Gh & Kh Question

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

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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.
 

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What kind of shrimp do you have? Why do you want to raise them?
 
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Ghost shrimp and I have them as pets not food for anything else.
 

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Then I'd add something like crushed coral or limestone to the tank. You can get these cheap at a landscaping store.
 
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Can you get that at pet stores to or just landscaping stores?
 

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You can get some crushed coral at a pet store, but it will be much more expensive.
 
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How much am I supposed to add?
 

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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.
 
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My tank is only 1gal.
 

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