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Old 01-28-2013, 10:01 PM   #1
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zucchini in shrimp tank


i would like to know how long you leave zucchini in cherry shrimp tank?
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Old 01-28-2013, 10:02 PM   #2
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I normally leave mine in for a day. It's not going to break down in the water too much so I leave it for a bit.
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Old 01-28-2013, 10:12 PM   #3
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I leave it in till it's all gone. Usually take a day and a half.
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Old 01-28-2013, 10:14 PM   #4
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Yeah, if it's not eaten, I'd take it out after a couple days so it doesn't start mucking up the water.
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Old 01-29-2013, 12:18 AM   #5
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Honestly, it's always gone the next day. I wouldn't leave it in more than a day and a half.
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i dont normaly put that much in my tank at a time i would use 1/4 of that so i know it would all get eaten by the shrimp and snails
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Old 01-29-2013, 01:29 AM   #7
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I had cucumbers, and usually remove it after a day.

By the way, people have said that spinach is a better alternative of vegetables for shrimp as it has more nutrients.
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Old 01-29-2013, 02:29 AM   #8
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Almost anything has more nutrients than a cucumber.
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Old 01-29-2013, 03:19 AM   #9
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They'll eat this stuff. But I definitely find that they stampede the spinach & kale much more!
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Old 01-29-2013, 03:23 AM   #10
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Almost anything has more nutrients than a cucumber.
Cukes aren't a nutritionally devoid as you might think, at least for us...

"It is one of the very low calorie vegetables; provide just 15 calories per 100 g. It contains no saturated fats or cholesterol. Cucumber peel is a good source of dietary fiber that helps reduce constipation, and offer some protection against colon cancers by eliminating toxic compounds from the gut.

It is a very good source of potassium, an important intracellular electrolyte. 100 g of cucumber provides 147 mg of potassium but only 2 mg of sodium. Potassium is a heart friendly electrolyte helps bring a reduction in total blood pressure and heart rates by countering effects of sodium.

Cucumbers contains unique anti-oxidants in moderate ratios such as -carotene and α-carotene, vitamin-C, vitamin-A, zea-xanthin and lutein. These compounds help act as protective scavengers against oxygen-derived free radicals and reactive oxygen species (ROS) that play a role in aging and various disease processes. Their total antioxidant strength, measured in terms of oxygen radical absorbance capacity (ORAC value), is 214 mol TE/100 g.

Cucumbers have mild diuretic property, which perhaps attributed to their free-water, and potassium and low sodium content. This helps in checking weight gain and high blood pressure.

They surprisingly have a high amount of vitamin K, provides about 17 g of this vitamin per 100 g. Vitamin-K has been found to have a potential role in bone strength by promoting osteotrophic (bone mass building) activity. It also has established role in the treatment of Alzheimer's disease patients by limiting neuronal damage in their brain.
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Old 01-29-2013, 03:39 AM   #11
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only reason i use cucumber is i have them for my bristlenose plecos so every now and then i put a small piece in the shrimp tanks too
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Old 01-29-2013, 06:05 PM   #12
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I find that cucumbers turn into mush much faster than zucchinis.

I only leave cucumbers in for a day but zucchinis stay in until eaten.

I'll have to give spinach a try. Blanched Romaine lettuce is a big hit though.
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