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Old 02-14-2013, 11:49 PM   #16
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Yeah RO is the best way hehe.

Amazonia should buffer to 6.4
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Old 02-15-2013, 12:14 AM   #17
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I hate to be a realest here, but if he is using tap, you would maybe be lucky to get 6 months out of .

These are all viable options for sure: "That being said after those mentioned estimates the substrate will not be useless at all. You can add peat to the filter or better yet put a layer of peat under the substrate before you start the tank. Adding Indian almond leaves, drift woods, and cholla wood into the tank will also help lower down the ph level."

But peat does not last that long if you put it under the substrate, IAL dont really do all that much, and same as driftwood/Cholla wood. Those are way over rated for the PH lowering abillity.

RO is the way to go to help lower PH and keep the substrate buffering longer.

The soil layering AZN reccomended will not make the buffering last longer or the Bacter powder. It all depends on the source water you put in the tank and how much you disturb the substarte. there is no magic powder that does it.
Do you have proof that it does not work?

I sure have proof that layering does work?


"-When setting up a shrimp tank, layer it with soil powder on bottom then substrate then powder again. This can prolong the life of substrate by 50%.

This will also make the substrate more dense making it difficult for H2S to escape if the tank was agitated.
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souce :http://www.gtaaquaria.com/forum/show...=24249&page=15
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Old 02-15-2013, 02:22 AM   #18
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Because some other forum post says it does not make it true... What will be effected equally and so will the substrate. It is dependent on volume and the little extra volume of substrate will not make a huge difference in buffering a day or two longer.... I am giving mine and several others experiences. I keep all kinds of shrimp and have a bunch of personal experience
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this was taken from a breeder in Korea who owns a shrimp store. one who deals with high end shrimps so there's no mistaken he's got a lot of experience. Guys with dedicated shrimp stores are going to find ways to cut costs in general while maintaining high quality livestock. We all know how expensive quality aquatic soils are...
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Old 02-15-2013, 03:41 AM   #20
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this was taken from a breeder in Korea who owns a shrimp store. one who deals with high end shrimps so there's no mistaken he's got a lot of experience. Guys with dedicated shrimp stores are going to find ways to cut costs in general while maintaining high quality livestock. We all know how expensive quality aquatic soils are...
Many people believe things that aren't true. As far as I know, the bacter powder is only meant to promote the growth of bacteria. I do not know why they would prolong the life of the substrate, aside from maybe making it cycle faster. Also, even if it does making the substrate last longer by making it more dense(??), I am sure you could do that with cheaper alternatives that would be even more effective such as sand. You also say that Akadama is the best in terms of life span, but I think that many posts on this forum will speak against that.
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