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    Having trouble keeping cherry shrimp. I have 2 shrimp tanks, cherries in one and snowballs in the other. Ill start with the cherry tank. 20gal long set up as a shrimp tank. Fluval Stratum substrate, 2 sponge filters and a AC 30 with sponge on intake. Live plants, driftwood and a moss ball. I always lose a few when I add them. Also every time I do a water change I lose one the next day. Water parameters as of yesterday ph-6.4,kh-2,gh-10. Didn't check nitrate, was in a hurry-not a good excuse.

    second tank also set up as shrimp tank. 20 gal with fluorite substrate, live plants 2 pc of spiderwood and moss ball. parameters ph-6,kh-1,gh-9, nitrate is between 40-80.

    I use prime and stability with each water change.

    I have tested my tap water everything was in acceptable ranges. I had one of my lfs test my tank water and it was fine.

    Does anything jump out? Its getting expensive just to have them die.

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    What is the pH out of your tap?
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    7.6 with reg test, 7.4 with high range test.

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    You need to be testing ammonia, nitrItes, and nitrAtes, those are the ones that can cause trouble.
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    When you do a water change how much water do you remove? My guess is the pH is fluctuating and this will stress some of the weaker shrimp out resulting in death.

    When you add new shrimp to the tanks do you acclimate them or just drain the water they are in and drop them in your tank?

    I have two 5.5 gallon shrimp tanks and I do a water change of 2 gallons on each tank about once a week and half. When I replace the water I use 1/2 gallon of distilled water and 1.5 gallons of tap water because my tanks are about pH 6.6 and my tap is pH 7.6-7.8.
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    ammonia and nitrite has always been 0, nitrate would vary. I will test them.

    I only change between1-2 gal. per my lfs recommendation. Monthly

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    Quote Originally Posted by Steelerfan View Post
    nitrate is between 40-80.
    That's a problem.

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    I only change between1-2 gal. per my lfs recommendation. Monthly
    And that's the reason for the problem. Very high nitrates due to very low water change schedule. With enough plants to consume the nitrates you might get away with it, but given you're reading between 40-80, I can easily see why your shrimp are dying.

    Like Boundava, I'm a little concerned about what will happen if you do a big water change with your pH 7.6 tap. Maybe it would be best to start doing small water changes every couple days until the pH in your tank is closer to your tap, then do larger changes to reduce nitrate.
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    I agree, too little water changes, too much nitrates.
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    Cherry tank-
    ammonia -0
    nitrite- 0
    nitrate-160

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    Those trAtes are way too high, as suggested above.

    WC's should be done now, large ones.
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