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post #1 of 3 (permalink) Old 11-03-2015, 05:04 AM Thread Starter
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will my ph go too low?

so i want to do some caridina shrimp in a new tank but im worried my ph may go TOO low.

i plan to uses ada amazonia substrate with distilled water. I also want to do pressurized co2 at some point. does anyone know how i can keep my ph from getting too low with this?
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Some shrimp species are very sensitive to CO2 in the water, and may not breed if it is too much. I don't recall ever hearing that shrimp cannot live with the typical pH values that using CO2 results in. Why not ask this in the Shrimp forum?

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That substrate will remove the carbonates from the water.
I would add enough potassium bicarbonate to keep the KH about the same as the preferred GH of the livestock as an initial target. Fine tune it to maintain the pH you want.
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