TimmG Posted May 27, 2022 Share Posted May 27, 2022 Hello all. Was at a local mom and pop shop the other day and grabbed 2 Indian almond leaves. Came home and added one to the water. I even posted on here about it (the shrimp got the zoomies). Well now I've had 2-3 shrimp die the rest seem fine, and the mollies took a lot longer to get active than normal when fed. I tested my water and the PH went down from 7.2-7.0 to 6.2-6.0. My well waters PH sits right around 6.8-7. Anyways I did a partial water change and got my PH up to 6.4. How do shrimp keepers add IAL without issue? I know I could just remove it and do more water changes to get the PH back up around 7, but I hear IAL are very beneficial. And if most shrimp keepers use IAL and that special substrate that lowers their PH even more I don't know why 1 leaf in a gravel tank would cause an issue. Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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