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Old 10-19-2013, 03:50 PM   #1
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Shrimp Stratum


Not currently using Shrimp Stratum in my tank that has mostly shrimp, along with 2 snails and 2 frogs...

Should i slowly transition my tank over to this? Or just place it over the small gravel currently in the tank?

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Old 10-19-2013, 04:38 PM   #2
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I swapped a 48gal tank from ecocomplete to FSS with crs in the tank. I vacuumed out all the old substrate and just added the FSS. No deaths.

On a tank as small as yours I would just put all your critters in a large bowl with tank water, then drain the rest of the tank water into a bucket. Remove the unwanted gravel. Put new gravel in. SLOWLY fill tank back up with old tank water. Put critters in tank.
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Old 10-19-2013, 08:40 PM   #3
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I would do as xmas says but keep some of the gravel to put in a bowl or media bag to keep in the tank for a few days to help the BB's re-establish in the FSS that's my two cents
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Old 10-19-2013, 08:49 PM   #4
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The only issue I have with FSS is that its terribly light. It's just heavier than water, its so light that if you have a slight current from a filter blowing on it, it will go everywhere. Or even just putting something into the water to trim plants can push the FSS everywhere.
I wish I would have known this before I did the scape on my shrimp tank because I would have made walls to help prevent it, this is my experience with it.
Otherwise, I did recommend it and to do as xmas suggested, full tear down.
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Old 10-19-2013, 11:09 PM   #5
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I would do as xmas says but keep some of the gravel to put in a bowl or media bag to keep in the tank for a few days to help the BB's re-establish in the FSS that's my two cents
That's an excellent idea!
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