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post #1 of 6 (permalink) Old 08-08-2015, 05:05 PM Thread Starter
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Keep low grade crystal red shrimp

So... What do you guys think?
Ph-6.2ish
Gk-7
Kh-1
Water temp-74-77
Tds-180
I'm not looking at having to Breed them, if they do great, but it's not the end of the world if they don't. They will be in my 60gallon high tech fully planted and established tank. Their is tons and tons of hiding spots and moss, and a large open area with just dwarf hair grass. I plan to get 20low grade crs. One thing I'm not sure about is my water changes though. So for my water changes its every Sunday and it's a 50% water change. I do keep the water in a tub for a day or two before the water change to insure the water is the same temp, but the ph will be different at a 7.2ph vs the tank at a 6.2 ish ph. Now I'm thinking since it's only a 59% water change that it won't be so bad and that the kh vein so low will also help with it adjusting faster? Just let me know what you guys think! Oh forgot to add that I do have fish but it's only 4 green tetras. I did have ghost shrimp in the tank for ever but they finally decided it was time to die, and I'm actually quite surprised they lived so long knowing they were just adult feeder shrimp.


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You could probably do it. Especially if appropriately acclimated. May even be able to find someone keeping them in parameters similar to your own.

But why not consider some sort of Neo that would be far more tolerant?
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You could probably do it. Especially if appropriately acclimated. May even be able to find someone keeping them in parameters similar to your own.

But why not consider some sort of Neo that would be far more tolerant?
im looking to do some sort of blue neo and as for the crs, i have always wanted to keep these since the first ada planted tank video i saw which actually got me hooked to planted tanks and it had the crs. I mean, if it doesnt work its not the end of the world, but i wanted to make sure before just winging it and wasting money and killing shrimp. Would you or could you recommend any blue shrimp? Would love to hear your suggestions =)

Oh forgot to ask, what to yo is an appropriate amount of time for doing acclimation with shrimp? I would guess 3hours on a dripper, but you probably would know better! =-)
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Acclimate them to the temperature & TDS of your water using a slow drip. I've gotten some that only took 20-30" & I've gotten some that took most if the day!
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Very nice tank! Your conditions in the tank are fine. I don't think the difference in your make up water pH will cause any issues if added at a reasonable rate. There is an online vendor who sells CRS from stocks breed in tap water. Brian's Tropicals. He knows his stuff and the stock is really healthy. I bought mine from him 6 months ago and they acclimated quickly to my hi-tech tank (pH around 6.1)
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thanks for the quick reply's everybody =). So when doing the drip you typically will test the water before you start then start and test every so often until its the same as the tank water then i am guessing? What if their isn't enough water to take good enough samples(I use the api test kit, but i do have the tds meter and temp) Any ideas on where i could get some blue neo shrimp? I might do some blue carbon rili shrimp maybe. Still really like the deeper blues though =)

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