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Old 03-20-2013, 01:48 AM   #331
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Did anyone used gh up before? Is it good?
I used it but did not like it....it's hard to deal with powders in my opinion. I went ahead and purchased Shirakura Ca+ which is awesome. 18 drops added to a gallon of RO/DI water gave me great parameters. I am pretty sure Mordalphus still sells it on here.
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Old 03-20-2013, 02:53 AM   #332
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I used it but did not like it....it's hard to deal with powders in my opinion. I went ahead and purchased Shirakura Ca+ which is awesome. 18 drops added to a gallon of RO/DI water gave me great parameters. I am pretty sure Mordalphus still sells it on here.
Really? thanks for the info. Also, do you know how much does Shirakura Ca+ increase the TDS?
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Old 03-20-2013, 03:09 PM   #333
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Really? thanks for the info. Also, do you know how much does Shirakura Ca+ increase the TDS?
My TDS was never increased that much....it would usually hover around 130-160.
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Old 03-20-2013, 05:16 PM   #334
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Review time,

Anyone tried Crimson and/or White and could give their opinion about it?
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Old 03-20-2013, 05:24 PM   #335
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Crimson Review:
In my CRS/CBS tank I have not noticed any noticeable difference in the red coloration of my CRS, but maybe I don't use it enough(once/twice a week)? I just started using it in my PFR/malawa tank and it seems like my PFR have a more solid red coloration than when I wasn't using it, even some of my malawa shrimp have been developing a pinkish/red coloration
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Old 03-20-2013, 07:07 PM   #336
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I am awaiting shipment of Crimson but it got me to thinking...I have red cherry shrimp AND tiger shrimp in the same tank. Should I worry that the tiger shrimp will be eating Crimson as well as the red cherries?
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The tiger shrimp will eat it but it wont affect their coloration, at least it didn't with mine when they were in my CRS/CBS tank for awhile....
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What about the White?

Crimson I have seen some changes myself lately.
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Old 04-13-2013, 12:04 PM   #339
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What about the White?

Crimson I have seen some changes myself lately.
If your parameters are ideal, you will not need the crimson or white. Coloration is dependent on the temperature, PH, lighting, shrimp genes and many other factors.
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If your parameters are ideal, you will not need the crimson or white. Coloration is dependent on the temperature, PH, lighting, shrimp genes and many other factors.
+1. IME, a proper gh and KH (and likely PH) have a direct effect on coloration as well. Makes sense considering the amount of calcium carbonate in the water factors into the growth and molting of shrimpy shells
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Old 09-21-2013, 02:10 PM   #341
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How your shrimps react to BW Grow? Mine seem not to like to touch it.
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Did anyone used gh up before? Is it good?
I have GH Up, SaltyShrimp GH+ and GH booster from GLA. If used right they all do the same thing and have the same basic ingredients. GH Booster will last you 100 times longer, and is a fraction of the price. GH Booster requires me to mort and pestle the mix to a finer powder to dissolve better, but it's worth it for all the savings. If you don't like GH Booster for whatever reason, I would go with saltyshrimp GH+
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Old 03-16-2014, 01:25 AM   #343
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Really? thanks for the info. Also, do you know how much does Shirakura Ca+ increase the TDS?
1 drop of Liquid Mineral Ca+ to 1 liter water raises the general hardness (GH) by about 1 dGh. does not increase KH.




also much cleaner than SS GH+ and also much easier to add. no mixing and mixing to dissolve a powder.
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Old 03-16-2014, 03:26 PM   #344
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Wow! Good to see the thread still going.

At this point I only use BW Barley since I still have some left over. Since I only keep PFR now there is no point in fancy products. If I did get back into shrimp seriously I would still pick up a few BW items since they worked so well; especially Shield.

In terms of the above question about the GH UP....I used it for a short time due to the ambiguous instructions and mixing powders. I prefer Shirakura Ca+ which is just a liquid and much easier to manage. It's pretty cheap too if you have one or two shrimp tanks.
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Old 03-16-2014, 03:50 PM   #345
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1 drop of Liquid Mineral Ca+ to 1 liter water raises the general hardness (GH) by about 1 dGh. does not increase KH.




also much cleaner than SS GH+ and also much easier to add. no mixing and mixing to dissolve a powder.
Two part question: I add MGSO4 because I see a gap on a couple of my shrimp's shells and was told that MGSO4 was lacking
or would provide that which was lacking. Does this LM Ca+ do the same thing for the same "cure" ? And...
This "Liquid Mineral Ca+" can be found where ?
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