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Elrollo
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PostSubject: Shrimp Substrate   Shrimp Substrate Icon_minitime6/2/2011, 1:13 am

Ok looking at getting into shrimp/crays think they look awesome just wanted to get everyones opinion on substrates.

I have seen the new fluval substrates....Do they make a difference?
How does sand (pool Filter variety) work?
Or am I better off with my lowes small pebble gravel?

Hopefully will be doing CRS/RCS shrimp...and have 5 mexican dwarf red crays already so any info would be greatly appreciated
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PostSubject: Re: Shrimp Substrate   Shrimp Substrate Icon_minitime6/2/2011, 8:55 am

You can keep shrimp with any substrate. There are some substrates though that adverstise they are designed especially for inverts as they buffer the pH down to a lower level. Some of these being Amazonia Aquasoil, Azoo and Fluval stratum.

The only "designer" substrate I use is the Aquasoil. Everything else is pretty standard from SMS, Flourite, Eco and even PFS.
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PostSubject: Re: Shrimp Substrate   Shrimp Substrate Icon_minitime6/2/2011, 9:08 am

I dont have any with mine. Just bare bottom. Floating plants. No reason in particular thats just the way I did it.

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PostSubject: Re: Shrimp Substrate   Shrimp Substrate Icon_minitime6/2/2011, 12:08 pm

Good deal thanks
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PostSubject: Re: Shrimp Substrate   Shrimp Substrate Icon_minitime7/12/2012, 11:52 pm

my top choices are: ada aqua soil, akadama substrate, and up soil, not very happy with fluval stratum.
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PostSubject: Re: Shrimp Substrate   Shrimp Substrate Icon_minitime7/13/2012, 6:04 am

Don't buffer your PH. My PH is 7.4- 7.6 and works great. In fact some varieties of shrimp prefer slightly acidic water.

I use regular tank gravel on top of eco-complete so the plants get some nutrients.

Do NOT use any copper or medications with copper or fertilizer with copper in a shrimp tank as you will kill your shrimp.

Make sure the tank you put them in has a good deal of algae/bio-fillm as that is what shrimp eat and some shrimp will not eat offered food until threre is an abundance of tank mates.

I have cherry shrimp which are breeding well, Amano shrimp, and Asian Filter shrimp in a planted tank with No fish. I also have Cardinal shrimp in another tank with no fish.

Dave
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