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Will peat be able to soften up the water for shrimps ??
will it release tannins into the water and give it a golden hint to it ???
is there anything else out there that can be used to soften up the water without having to use RO water ??

Pliz advise

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Will peat be able to soften up the water for shrimps ??
will it release tannins into the water and give it a golden hint to it ???
is there anything else out there that can be used to soften up the water without having to use RO water ??

Pliz advise

Thanks
What type of shrimp are you planning to keep and what is your tap water at now?
 

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Peat, driftwood, aquasoil, Indian almond leaves
Yup, easiest way is activated soils. Peat works good but I prefer the eheim peat pellets as opposed to just loose store peat. Its a solid peat pellet, lasts about 6 months or so in your filter, doesn't loose all kinds of particles, and doesn't tint the water very much at all.
 

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the water that I am thinking to work on is now at
Ph: 6.5-7
KH - 4
GH - 7.5

I like to lower it down a little in term of the GH
It currently has aquasoil in it but it doesnt help much
There is nothing in that tank yet except plants .. but I like to move some of my other softwater shrimps over to this tank

I might have to buy the eheim peat pellets ...
 

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note:

I never use the drop test to check my GH and KH before
BUT I need 6-7 drops for the GH and 6 drops for the KH
so for GH ... multiply by 2 then times 0.056 for the value right ???
and same with KH .. but multiply by 10 instead of 20 ...

is this right ???
 

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note:

I never use the drop test to check my GH and KH before
BUT I need 6-7 drops for the GH and 6 drops for the KH
so for GH ... multiply by 2 then times 0.056 for the value right ???
and same with KH .. but multiply by 10 instead of 20 ...

is this right ???
The test kit's instructions should tell you. Wonder why they wouldn't just tell you to multiply by 1.12 and 0.56...
 

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so now .. anytime I change water, I will use RO water .. and this will help greatly reduce the GH and KH then once they r at where they should be then I will mix between ro and regular tap water ???
is this how it should be ?
 
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