I put together a planted tank a while back, and being uninformed, I added my shrimp/loaches/snails after about a week and a half. Since then I have been steadily losing shrimp to what I assumed was an uncycled tank. At this point it has been over a month, and I have been taking readings of my parameters each day. Every few days, I lose shrimp.
Here are my tank's parameters as of today:
GH: about 75 ppm
KH: about 0 ppm
Nitrates: 5-10 ppm
Initially I assumed this was due to