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    How To Clean Shrimp Tank Substrate

    Vacuuming your shrimp tank gravel is usually optional, and only becomes a requirement if you start noticing some problems. This article will help you to learn how to tell if you should gravel vac, and …

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    Active Substrate for Bee Shrimp Tanks

    What is an active substrate? An active substrate in a shrimp tank makes the water more acidic, as well as keeping the pH stable from swings. They are also sometimes known as buffering substrates. …

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    The Guide to Substrates for Shrimp Tanks

    Choosing the best substrate for your new shrimp tank can be a bit difficult when you're starting out. There are lots of different options, each with their own benefits and drawbacks. This article will …

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    How To Prepare a Shrimp Tank Before Vacation

    Are you planning to go on holiday soon, and worrying about how you need to prepare for your shrimp to be alright? This article will go through all the steps necessary to be able to leave your shrimp …

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    Shrimp Tank Shapes & Sizes

    Picking an aquarium to use as your new shrimp tank is quite an important decision. You'll find there are lots of options for sizes, shapes, built-in filters, lights, etc. All these different choices …

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    Does a Shrimp Tank Need a Lid? The Pros & Cons

    The short answer is no, you do not need to use a lid on your shrimp tanks, but they can provide a few benefits. Will shrimp try to escape? This question is quite common, and online you'll find about …

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    Carbonate Hardness (KH) For Shrimp Tanks

    Carbonate Hardness (KH) measures how many carbonates and bicarbonates are dissolved in your aquarium’s water. A very simplified summary of what you'll learn from this article is: As your water's KH …

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    How To Acclimate Snails

    Do you need to acclimate snails? It's recommended to acclimate snails, even though they are very tough little creatures, and don't need to be acclimated in the same way a shrimp would. Some basic …

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    How To Clean a Shrimp Tank Sponge Filter

    Over time, sponge filters collect a lot of detritus and dirt floating in the water. They should be cleaned roughly every couple of months, or when you notice your water quality is getting foggy. Steps …

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    General Hardness (GH) For Shrimp Tanks

    The General Hardness (GH) is a measurement for how hard or soft water is. Technically, it refers to the amount of calcium and magnesium ions in the water. It's usually measured in dGH (degrees of …