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post #1 of 2 (permalink) Old 10-03-2019, 01:34 AM Thread Starter
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mystery snail water parameters

I have some mystery snails in a 5 gallon tank and want to upgrade to a 10, but I have some water parameter questions before I make the change.

This tanks started out with shrimp, so I was doing water changes with distilled water and adding salty shrimp to it to remineralize. The shrimp are all gone, and I'd like to switch over to tap water if possible

I let a cup of tap water sit for 24hr and it tested at PH 8.2 GH 6 and KH 4.5. (GH and KH are drops the test took) TDS 80

I do have a container of Equilibrium that I bought but never used.

I know the PH looks good, but I'm not sure about the GH and KH. I'd like to start to do a daily gallon water change with tap in anticipation of moving over to the bigger tank with tap only. Will my mystery snails be ok in the tap water?
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My pH is generally fairly low -- 6.2, and my GH is 150 (sorry, cheap water stick test) and my KH is 0, and I have happy mystery snails. My other tank with snails is pH 6.8, GH 300, KH 0-40 and it has some of my longest-lived mystery snails. I would think you will be okay. If you see any damage to their shells, add some calcium -- cuttlebone, crushed coral, snello...

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