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In the past, I had some Neo that were more sensitive than others, like BD and Fire Yellow. They are not your regular hardy can't-kill-it red cherry.

I plan to have some of those Bloody Marys. I have 2 sets up I can house them in:

- 1/2 Amazonia soil with 1/2 inert substrate, and its water parms are as follow: PH=6.4-6.8 GH=6 TDS 220 (R/O water with SS GH+)

- 100% inert substrate and its water parms are as follow: PH=6.8-7.0 GH=7-8 TDS=250 (straight out from tap)

- I know some of us house these Neo with CRS with 100% Amazonia soil. Will this work for these BM shrimps?

Which one would you prefer?

Some detail why you choose that?

Your inputs will be greatly appreciated.

Steakman

(I do know a lot more about steak than shrimp. I can tell you that ... :tongue:)
 

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They will do fine in either setup. Choosing one.... I would go with option #1 just because YOU are in control of the water parameters and sometimes tap water will change with the seasons or whenever your local water department decides to change things up a bit.

I actually keep my BM with mischlings. Fluval Shrimp Stratum and SS GH+ is what that particular tank has and the parameters are PH 6.7-6.8, GH 5, KH 0, TDS 160-180. And temps are whatever my thermostat is set on, usually 72-73. I don't run heaters in any of my shrimp tanks.... well just my cardinal tank and opae ula tank.
 

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Either one will work as above poster said but I think I would prefer the second tank. Slightly more in line with neo parameters, I am assuming kh is zero in first tank. Also, don't have to worry about ada soil losing its buffering ability.

Non. Related, but where/what is the best steak you ever had? :red_mouth
 

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I vote for second one.

water parameters is better for neo shrimps. if any one worrys about tap water, you can keep the same setup but change to RO + GH booster.
 

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Thanks for your inputs, guys.

Btw, anybody keep them with the crystal shrimps?

Tempted though for the purpose of tank saving and the pleasure for the eyes ... :)
 

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Thanks for your inputs, guys.

Btw, anybody keep them with the crystal shrimps?

Tempted though for the purpose of tank saving and the pleasure for the eyes ... :)
Currently yes。

I received my BMS last week, and I put it in my CRS tank.

before that, I adjust the GH from 4 to 8.
so now the GH is 7-8, a little bit higher for CRS, so I plan to move them to another new tank once it's cycled.

It's better to have its own tank.
 

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Thanks, James.

I once had my Fire Yellow Neo housed in a CRS tank and they were doing fine. They bred not as much as other Neo in their higher PH water.

I guess I have to settle for the second option above, and in order to keep the water parameters stabled, I'll use R/O water with SS GH+.

The only issue with this is my R/O water has a bit lower PH than tap's.

SM
 
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