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Hello shrimp spot,

A little help please i'm going to switch my ten gallon over to RO water. My tank is cycled already and I did some reading on here and i know that i have to remineralize my water which i plan to do with some salty shrimp. I am however a little curious as to what to add for my plants. I have a couple of java ferns in the tank and going to be adding some java moss. I know that RO water isn't the best for planted tanks because it lacks nutrients and i heard may make your plants unable to thrive. I currently use leaf zone once a week but that is it. If some people can shed some light on keeping plants in a tank with RO water that would be greatly appreciated.

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I've been using 1/2 strength flourish in my fish tank. While it hasn't killed my amanos, they definitely react when it is added. Freaks me out every time.

I also use the Seachem Potassium and Iron.

 

I would not take a chance with any of these in my shrimp-only tanks, so I use low-maintenance plants that do not need ferts.

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I've been using 1/2 strength flourish in my fish tank. While it hasn't killed my amanos, they definitely react when it is added. Freaks me out every time.

I also use the Seachem Potassium and Iron.

 

I would not take a chance with any of these in my shrimp-only tanks, so I use low-maintenance plants that do not need ferts.

Flourish and all other micro/trace elements when added to tank, will spike pH at bit usually around 0.2 and will stabilize in a matter of seconds/minutes depending on how fast your filter is.

 

I recommend dosing Flourish directly into outflow using a syringe dropping one drop at a time slowly.

 

I dose a full 1mL in 7G of water twice a week with no deaths for months.

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Flourish and all other micro/trace elements when added to tank, will spike pH at bit usually around 0.2 and will stabilize in a matter of seconds/minutes depending on how fast your filter is.

 

I recommend dosing Flourish directly into outflow using a syringe dropping one drop at a time slowly.

 

I dose a full 1mL in 7G of water twice a week with no deaths for months.

 

Awesome. Great to know, thanks!

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