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7 years 11 months ago #1222 by Ted
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By all that I can find out, the TDS to uS (micro seimens) con­ver­sion is basi­cally that TDS con­verts to 12 the uS amount. (uS X .5 = tds)

MY RO sys­tem puts out a con­sis­tant 4 ppm TDS, so that would con­vert to approx 8 uS ??

That seems to be a bit mar­ginal for where most the Paros are collected,is that true or are my cal­cu­la­tions off? or would it be ok for them…it seems PH is the most impor­tant of the water para­me­ters or suc­cess­ful breeding.

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7 years 11 months ago 7 years 11 months ago #1223 by Lit­tle
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Water com­ing out of my R/​O unit reads about 18 uS for con­nec­tiv­ity. I mix in dechlo­ri­nated tap water to raise the read­ing to about 35 uS. All my test tanks are 6 gal and I have set up one tank with a box fil­ter filled with Coco peat and I add three medium sized almond leave to the floor of the tank. I am cur­rently decid­ing if I will add sand or a fine gravel to the floor of the tanks. I have found 2″ clay flower pots which I have cut in half to make caves to place on the floor of the tank. I am cur­rently search­ing for sev­eral pla­sic film can­is­ters from serveral of my cam­era friend which will act as float­ing caves. I will use live plants mainly Java Moss and Java fern. There will be a large fish auc­tion locally in a month or so and I will attempt to acquire sev­eral Crypts to include in the tanks. Most of this is all trial and error at this point. I really would like to find some­thing to place the peat in rather it being loose in the box fil­ter — it tends to get messy as the peat comes out of the fil­ter box.
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7 years 11 months ago #1239 by Nathea
Replied by Nathea on topic Aw: Re: TDS from RO fil­ter
I am using slim tea fil­ter bags to place a small amount of peat in my box fil­ter. That works fine and I can remove the peat with­out any crumbles.

Best regards,
Sylvia

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7 years 11 months ago #1247 by Lit­tle
Replied by Lit­tle on topic Re: Aw: Re: TDS from RO fil­ter
let me make sure I under­stand what you are say­ing … Do you pur­chase empty tea bags or do you remove the tea and replace it with peat? I don’t believe I have ever seen empty tea bags for sale over here.

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7 years 11 months ago 7 years 11 months ago #1248 by Nathea
Replied by Nathea on topic Re: Aw: Re: TDS from RO fil­ter
I use new, empty tea bags like these: Link

They are made to fill in fresh tea leafs.

Best regards,
Sylvia
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