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|10-16-2012 04:16 PM|
Does Epsom salt have any negative effects on shrimps?
BTW, those of you that don't have epsom salt on hand.... it's $1 for 2lbs. It comes in a milk carton type container.
|10-16-2012 03:36 PM|
Originally Posted by acitydweller View Post
Plaster of Paris and Epsom salts!
What shrimp do you use this with? How long have you used it?
|10-16-2012 11:10 AM|
I'd skip the calcium carbonate(cuttlebone) as it would raise KH as well as GH. Magnesium sulphate (MgSO4) or Epsom salt will raise GH without altering KH. Used in a ratio of 1:3 with CaSO4 (Calcium sulphate) or plaster of Paris. Use 1 part MgSO4 to 3 parts CaSO4 to make your own GH booster.
Expense isn't so much of an issue as effort and time because the cost of these materials would likely last longer than a $18 bottle of shirakura CA+.
|10-16-2012 06:00 AM|
Eh I wouldn't prefer it. Especially with higher cost shrimp that need soft water. You just never know what amount to put would be the right amount. Also I would use a commercial remineralizer as they also include all the minerals a shrimp would need.
Cheap neos, go for it....might as well.
Expensive stuff.....well since I spend a lot on those shrimp I might as well take the extra step of insuring their livelihood
|10-16-2012 04:46 AM|
Would this be considered a good way to raise hardness?
So I stumbled across this awhile ago and I wasn't sure if this really is a good way to raise the GH. Considering there are many commercial products that are out there.