Shrimp_Daddy Posted June 27, 2019 Report Share Posted June 27, 2019 Hi there! 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: PH: 7.0 GH: about 75 ppm KH: about 0 ppm Ammonia: 0.25 Nitrite: 0.75-1.0 Nitrates: 5-10 ppm Initially I assumed this was due to the Nitrate/nitrite readings, however a few days ago when I happened to test at night, I got a PH reading of 5.5. I'm not sure if this was a fluke or what, but I have seen PH fluctuation between 6.0-7. I'm wondering if this is due to my non-existent KH levels, and if treating that would be the best course of action. I do have Seachem Stability that I plan on using to rule out the Nitrate/Nitrite issue. Please let me know your thoughts so I can fix my initial mistake with these guys. Quote Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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