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Old 10-28-2014, 01:27 AM   #1
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Shrimp gh


Currently, with the water I am using and the setup of my tank, I have a gh of around 11 (5 from the tap, the rest from cuttlebone since my water at home has absolutely nothing in it). I suspect this is way too high, but I just wanted to confirm.
By the way I'm keeping Blue Diamond neos.
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Old 10-28-2014, 01:58 AM   #2
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for neos you could bring it down a few and still be ok.

even 10 isnt bad for neos. but I'd shoot for 8
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Old 10-28-2014, 01:59 AM   #3
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The other weird thing is that the pH from the tap is 7-ish with a gH of 5. Since I live in PA, should I be worried that it's just high iron content?

Last edited by Yukiharu; 10-28-2014 at 02:06 AM.. Reason: re-ran the test and got 7
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Old 10-29-2014, 12:42 AM   #4
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throw some prime in your tap water before you mix. 7ph 5gh is pretty nice for neos and tigers.
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