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Old 05-23-2012, 05:11 PM   #16
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Now I'm tempted to try feeding some of my bee pollen to my shrimp...
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Old 05-23-2012, 05:47 PM   #17
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Sorry, this is extremly selfmade [censored][censored][censored][censored]. I hope my english is enough to say why:

The Söchting Oxydator's stand ceramics is split the hydrogen peroxide's oxygen to a atomic level. This is never reached with selfmade Oxydators. This is the reason, why this Oxydators do alot more as 100% oxygen in water.
Really, this tool is a blessing for shrimp tanks.
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Old 05-23-2012, 06:50 PM   #18
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Not trying to devalue anyone product, and i'm sure most of the time quality of product is a reflection of price.


Thank again for posting and explain how the ceramic help in the process, maybe i can some how incorporate the ceramic dish to it

Do you know if anyone selling them in the state?


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Sorry, this is extremly selfmade [censored][censored][censored][censored]. I hope my english is enough to say why:

The Söchting Oxydator's stand ceramics is split the hydrogen peroxide's oxygen to a atomic level. This is never reached with selfmade Oxydators. This is the reason, why this Oxydators do alot more as 100% oxygen in water.
Really, this tool is a blessing for shrimp tanks.

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Old 05-23-2012, 08:21 PM   #19
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Yes, flower pollen.
I buyed this bio pollen in a german online shop here

Its a very nice food for young shrimps! Much vitamin, but use only a very little!
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Thanks for the Clarification!!! Much appreciated.

I have a lot to learn from you Tom. Thanks for sharing your experience with this community.
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Old 05-24-2012, 06:18 AM   #20
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Thank you for shearing
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Old 05-24-2012, 06:41 AM   #21
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Oer. I need to work harder on my German. Some kind of bubble snail. But I totally want that snail. And the video was awesome.

OH. A bladder snail. I think. Don't quote me. Geez, where's my dictionary when I need it.
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Old 05-24-2012, 06:57 AM   #22
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not sure whether it is just local name of this snail but we call it Physa or with Z. Have many of them in my tank.
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Old 05-24-2012, 07:03 AM   #23
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Great video for new shrimp hobbyists thanks for sharing

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Old 05-24-2012, 07:12 AM   #24
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Sorry, this is extremly selfmade [censored][censored][censored][censored]. I hope my english is enough to say why:

The Söchting Oxydator's stand ceramics is split the hydrogen peroxide's oxygen to a atomic level. This is never reached with selfmade Oxydators. This is the reason, why this Oxydators do alot more as 100% oxygen in water.
Really, this tool is a blessing for shrimp tanks.
I don't want to get into a chemistry argument with a person who does not speak English as his primary language, that wouldn't quite seem fair, but I don't think you are quite correct on your explanation. H202 will decompose into "atomic oxygen" and water spontaneously. I have shown the decomposition reaction below. This reaction takes place on its own without an external force or additional chemicals needed to drive it.

2 H2O2 --> 2 H2O + O2

It is a fairly slow reaction though and may not release as much oxygen as you would like into your tank. This is where the ceramic comes in as it acts as a catalyst to speed the reaction up so more oxygen is released. The ceramic is probably Manganese Dioxide based and allows a faster breakdown of the hydrogen peroxide into oxygen and water. The lead weights in the linked homemade reactor are providing the same service as the ceramic, though...they are acting as a catalyst to speed up the reaction. Now the Oxydator clearly looks a lot nicer and I am sure quite a bit of studying has gone in to figure out optimal catalyst levels to give adequate formation of oxygen (without producing too much), but functionally there is no difference between what the homemade system and the Oxydator is doing. Certainly, there is no difference in the "type" of oxygen being formed, both are forming atomic oxygen (as well as water).

~Jorge_Burrito, Ph.D. (in Chemistry)

P.S. Sorry for all the people whose eyes just glossed over reading that, bad claims of chemistry is a pet peeve.

Also those snails are pretty awesome looking.
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Old 05-24-2012, 07:27 AM   #25
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If you had a pressurized O2 system, would this achieve the same effect? Just a lot more expensive?
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Old 05-24-2012, 11:18 AM   #26
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If you had a pressurized O2 system, would this achieve the same effect? Just a lot more expensive?
Well it seems pretty easy to overdose... that little oxygenator thing is only giving out the tiniest stream of bubbles and to spend money on an O2 system for that would be kinda silly.

I'd be more worried about the shrimp dying from too much oxygen. The water either wouldn't be able to hold all the gas and it would just not dissolve into the air or it would dissolve to unsafe levels for the shrimp.
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Could this not be achieved by adding an airstone?

Just wanted to add, Thanks for sharing this video. Just love seeing how others around the world care for these magnificient little creatures. Makes me want to get some blue shrimp
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With an airstone comes surface agitation.

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With an airstone comes surface agitation.
Which is only a problem if you're adding CO2. If you don't add CO2, agitation doesn't matter much.
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I don't want to get into a chemistry argument with a person who does not speak English as his primary language, that wouldn't quite seem fair, but I don't think you are quite correct on your explanation. H202 will decompose into "atomic oxygen" and water spontaneously. I have shown the decomposition reaction below. This reaction takes place on its own without an external force or additional chemicals needed to drive it.

2 H2O2 --> 2 H2O + O2

It is a fairly slow reaction though and may not release as much oxygen as you would like into your tank. This is where the ceramic comes in as it acts as a catalyst to speed the reaction up so more oxygen is released. The ceramic is probably Manganese Dioxide based and allows a faster breakdown of the hydrogen peroxide into oxygen and water. The lead weights in the linked homemade reactor are providing the same service as the ceramic, though...they are acting as a catalyst to speed up the reaction. Now the Oxydator clearly looks a lot nicer and I am sure quite a bit of studying has gone in to figure out optimal catalyst levels to give adequate formation of oxygen (without producing too much), but functionally there is no difference between what the homemade system and the Oxydator is doing. Certainly, there is no difference in the "type" of oxygen being formed, both are forming atomic oxygen (as well as water).

~Jorge_Burrito, Ph.D. (in Chemistry)

P.S. Sorry for all the people whose eyes just glossed over reading that, bad claims of chemistry is a pet peeve.

Also those snails are pretty awesome looking.
I understand and think you are right Jorge, thanx!
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