RetroFeesh Posted January 7 Share Posted January 7 (edited) So, I have two Planted tanks with neocaridina shrimp. Both have seemed very healthy for the past 2 months I've had them shrimp added, but recently had 1 death. The thing that's bugging me is everywhere I look to get a good idea of proper water parameters gives numbers all over the place. No one can tell me a proper calcium level. My TDS stays above 250 just to keep any Calcium in the water. My GH usually stays above 10 drops as well since I use wonder shells for calcium. I guess what I'm trying to figure out is how much calcium do I actually need to keep in the water and how do I keep it without turning the water into liquid rock. Tap Water: PH 7.2 Ammonia 0 Nitrite 0 Nitrate 0 KH PPM 17.9 GH PPM 17.9 Calcium PPM 0 Phosphate 0 TDS 23 Tank 1: 6 Gallon Betta, 5 cherry, and 4-5 recent baby shrimp. PH 7.6 Ammonia 0 Nitrate 0 Nitrate 5 KH PPM 35.8 GH PPM 107.4 Calcium PPM 40 Phosphate 1 TDS 278 Tank 2: 20 Gallon, 9 Neon tetras, Betta, 13 shrimp, (One recent unknown death), 2 otto's. PH 7.8 Ammonia 0 Nitrate 0 Nitrate 50 KH PPM 53.7 GH PPM 125.3 Calcium PPM 60 Phosphate 0.5 TDS 292 Edited January 7 by RetroFeesh Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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