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post #1 of 7 (permalink) Old 03-21-2013, 08:29 PM Thread Starter
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Cool Question about use sand for CRS/CBS

What kind of sand or can I use sand for CRS/CBS for S+/SS/SSS ?
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post #2 of 7 (permalink) Old 03-21-2013, 09:30 PM
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From experience with CBS, I would use ADA AquaSoil Amazon or an equal ph buffering substrate.
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post #3 of 7 (permalink) Old 03-21-2013, 09:43 PM
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Yeah, you'll definitely want a buffering substrate for shrimp like that (I'm assuming you're new to the shrimp hobby?) so you don't have wild parameter swings.

Aquasoil, UP Aqua Shrimp Sand, Azoo Plant Grower Bed, et al.
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post #4 of 7 (permalink) Old 03-21-2013, 09:59 PM
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Buffering soils are used to make maintaining water quality easier. If what you have out of the tap is fine, then you don't NEED to buy it unless you want it to be easier.
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I'm using up aqua shrimp sand and it keeping my water at 6.5 pretty good. My tap water is 7+ ph

Ps: up aqua sand is not 100% black.
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post #6 of 7 (permalink) Old 03-21-2013, 11:30 PM Thread Starter
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Actually I do get successful with ADA AquaSoil Amazon, good couple batch of babies from CRS/CBS in SSS grade. I just curious about the sand, because I know a person using the sand for his CRS in SS, he got good results .. so it's making me like "WoW"
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depends on the water parameters and the shrimp. if they have natrualy low ph then there is not need for a buffering substrate. a friend of mine has a ph of 5 when it measures so she doesnt need a substrate to buffer
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