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I do a 50% water change every few Days with 50% Tap and 50% RO

10 Gal Tank

Current Tank Water:
KH:2-3
PH: 6.5-6.8
Temp: 26
Light for 12 Hrs Daily.

Tap:
KH: 5
GH: 11
PH: 7.5-8

I want some shrimp that are easy to maintain (Im a beginner) and for algae control.

Suggestions?
 

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ADA Aquasoil for Substrate
There Will Be Live Plants but not heavily planted (iwagumi style)

Where do Amano SHrimp fall in that category? (Hard or Soft Water)
Also, is it the hardness that matters or is it the PH. I wanted shrimp which would suite my tanks parameters and not have to go the other way around (parameters to fit the livestock)

Additionally, what would a ph of 7.0 and KH of around 8 be suitable for?

I just started a new tank with ADA Aquasoil and was/am having major algae issues - hence the water cahnges... But I used some cycling bacteria so the filter is mature. I want to put in some shrimp to assist with the algae.

I have very little experience with shrimp but know a few things. I am currently dosing Excel and I know it is toxic to shrimp which is also a reason for the water changes (to keep levels down so fewer water changes are needed when shrimp arrive)
 

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Also Amanos dont breed in Fresh so their at bottom of my list...How do cherries/tigers Compare as far as algae eradication/ease of care?
 
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