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Addler, I'd stick away from a nerite snail in a mason jar. Snails have a pretty large bioload. Aokashi uses pond snails in her jar because they are small and have a smaller bioload. She throws the snails in there right off to let the tank settle before adding the shrimps as shrimps are very sensitive to things like ammonia and nitrite.
 

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Hmmm... That's not very good water for shrimps. In general, shrimp like medium hard to soft water and a pH below 7.5. I struggle with shrimps at my pH of 8.0. I'd also be worried about heavy metals in the tap with that kind of hardness. I know shrimp keepers in Arizona that have to use RO because the copper content of the water is just too high for shrimps.

You could try adding a small piece of driftwood to the jar and see if that helps lower the pH and hardness.
 
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