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what do you guys dose in shrimp only tanks?

hey guys, i've just converted my 10 gallon to a shrimp only (rcs) tank and i'm not sure what i should be dosing, or if doing anything different

current dosing:
potassium sulfate
potassium nitrate
monopotassium phosphate
flourish excel, comprehensive, iron

i just stopped diy co2 and switched to excel- didn't wanna risk the sketchiness of diy w/ shrimpies

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dunno, CO2 might be safer than excel. There have been studies done on the effects of excel family of chemicals on crustacean embryos. it's not good for the embryos.

other than that. Everything should be cool. I've kept shrimps in low-tech soil tanks too.


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Honestly I never had an issue, that I can remember, with RCS and DIY CO2. Now if they were CRS....I'd definitely reconsider using DIY CO2. RCS.......NAAAAAAAH. Way too hardy IMO.

Used it for a good year or so before a faulty heater, while on vacation, cooked about 120 out of 150. Not fun.

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Used it for a good year or so before a faulty heater, while on vacation, cooked about 120 out of 150. Not fun.
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oh god.. that sounds awful. i don't have a heater on this tank.. it maintains @ a bout 76 F with my apartment temp.. so excel could be harmful to them?

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