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After seen more than enough videos, pictures and in person, this makes me wonder. Like in this shrimp farm video: http://en.aquanet.tv/Video/215-the-s...n-new-variants and many others I have seen in person.

The tanks with the most beautiful looking CRS combinations I have seen are in cloudy/milky like waters. That is so odd! I was told "clean" water parameters is key. Could it been the breeding solutions added to the water, certain chemicals to induce breeding, etc?

The tanks my bf and I have are in crystal clear waters (0 ammonia, 0 nitrate, 0 nitrite) thanks to bi-weekly water changes, lots of plants, and purigen. We are just afraid if our water is constantly this clear, our CRS won't breed :frown:
 

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Here is what I mean:

4 out of 5 CRS breeding tanks I've seen look like these, yet they have tons of baby shrimps :confused:


 

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Yeah, perhaps it could be a mixture of those reasons. I have seen crystal clear tanks with lots of baby shrimps too, especially those reg legged CRS's : )

Btw, I am unsure in terms of water hardiness being 125mg/L. Everywhere I search it says in terms of 3-6dH but how is that compared to mg/L? :/
 

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Divide by 17.9 to get dGH or dKH.
Thank you! :biggrin:
So I calculated 6.98 dGH. Is that ok?

This is the range that I could find online that is "normal": GH of 4-8 dGH
 

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Sounds right. 4-8 is listed as "soft" on one site I saw, but 8-12 is listed as "medium hard".
What is your dGH and are your CRSs breeding ok?
 

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Perhaps it could be calcium montmorillonite. But anyways, after all the replies and searching, I think the main focus is low TDS, GH, KH and pH besides A & N's @ 0 : )
 
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