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View Poll Results: What remineralizer product are you using and would recommend?
Seachem Replenish 0 0%
Kent RO Right 1 2.27%
Fluval Shrimp Mineral Supplement 2 4.55%
Brightwell Aquatics Remineraliz-P 1 2.27%
Mosura Mineral Plus (Ultra) 4 9.09%
Bee-Shrimp Mineral GH+ from Salty Shrimp 33 75.00%
Shirakura Ca+ 8 18.18%
BorneoWild GH Up 1 2.27%
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Old 03-21-2013, 06:28 PM   #1
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Best bang for the buck Shrimp Remineralizer


Which one and why?

Seachem Replenish
Kent RO Right
Fluval Shrimp Mineral Supplement
Brightwell Aquatics Remineraliz-P
Mosura Mineral Plus (Ultra)
Bee-Shrimp Mineral GH+ from Salty Shrimp
Shirakura Ca+
BorneoWild GH Up
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Old 03-21-2013, 06:30 PM   #2
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Bee-Shrimp Mineral GH+ from Salty Shrimp, 1000g will last you forever. I have 15 tanks now and bought a 230g bottle, I think it will last me a long long time (>3 yrs). It's also super clean, from RO, when GH is 5, TDS is around 130.

I've also used Fluval, BW. Still use them if I want some more TDS for the set GH.
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Bee-Shrimp Mineral GH+ from Salty Shrimp, 1000g will last you forever. I have 15 tanks now and bought a 230g bottle, I think it will last me a long long time (>3 yrs). It's also super clean, from RO, when GH is 5, TDS is around 130.

I've also used Fluval, BW. Still use them if I want some more TDS for the set GH.
What is the size of the 15 tanks? It varies. If you have a empty 40gallon breeder and use it to do water change on other tanks per week. It will probably last less than 1 year.

I use african cichlid water conditioner, got it at a local fish store.

250 ml bottle use 20ml on a full 40gallon breeder tank = 12.5 weeks= 3 1/2 months for $7.00 bottle.

$28 last me a year.
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I bought a 150g tub of Bee shrimp mineral GH+ from a fellow TPT member a little over 4 months ago for my 20g and 8g and I still have around half of it left. Definitely my favorite remineralizer!
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I bought a 150g tub of Bee shrimp mineral GH+ from a fellow TPT member a little over 4 months ago for my 20g and 8g and I still have around half of it left. Definitely my favorite remineralizer!
Do you have another tank you remineralized the ro water first before doing a water change on a 20g?
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What is the size of the 15 tanks? It varies. If you have a empty 40gallon breeder and use it to do water change on other tanks per week. It will probably last less than 1 year.

I use african cichlid water conditioner, got it at a local fish store.

250 ml bottle use 20ml on a full 40gallon breeder tank = 12.5 weeks= 3 1/2 months for $7.00 bottle.

$28 last me a year.
Average size of my tanks is about 12G. You forgot a very important factor, how often do I do WC. And let's not get too far into that topic ;-) Mileage will vary for sure, what I was saying is this product is the best bang for the buck in my opinion, at least out of the ones I have used.
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How much bee shrimp mineral GH+ would you need to put into a 18.9L jug of RO water to get the gH to 4-5?

I might plan on getting this product in the future because of how clean and sufficient it is.
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Do you have another tank you remineralized the ro water first before doing a water change on a 20g?
I just use a 5 gallon bucket with a powerhead for an hour or two before the water change, even though it all dissolves within a couple of minutes.
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I use 5g buckets as well, and use it prob within 10 minutes of remin with salty shrimp. For me, it is the best one for me. One spoonful for me gives ~gh 6
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Kents is dirty. It's cheap and it will go a long way, but you'll get high TDS in order to hit your desired GH. I think I was 250ish to get a GH 5. That's with RO water.
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Bee Shrimp Mineral all the way.

At home I swap about 15gal of water per week. That's roughly three scoops of product. A 1000gram container will last me ages.

Mosura Mineral Plus Ultra lasts me maybe a couple months. Shirakura Ca+ lasts a little longer. The other products like Kent, Fluval and Seachem are just dirty and unreliable for sensitive shrimp.

I'd rather spend $50-$60 for 1000grams that will last way more than a year than $50-$60 every three or four months.
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Default Best bang for the buck Shrimp Remineralizer

If you have nanos only, go Shirakura Ca+. I use it and love it. Larger? Salty Bee shrimp.
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I use nutrafin african cichlid conditioner but I thinnk it's dc'd I bought like 4 bottles though lol
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Bee shrimp mineral gh+ best bang for the buck and probably best out there

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Bee-Shrimp Mineral GH+

Definitely the clear winner. So next question, where is the best source to buy it?
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