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    Do Shrimp Tanks Need a Heater?

    No. Most shrimp tanks will do just fine without a heater. Neocaridina and Amano shrimp are both very hardy species. As long as the changes are gradual, they can deal with a fairly large temperature …

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    Fertilizers for Planted Shrimp Tanks

    Shrimp love plants. A heavily planted tank gives them plenty of hiding places, and surface area for biofilm and algae to grow. Using fertilizers and a good light setup can boost your plant growth and …

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    Nitrates in Shrimp Tanks

    Nitrates are chemicals created by your beneficial bacteria, by breaking down ammonia. Nitrates are also a common ingredient in fertilizers for planted tanks. While it's less dangerous than ammonia, …

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    Hydra in Shrimp Tanks - How To Get Rid of Them

    What is a hydra? A hydra is a tiny freshwater polyp - a soft bodied pest with tentacles. They look like a stick with jellyfish legs, and are usually white, but can sometimes be lime green. They can …

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    Ammonia & Nitrite in Shrimp Tanks

    Ammonia is a toxic chemical that naturally appears in your shrimp tank. It's produced by your shrimp as waste, but it can also come from leftover food rotting. You need beneficial bacteria, by cycling …

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    Signs of Stress in Freshwater Shrimp

    How do you tell if a shrimp is happy? Shrimp are simple creatures. All they need to be happy is plenty of food and some space to chill. Grazing all day Dwarf shrimp spend pretty much all of their time …

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    Benefits of Reverse Osmosis Water for Shrimp Tanks

    Reverse Osmosis (RO) water can be very useful to have around for shrimp tanks. You don't need RO water, but it does have a few benefits over tap water. The benefits of RO water for shrimp tanks …

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    pH - Acidity For Shrimp Tanks

    The pH level of your water measures how acidic or alkali it is. Different species of shrimp have different preferences for their water parameters. Neocaridinas prefer slightly alkali water, with a pH …

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    Feeding Opae Ula Shrimp - What Do They Eat?

    Keeping your Opae Ula shrimp tank well-fed is really easy. They don't need much to eat, and it's simple to get food they love. Do you need to feed Opae Ula? Not frequently. In a mature tank that's …

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    Total Dissolved Solids (TDS) For Shrimp Tanks

    The Total Dissolved Solids (TDS) tells you how many things have dissolved in the water. Sometimes water with a high TDS level is called “hard”, but don't confuse it with General Hardness …