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Old 02-22-2013, 05:58 PM   #46
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Just use ADA Amazonia and skip all hassle around fixing other substrate.
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I agree and disagree. lol.
Wow, I didn't realize I started a debate lolz. But I agree with everyone on that fact that all shrimps are not created equal, therefore we have to try different things to see what works. That is why this thread was created; to help me with a preexisting condition & let others gurus/experience shrimpers show off their shrimp colony,routine & parameters in the attempt to give others ideas that wasn't there before.

I appreciate all the input: This thread will help me and others not to make newbie mistakes such as going out & purchasing all unnecessary products or spending on expensive stuff at the start (ie: ADA, Special mineral rock, calcium food, etc) and still end up with dead/non breeding shrimps. Hopefully by everyone putting down your routine, parameters & knowledge of the hobby, it will also exhaust all options & give me/guru/newbie who are just entering the hobby an idea where to start off or which direction to take next.
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Old 02-22-2013, 06:09 PM   #47
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ADA is a buffering substrate, what it does is makes a persons job sometimes easier by making up for your mistakes by buffering water down to a certain pH. It's pricey so I often choose other options, but it sometimes takes the trouble of lowering your pH to levels of ph 6 or ph 5.5 for taiwan bees. Even nowadays those pH levels are unnecessary and unneeded.
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Just use ADA Amazonia and skip all hassle around fixing other substrate. It will last 2-3 years if you are using RO water.
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Aquasoil + RO is magic for shrimps.
I don't know about Ro, but I probably have to try Ada AquaSoil at this point in the game from what majority are stating.
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Old 02-22-2013, 07:48 PM   #48
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I don't know about Ro, but I probably have to try Ada AquaSoil at this point in the game from what majority are stating.
Most use RO to minimize the amount of work the substrate has to do to buffer the water to the right pH. If you use tap at, say, 7.4, and it has high kH, it will deplete the buffering capacity of the substrate quickly.
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Old 02-22-2013, 07:51 PM   #49
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I 50/50 RO and tap water to avoid having to re-minneralizing.
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I 50/50 RO and tap water to avoid having to re-minneralizing.
This rarely works long term since tap water changes season to season and it would have to be perfectly double the gh and 0 kh of your ideal tank parameters. I don't suggest anyone mix tap with their RO to remineralized.

Luckily aquasoil can buffer even fairly hard tap water for a good long time.
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Old 02-22-2013, 08:24 PM   #51
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And it really matters what your tap is like. Mine is super soft (TDS 33 last time I checked). But other ppl have liquid rock pouring out the tap. So even in my CBS tank where I do use tap most of the time, I have to remineralize.
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I use RO mainly because it plays a double role.

1. Total control of your water parameter
2. Prolonge substrate buffering life
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Old 02-25-2013, 08:49 PM   #53
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it seem that most agree on ADA aqua soil. There are so many to choose from, which is best to purchase for HQ shrimp then? Also what the cheapest place i can get it?

ADA aqua soil:?
AQUA SOIL - NEW AMAZONIA?
AQUA SOIL - MALAYA?
AQUA SOIL - AFRICANA?
AQUA SOIL - 2
AQUA SOIL - Amazonia old (don't know if they still sell this or aqua soil II)?

Also shrimp stratum vs stratum? any experience hobbyist can shine some light on it?
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New Amazonia, buy from aqua forest aquariu or aquarium design group, whichever is closer to you (so shipping is cheaper)
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New Amazonia, buy from aqua forest aquariu or aquarium design group, whichever is closer to you (so shipping is cheaper)
Thanks i will definitely look into it.
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