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Old 07-28-2014, 12:11 PM   #1 (permalink)
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hey guys,

Real quick question, ive started doing water changes with my RO/DI unit. Im using RO/DI water because my GH out of the tap is about 18 closer to 20 sometimes, just way too hard to keep any shrimp. ive been using Kent Marine RO Right up to now, but ive read that its not the best to use.

What would you recommend?
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I use Seachem Equilibrium and Alkaline Buffer. Both are cheap and effective.
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do you use both together or do both do the same thing and you use either?
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One for GH, one for KH. Together.
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ah got it, thanks very much!
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Sean,

The best bang for buck remineralizer made for shrimps is

Salty Shrimp GH+

Its a very "clean" remineralizer.

You can get about 4-5 GH and only have TDS around 125

They also make a GH+ and KH+ if you want to remineralizer both.
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Hi Sean,

I use Tropic Marin Re-Mineral Tropic, which is good. I keep tropical freshwater fish but no shrimps currently. It raises both KH and GH.

BTW, I'm in the UK. Don't know how readily available it is outside Europe.

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