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    Seachem Flourite Substrate safe for shrimp?

    My tank currently has Seachem Red Flourite Substrate. Thinking to add some Cherry Shrimp( red, yellow, blue, black) and Amano down the road. Is the substrate okay for them?

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    I have never used that substrate but seems your looking at cherry type shrimp as long as the soil is cycled and not new should be good i would test ammonia and nitrates first to make sure

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    Florite substrate is inert rock. It is fine for shrimp.

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    Thanks guy.
    I’ll test nitrate before adding.
    Also use RO water

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    Yea should be no issue for neos

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    Quote Originally Posted by Swank View Post
    Yea should be no issue for neos
    thanks

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    Itís practically red clay substrate rich in iron my friend breed cherries using that substrate


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    yes, it is all I have ever used (capped with fine gravel or sand) and my Amanos do fine.
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    The only issue I can see is that you are using R/O. If it is 0 TDS R/O DI you will want to remineralize or cut 50/50ish with aged/treated talent water. Without doing so there will not be enough minerals in the water to allow your shrimp to replenish their shells after molt.
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    Quote Originally Posted by DavoAkop View Post
    It’s practically red clay substrate rich in iron my friend breed cherries using that substrate


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    Good to hear some keeper using it.

    Quote Originally Posted by geektom View Post
    yes, it is all I have ever used (capped with fine gravel or sand) and my Amanos do fine.
    Cool

    Quote Originally Posted by Zenzu View Post
    The only issue I can see is that you are using R/O. If it is 0 TDS R/O DI you will want to remineralize or cut 50/50ish with aged/treated talent water. Without doing so there will not be enough minerals in the water to allow your shrimp to replenish their shells after molt.
    Sound good. Ill used tap with conditioner.

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