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Old 01-30-2014, 07:09 PM   #1
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Mineral additive for Neos?


I have a couple different shrimp tanks going that are doing well in spite of my tap water (8.2pH, 3gH, 20kH), but I've decided I want another one (orange rilis are calling my name!) and I'm pretty sure I'm going with RO this time around. I got some great suggestions a while back for getting my gH up a little without making kH worse, but I decided if I'm going to alter the water, it'll be just as easy to go with straight RO and adjust it vs. fooling with the tap.

That said, I've never dealt with anything but tap water before, but I know that straight RO has to be altered. What do y'all recommend using to get the parameters of RO water to the levels that neos are happy at? There will be otos in the tank, and once the shrimp are established, it may also be used as a grow out for guppy fry (just mentioning in case the presence of fish in the tank makes a difference).
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Old 01-30-2014, 07:11 PM   #2
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Salty shrimp GH/KH Plus would be great for you
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Thanks! With my very limited knowledge, that's where I was leaning, but wanted to make sure there wasn't something I was missing!
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no because neos like a gh of 6-10 and a KH of 1-8 so that will raise both from 0 in RO water
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Old 01-30-2014, 08:13 PM   #5
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I second Salty Shrimp GH/KH+, I have started using RO water for my Neos as well. It will raise your GH/KH in a ratio of 1/.5
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Perfect! Thanks guys!
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