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  1. I have put Oak leaves in my shrimp tanks. I didn't check the ph to see if that was affected. But the reason Oak leaves are suggested for shrimp tanks is because the shrimp feed on the microorganisms that feed on the leaves.

    When using leaves. Collect the dry Oak leaves in an area where they would be free from pollutants. Before adding them to your tank soak them in tank water for a few days so they sink and a lot of the tannins will leach out. Soaking the leaves first will prevent your tank water from turning brown. Oak leaves break down slowly so they will last a long time in the aquarium.

  2. If you still want to set up a brackish tank get the super shrimp. I have the super shrimp in my brackish tank. There is very little cost to setting it up and almost no maintenance. There is a little cost in buying the hydrometer & sea salt then after it's set up the only maintenance you need to do is top it off with RO water once in a while.

  3. I haven't heard of the bacteria issue but when I got into keeping shrimp it was stressed to use only cold water and let it warm up before putting it into the shrimp tank. Because warm water that goes though the hot water heater contains some metals that are harmful to shrimp. This is why I got the Kold ster IL water filter.

    For your drinking water it's important to have a water filter. There are things in our water that you don't even want to know about. If you don't have a water filter YOU ARE the water filter.

    I also have a filter on my shower head. Have you ever took a hot show and felt a little light headed and thought it was because the was hot? It wasn't the temperature of the water. The steam from our chlorinated water contains chlorine gas which is what the Nazis used to exterminate millions of Jews.



  4. It's likely that your shrimp died of the stress from it's previous conditions. With shrimp stress is accumulative and will cause them to die slowly over time.

    Shrimp are also a lot more sensitive to water conditions. Shrimp don't usually crawl out of the tank unless they don't like the water. I don't know anything about prazi but medications that contain copper will kill shrimp.

    Betta's are shrimp eaters. So putting shrimp with a Betta is risky.

  5. The best thing to feed fry is newly hatched brine shrimp. You could hatch a batch of brine shrimp so you know what your doing when the fry come.

    how do I do this?

    Add eight table spoons of aquarium salt to 1 gallon of conditioned water. Put in an air stone. Add brine shrimp eggs and in around 24 to 36 hours the eggs will hatch.

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