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How to lower ph in CRS tank

How do I lower a ph for a shrimp tank? I was thinking seachem discus buffer to get between 5.5-6.8. What's an ideal for a CRS tank..
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What substrate do you use?
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Fluval stratum
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Not a big fan of tablets etc. They are a temporary solution at best. Almond leaves, driftwood, peat, or r/o water will do the job. Peat would be my last choice because it stains the water. If you use it, boil first.

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I have a piece if driftwood. And I can't take an ro unit to college..
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I have a piece if driftwood. And I can't take an ro unit to college..
You asked. Those are the best choices. Stay in school!
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Odd that another post is talking about Saf-t-Sorb.
If you want soft water(which usually means low pH), just use that as a substrate.
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1) What is the GH, KH, pH of the water?

2) What is the goal?

3) If you alter the KH, the pH usually goes down.

4) Easiest way without a RO filter to drop the KH is to blend distilled or RO water purchased in a grocery store with your water.

HOW TO:
1) Blend RO or distilled with tap water until both GH and KH are where you want, or they are lower.
2) set the GH first. What does the livestock want?
3) Make the KH equal to the GH.
The pH ought to be pretty close to the right range. For critters from black water systems add peat moss, leaves or driftwood. These plant materials will add the organic acids that these animals like.
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