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Rob in Puyallup
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Re: BKK Money Pit *Mystery Deaths*

Sorry about the losses, Betta.

I don't have any experience with these expensive shrimp but have noticed with my crystals that they do much better if I leave their water alone. One tank has Fluval Shrimp substrate, the other UP Shrimp Sand, not sure if that makes a difference.

You wrote that you're using an UV sterilizer. Those will kill the added bacteria supplement so should be turned off when adding them. Would certainly slow down cycling, I'm thinking.

Best of luck!

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