Salty Shrimp: Shrimp Mineral GH/KH+ is the ideal re-mineralizer for all Neocaridina shrimp and even some Caridina shrimp. Shrimp mineral is used when utilizing reverse osmosis water or distilled water in aquariums.
If you plan to use RO/DI (Reverse Osmosis/De-Ionization), distilled or some other form of pure water, it is almost always essential to use some form of remineralizer. The reason for this is because most forms of pure water are lacking in trace elements and minerals that are necessary to support life in the aquarium. By using a form of remineralizer, you add back in these trace elements and minerals needed to have a successful tank. But why use pure water in the first place? Simple, it is full proof. In the past, we have experienced a multitude of problem due to bacteria in city water, fluctuations in water chemistry and hardness of well water. By using pure water, it takes the guess work out of it and you will know that things will remain consistent. Here at Flip Aquatics, we use Salty Shrimp (SS) Shrimp Mineral exclusively.
Salty Shrimp Shrimp Mineral has a few benefits that make it our exclusive remineralizer. The biggest benefit is consistency. With many liquid remineralizers, people find that every bottle will vary slightly. SS Shrimp Mineral is in powder form which makes it exactly the same every time. So once a person figures out his or her dosage, it’ll always be the same unless other factors come into play (evaporation or such). The next benefit is that it is cost effective. Being that it is in powdered form, you are not paying to have it mixed with liquid prior to getting it. Thus, the cost is less and you’ll find your money going a lot farther. The one and only drawback to SS Shrimp Mineral, is just what we talked about: mixing it into water. Often times it will take an hour or two to fully dissolve completely. We usually let our water sit over night before adding it into the aquarium. Although, we have done water changes directly after mixing water without ill effects. If you have the time to wait, it is recommending.
Salty Shrimp: Shrimp Mineral GH/KH+ is specifically designed for shrimp that prefer a ph around 7.0. These shrimp include cherry shrimp, most tiger shrimp and all other Neocardina. SS Shrimp Mineral GH/KH+ will increase carbonate hardness (KH) and general hardness (GH) making it easier to achieve a ph around 7.0. Since carbonate hardness controls the stability of ph in an aquarium, we prefer this re-mineralizer for all of our tiger and Neocardina tanks.
I purchased salty shrimp based on flip aquatics YouTube video and I am so disappointed they would recommend this product! I did not order from them however when I mix it I consistently get a kh of 3 and gh of 10. It’s supposed to give you 2 parts gh to one part kh! I even purchased a second batch, same thing. If you’re using it be sure to test it, if not don’t bother and buy something else. This “product” has cost me a small fortune in shrimp, time and money!
It works like it is expected to. I added it to a five gallon bucket filled with RO water. It brought my GH/KH right to where I needed it for my fish tank. Very happy with this! Definitely will be getting this again.
The mineral was so easy to use and apply.! I thought it went really well.!
Directions aren’t made for America first, but once you find them, they aren’t terrible to follow. Two level scoops brings TDS up to about 400 with RO water. Confusing part is that instructions say to use 2mg (one scoop) per 10L of water. The scoop has lines on it for 2ml about 2/3 the way up and 1ml about 1/2 way up, but none for mg. 2mg is as stated in the directions a full scoop though. So why put liquid measurements on a scoop for a dry powder? Fricking Germans.
I use RO water with a deionization cartridge. Need to add minerals so I don't kill my fish/shrimp. Have used this product for 2 years now and my fish are alive and happy. Thanks "Shrimp Mineral"