stabilised, any changes should take time. If your temperature hover around 30 most of the time, you should attach the chiller and run it at 28.

    Slowly reduce the temperature over a period of time. By reducing the temperature from 30 to 25 within hours, it is the same as buying a new pack of shrimp and dump it straight into your tank


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    I really neglectively overlook at this. thanks bro

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    Re: RCS sturggling after introducing chiller

    At this point i already lower the temperature to 28 degreeC. should i gradually decrease the temp? hope they 'll get through this for my mistake.

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    Re: RCS sturggling after introducing chiller

    Wait for some time and observe.

    Once your shrimp settle, usually by their behaviour and colour, u may want to reduce 1 degree every 24-48 hours.

    If your tank has been running at 25 for the past 24 hrs and u switch back to 28, u are actually stressing them again...

    I will suggest not to do anything beyond this point and observe. Reduce the temperature couple of days later by 1 degree each time until your desired temperature.

    Assuming u will need to reach 25 from 28, I reckon 1 week. You are lucky it is RCS, if it is CRS/cardinals, your tank would probably be 1/2 or lesser than your current shrimp populations.

    Not to worry, mistakes are part of growing. Happy shrimp keeping


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    Re: RCS sturggling after introducing chiller

    ok will take note. the shrimps has settle down and active again thanks for the tips Genki89.

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    Re: RCS sturggling after introducing chiller

    Can upgrade to CRS liao. Sell your RCS and buy CRS. Dont waste chiller on such cheap shrimp.I think cardinals hate chiller they're from tropical sulawesi anyway.

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    Re: RCS sturggling after introducing chiller

    Small tank, hard to hold parameters stable. What were you expecting?

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    Re: RCS sturggling after introducing chiller

    The normal CRS ok lah.Dont change too much water only our tap water ph can swing like mad.10% ideal.

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