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Has anyone tried putting ada substrate into their canister filter? This way you'll waste less substrate & have the same good buffering, breeding & survival rate effect!? Does anyone one know if shrimps (like CRS) eat off the soil? we can help a lot of hobbyist if someone wants to try this experiment out.
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ADA will likely dissolve when subjected that amount of pressure and rate of flow. You'll get a canister of mud and a broken or jammed impeller
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Has anyone tried putting ada substrate into their canister filter? This way you'll waste less substrate & have the same good buffering, breeding & survival rate effect!? Does anyone one know if shrimps (like CRS) eat off the soil? we can help a lot of hobbyist if someone wants to try this experiment out.
I believe shrimpnmoss did that....I think that's the guy......I think the buffering capacity was lost too quickly just too much flow through and wore the buffering capacity down. He used a inline prefilter canister.


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ADA will dissolve when subjected that amount of pressure and rate of flow. You'll get a canister of mud and a broken or jammed impeller
I didn't think of that. What about if we contain it like a stocking or some something?
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I believe shrimpnmoss did that....I think that's the guy......I think the buffering capacity was lost too quickly just too much flow through and wore the buffering capacity down. He used a inline prefilter canister.
oh well, thought it was a good idea
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if you want buffering in a canister try using peat or the peat grain things
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Haha guys lets take a chill pill here.
Agreed.
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Isn't it the same as using Peat Moss? Why waste ADA soil, those are expensive.

Also can use Turface MVP soil.
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Agreed.
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If the purpose is to lower pH only, I believe the BW Humic is known for that and people have add that to their canister filters. Heard its also good for plants too so definitely a double win there

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