My current tank uses tap water (7.8-8.2 pH, 60 ppm GH*, 50 ppm KH*) and I've recently added GH booster to increase the dGH by 3 for the sake of the shrimp. This has resulted in chalky, harsh appearing water and has me rethinking the concept. I'd prefer to have a good colony of tigers (either blue or try breeding yellows from super tigers) as the primary focus and some neos as an afterthought, as parameter requirements go. Soon I'll have only a couple of snails in the tank, so this is a good opportunity to switch over to tiger-friendly water.
One site I've found recommends 6.8-7.0 pH, 25-75 ppm GH, and 40-120 ppm KH - very close to my tap water, except for the pH. Not close enough, so DI water it is. This is a sand substrate tank, so slightly alkaline is the best I can hope for. Any recommendations on remineralizers?
I plan on drip acclimating the snails very slowly once the change has been made.
Any concern for the mosses or mini pellia?
* Water district readings, not from test strips. Sera kit is still on order
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