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So i posted a thread about my tads dieing a few weeks ago and I think I have found the reason why. Im not 100% sure of this as I dont have tads that have made it past the 2week mark YET. Anyway, My azureus have continued laying eggs and producing tads I tried adding Black water extract to their water and the tads acted like they was dieing because of it so I sucked as much out of the cup with a turkey baster and replaced with bottled spring water and ever since the tads have been doing great without problems since I quit using the extract.

has anyone else had this happen?
Does Black water extract have a shelf life? Maybe it was bad?!?
 

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Ive never had any issues with blackwater extract...but I have stopped using it due to cost..there are many alternatives that work just as well...I would still tend to go back and re-check what your original water source was!!!and check temps....that had been the source it my tad problems...
 

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So i posted a thread about my tads dieing a few weeks ago and I think I have found the reason why. Im not 100% sure of this as I dont have tads that have made it past the 2week mark YET. Anyway, My azureus have continued laying eggs and producing tads I tried adding Black water extract to their water and the tads acted like they was dieing because of it so I sucked as much out of the cup with a turkey baster and replaced with bottled spring water and ever since the tads have been doing great without problems since I quit using the extract.

has anyone else had this happen?
Does Black water extract have a shelf life? Maybe it was bad?!?
What is the pH of the water you used to use for tadpole water?

Do you have a water softener on the house?

Ed
 

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I have had the same problem myself, but I never used black water extract because I thought that the cost was to much to always have to use the stuff....I found a few friends established users a cheaper way that may even be better is to use some almond leaves. I took a hand full and boiled them like a tea, I let it sit and cool placed it in my gallon container for storage and it works just fine and I have no issues anymore. This is just as good maybe better than the extract.
 

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Ive never added blackwater extract straight to a tads cup (if thats what happened) but i mix half way up to the line inside the cap with a 2.5 gal of spring water and haven't had issues (50+ azureus tads). maybe ur adding too much? i have noticed a lower survival rate if i use this water in the egg dish...i dont understand why though
 

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I actually don't add anything for the first week to the tads. I seem to have terrible luck if I add anything to the water food or otherwise. I wait about a week then add just a little black water extract. I dont seem to need all that much. Like just enough to change the color slightly. Maybe Im not adding enough who knows but it seems to be working fine.
 

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Same for me..I used distilled in the dish and then a small amount for a week or two as a tad. Once extract is mixed, it doesnt change the color too much, and i have great results
 
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