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  1. General Planted Tank Discussion
    Set up a 125 planted tank about 6 weeks ago using RO water. I have crushed coral in bags in the sump and added some eggshells in another bag to bring the GH and KH up. My question is, I have been experiencing a great deal of diatom algae and I know this is part of the process and somewhat...
  2. Shrimp & Other Invertebrates
    Background info: About 4 months ago I set up a 20 gallon long, Red Crystal Shrimp tank (my first). I let the tank cycle and added the shrimp about a month and a half ago. I use RO water and remineralize with Bee Shrimp GH+ to a TDS of around 150. Bee Shrimp GH+ claims too raise the TDS and GH of...
  3. Fertilizers and Water Parameters
    Hi guys, Just ordered 2lbs of Ultimate GH Booster from GLA but I can't find out if it has enough K in it. I'm trying to move away from Seachem since most of their stuff is a rip-off IMO. Quality is good but price is too high. I read that it raises the GH by the same amount as Equilibrium, but...
  4. Fertilizers and Water Parameters
    I'm trying to learn about GH,kh, and driftwood softening the water for my fish. I'm thinking I can save the water my driftwood is soaking in to mix with tap water to keep my water softer?? Trying to find a cheaper alternative to RODI water.
  5. Shrimp & Other Invertebrates
    Currently, with the water I am using and the setup of my tank, I have a gh of around 11 (5 from the tap, the rest from cuttlebone since my water at home has absolutely nothing in it). I suspect this is way too high, but I just wanted to confirm. By the way I'm keeping Blue Diamond neos.
  6. Shrimp & Other Invertebrates
    So I got some painted reds for my 10 gallon. One shrimp has died every week since :icon_frow. The berried females I had were successful in giving birth thankfully (and none of the babies have died), but died after. I can confirm this is a moulting problem because I noticed cracks on the...
  7. Shrimp & Other Invertebrates
    Hey Guys; Is it okay to use Liquid Calcium for marine to be used on freshwater shrimp? It should be just calcium or is there something harmful? I wanna increase GH without altering ph.
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