Help with water parameters
I setup a 34 gal red sea tank for plants about 6 weeks ago. The tank was already cycled, and the fish have been doing find, and the plants have been doing ok. This past weekend, I took 5 gal of water out of it, and put it into a small nano that I intend to keep shrimp and plants in. I live in an area where the water is super hard and have a water softener.
My tap water has the following parameters:
- GH 0-1
- KH - 9
- PH - 7.6-7.8
- TDS - 250
I have been adding in seachem's equilibrium bumping the GH up to 4, which also raises my TDS
My larger tank has a lot of drift wood, and it has one of the crushed lava rock type of substrates (the tank was used), and my PH is pretty stable in the 7.6-7.8 range.
I was planning on doing neos due to my high PH. I've seen posts where TDS should stay under 200 for shrimp (neos).
Can I keep shrimp with such a high TDS?
In a perfect world, what parameters do neo's like best? (In case I buy a RO).