Tank Stocking

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  1. GKirk

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    Hi Guys, my 300L tank has been running for 5 weeks now and I need some advise on 2 points.

    Can I have a cleaner shrimp, boxer shrimp and a fire shrimp in the same tank, if not what do you suggest would be the best combination, bearing in mind that I do want to add corals at a later stage?

    What are the alternatives to RO water? Would bottled or boiled water work. I live in Abu Dhabi where our tap water is de-salinated water.

    Much appreciated

    Grant
     
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  3. lanzo

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    Hi Gkirk

    What is the TDS of your tap water( total dissolved solids)....Ro water has a tds of 0-5...but we tend to keep it at 0

    i wont go for bottled water and i wont come close to boiled water.
    See if there is a reverse osmosis shop near you that could supply you with Waterwith a tds of 0

    Regarding the shrimps....i dont see a problem keeping them... i have 2 of each in my system.

    Shrimps are very finicky when it comes to acclimating them...make sure you dont add them to fast.

    If all your parameters are correct then you can add them;)
     
  4. GKirk

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    Thanks for the advise.. What about using a Brita Water Filter or seawater.
     
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    You can use natural seawater for water changes, but will still need RO water for evapouration top ups.
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    i agree tobes, but just note that the water in the gulf is VERY polluted and can get very warm, try draw water a long way from human activeties
     
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