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    So... What is the 100+ pieces of food you are feeding? I'm curious on that.
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    Quote Originally Posted by hyoushoku View Post
    So... What is the 100+ pieces of food you are feeding? I'm curious on that.
    mosura food, gravidas, brood, specialty, excel. i doubt its the food problem. because my other tanks i been using same food and same water preparation, but somewhat only this tank the fire are dying

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    It is the food causing part of the problem. With inert lava sand getting NO3 that high, it means too much organic waste.
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    Quote Originally Posted by hyoushoku View Post
    It is the food causing part of the problem. With inert lava sand getting NO3 that high, it means too much organic waste.
    hmmm i take another reading and see how it goes later. i do my bi-weekly water change of 25% and usually nitrates are still within 20ppm and below

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    Quote Originally Posted by Shrimp Boy View Post
    hmmm i take another reading and see how it goes later. i do my bi-weekly water change of 25% and usually nitrates are still within 20ppm and below
    This is not normal, mate.

    There are two suggestions for you:
    1. Reduce your feeding. Shrimp does not need to eat man-made food that much. They need mostly microbes and zooplanktons.
    2. Throw in a pack of Purigen into your filter to suck up your organic waste.

    Too much organic waste will cause both good and bad bacteria to bloom. As such, your shrimp will slowly get weak and easily infected with diseases. They also will start exhibiting moulting issue like you narrated about the scratches symptom.
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    Quote Originally Posted by hyoushoku View Post
    This is not normal, mate.

    There are two suggestions for you:
    1. Reduce your feeding. Shrimp does not need to eat man-made food that much. They need mostly microbes and zooplanktons.
    2. Throw in a pack of Purigen into your filter to suck up your organic waste.

    Too much organic waste will cause both good and bad bacteria to bloom. As such, your shrimp will slowly get weak and easily infected with diseases. They also will start exhibiting moulting issue like you narrated about the scratches symptom.
    thanks for your information and sharing but i do not have any purigen. hmm but organic waste of the shrimp is inevitable ? will monitor my feeding more. how do you increase the amount of beneficial microbes and zooplanktons in the tank ?

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    "hmm but organic waste of the shrimp is inevitable ? " <--- That's not true.

    "how do you increase the amount of beneficial microbes and zooplanktons in the tank ?" <--- Hard to tell you in just a few lines.It has to be started all the way from setting up the tank.
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