I am planning on getting blue diamond shrimp in the near future and want to get my current 20 gallon long ready to house them. Right now I have a few malawa shrimp with an amano shrimp and use tap water. I just got an RO water filter running so I want to start using it for water changes. From what I have read it seems that a PH of 7.5 and a pretty high GH are the best parameters for Diamond shrimp.
Along with the diamond shrimp and malawa shrimp I want one other shrimp species. I really wanted CRS because of their bright white and red to contrast the darker diamond and malawa shrimp but I do not want to threaten the diamond shrimp by changing the water parameters to suit the CRS. From what I have read the only other bright colored shrimp that would work with the diamond shrimp parameters would be tangerine tiger shrimp. Are there any other shrimp that have bright colors like the CRS that can be kept in the water parameters preferred by diamond shrimp??
Does anyone keep Diamond shrimp with CRS? I am looking at either the saltyshrimp bee shrimp mix or the GH/KH+ to remineralize the water. If the diamond shrimp are my primary concern which RO mix will be the best choice?
I am looking at either the saltyshrimp bee shrimp mix or the GH/KH+ to remineralize the water. If the diamond shrimp are my primary concern which RO mix will be the best choice?
I am debating between the two depending on which will be best for the diamonds. I would also like to be able to keep CRS but care more about the diamond shrimp since I plan on getting cheap CRS. Would either be good or would the GH/KH be better for the diamonds?
One level scoop in my 5 gallon jug gives me KH of 0, GH of 4, TDS of 88, and pH of 6.0-6.1 using RO water
Thats a pretty low PH. I guess to be safe I will just go with the GH/KH+ for the diamond shrimp. It looks like it takes different dosing and has a higher TDS. If I understand correctly it is PH ~7, GH 6, KH 3, and TDS 300 (or are Microsiemens different than TDS?) http://www.exofish.shopfactory.com/c..._Minerals.html