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What kind of shrimp do well for fluorite substrate?
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While having a buffering shrimp friendly substrate helps, it is not the substrate that determines if/what shrimp can thrive. You must focus more on the quality of water, hardness, and maturity of the tank.
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Generally stick with neocaridinia like fire reds or pumpkins etc.!
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Yeah, this is going to be more dependent of your water. People with super soft water don't need buffering susbtrates for softwater loving shrimp like those of us with hard tap. Figure out your tap water parameters and that will tell you what sort of substrate you need. If your tap is hard water, high pH stick with neos or babaulti (or something similar) if you want to stick with inert substrate.


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Actually my tap water is very soft, pH about 6.5-6.7, TDS: 30 or below. I was also have the same thought about neocaridinia shrimp for this kind of substrate
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Also would work well for CRS/CBS if the parameters are stable and you trust your tap. Flourite will do nothing to the water, so if you trust the water, you can do soft water slightly acidic loving shrimp.
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I do have the feeling that the flourite substrate will increase the TDS by time, somehow my plannted tank use flourite but the current tds at around 200-250 ..
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