Water changes for shrimps

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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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I do a 75% water change on my shrimp tank every week and they are fine.
 

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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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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.
 
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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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