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    Default Minerals needs for shrimps.

    Hi, I have been keeping neo and cardina for a long time. The parameters are always within the recommended range, however the shrimp survival rates are always so low.

    I was reading and I came across people mentioning that trace elements are necessary for the shrimps healthy growth. May I know where do people dose these trace elements? I currently only have an old sea mud inside

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    Hi,

    Are you able to tell us more on your setup, maintenance regime, feeding regime and dosing regime?
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    It's a 20l tank. With black quartz sand and a big piece of old sea mud rock. Comes with driftwood and christmas moss. I feed them mosura bioplus once a week. Typically I try to feed them borneowild colour.

    Shrimp : fired red

    Water parameter
    GH : 10
    KH : 0-1
    Tds : 200
    PH : 7.3

    Weekly water change 10%. Typically water top up with RO. Water change with RO and gh up borneowild by weight and tds.

    Biodigest twice a month.

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    When you mentioned "shrimp survival rate is low", are you referring to adult or baby is dying frequently?

    What is the filter are you using?
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    Hi, my adults are fine, but the shrimplets survival are probably 10%. I probably see one dead every 2 days.

    I'm using an external canister filter at about 150l per hour. The temperature is at 25-26degree Celsius.

    Really appreciate your assistance. If I have missed any additional information for your assessment do let me know.

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    Here is my recommendation:
    1. Put a pack of Purigen in your filter. Recharge it every two weeks.
    2. Change your water only once every two weeks.
    3. Reduce the feeding as much as possible. 20L tank is way too small. Also reduce all those so called bacteria shrimp food. They contain more food than bacteria, which will pollute your small tank easily.
    4. Buy a bottle of Seachem Flourish Trace. Dose half the recommended dosage, but split the dosage into daily dosing.

    Stop dosing the old sea mud. With your small tank, you will kill them instead of helping them.
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    Wow! Thanks! I'll get those items. May I wonder how did you locate the bleach solution for the recharge of the purigen?

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    What do you mean locate bleach? Do you mean which bleach to use?
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    Yes. Any idea which bleach we should use? Or what to look out for? Because there are tons of household bleach available and I'm afraid Ill add the wrong content

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    Get the unscented type and does not contain detergent. Look at the ingredient. Get those only contains water and Sodium Hypochlorite.

    I was using the brand Lion that is made in Japan. Due to it's high cost, I switched to Chlorex. Cheap and good but Lion is better.
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