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    Neocardina drip acclimate with treated tap water?

    Iíve been told by a fellow acquaintance who recently got into breeding after a few year in the hobby and said it was okey since he did that when he started and said he got RO water breed shrimp and drip acclimated them with treated tap water from his tank and it work out. He encounter a 2-5 death ration but then stabilized and began breeding. Like to hear other opinions?


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    I normally acclimate them with the water coming from the tank that they are going to...

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    Quote Originally Posted by BossLoRd View Post
    I normally acclimate them with the water coming from the tank that they are going to...
    Yes, Thats being treated tap water. Which Iím running the tank Iíd be using .


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    Sounds about right when it comes to NEOS. As long as they’re drip acclimated correctly, you’ll be fine. Might see some deaths, but they’ll bounce back.

    The transition from RO to tap can also work with some Caridinas like babaultis and tigers
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    You can also do 5% water changes for 12 days, and then complete the water change to 100% at your convenience thereafter.

    Make sure you change total water volume, age err on the side of caution for volume below 5% as opposed to over. Compensate for volume of substrate and Hardscape.

    If you have plants, they *will* act as a chemistry buffer and by allelopathy, they will reduce mortality, but will possibly change their color or melt.

    If they do change color (plants) , stop your water substitution regimen, wait a week and resume where you left off.. Wait a week again at any point if your plants chsnge during this time. .

    Do the same (wait a week, in this case) when you get to 60% tap before doing your large water change.

    When you top off your tank, make sure to use RO,even after you are 100% switched over to tap.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Nick Shades View Post
    You can also do 5% water changes for 12 days, and then complete the water change to 100% at your convenience thereafter.

    Make sure you change total water volume, age err on the side of caution for volume below 5% as opposed to over. Compensate for volume of substrate and Hardscape.

    If you have plants, they *will* act as a chemistry buffer and by allelopathy, they will reduce mortality, but will possibly change their color or melt.

    If they do change color (plants) , stop your water substitution regimen, wait a week and resume where you left off.. Wait a week again at any point if your plants chsnge during this time. .

    Do the same (wait a week, in this case) when you get to 60% tap before doing your large water change.

    When you top off your tank, make sure to use RO,even after you are 100% switched over to tap.
    Nick by doing this will this increase my out come on the shrimp stabilizing to water parameters. Kinda confused on the concept but seems pretty self explanatory from the info you said.


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    Quote Originally Posted by glenCOCO View Post
    Sounds about right when it comes to NEOS. As long as theyíre drip acclimated correctly, youíll be fine. Might see some deaths, but theyíll bounce back.

    The transition from RO to tap can also work with some Caridinas like babaultis and tigers
    Sound like a plan for tomorrow! Iíll be finally be getting my shrimp now just debating on going to CKfishworld or petzone in SD


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    Quote Originally Posted by Chuy View Post
    Sound like a plan for tomorrow! I’ll be finally be getting my shrimp now just debating on going to CKfishworld or petzone in SD


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    ck is having 50% off shrimp for black friday.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Chuy View Post
    Nick by doing this will this increase my out come on the shrimp stabilizing to water parameters. Kinda confused on the concept but seems pretty self explanatory from the info you said.


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    Yeah. It makes your plants the testing buffer. Your shrimp mortality has potential to be very low. It just takes a ridiculous amount of time.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Nick Shades View Post
    Yeah. It makes your plants the testing buffer. Your shrimp mortality has potential to be very low. It just takes a ridiculous amount of time.
    Nick Being that it takes so long would the faster method be drip acclimated to my tank for 24 hours.


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    Yes. Drip acclimation is faster but results on greater mortality,typically.

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    Neocardina drip acclimate with treated tap water?

    Quote Originally Posted by Nick Shades View Post
    Yes. Drip acclimation is faster but results on greater mortality,typically.
    Ima give it a try today. Just got some blue dreams from CK fish world. Iíma slow drip acclimate them to my tanks water for 24 hours. Hopefully it works out. Expecting some mortalities but hope they stabilize to the water parameters


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    Last edited by Chuy; 11-23-2018 at 02:49 PM.

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