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I have a 37 gallon bow front shrimp tank with Amano's and RCS's. The RCS's are thriving. I started with 10 and now I have dozens of tiny babies everywhere. The tank is heavily planted and I'm using root tabs. Are there any other shrimp safe fertilizers I can use to help my plants flourish more but not harm the shrimps??

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If you don't use CO2 currently you could start dosing Flourish Excel. It kills algae and provides carbon for increased plant growth. Its worked great in my tank. Only 10 bucks for a 500mL bottle on amazon. It will kill some plants though, I know jungle val is one of them. You'll have to look up the others
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Fertilizers, if dosed in appropriate amounts, will not hurt your shrimp.

You can either get commercially available fertilizers or buy bulk chemicals; the latter would be much cheaper.

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So if I use flourish excel and/or flourish and trace per the instructions, the copper won't hurt my shrimps at all?
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So if I use flourish excel and/or flourish and trace per the instructions, the copper won't hurt my shrimps at all?
Correct. Also note that even food that is meant for shrimp will contain trace amounts of copper, as it is required for hemocyanin function.

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