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post #1 of 23 (permalink) Old 04-19-2012, 04:11 AM Thread Starter
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Good Calcium supplement?

I figured I'd better play it safe than sorry and have at least one! Which ones do people use/recommend? I really don't want to have shrimps die from failed molts. I know they're just orange neos, but I've gotten attached to my pumpkins.
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post #2 of 23 (permalink) Old 04-19-2012, 04:15 AM
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People put a piece of cuttlebone in their tanks sometimes. I believe at least

How low Is the hardness that this is an issue?
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Pretty sure if you use a quality food, calcium should not be an issue. Check here...this one is homemade, organic, and has extra calcium. I know my shrimp love them and I don't have any molting issues with my neos.

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I use koi pond powered to supplement calcium along with spinach

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Pretty sure if you use a quality food, calcium should not be an issue. Check here...this one is homemade, organic, and has extra calcium. I know my shrimp love them and I don't have any molting issues with my neos.
I can give you a baggy of that if you want to try it, chibs. I can take it over next time I swing by.


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Ooo! Sure, thank you. I'm pretty sure our water has enough minerals to hit you in the face with rocks. ><
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Ooo! Sure, thank you. I'm pretty sure our water has enough minerals to hit you in the face with rocks. ><
Austin water is not bad at all compared to Vegas water. I lived there for 8 years and worked in a pool store in high school. The water comes out of the tap at 250-400 ppm.

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My veggie sticks aside - try feeding them fresh spinach on a regular basis. That's a cheap, easy, convenient way to get some additional calcium in their diet.
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I'll try to grab some. Although right now, something odd is going on with my shrimp. One's a bright opaque orange and looks to be slowly dying. He looks like the one I scooped out this morning... I'm really worried now. The two berried shrimp seem to be okay, and the other 2-3 seem fine, foraging, nomming. I don't see any planaria... I may make a separate thread.
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Awesome, thanks. Are there any just supplements for the water in case my skrimps are extra picky?
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Calcium Montmorillonite clay.

it dissolves much better than cuttlebone would in your tank.

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Calcium Montmorillonite clay.

it dissolves much better than cuttlebone would in your tank.
I thought (maybe LOL) that the shimp would actually pick at the cuttle bone also along with it slowly dissolving

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