So I do not own any yet, but am looking into them, not even sure if I can keep them... I am still researching but I've run into a few things that I wanted to ask you experts/owners about:
My pH is 7.5 ( think... api doesn't have an actual color map for 7.5 but it reads 'low' pH 7.6 and 'high' pH 7.4 on test kit...), GH is 160s, KH 70s. I don't know what my TDS is (what do I need and where do I get it to test this?)... I do not want to tamper with lower pH/Gh etc... What shrimps would do well in this?
I have city water and it enters the house through a copper pipe.. I hear copper is death for shrimp, but how can you tell how much copper is in your water? And at what level is it harmful to them? Aside from RO-DI water what can be done to safely (and cheaply) remove copper from water?
I've read Seachem Flurish is bad for shrimp tanks but it only has 0.0001% copper.. pretty minimal, I'd suspect my tap has higher copper readings... Are people saying this being over perinoid or will that tiny bit really hurt them only dosing x2 a week with good water changes done?
If the only way to keep them is with ro system/distilled water I'm not going to bother.
Any other tips for a shrimp noob would be appreciated too, thank you ^^