I live in Seattle where the water is incredibly soft and I have a tap water pH of 6.7, GH of 0-1 and KH 2. My existing tank with plants already has buffered substrate. Would I have better chance of keeping CRS than RCS with my current water parameters ? Or would RCS do okay? I do have an RO system already, and I could remineralize my water with salty shrimp KH/GH+. Which would allow my GH and KH parameter to be okay for neocaridinas, but I already have a tank with active substrate. I’m 100% I don’t have space to set up another tank with inert substrate. Would do you recommend ? What are pH you have successfully kept neocaridinas and have them thriving ? Thanks ! I appreciate all the help as I am new to the hobby.
Hey guyz, im cycling a 30l tank to get some rcs in it. The tank is almost cycled and im thinking of getting them next week.
I have tested the water and the kH is at 9 and ph is 7 (i have yet to buy a gh test as i bought the jbl pack and didnt realise it does not include gh). I have read about parameter for neo carodina and they say that the hardier the water the better. But i have also read that the water can be too hard which will make it hard for them to molt.
What would you recommend for the parameters ? And how much should i start as a basic colony?
Not sure which category this would fall under but,
i am planning on doing an aquascape with seiryu/ryouh stone for CRS/CBS.
I have read that these stones will raise pH levels.
I have a tank already for FISH with seiryu/ryouh and the ph is 7.6+
Should i be safe and avoid using these stones overall and just stick to driftwoods and mosses?
Also, If it helps.. i will be using cal aqua labs substrate.
Have prepared a small write up regarding the requirement of trace elements for shrimps.
Ulli Bauer have helped me a lot in finalizing it.
Please go through the document once you have time.
If any one have any valid points to add please let me know, I will add it into the document and acknowledgment will be given to you.
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