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So I've read shrimp will molt from adding colder water to at water changes.. but what about unheated tanks where temp can swing 3-6 degrees in a day (18-24 hours) due to surrounding air temp. Will this be slow enough of a change in temp to not induce molting?
 

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Most of the time they molt off mineral content change. TDS, people associate it with temp change durring water changes. Which I am sure has some effect, but most of it is the mineral content change, will let there body know to molt. That is why people who have large temp fluctations, I do durring some some times with fans at night knocking temps from 70-72 down to 63, say the temp is not the man trigger.
 

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Most of the time they molt off mineral content change. TDS, people associate it with temp change durring water changes. Which I am sure has some effect, but most of it is the mineral content change, will let there body know to molt. That is why people who have large temp fluctations, I do durring some some times with fans at night knocking temps from 70-72 down to 63, say the temp is not the man trigger.
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A SUDDEN drop can force a molt, I'm talking 3-4 degrees in an hour like with a cold water change. But Sbarbee is right, the fastest way to force a molt is to drop TDS or GH. Even if done slowly it can force molts so when trying to drop significant amounts it's good to do it over the course of several days. Premature molting can lead to death.
 
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