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  1. Hello All, I started a tank hoping to keep and breed CRS shrimps, the specs and parameters as below. Tank – 12G with a piece of wood and few ferns (no rocks in there) Substrate – Brand new ADA Amazonia 9ltr, with substrate thickness close to 3inches in the tank Filtration – Sponge filter, Sunsun 603B with seachem matrix and ceramic rings Cycling – Since one month (set up on Dec 21 ) Water – Using RO water with SS GH+ GH – 6 KH – 0-1 TDS – 140 PH – 7.6 !!!! (even after a month) I have twice done 100% water changes with remineralised ro water hoping to get the ph back in 6.6-6.8 range but after a day the ph climbs to 7.6 Now the problem is the ph which is on the higher side and reads 7.6 with API test kits. Isn’t the Amazonia supposed to buffer the water to less than 7 ? Just few queries on the ph, what could have gone wrong resulting in the higher ph even though I am using ada. Will this ph be suitable for the CRS shrimps, With all these time, effort and money spent i don't want to give up at this stage due to the ph. Guys need your suggestions or comments on what would have gone wrong resulting in the higher ph with the supposed to be called the buffering substrate Thanks,
  2. So, after my introduction, here's my full setup of my 13 gallon tank. Brand: Dennerle, HOB filter Dennerle with blue sponge, siporax and ceramic tubes and lily pad for oxygenation. Also I use a 25 watt heater and Söchting oxydator. Plants are Staurogyne Repens, Anubias Nana, Anubias Petite, Anubias Bonsai, Anubias Barterii (I like Anubias) and 4 Marimo moss balls (actually an algae). I use a strong depth effect with Mopani wood and grey flagstone. After cycling my tank (with happened after 12 days!), I bought my first starter group which is a Japanese line (Benibachi), consisting of 8 shrimps. I also use ceramic cubes, tubes and squares for hiding spots and it'also a nice place for the Anubias to attach on. Temperature is 72F, 10 hours of light a day (24 watts fluorescent lighting). Water values (I use RODI water with GH+) PH 6 GH 5 KH 1 NO2-: 0 NO3: 0 PO4: 0 NH4+: 0 NH3: 0 A couple of pics below:
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