Is it really necessary to use RO water re-mineralized for Caridina Shrimp?

Roboticsbede

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I have tap water coming out as KH-5, GH-8 and PH-7.4, I figure I could just use peat moss or active substrates to slightly lower everything, I also have experience with peat moss, just not caridina shrimp yet, as I feel like I am already so close to their ideal water parameters, so to see if I could spend a little less money?
 

richiep

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If you think you can lower things and keep them stable (thats the important part) then give it a go,
 
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Roboticsbede

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richiep said:
If you think you can lower things and keep them stable (thats the important part) then give it a go,
Can I pm u more? I would really need some more advice on shrimp keeping.
 

richiep

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Your welcome to pm or leave this open youll get more options plus ive not done anything with peat
 
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Roboticsbede

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richiep said:
Your welcome to pm or leave this open youll get more options plus ive not done anything with peat
No one's answering haha.
 

Trenzalore

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I don't have experience with cardinia (neocard, a bit of experience), but if you are close to their parameters, I would just do it. I've heard of people keeping many species of shrimp "outside" their defined ph ranges, and they do fine. Experiment with 2 or 3 shrimp in the tank and the peat moss + substrate before you buy a whole colony, so you have a trial run.
 
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