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    Does TDS really matter for Freshwater? help, please!

    I don't think my Amano shrimps in this tank will make it with zero GH/KH :( other than that I have 3 pea puffers that supposedly won't be making it in over 250 TDS and snails.. my tank was over 400 TDS this morning... they all seem to be doing well though..
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    Does TDS really matter for Freshwater? help, please!

    ahh!! I use RO water, cause my tap water is extremely hard and PH is over 8 here where I live and was affecting some Neocaridina Shrimp I have, So I don't really use dechlorination, but I add shrimp mineral GH/KH to the RO For this 20g tank, I have 3 juvenile pea puffers, 3 Amano shrimps...
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    Does TDS really matter for Freshwater? help, please!

    Prime? Are you talking about the Fluval Bio Stratum? I keep doing research and asking around seemed like I need to raise my PH to help beneficial bacterial grow, this is quite a new tank and having it with 6.5 PH is not helping
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    Does TDS really matter for Freshwater? help, please!

    Thank you! I even stop using fertilizer for the plants! I have the strips test only I think the API should be more accurate? so I'm willing to pay for those and be more sure nothing else is going on here
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    Does TDS really matter for Freshwater? help, please!

    Thanks! Should I do daily water changes with straight RO water then? I don't know what else to do in order to reduce the TDS? everything Ammonia, Nitrites, and Nitrates show as O and GH/KH is actually kind of low.
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    Does TDS really matter for Freshwater? help, please!

    Freshwater aquarium: newly cycle 20 g planted, substrate: Fluval Bio Stratum on the bottom, gravel, and sand on top about 2 weeks ago I got 3 pea puffers and 4 snails. All my parameters were showing well even now it does, but a week ago we got a new TDS meter. The puffer and snails were fine...
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