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RCS practicing abstinence?
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Location: Melbourne, Australia

PostPosted: 2010.07.28(Wed)9:17    Post subject: Reply with quote

Theres always the one exception that proves the rule. Laughing It's true that I have done 50% changes on my shrimp tank without any problems too. I don't know why some people have problems with it and others don't but it certainly does help shrimplets survive for some people, particularly those keeping more sensitive types than your everyday RCS. Either way, we'll see if my guess helps out soon.

Perhaps also try treating the water before you pour it into the tank if you have a suitable bucket, isn't too much trouble with a 10g.

I think you should target to keep your nitrate down below 10 ppm - it isn't the only "chemical" in the water but it's the most problematic one. There are other chemicals etc but these take longer to build up or deplete as far as I know. One can do either a 50% waterchange or a series of smaller ones every few months and it should largely take care of that. I don't have a good answer as to why but lack of frequent waterchanges doesn't seem to be a problem in RCS tanks.
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