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Testing my KH and GH Red cherry shrimp planted tank.

Just tested my GH and KH with the API test kit. Got a reading of 12 drops for KH, 15 drops for GH. After testing I went online to find out if thats bad or good and found out im above by a little and was wondering if people of this fourm can confirm im too high and by how much and how can i lower KH and GH??
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Is that your tank water GH and KH?

How does your source water compare?

What are you trying to keep?
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Is that your tank water GH and KH?

How does your source water compare?

What are you trying to keep?
its the tank water have not tested the KH or GH for the source water i have done almost all test but TSD, KH, and GH for source water. I have 10 red cherry shrimp and an estimated 90+ baby shrimp.
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If the shrimp are thriving, I wouldn't recommend changing anything. If they aren't doing well, then yes, we could touch back up on that topic.
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If the shrimp are thriving, I wouldn't recommend changing anything. If they aren't doing well, then yes, we could touch back up on that topic.
Well I not 100 percent sure but I think they are having some molting problems its two shimps look like they split their backs when they molted. And recently I had two females die one was buried and the other no sure sings of why. It could be because ive been doing crazy 50% water changes but Im going to take the less is more rout at this point.
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That could do it.... It's recommended to do 10-20% water changes 1-4 times a month...
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