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    Quote Originally Posted by fruitpie
    This how it look like.
    Not sure I can get it from Malaysia or not. fruitpie, May I know you get it from which LFS? May I know the LFS name, please...

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    What is that mineral rock powder normally used for?
    Is it to rise the hardness like coral sand?

    Ive heard of a person where a beeshrimp got into brackish water for some time. This shrimp has become brighter white and was easy to find between other bees when it got back in the normal tank.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Frank
    What is that mineral rock powder normally used for?
    Is it to rise the hardness like coral sand?

    Ive heard of a person where a beeshrimp got into brackish water for some time. This shrimp has become brighter white and was easy to find between other bees when it got back in the normal tank.

    Mineral Rock is commonly used by Japanese hobbyists to enhance white of CRS. It does not increase KH or GH like coral sand.

    Brackish water is harder water, right? I will get some marine salt to try. What is the salinity level did he use?

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    Sorry, I just know that it was brackish water. Its some time ago Ive read about that.

    So the shrimps eat that rock powder?! Crazy

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    Quote Originally Posted by Frank
    Sorry, I just know that it was brackish water. Its some time ago Ive read about that.

    So the shrimps eat that rock powder?! Crazy
    Personally I have been using mineral rock powder, it helps. Simply take one pinch and mix it with decholrinated water before adding into the tank. Dont think they will eat it.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Jenova
    Personally I have been using mineral rock powder, it helps. Simply take one pinch and mix it with decholrinated water before adding into the tank. Dont think they will eat it.

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    Hello John,

    Thats interesting.
    Thanks for the information!

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    Hi,
    please avoid brackish water in your CRS tank. They come from soft, acid freshwater brooks and the high salinity will harm them. Shrimps cannot regluate the salinity of their body fluids e.g. their blood. So thes always have the same salinity like the surrounding water (they are isotonic). Diamond/bee shrimps and their stable mutations (e.g. CRS) come from soft, acid water and they should get big health problems in brackish water.

    regards
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    Quote Originally Posted by caseyhoo
    Not sure I can get it from Malaysia or not. fruitpie, May I know you get it from which LFS? May I know the LFS name, please...
    May I know which LFS in singapore that selling Mineral Rock Powder? Please PM me. Thank You...

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    Quote Originally Posted by Robert
    Hi,
    please avoid brackish water in your CRS tank. They come from soft, acid freshwater brooks and the high salinity will harm them. Shrimps cannot regluate the salinity of their body fluids e.g. their blood. So thes always have the same salinity like the surrounding water (they are isotonic). Diamond/bee shrimps and their stable mutations (e.g. CRS) come from soft, acid water and they should get big health problems in brackish water.

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    Hello Robert,

    I wont do that too but maybe youve read the same.
    Im not sure but I think I remember that Kai A. Quante was the person who write that (wirbellose.de).
    It was a mistake and not to have better white. Its not clear how long the shrimp was in that water and the water was not too salty, just brackish.

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    Just curious. Is there a brand of this Minder Rock Powder?
    Want to see if I can get it here in Canada.

    Maybe show the original packaging of this powder pls.

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