Originally Posted by Jark
Unless you are stocking very sensitive shrimp I wouldn't stress ph too much unless it is extreme. If your water is very soft you might look into a GH booster like seachem equalization, but only if you notice symptoms of calcium or potassium deficiencies (holes in leaves or odd twisting). Everything sound like it is ready to go though. I wish my water was 6.6-7.5. The tap here is 8.5, high bicarbonate hardness, but nothing useful like calcium of potassium.
Hmm interesting you mention holes and twisting...
I have a high tech tank that I have had problems with new anubias leaves being crinkled and recently with my c undulata getting holes in it. I may have to look into doing something about that...
Will I have the same problem in this tank or will the calcium carbonate balance that out? Are there any shrimp supplements that they make for this?