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  1. Azoo Active Filter 4in1 has 4 different types of media that it comes with and I want to research toxicity before introducing to any shrimp colony... “Silver Ion” - inhibit bacterial infection. (SiO2, CaO, P2O5, Ag, Zn, Mg) “Far Infrared–Rays” - decreases size of water molicules, promotes better metabolism as well as color and lifespan. (SiO2, Al2O3, CaO, MgO, Fe2O3, Na2O, K2O) “Anion” - neutralizes suspended solids and other factors conducive to pathogens, providing clarified water, improved metabolism. (SiO2, CaO, Al2O3, TiO2) “Calcium & Magnesium Ion” - releases important ions such as Ca2+, Mg2+, B3+, Zn2+, Li+, Al3+. (SiO2, Al2O3, CaO, MgO, B2O3, ZnO, Li2O, Na2O) It would be nice if it turns out safe to use with invertebrates because of the effects of these media’s on water quality, FYI: I bought a small amount of this media and tried it in my tank but it was only 2 ceramic pieces of each type. Way less than actually needed for any tank size. I have not seen any indication that damage has been done to the colony since I added it about a month or two ago. My first year in shrimp keeping I’ve learned that to much of anything can kill, I understand that a lot of people say “copper kills shrimp!” Which it does but only at higher levels (~0.07 PPM for Caridina). But this media has things listed that I have no idea about, for instance... Lithium, Silver, Aluminum, Silicon. If anyone has any insight on even the smallest bit I would be glad to hear back and I’m sure this post will come in handy to the next person that runs across it.