What's your Ph after 6-8 months?
My 6G Edge started day 1 with Up Aqua Shrimp Sand, RO rematerialized water, and pile of xmas moss. About 3
days later I added 10 fire red with no issues. Many months later there is upwards of 100ish shrimp in there. I do 0 maintenance on this tank other then topping off with RO.
The temp is anywhere between 70-77 depending on if I remember to turn on the heater when I'm in the office. I've never tested the PH in any of my shrimp tanks, nor do I plan to. The shrimp will always tell you if there is anything wrong long before you'd know by spending 10mins every couple days testing.
I don't want to waste my time or $ on testing. If you do things "correct" then you won't have to test anything. If the shrimp are breading and colorful then you know things are good, if not then a big water change will most likely correct a lot issues.
(this my experience, which isn't typical, seems there are a lot of different ways to do the same thing on this forum)
I love this soil other then the price, this is what keeps me from using it on my larger tanks.
$20 for the small bag makes $40 for the big bags of AS sound cheap.
Originally Posted by somewhatshocked
Mine has been holding steady well below 6 pH for ten months.