Is My 3g Walstad Shrimp Ready?

Discussion in 'Shrimps and Crabs' started by Fahn, Apr 17, 2018.

  1. FahnFishlore VIPMember

    Heavily planted with only an airstone, has been running for a month and a half. Today is the only water change I've done, I've only been topping off with tap (on a well so no need for conditioner). GH and KH values are high due to topping off.

    Ammonia - 0ppm
    Nitrites - 0ppm
    Nitrates - >5ppm
    pH - 7.5
    KH - 9 (tap value closer to 6)
    GH - 13 (tap value closer to 8)

    Do you think it's safe to add shrimp?
  2. BReefer97Well Known MemberMember

    I would honestly give it another month or so before adding anything to make sure the parameters stay where they’re at. Sometimes you may experience a “false cycle” where it’ll appear to be okay for a while, and then crash with no apparent change. Since the walstad method is so complicated, I would say stay on the safe side and monitor the parameters just a bit longer and if everything stays stable, shrimp it up!!
  3. FahnFishlore VIPMember

    Alright, I figured sometime mid May it will be ready. I just added a ton more plants to it as well, I wanna make sure it is as safe and well planted as possible. IMG_20180417_112457.jpg
  4. DakotablueValued MemberMember

    Looking good so far!

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