I set up a 2 gallon shrimp tank with 8 shrimps to start (4 SSS CBS and 4 Skyblue Neos). If it is successful, I will convert my 9 gallon Aquatop rimless into a shrimp tank.
The shrimps have been in the tank for 2 weeks now and haven't lost one yet. The CBS' shell does seem a bit paler with one's black turning a bit red. This latter symptom probably has more to do with it's genes?
Anyways, water TDS was around 65. I put in a drop of Tantora GH+ each time I do a WC. I put in 3 drops last night to raise TDS up to 75. And, am thinking it's going to be expensive to use Tantora GH+ to raise a larger tank's TDS up to the 120 range.
So, I was sorting through my boxes in my garage and found these from when I had a reef tank. Would you use these? I don't know whether they would be safe for a planted low tech shrimp tank. (not pictured, I also have a bottle of Seachem Equilibrium)
I've started researching other options and am leaning towards Brightwell's Remineraliz-P. But, the Seachem stuff is already in liquid form and Brightwell is in powder form. That's a plus for Seachem?
Anyways, let me hear your thoughts. Thanks.
Just want to mention I do have API gh and kh testers but having issues. Maybe they're old and have gond bad. Readings are wack. Color never changes.
after doing some more research, this seems to be a pretty bad idea and consensus is salty shrimp GH+