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Questions About Salty Shrimp Gh+

Discussion in 'Cherry Shrimp' started by wem21, Jun 26, 2019.

  1. wem21Well Known MemberMember

    Hi guys,
    My cycle on my 8 gal red cherry shrimp tank is done, but my GH is only 2-3, so I want to raise it with the Salty Shrimp GH+. But, I have a few questions.
    1. Once I dissolve enough into my tank to make the GH 6, will it stay at 6 indefinitely? Or will I have to keep adding every few days/weeks?
    2. When I do water changes, should I add enough to make my tap water go from 2-3GH to 6GH? Or should I just pour it straight in with nothing but dechlorinator?
    3. What's a reliable way to measure it out?

  2. richie.pWell Known MemberMember

    Hi wem21 first of all to get this right you must have a TDS meter it will save a lot of messing around later, your mix will not stay constant and you will have to add gh+ on every water change, on your tank I'd be looking at 15% water change 5ltr weekly mix half a scoop of gh+ in a little tank water and add it to the tank if you've got a tds meter take a reading and let me know
  3. wem21Well Known MemberMember

    I need to get a TDS meter I just realized. Are there any budget ones? Also, I had a look at the Salty Shrimp remineralizers and for where I live (Australia) the LFS don't stock them and ordering online is either really expensive shipping, the shipping time being something like a month or two or only the large 750g available, and I don't want to pay that much for a remineralizer that I'm only gonna use on one tank. Are there any alternatives?
  4. richie.pWell Known MemberMember

    You'll have to source equivalent in Australia and tds meter as it is your shrimp will not survive with that gh there is stuff available as there are many shrimpers out there
  5. wem21Well Known MemberMember

    Ok, sure
    Do you know of any alternatives? Is seachem equilibrium any good?
  6. richie.pWell Known MemberMember

  7. wem21Well Known MemberMember

    Ah ok, I will go with that then. I heard that it was bad for caridina shrimp, will it be ok for neos? Also, will it raise anything other than my GH?
  8. richie.pWell Known MemberMember

    No problems with neocaradina I've not heard Its bad for caradina but then again I've never used it