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I've tried to keep apple snails twice previously and each time the shell eventually succumbs to water parameters. I've read that adding calcium will help but I'm not sure how that would affect my water parameters or if it would interfere with my EI dosing.

What do you recommend? Is there a way to add calcium that does increase hardness of my tank or raise the tds yet still compatible with dosing?
 

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If you have water with a GH high (10+ German degrees of hardness), then it is likely there is enough calcium.
KH should be kept up, too, which keeps the pH above 7.
Good fish for a tank with these parameters are most of the live bearers, many Rainbow fish, certain Cichlids, and other hard water fish.

Snails are sensitive to copper. I would dose lower levels of trace minerals if there is copper in the blend. Perhaps add a little chelated iron, if the plants seem to need it.

The Apple Snail (Ampullariidae) Website
 
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