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Originally Posted by EmeraldAlkaline View Post
Duely noted. Ive decided to replace that bowl with a little 3 gallon for some shrimp. Still up in the air as to WHAT shrimp to stock, but if I want to got the CRS route, sand is okay? what is recommended as substrate?

As for low PH and low temp, I the water temp can be a little lower thanks to blasting the AC and fan in my room the water temp probably gets low 70s. As for the pH would it be safe to use like, sachem discus buffer?
A buffering substrate is recomended for them such as Fluval Stratum (amazon),
Brightwell Aquasoil, etc. For such a small tank, you won't need much at all.
I would not suggest the seachem discus buffer, as it removes GH (which you want for the shrimp), but not KH(which you don't want).
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