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post #1 of 5 (permalink) Old 10-23-2013, 11:55 PM Thread Starter
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Prime water conditioner

Hi, has anyone had any negative experiences with prime and shrimps? Any other water conditioners people recommend with shrimp?

Also, for people using pure RO water, is using a water conditioner such as prime necessary?
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post #2 of 5 (permalink) Old 10-24-2013, 12:10 AM
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Prime is my preferred product for shrimp. If you overdose, it can bind up a lot of oxygen really quickly. I tend to use an airstone or increased surface agitation if I ever have to use it in a tank where I've got shrimp.

No real negative experiences, though others have had some. (Or maybe it's with other products - because I can't recall specific incidents with Prime)

If your RO/DI filter is working properly, there's no reason to use a dechlorinator. For peace of mind, though? Doesn't hurt anything to add a dose of Prime or Safe to your RO/DI reservoir.
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I use tap water with prime in my shrimp tanks. I keep cherry shrimp and tiger shrimp in two separate tanks. Never had any problems at all with prime.
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post #4 of 5 (permalink) Old 10-24-2013, 01:31 AM
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I'm using it all the time. Even in RO water. Dosage for me is: .5ml per 5gal water. Reason: my tap water has 3.5-4 PPM chlorine in it. I have 3 inline carbon filters before RO/DI unit in order to keep reasonable clean water for 6 months. No ill effects with PRIME. Never dose it directly in the tank, thought.
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post #5 of 5 (permalink) Old 10-24-2013, 11:51 AM Thread Starter
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Ok, thanks for all the help.
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