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post #31 of 45 (permalink) Old 03-11-2008, 04:13 PM
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You have an air pump running in with your shrimp? Doesn't this raise the PH?
Running a air pump has no effect on the PH but running C02 will.
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Running a air pump has no effect on the PH but running C02 will.
Running an air pump if you have co2 will too.
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Are you sure about that? I thought higher oxygen level=higher PH. It does with saltwater. Not with fresh?
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Indoor carbon dioxide levels also has an effect on PH..ever heard that?
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Having an air pump in your Shrimp tank is highly recommened! I dont know too many breeders here in Japan without them. you can hook them to Sponge filters or under gravel filters or an air stone.
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gabe, what do you adjust your air pump rate to? Do you have a check valve with it and is it on only at night times? or throughout the day?
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I use the air pump all day, and no I dont have a check valve because I never turn it off, but maybe I should get one.
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I have been using the shirakura pellets and powder for over 2 years and all my CRS love it. The reason you raise the air when feeding the powder is because if you don't it will just float at the top. This is fine for the larger ones that actually go to the top and turn upside down and feed, but I have noticed most of my new born shrimp won't do that so you have to get the powder to sink and spread around or they won't get any food. In the 2 years I've had mine I've gone from 10 to over 200+ and have only noticed a couple of deaths so far. So I would say shirakura is a no brainer. I however only feed them once every few days to ensure a healthy appetite. You don't want fat lazy shrimp now do you?
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Should I get Shirakura food for my RCS? Right now I feed crab cuisine, shrimp pellets, Hikari algae wafers, blanched zucchini, and occasionally Hikari tetra micro pellets. Everybody seems happy and I've got lots of berried, saddled, and a few berried and saddled females. Just wondering if I could be feeding them better or not.

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Sounds like you have a well balanced supply of food for your shrimp. Sure, try it if you want but it is not a must for you. I also have different foods for my shrimp and they were healthy and happy but I just wanted to try the Shirakura food and the shrimp still seem happy and healthy.
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I have 4 air coming out from my 20g tank and I do leave it on 24hrs. My ph = 6.2 and have 2 other 10g tank with 2 air filters on. You do need them for any tank and without fish or shrimp will die.
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I keep my air pumps running 24hrs a day. If you using C02 not a good idea to use a airpump.
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how long can i leave shirakura in the tank?

i have recently bought shirakura minima breeder food to feed my CRS and CBS.

Do i need to remove the food if they do not finish it by 2hrs or can i just leave it there?
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You can leave it there as long as they are still eating. If they aren't eating it, you should remove it after 2 hours. Shirakura food is stable and will barely affect water quality if left for 24 hours.
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