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Anybody using SaltyShrimp - Shrimp mineral GH/KH+ ???

I use SS GH+, but I saw this for the first time today and was wondering if anybody from here is using this to remineralize their RO. Would this be good for tiger and neo water? Any thoughts?? Thanks
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I'd say a majority of shrimp people on here use SS GH+.
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+1 from me. Excellent thing for RO
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You could use for neos and tigers. The thing is that every water change your kh value will keep creeping up.... Which is not good at a point. If you need kh add a table spoon or 2 of crushed coral


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You could use for neos and tigers. The thing is that every water change your kh value will keep creeping up.... Which is not good at a point. If you need kh add a table spoon or 2 of crushed coral
I must not be understanding something about KH. As I thought say...If You made a solution with this of "x"TDS, xGH & xKH and made the same solution each time with the same parameters, that you could do water changes with it and parameters would stay stable...... But you mean the KH would keep rising with each water change?

Ultimately, I'm hoping to have tangerines and Super Tigers some day, so I'm trying to figure out how best to make water for them from DI water.
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I breed all kinds of tigers. I just gh+ and add 2 table spoons of crushed coral. My btoe are explosive in breeding so are my red tigers and oebt


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I'm waiting for my SS gh/kh to come in so I can see if it changes breeding or behavior in my neos. I've previously been using gh.

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The thing is that every water change your kh value will keep creeping up....
That would be true if you used GH/KH for topoffs, but not for water changes.
KH acts just like GH after water changes. As long as you top off with RO water, and do water changes with the GH/KH mix, your KH will remain stable.

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That would be true if you used GH/KH for topoffs, but not for water changes.
KH acts just like GH after water changes. As long as you top off with RO water, and do water changes with the GH/KH mix, your KH will remain stable.
OK, thanks Andy. That really had me confused. I think sbarbee54 was talking about "apples" and I was talking about "oranges". Thanks for clearing that up!
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I didn't think I could use SS KH+ for neos, I just got my SS GH/KH+ in today. Hopefully it will help since I think my tap must be terrible. I was using SS +GH/RO with no issues in a golden bee tank but neo tank is so problematic on tap.
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I didn't think I could use SS KH+ for neos, I just got my SS GH/KH+ in today. Hopefully it will help since I think my tap must be terrible. I was using SS +GH/RO with no issues in a golden bee tank but neo tank is so problematic on tap.
That's why I was thinking about trying this. My tap is very questionable, that's why I use DI only. Let us know how it works for you.
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I just got my SS KH/GH+ in today. I'm gonna be slowly switching my tiger tank over to it from fluval shrimp minerals over time. We'll see how it goes.
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I just got my SS KH/GH+ in today. I'm gonna be slowly switching my tiger tank over to it from fluval shrimp minerals over time. We'll see how it goes.
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I just got my SS KH/GH+ in today. I'm gonna be slowly switching my tiger tank over to it from fluval shrimp minerals over time. We'll see how it goes.
Your going to be much happier with the salty shrimp line. Fluval is a good product but it doesn't compare to salty shrimp in my opinion.
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Your going to be much happier with the salty shrimp line. Fluval is a good product but it doesn't compare to salty shrimp in my opinion.
That's what I've heard. I got the fluval stuff in a pinch because it was available through Amazon prime and I decided to switch my tank from tap to RO while the shrimp were in the mail.

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