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  1. Shrimp & Other Invertebrates
    Hey everyone, I'm planning on getting some Neocaridina shrimp shortly, and just wanted to make sure my tap water was adequate. PH is 7.2, gh is 11, and Kh is 8. Also tests 0 for copper. It seems ok, but not sure if I'm too far out of whack on my hardness numbers. Thanks for the help...
  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. Shrimp & Other Invertebrates
    I will be setting up a 20 gallon long tank tonight for my crystal red shrimp. I purchased Controsoil and I'm very eager to use it. However, I planned on using Borneowild Humic in the substrate for plant growth and optimal parameters for my shrimp. Controsoil is supposed to maintain a pH in...
  4. Substrate
    I will be setting up a 20 gallon long tank tonight for my crystal red shrimp. I purchased Controsoil and I'm very eager to use it. However, I planned on using Borneowild Humic in the substrate for plant growth and optimal parameters for my shrimp. Controsoil is supposed to maintain a pH in the...
  5. Shrimp & Other Invertebrates
    I dont take credit for this awesome chart but to save alot of time researching each individual shrimp species. This site has a great chart detailing each shrimp's water parameters. Super useful. http://www.shrimpkeeping.com/
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