High PH, low GH

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So I've added CC to up my KH, GH and PH. My GH is at 5 and my KH is at 6 and my PH is at 7.8 I have Rabbit snails, Nerite snails and cherry shrimp. I was upping my PH, GH and KH for the snails and shrimp. Is there an easy way to up my GH instead of seachem equilbrium? I thought the CC was suppose to up the GH maybe I was mistaken.

For other insights, I have Neon Tetras, and peral gouramis.
 
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richiep said:
This is another way
So I was wrong on the CC uping my hardness? I was trying to save time and mostly money (I'm frugal) in not having to buy PH up or the equilibrium. I guess I did save money in not having to buy PH up. Is 5 GH good enough for the shrimp and snails? It seems to be right at the bottom of their parameters.
 

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You can add wondershells to up the gH, they are very cheap like <10$ for all sizes I believe. If it is a small tank I just cut them in half. I would add either small piece every water change (Like nickel/quarter sized pieces) or you can a larger piece every few water changes.
 

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Small tanks are always harder to maintain parameters but because you are using ro water you have complet control, the ideal tank is 10g.
I have a 5g and keep it stable by just using salty bee gh+ first photo when I started it and the second is now
 

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Yes cuttlebone is good for adding gH, but it is a slow dissolver. It is more of a long term additive, on the contrary wondershells dissolve quickly. I have a gH and a kH of 6 and the only tank I add them to is my snail tank as they are puffer food and I want the shells extra crunchy to keep teeth down.
 
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Zach72202 said:
Yes cuttlebone is good for adding gH, but it is a slow dissolver. It is more of a long term additive, on the contrary wondershells dissolve quickly. I have a gH and a kH of 6 and the only tank I add them to is my snail tank as they are puffer food and I want the shells extra crunchy to keep teeth down.
Thanks man! It seems like, the cuttlebone just isnt fast enough. By the time I do a waterchange it doesn't matter about the cuttlebone.
 

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