So from all of this I learned that I need to let the tank cycle forever and my pH will be in the 6-6.5 range. I don’t have good tap water and all I can get is r/o or distilled water. Why can’t we get good substrate for shrimp in this country? My wife won’t let me have the temporary holding tank for more than 2months b/c it is sitting on the counter top in the kitchen. So I hope the tank will be ready on day 60.
Plamski, How long do you wait till you put shrimp in Amazonia?