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So I'm new to starting up in the shrimp hobby here and I was curious as to what the correct parameters are for the neos I'll be getting some bloody Marys soon once I figure everything out. I seen a lot of people recommend this white powder for remineralizing the water is this a good idea or no?

Thanks guys.

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Welcome Bruce!  I keep my Neo's at gH 8-9, kH 4-5, pH 7-7.4, TDS 200.  I use RODI water and remineralize with Salty Shrimp gH/kH+ (Link below).  

Generally, Neo's will adapt to a very wide range of conditions.  Depending on your tap water, you may be able to keep them in that with no issues.  However, remineralized RO or Distilled water is usually the best option that way you know your water contains EVERYHTHING needed to ensure healthy shrimp.  

https://www.jungleaquashrimp.com/saltyshrimp-shrimp-mineral-gh-kh-minerals-and-trace-elements/

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gH is General Hardness - Usually Calcium and Magnesium - gH is the actual mineral content of your water.

 

kH is Carbonate Hardness - This is the buffering capacity of the aquarium, usually Carbonates and Bicarbonates.  kH keeps your pH stable.  Generally the higher the kH the higher the pH.  

 

In most Caridina tanks we use gH only remineralizer with RO water and an Active/Buffering substrate to keep the pH low.  Because there is no kH present, the pH can be pushed/pulled up or down by different factors.  The substrate pulls it down and keeps it there and stable.  If there were kH in the water the substrate and the kH would fight each other.  

 

Hopefully that makes sense.

 

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It also helps to ask the person your getting your shrimp from bloody Mary's in your case, what the parameters are they keep them.and breed in. Start off with your tank at that and slowly move to what wyazzaz suggested.

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