Making Water Suitable For Shrimp.

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Hope everyone is doing well today!

Since I'll be getting apartment renovations and surgery in September, I can't set up the 40 breeder right now. I've decided instead to invest in a planted shrimp nano tank! I need advice on making my water shrimp safe.

Tap water params:
pH: 8.2
Ammonia: 0.25
Nitrite: 0
Nitrate: 0
gH: 5
kH: 15

Because my pH is so alkaline, I was looking into bottled spring water, mixing bottled distilled water and tap water, and remineralizing distilled water. I know lots of people use RO/DI units, but I can't justify the purchase for a nano tank. The only inhabitants of the tank will be Neocaridina shrimp and lots of low light plants. What do you shrimp keepers think?
 

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I have bred Neocaridina Davidi at 8.2 ph
I even have video proof if you need it lol

Not sure on my
Gh or kh but I supplemented them with cuttlebone and shrimp pellets with calcium and multivitamins as well

I have pretty hard well water though
Also with trace amounts of ammonia and I have had zero problems.
 
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Pat93 said:
I have bred Neocaridina Davidi at 8.2 ph
I even have video proof if you need it lol

Not sure on my
Gh or kh but I supplemented them with cuttlebone and shrimp pellets with calcium and multivitamins as well

I have pretty hard well water though
Also with trace amounts of ammonia and I have had zero problems.
Oh wow, you've eased my mind a lot. So in your experience I can just use my tap water?

Also, what temperature do you recommend keeping Neocaridina at?
 
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