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opinion on Cardinal Shrimp setup

I'm setting up a 30 gal cube with Caridina sp. "Cardinal" and maybe some rabbit snails.

Would you go with bright white sand and holey rock or substratesource's black lava rock gravel with a couple of large black lava rocks on the gravel.

Plants are not planned at the moment but some may be added later. The shrimp are the focal point and I'm curious what you guys think will make them stand out more.

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Hhmmmm 50 views and not one opinion
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Well, I think their natural habitat is white sand, so that would be good?



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That's a Camel bro, and they are salt water.

OP: I recommend finely crushed coral as their preferred PH is 8.0+

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maybe I should have been a little more clear. I was talking about Caridina sp. "Cardinal"
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Go with a neutral substrate.

Sand works fine and is what I use. Tylos will burrow in it a some too. The cardinals will mostly hang out on hardscape i.e. rocks. You'll probably want to go with RO water and a remineralizer.
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