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  1. Fertilizers and Water Parameters
    Hello! I am very new to caring for fish/shrimp/aquariums, and the job sort of fell in my lap but I am doing my absolute best to catch up and give them the best possible care. I care for a tank at a small library, 10gal with neon tetra and dwarf cherry shrimp. It is a planted tank with a sand...
  2. Fertilizers and Water Parameters
    When I use API test strips my gh comes up as 180 ppm. I want to test to see how high it actually is. What are my options in softening it that don’t include an ro/di system? That also works with sponge and cartridge filters? I have aquariums that are planted and not. Ranging in size from 2.5-30...
  3. Fertilizers and Water Parameters
    I've got a pretty high KH of 15 (London water). I know boiling tap water in kettles can be used to remove temporary carbonate hardness, and was wondering if it would be viable to mix boiled water and tap water together in an aquarium to reduce the Kh levels and soften the water a little?
  4. Shrimp & Other Invertebrates
    Hello Shrimp People! I'm looking to start keeping some Cherry Shrimp and would like advice for the best water conditions for healthy shrimp to live in. Info like what water test are needed and how often water changes are needed and what percent, water temp, plants they like best and any...
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