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  1. how much will it cost you if they keep dying because of something in the water or you can't maintain the proper GH? http://www.ebay.com/itm/110691608751?_trksid=p2060353.m1438.l2649&ssPageName=STRK%3AMEBIDX%3AIT $64. you can also buy RO water in the water isle. you shouldn't use a substrate like that for neos. that's for shrimps that want a lower ph. if you want to plant,there are other soils that wont affect the ph.
  2. you get SS GH/KH+. mix to get 8 gh. you will get 4 kh. tank will be around 200 TDS. nothing else to add.
  3. i wouldn't use bacteria in a bottle on a "fishless cycle". if the bacteria works,you have to keep adding ammonia. you want natural bacteria to grow. 3+ ppm very little bacteria will grow or survive. you don't need much ammonia for a shrimp tank. ammonia bacteria is fast growing. when nitrite drops down,then you can add more ammonia to keep the cycle going. i'm in the first week of a cycle. day 2 i had nitrite .(i used RO water)
  4. do 50%. test in a few hours. if it's 1-2 ppm,that's fine. if you can,turn up the heat to low 80's. test for nitrites in 2 days.
  5. do a water change,drop it to 1 pmm. 4 ppm is bad for the bacteria.
  6. no. it may have just gone bad. i haven't tried the pads,well i'm not a fan of hard foods. i do feed cherry shrimp Shrimp Dinner granules as a "every day food" and they eat it.
  7. blue velvet don't breed true,but a blue coming from a red.... do you have a tank of blue shrimp? you order plants or something that is shipped wet? if kept moist,it's possible a hitchhiker shrimp could survive.
  8. 40 breeder included in sale? i'll be looking to buy one myself for a fish tank. for loaches,you'll need caves,tubes,ect...where it blocks out the light.they also like tight places. sand comes in black, 2-3 inches
  9. yeah, you could add a medium-top swimmers. this will help http://www.aqadvisor.com just use as a guide for stocking options. if you go with tetras,go with at least 8.. 8 would make it 77% stocked. don't go much higher unless experienced.
  10. ...to Singapore?
  11. i would't worry about the water until you get the ro unit. rule out what you can first. people have killed shrimp from Baxter ae. you use very little. when i used it,i took a fork...half a prong was the amount i used. though on 10g's,it was for a few dozen to few hundred shrimp. once a week.
  12. you numbers are not too high that would cause mass death. did you do a water change before the deaths started? you have a small colony,right? it could be your over feeding. stop using Baxter ae. you may be using too much for the amount of shrimp and too often.
  13. yes it's 0.1 gram per 10g,but dog dewormer is 22.2%. for pure, you divide it by 4.5 which is .02* gram per 10g...or 0.017* for 8g. pretty much,a very small amount.
  14. that's fine for a TDS,but gh a lot more important. did a search,people like the pure water club. you can get a 50 GPD for $64 on ebay. http://www.ebay.com/itm/0PPM-Portable-50-GPD-Reverse-Osmosis-RO-DI-Filtration-water-system-POQ-4B-50-/110691608751?hash=item19c5bbe8af:g:c9gAAOSwKtVWyhzi mmm,who is the OP?