Shrimp and ferts

Discussion in 'Inverts' started by StevenA, 18 Feb 2009.

  1. StevenA

    StevenA Member

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    Just a thought but would I be okay to dose with Easycarbo and TPN+ with shrimp in the tank?
     
  2. YzemaN

    YzemaN Member

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    I only have Red Cherries in my tank and they're OK. I think someone here mentioned that not all shrimp like EC, though. Better research a bit :)
     
  3. LondonDragon

    LondonDragon Administrator Staff Member

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    I have dosed both with cherries and Amanos and Dan doses it with CRS without any problems.
    I dose TPN+ with my CRS but not EasyCarbo. You should be fine ;)
     
  4. Dan Crawford

    Dan Crawford Founder Staff Member

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    Yeah man, i dose it with no problems but i've seen some bad effects if you HEAVILY overdose, not on my tanks and not mentioning any names LOL
     
  5. Egmel

    Egmel Member

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    I had issues when I seriously overdosed but it was fine at normal dosing levels.
     
  6. George Farmer

    George Farmer Founder Staff Member

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  7. LondonDragon

    LondonDragon Administrator Staff Member

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    oh go on you know you want to :p
     
  8. Tony Swinney

    Tony Swinney Member

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    On a similar theme, what temp do you run your shrimp tanks at ?

    Tony
     
  9. Superman

    Superman Member

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    I've metioned before that I've never had any luck with keeping shrimp when dosing with EC. It might have not been the EC but have tried a few times and they all die within a week.
    I've stopped using EC now as I've got a co2 system and will be trying shrimp again in the future but in a different tank.
     
  10. mr. luke

    mr. luke Member

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    I dose a carbon suplament in my shrimp tank (daily recomanded dose, but one day a week lol) and use ferts with no problems, although you should watch out for your apple snails with ec or similar.
    My invert and otto tank varies from 20'c to 28 during the summer (not a great idea to run at 28 if you can avoid it though). 18-25 is the usual breeding temperature with 24 being the best (IMO)
     
  11. StevenA

    StevenA Member

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    Thanks guys, some great advice there :D
     

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