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YoBoiShrimpy

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I had a guy sell me some CRS BKK and CBS shrimp this last week cuz I'm getting into the shrimp Hobby and after more research I found out that they need a pH of 6 to 6.8. my water I use 3:1 reverse osmosis to tap water and that brings it to a pH of 7.4 and a KH of 6 is there anything I can do to lower the pH for them?

 

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100% RO w/ Salty Shrimp gH+ up to gH 6, buffering soil for your pH (or get something that will leach tannins into the water: IAL, alder cones, wood).

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28 minutes ago, YoBoiShrimpy said:

Would black water from boiling driftwood work to lower pH?

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not to where you need it.  do you already have these shrimp? in the tank with 7.4 ph and 6 kh?

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next week will be too late unless the water they are in at the pet shop is close to yours.

 

Were these shrimp imported or locally bred?

 

I have a feeling you need to take them back to the store and get a refund until you are ready to keep them.  Meaning your tank is at the correct parameters and cycled.

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Yeah, as others have said above:  You need RO water remineralized with Salty Shrimp GH+ or something similar, don't use just plain RO or it will kill the shrimp.  You really don't want any KH or very minimal KH in the water.  You also need a buffering substrate to keep the PH in the correct range.  Where are you located?  Maybe there is a member close that can take them off your hands and care for them until you get set up for them?  

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