Shrimp Tank GH General Hardness

Shrimp Tank GH General Hardness

General hardness abbreviated as GH is also known as water hardness. GH is simply the measure of the total salts contained in your aquarium water. Calcium and magnesium are the primary salts dissolved in hard water.

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The Nitrogen Cycle in A Shrimp Tank

The shrimp tank is a confined environment where waste (urine, excrement, plant debris, excess food, dead shrimp) is constantly released into the system. These nitrogen products are quickly degraded and transformed into ammonia (NH3), soluble in water, and invisible but which is very toxic to shrimp.

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In today’s post I shall be going over all the water changes I do for every species of shrimp I have, it is worth noting I use reverse osmosis water and buffers and that you might not get the same results as I do if you use tap water, this is because there can be a massive variation in peoples tap water from person to person.

For the tap water people that read this, please age your water like usual and use a dechlorinator, you want to do a minimum volume of water change each week, and you want to add your elixir of life back in slowly to avoid stress, try to do 10% a week or less.

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