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Hey Everyone~
I am having some issues with my crystal red shrimp tank. It is 10 gallons and I have about 15 shrimp in there. The goal is to get them to breed. My PH is at 6.6, Nitrate 0, Nitrite 0, GH 0, and KH 0. Now I for water changes I have been using the tap water with kordon conditioner. I have read that you need to have a GH of like 4 and KH of 1 or two. I have read about using RO water or mineral supplements to raise them. I do not have a RO water maker or know any pet stores that sell it. If anyone can explain the way this works a bit more so that a newbie understands that would be awesome lol.
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Are you sure that your tap water GH/KH is 0. If yes, then you do not need RO water because RO water will have GH/KH about 0.

All you need is shrimps mineral for Crystal Red shrimp, you can use SaltyShrimp GH+ to remineralize the water, just raise the GH to about 4-5 is fine, and KH should be 0-1 for Crystal shrimps because they like soft acidic water.

If you keep neos cherry shrimps, then you can raise KH a bit higher then.

Check out the preferred water parameter for the shrimps in the website below:
http://jungleaquashrimp.com/aquatic-shrimp-water-parameters/
 
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