KittenFishMom Posted April 11 Share Posted April 11 I have a tall half cylinder 10 gallon tank with blue dream neo shrimp and a lot of snails and some plants. It also has leeches. I want to remove the potting soil and sand capped substrate and all the leeches. and put in new substrate without potting soil, then return some of the snail and all of the shrimp plants. (I will put the plants through RR). Problems I expect to run into: 1) Getting all the shrimp out, with the plants and different hiding places. 2) Holding the shrimp someplace where that will be leech free, and the shrimp will be happy with the water parms and food supply. 3) Returning the shrimp to an un-aged tank with no real biofilm for the shrimp to live on. The potting soil seems to be using my KH and lowering my pH and I I don't like the pH swings every time I change the water. I have been trying to drip in some concentrated KH, but it seems to be used as fast as I add it. I have also added some crushed coral, but that doesn't seem to make any difference either. I only add a little crushed coral at a time because I don't want the water parms to change too fast for the shrimp. I know too much calcium is as bad as not enough. I am also really tired of seeing the leeches. I don't think they both with the shrimp. but the snail population seems to keep them well fed and reproducing. I really want to have stable water and the leeches gone. I'm open to any advice or suggestions. Once the corys get rehomed, I could use one of those tanks because they are leech free. One is bare bottom with floating plants, the other has sand but more cory eggs hatching all the time until I get rehome the last adult female. THANK YOU IN ADVANCE !!! Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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