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Old 11-11-2012, 07:43 PM   #1
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Aquavitro Mineralize and shrimp tank


So I decided to make the switch to distilled water (much easier for me to find than ro). And at the time the only mineralizer I could find was aquavitro. I think they only use calcium and magnesium. My shrimp dont seem to be quite happy although it keeps my ph down and hardness where I want I noticed today the params are creeping up by one point or two (api test kits).

I am going to try another mineralizer if I can get it but am starting to wonder if all this work to keep params static is worth it. My tap is a little higher on gh,kh,ph than when I first tested my distilled with mineralize, but I have raised 2 baby crs and only lost one in my tap in a 4gw.

So I dont know if I am dealing with a lame product or if I should save a hassle and go with my tap. Anyone else kept crystals in what is not considered "ideal" params and have them thrive?
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Old 11-11-2012, 08:05 PM   #2
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As water evaps, the minerals stay and you're going to get some creep unless you top off with distilled without anything in it.
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Ok, that is what I figured, slowly adding non mineralized distilled to balance it out. It was only over the course of a day, though so I am worried I am going to be doing this everyday...i will keep track for a week and see how it goes with this product.

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