TimmG Posted May 29, 2022 Share Posted May 29, 2022 Posted yesterday about Indian almond leaf lowering PH too much in tank. Got down to lowest readable PH of 6.0 bright yellow in the tube. Took leaf out, 50% water change, then let it sit for a few hours. 1 shrimp died after water change. Tested water after, and PH was 6.4ish. GH was 6, KH was 3 and the 3 necessary 0's were 0's. Let it sit overnight. In the morning PH was back down to 6.0. And 2 more shrimp dead. Along with all 8 mollys huddling in a corner barely moving. Looked online on how to raise PH. Settled on baking soda. Added 3/4tsp and made it to PH of 7. Fish are "happily" swimming about and eating now. Another shrimp died though. And now the water is cloudy. I think I only have 3-4 shrimp left. And I have 30 more coming next week. What the heck can/should I do? I know the hobby is a steep learning curve, but at $5 a shrimp it is a VERY expensive steep learning curve. Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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