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RCS with flourite

Is flourite an appropriate substrate for an all RCS 10 gallon? If so what would be the best. Water out of tap is 7.8 p. My gh/kh API test kit was missing a chart to determine the hardness based on how many drops it takes to change colors. DOes anybody have this
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There are special substrates for shrimp, but I can't imagine why something inert like flourite would cause any problems.
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i have RCS with black flourite and have had no problems at all.

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I think RCS contrast very nicely with black flourite. I would definitely recommend it.
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Number of drops it takes to change color is the German degree. To find ppm, multiply degrees by 17.9 for both KH and GH.
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okay, nice to know that it is that simple about the gh/kh. And it looks like i will be using flourite
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I've got my shrimp in a tank with Flourite and they are happy as can be. I started with 20 maybe 2 and a half months and now have well over a hundred. More than I can count. I also have very hard water.... over 8.0. Unfortunately my Flourite is the mixed color kind so they don't stand out as much unless they are going nuts at feeding time or grazing on the plants and glass.
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