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post #31 of 35 Old 05-06-2010, 10:38 PM Thread Starter
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So I already do ~28% water change (5 gallons/18 gallons) every week.

I should maintain this, and record pH before, and every day after for a week? Am I understanding you correctly?

Also, I think my shrimp died from an un-successful shed. =[

Thank you Byron for your help. :)
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post #32 of 35 Old 05-07-2010, 10:34 AM
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So I already do ~28% water change (5 gallons/18 gallons) every week.

I should maintain this, and record pH before, and every day after for a week? Am I understanding you correctly?

Also, I think my shrimp died from an un-successful shed. =[

Thank you Byron for your help. :)
You're welcome. Yes on the water change/pH testing; this will tell us the stability of the water. Keep us posted.

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Something we all need to remember: The fish you've acquired was quite happy not being owned by you, minding its own business. If you’re going to take it under your wing then you’re responsible for it. Every aspect of its life is under your control, from water quality and temperature to swimming space. [Nathan Hill in PFK]
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post #33 of 35 Old 05-11-2010, 12:32 AM
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If I may also add... if the difference between tank water and tap water increases you will want to do smaller changes at a time and more frequently to avoid pH shock with the animals.

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post #34 of 35 Old 05-17-2010, 11:32 PM Thread Starter
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Alright here are the results:

Monday 5/10 : 7.6 (or higher)
Tuesday 5/11: 7.6 (or higher)
Wednesday 5/12: 7.6 (or higher)
Thursday 5/13: 7.6 (or higher)
Friday 5/14: 7.6 (or higher)
Saturday 5/15: 7.6 (or higher)
Sunday 5/16: 7.6 (or higher)
Monday 5/17: 7.6 (or higher)
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post #35 of 35 Old 05-18-2010, 01:57 PM
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These results indicate a fairly stable aquarium water wise.

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