Low Gh And Shrimp

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I was planning on buying some cherry shrimp but when I tested my water out of the tap my API test kit tells me that I have a gh level of 4,a kh of 10 and a pH of 8.0. I assume I would need a higher gh to keep shrimp long term, so is there a way I could safely raise my gh or am I better off not trying.
 

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It's definitely possible to raise your gh, you want at least 6 for cherries. You can get some GH booster, which will also benefit plants (plants are very recommended for shrimp).
 

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I could help you raise your kH, but gah low levels are out of my wheel house. So I would ask CindiL
 
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Thanks for the help everyone. Guess I'll be getting some replenish than. It won't harm my plants though will it?
 

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Honestly I don't know why they even mention it because if you look at the salt amount it is minuscule.

Equilibrium can be used as well though it has to be mixed up and I felt like made a mess of my tank. I have used replenish for several years and have the following plants:
Bacopa, hygrophilia, crypts, anubias, Christmas moss
 

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CindiL said:
Honestly I don't know why they even mention it because if you look at the salt amount it is minuscule.

Equilibrium can be used as well though it has to be mixed up and I felt like made a mess of my tank. I have used replenish for several years and have the following plants:
Bacopa, hygrophilia, crypts, anubias, Christmas moss
Really? I read it would be cloudy for 20-30 minutes. It was recommended to me but I just got it and haven't used it yet. I am not familiar with the OP's plants, just thought I should mention it since it is made specifically for planted tanks.
 

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Piaelliott said:
Really? I read it would be cloudy for 20-30 minutes. It was recommended to me but I just got it and haven't used it yet. I am not familiar with the OP's plants, just thought I should mention it since it is made specifically for planted tanks.
I use RO water and so have to use quite a bit to bring the GH up so maybe that was why.
 
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After browsing through Amazon I can across salty shrimp gh+. It seems to have great reviews but have any of you guys used this stuff?
 

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No, though I've heard of it. It bothers me though when manufacturers don't list the ingredients in their products.
 
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No, though I've heard of it. It bothers me though when manufacturers don't list the ingredients in their products.
Hmm, good point.
 

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