Using my new ‘gadgets’, I have been trying to replicate the Lake Matano water parameters.
191 – 227 µS” [122 – 146 ppm]
I filled a bucket with 10L of RO water with a TDS value of 12. After gradually adding mineral salts, I reached the TDS value 200 ppm. (approx. 1.115 tsp).
The values were all too low except for TDS, which was too high… So I added more!
TDS 250 ppm
- The pH didn’t seem to shift past 7,5. Caridina dennerli is generally believed to adapt to this pH value well, so I may not have to increase it.
- The KH value was just 1 out… However, considering the GH was correct, settling for this value would in my opinion be the best compromise.
- GH was spot on.
- TDS was too high.
It seems finding a TDS value of 250 ppm provides the best compromise water parameters for Lake Matano shrimp (at least that I can achieve so far).