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hedge_fund 02-16-2012 03:09 PM

Borneo Wild products - reviews?
 
Please post your review of any Borneo Wild product. They seem to have a ton of various things for shrimp so I would like to hear some opinions if you used anything made by them.

So far I have used:
Dance breeding liquid
Growth Food
Barley Food

I have to say that I'm really really pleased with their products. I have tried probably 10 different foods and my shrimp like the BorneoWild stuff the best.

I'm looking to get some Humic and Shield. Anybody use these two? Should I be picking up something else as well?

http://www.plantedtank.net/forums/sh...d.php?t=185317


EDIT:
I now own all these...let me know if anybody has questions about specific ones.
http://i807.photobucket.com/albums/y...y/6e730825.jpg

Thanks.

thechibi 02-16-2012 03:30 PM

I'm going to be trying Shield once my shrimps got here. I got some of the Borneo Color food and a bottle of the shield. I'll let you know how it goes!

h4n 02-16-2012 04:46 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by hedge_fund (Post 1728333)
yes, please let me know how the shield works out for you. is it a powder that you put in the tank?

ya its a powder. Well it actually looks like saw dust lol.

freph 02-16-2012 04:51 PM

Got the BW Color in yesterday. Shrimp seem to like it so far. I'll post in a month or so if I see any noticeable changes in color etc. Then again, they're already PFRs. ;)

HolyAngel 02-16-2012 04:57 PM

I use shield all the time(at least once a week) in all of my tanks, and have for a couple months now. I can't test that it is gettin rid of waste and neutralizing nh3 ect as all my tanks are cycled, but I know I haven't had any deaths of shrimp since I started using it and my substrates look a but cleaner.

I've also been using borneo's Crimson and White supplements and I have noticed a big difference in both the depth of the colors(red on CRS, black on CBS, and a yellowing of TT's) as well as a thicker, more full white coverage on the CRS/CBS. My PFR's reds are also looking noticeably deeper and thick than before i started using these products.

What I want to know, are peoples experiences with BW Stout and Vigor as I'm thinking of picking up both :)

mordalphus 02-16-2012 05:01 PM

Stout is nice, and its one of the only supplements I use. It's based on the benibachi product called "bee strong". You can notice the nice thickness of shell and shinyness of shell too. its one of the only supplements I use

gnod 02-16-2012 05:05 PM

i can't seem to measure the impact of using bw products, but in terms of getting a shrimp ball going... i'd say so far, borneo wild grow for me has been great.

Buff Daddy 02-17-2012 12:10 PM

I've used Bebi, Spinach and Barley for the last few weeks. All my shrimp love Bebi and Barley. Spinach was a big hit for the first couple of times I fed it. If Bebi and Barley truly affect the ecology of the tank as they are purported to do, they could be some of the best food value out there.

I use them in a random rotation with Kens products, Hikari and others for variety. I'm going to try Shield soon.

ucantimagine 02-17-2012 09:41 PM

I don't have shrimp yet, but I have a container of Grow food. How do I feed it to them? Do I pre-soak it? Crumble it into little bits? Just drop it in?

Krayz5183 02-17-2012 11:36 PM

I've bought most of their products so far..I have:
Grow
Barley
Spinach
Color
Humic-does exactly what it says it does
Vital
Shield
White
All the foods the shrimp love..white seems to color up the whites real nicely...next on the list for me is vigor,crimson, and dance

Krayz5183 02-17-2012 11:37 PM

Btw I'm dosing this stuff in a 15 gallon and the shield,vital,white and food look like they are going to last a long time

Tanman19az 02-18-2012 07:46 AM

I have Barley, Grow, Shield, and Frenzy. Barley is great to have and fish will tear it apart, plus it's the cheapest BW shrimp food, so add it to meet a free shipping threshold or something haha I really like the Frenzy. The shrimp jump all over it! I wish I could feed it to them everyday, but it is recommended to feed it to them 2-3 times a week. Shield is great too!

Now Stout, Vigor, Shield, and Vital all seem pretty similar. Do I need all 4 of them?

I really like these BW products. I also like what I have of Mosura too. We should start a thread of Mosura reviews

GDP 02-18-2012 04:08 PM

Thanks to this thread I bought stout. Dont think I need/want any of the others though. I already have mineral rocks for the white parts of the cRS. And shikirua baby/bio food for microorginisms. Oh and mosura mineral plus.

somewhatshocked 02-18-2012 04:53 PM

Stout is great stuff.

Also a fan of Crimson. Has helped me raise some of the reddest regular cherries I've ever seen and is great for PFRs.

hedge_fund 02-22-2012 10:55 PM

My Stout and Shield arrived today. The stout is a very powdery food supplement that was eagerly consumed by my shrimp. The directions tell you to mix it with water and just pour it in....it will go all over the tank until the shrimp find it.

Question about Shield (maybe I'm over thinking this). On the bottle is says: "Dose 1 spoon / 200 liters of water after weekly water change to maintain quality". So, does that mean that I dose at a ratio of 1spoon/200 liters on the water that I'm adding or do I dose the entire tank after the water change based on how much water is already in the tank? Can someone clarify this?


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