Gh & Kh Question

Discussion in 'Ghost Shrimp' started by Targetpirate, Apr 21, 2018.

  1. TargetpirateValued MemberMember

    My KH is 40 and my GH is 30 in my shrimp tank what is the best way to raise them??
  2. SwampgorillaValued MemberMember

    Don't even think about it until you read this ...

    Important - Understanding pH, KH, GH in Home Aqauriums

    Once you fully understand that post ... you will then be educated enough to make your own decision. It's a complicated thing. Well, not that complicated but certainly something that it appears most aquarists don't bother to learn about before doing - with disastrous results.

    So worth the research, imo.

  3. TexasDomerFishlore LegendMember

    What kind of shrimp do you have? Why do you want to raise them?

  4. TargetpirateValued MemberMember

    Ghost shrimp and I have them as pets not food for anything else.
  5. TexasDomerFishlore LegendMember

    Then I'd add something like crushed coral or limestone to the tank. You can get these cheap at a landscaping store.
  6. TargetpirateValued MemberMember

    Can you get that at pet stores to or just landscaping stores?
  7. TexasDomerFishlore LegendMember

    You can get some crushed coral at a pet store, but it will be much more expensive.
  8. TargetpirateValued MemberMember

    How much am I supposed to add?
  9. TexasDomerFishlore LegendMember

    What size tank is this? You could start with a 1/2 cup and see how that changes things. You can always add more, and there's really no such thing as adding too much - ghost shrimp are fine in a high GH and KH.
  10. TargetpirateValued MemberMember

    My tank is only 1gal.
  11. TexasDomerFishlore LegendMember

    Ooh, then maybe a few tablespoons? Or even use it as the substrate.

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