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Water changes for shrimps

Discussion in 'Fresh & Planted Nano Tanks' started by snailaquarium, Jul 7, 2019.

  1. snailaquarium

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    Hi,

    My tank has white cap floating around. It was on the elodea Densa and I asked the seller on ebay about it and he says he checked all his plants and they look fine. I am wondering is this algea or fungi or bacteria? Tank had spring water so it is not chlorinated however he said something about anti bacterial treatments. If it doesn't work a nearby complete water change will the shrimp be happy or not? Thanks in advance.
     
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    pictures of the white stuff?
     
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    I do a 75% water change on my shrimp tank every week and they are fine.
     
  4. snailaquarium

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    Hi obviously can't photograph a white blob as nothing to focus on but you can see white bits of on the leaves and on the the bottom where the stones are.
     

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    It could be mold. I had some mold on my plants/substrate a couple of weeks ago, I just did a 75% water change and gravel vacuum, and it cleared in a few days. :)
     
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    My shrimp tank gets a 75% change every week. Last week I did 2 x 75% changes in 3 days as a precaution because I lost a fish. SHrimp and fish are thriving.
     
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  7. snailaquarium

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    Hi

    They survived the water change and the guy on ebay says to put more plants in and says something about the cycle sorting itself out. That reminds me I need to learn more about the cycles of chemicals and lifeforms in aquariums.
     
  8. snailaquarium

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    Do you think the source was the spring water and would it be prudent to boil the water first?
     

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