• Shrimp Soil Comparison Table

    Substrate Name Aquatic Nature Pro-Soil
    Color Black
    Granulometry Medium grain
    Filtration Compatibility All types of filtration, except UGF
    Opinion & Remarks Nutritive substrate, suitable for shrimps.
    Set Up Recommendation 1. Place the soil to the bottom of the aquarium.
    2. Put on the bottom a flat plate and slowly fill with water, follow the planting and installation of scenery.
    3. Fill the tank with water. Install filtration system. Slight turbidity will be filtered.
    Substrate Name ADA Amazonia
    Colour Black
    Granulometry Medium grain and small grain
    Filtration Compatibility All types of filtration, except UGF
    Opinion & Remarks Nutritive substrate. Requires frequent substitutions in the first month. Suitable for shrimps. Attention to the electrical conductivity of water, partial replacement. There were problems with water coloration and deaths among the shrimps.
    Set Up Recommendation 1. Place the soil to the bottom of the aquarium.
    2. Put on the bottom a flat plate and slowly fill with water up to 80%.
    3. Drain 50% of water and fill with clean water. Follow the planting.
    4. Fill the tank with water. Install filtration system. Slight turbidity will be filtered.
    5. During the week we make a substitution of 50%.
    6. A lot of plants at the setup is highly recommended to avoid high NO2 / NO3 levels!
    Substrate Name ADA Malaya
    Color Fair Brown
    Granulometry Medium grain and small grain
    Filtration Compatibility All types of filtration except UGF
    Opinion & Remarks Nutritive substrate. Donít use with acidic water, or pH may be lower than 5.9.
    Set Up Recommendation 1. Place the soil to the bottom of the aquarium.
    2. Put on the bottom a flat plate and slowly fill with water up to 80%.
    3. Drain 50% of water and fill with clean water. Follow the planting.
    4. Fill the tank with water. Install filtration system. Slight turbidity will be filtered.
    5. During the week we make a substitution of 50%.
    6. A lot of plants at the setup is highly recommended to avoid high NO2 / NO3 levels!
    Substrate Name Aquatic Substrate II
    Colour Fair brown, black
    Granulometry Small grain
    Filtration Compatibility All types of filtration except UGF
    Opinion & Remarks
    Moderate nutritive substrate wich can be used for shrimps. It has suffered a
    restart without losing properties. To increase GH use Shrimp Mineral.
    Set Up Recommendation 1. Put the soil on the bottom of the tank.
    2. Use a flat plate on the bottom and slowly fill the tank with water, follow the planting
    and installation of scenery.
    3. Install filtration system. Slight turbidity will be filtered.
    Substrate Name Dennerle Cristal Quartz
    Colour Different colors avalaible
    Granulometry Small grain
    Filtration Compatibility All types of filtration, including UGF
    Opinion & Remarks
    Neutral soil. Fraction is homogeneous. Ideal for planted aquariums using a
    nutritive underlaying substrate.
    Set Up Recommendation No special instructions. Ground is clean, washing is not needed.
    Substrate Name Fluval Shrimp Stratum
    Colour Black
    Granulometry Medium and small grain
    Filtration Compability All types of filtration, including UGF
    Opinion & Remarks Suitable for shrimps. Manufacter recommends to rinse the gravel before use.
    Set Up Recommendation 1. Place the soil to the bottom of the aquarium.
    2. Put on the bottom a flat plate and slowly fill with water, follow the planting and installation of scenery
    3. Fill the tank with water. Install filtration system. Slight turbidity will be filtered.
    Substrate Name JBL Manado
    Colour Brown Red
    Granulometry Different grain sizes avalaible
    Filtration Compatibility
    UGF is not recommended because of the tiny heterogenea substrate
    grains.
    Opinion & Remarks
    Neutral light soil. However, there were problems with massive increase of GH and
    casualities of shrimp. More suitable for planted aquariums.
    Set Up Recommendation 1. Place nutritive substrate on the bottom.
    2. Fill in the Manado gravel.
    3. Put on the bottom a flat plate and slowly fill with water, follow the planting and installation of scenery.
    4. Fill the tank with water. Install filtration system.
    Substrate Name Shrimp Sand
    Colour Black, brown
    Granulometry Small grain
    Filtration Compatibility All types of filtration, including UGF
    Opinion & Remarks Suitable for shrimps. To increase GH, use Shrimp Mineral.
    Set Up Recommendation 1. Place the soil to the bottom of the aquarium.
    2. Put on the bottom a flat plate and slowly fill with water, follow the planting and installation of scenery
    3. Fill the tank with water. Install filtration system. Slight turbidity will be filtered.

    Remarks:
    Water paramter for the first tank fillment are: pH- 7.4, 245 ppm, GH ~10, KH ~ 5.

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    copyright: Natali Gera (2011), table adapted and used with kind of permission by shrimpnow team
    special thanks to Fento for the English translation; Russian original can be found on http://shrimp.com.ua/table.html