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How to introduce CRS from PH 6 to PH 6.5?

I ordered some shrimps online and received some CRS grade B instead of cherries. I tested the CRS water, and its PH is 6.0, and my tank is around 6.5. I am doing the dripping acclimation (1ml per minute). Is there anything I can do to make sure that the CRS will be ok in my tank? I have no plan to lower the tank PH because of the original fish and cherries. Sending them back is not an option here because they will die before reaching the seller.
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I would do a 3-4 hr drip .A ph of 6.5 is perfect for crs . Some people keep them with a ph of 7.0 + .Your ph is pretty low for cherries .
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I'd recommend to drip acclimate until the TDS matches, at minimum.
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Agree with the above, pH difference is minimal, focus on TDS. Tds is more likely to induce osmotic shock or stress

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They seem to survive the night! Thank you for all the input.

Beside PH, I only test KH. From the tap it's 1 dh and from the tap it's 2.5 dh. The tank has drift wood and Dernele scraper's soil substrate which is more that 1 year old. I'm not sure why it's still giving the low PH value. Anyone has an idea on that?
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They seem to survive the night! Thank you for all the input.

Beside PH, I only test KH. From the tap it's 1 dh and from the tap it's 2.5 dh. The tank has drift wood and Dernele scraper's soil substrate which is more that 1 year old. I'm not sure why it's still giving the low PH value. Anyone has an idea on that?
It's a buffering substrate. As it buffers out carbonate hardness, or KH, your pH will drop.
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Your tap's KH is low, coupled with driftwood, there's probably still buffering capacity left in your substrate.
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Match the tds

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Yeah ^ just match the tds and throw them in there. I never drip em.

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I just toss mines in if it was that close too
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They seem to be doing fine. However, I believe that I lost some of them (for got to count the number before releasing in the tank). I notices that they're better swimmers comparing to the cherries. None of them seem to touch the dandelion flowers while the yellow RCS are enjoying it. Is it there fashion statement? Are they protesting for a colour coordinated food?
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Ph not the issue at all. Make sure the TDS is the same.. Drip until it matches

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