TheShrimporium Posted December 17, 2014 Report Share Posted December 17, 2014 So recently we have had some new "shrimp" buffering substrates make it here to the US. I have recently decided to redo a few of my tanks that I used Fluval Shrimp Stratum in over a year ago. When trying to find info on the actual buffering capabilities using RO water for these new brands, I am still at a loss for a few of the brands. So I would like to see everyone post their experiences and technical info on the particular buffering substrates that you have used. Here are the few I have definitive data about..... Brand/Type: ADA Amazonia Time in use: 8 months +/- Tap or RO: RO Remineralizer: SS GH+ (GH of 5) PH: 5.7 Brand/Type: UPAQUA Aqua Sand Time in use: 11 months +/- Tap or RO: RO Remineralizer: SS GH+ (GH of 5) PH: 6.7 Brand/Type: Fluval Shrimp Stratum Time in use: 10 months +/- (I do have an old tank with a very thin layer of FSS that is exhausted, approx. 16 months or more) Tap or RO: RO Remineralizer: SS GH+ (GH of 6) PH 6.6-6.8 Brand/Type: Brightwell Aquatics FlorinVolcanit Plant Substrate Time in use: Just ordered online, will update soon Tap or RO: n/a Remineralizer: n/a PH: n/a Please add your data and any pros and cons about it. I will update as I try new substrates. I plan on ordering Controsoil soon. Quote Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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