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    Re: Help needed for 1st attempt of a 2 feet shrimp tank

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    Quote Originally Posted by HeMan View Post
    GC got tons of benibachi soil , hehe
    hope they will have them in stock till june/july when i set up my tank.

    but will still be exploring other available soils..
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    Re: Help needed for 1st attempt of a 2 feet shrimp tank

    Quote Originally Posted by darrentyl View Post
    I tried before when I first started due to its price.

    To be fair to the soil, I know nuts when I first started and eventually all the shrimps went dead after 2 weeks.

    Currently using Ada 2 soil, was quite satisfy till now. But I did heard rumors that certain batch did give out some issues.
    the price is somehow similar to Amazonia.
    from it's website, about the lifespan of the soil, they said they're using it for more than 4 years.
    so i'm interested to find out more.
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    Re: Help needed for 1st attempt of a 2 feet shrimp tank

    Personally, i had 3 tanks with amazonia 2 for 3 years for some of the tanks all with undergravel filter no problem just a little bit of mud at the bottom.

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    Heard that having a UGF, substrates could last longer..
    But I don't know how to use UGF.. Hahaha
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    Quote Originally Posted by FaRnieGuy View Post
    Heard that having a UGF, substrates could last longer..
    But I don't know how to use UGF.. Hahaha
    Using ugf will deplete the soil faster. Where did you read that it will last longer?

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    Re: Help needed for 1st attempt of a 2 feet shrimp tank

    Quote Originally Posted by eviltrain View Post
    Using ugf will deplete the soil faster. Where did you read that it will last longer?

    Send from my GT-P1000 (Overcome 7 Series v4.0.0)
    ok maybe i read wrongly and misunderstood them i guess.
    i went to search again and it's UGF makes substrates work more effectively or something like that.

    see.. never study in school.. only read forum.. now my english cannot make it..
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    Re: Help needed for 1st attempt of a 2 feet shrimp tank

    I remember the large pack was going for less than $30 at seaview previously.

    Quote Originally Posted by FaRnieGuy View Post
    the price is somehow similar to Amazonia.
    from it's website, about the lifespan of the soil, they said they're using it for more than 4 years.
    so i'm interested to find out more.

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    Quote Originally Posted by eviltrain View Post
    Using ugf will deplete the soil faster. Where did you read that it will last longer?

    Send from my GT-P1000 (Overcome 7 Series v4.0.0)
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    Quote Originally Posted by felix_fx2 View Post
    I sense morning illness playing him the fool.
    Hmmm... Erm.... ?_?
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    Re: Help needed for 1st attempt of a 2 feet shrimp tank

    Quote Originally Posted by FaRnieGuy View Post
    Hmmm... Erm.... ?_?
    I myself is using Ugf for all my shrimp tanks.
    My 1st set up using UGF was with ADA II with direct suction to canister...this has actually create a big headache for me within a year. When I start to have funny high reading of pH and gH...

    After this experience...I drive the UGF with the help of Air Pump + Air Stone. And below the UGF panel with Eheim Sub Pro laid neatly and packed. Follow by using a green Netting to net up securely.

    Why I choose to use UGF?
    Read up from Surfing the net...and chit chat with some bros...
    UGF is good in building beneficial bacteria. And of cause...clear water...

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    Re: Help needed for 1st attempt of a 2 feet shrimp tank

    UGF are good for hardworking people who have spare tanks to transfer the shrimps to each time the UGF chokes from mulm accumulation or the soil depletes from the excessive flow and a semi-reset is required.
    IMHO, a big piece of good air sponge would serve better for most beginners, as they tend to keep fast producing shrimps (eg. cherry) that reproduces fast and produces more waste, causing the UGF to choke sooner.

    The soil is meant primarily for lowering the pH and to serve as a substrate that the shrimps can forage on. Trying to use it as a mechanical and biofilter at the same time is probably left to more experienced keepers.

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    I'm also hardworking but hardworking on playing.. I'll probably go without UGF..

    Now I'm thinking what shrimps to put in the tank.. Looking at just grade S-SSS CRS for a start..Don't intend to go into PRL, PBL or those high end ones.. Anyway I felt that normal ones may look better than some of those high end ones..
    I like the "no-entry" and "little lips" though.. Haha..
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    Re: Help needed for 1st attempt of a 2 feet shrimp tank

    Quote Originally Posted by darrentyl View Post
    I remember the large pack was going for less than $30 at seaview previously.
    U mean Amazonia large packet cost $30? So cheap? Is it Amazonia I or II?
    I've recently asked around for the price of Amazonia II 9L which is about $40 to $45.

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    Re: Help needed for 1st attempt of a 2 feet shrimp tank

    Paiseh bro, I'm referring the "HELP" soil. Went seaview yesterday and saw $29 before discount on the big pack.

    For ADA 2 soil, I remember getting it at Y618 for less than $40 last year. Don't know is there a price increase or not. Best for you to call them to check on the price again.

    Quote Originally Posted by paladin View Post
    U mean Amazonia large packet cost $30? So cheap? Is it Amazonia I or II?
    I've recently asked around for the price of Amazonia II 9L which is about $40 to $45.

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    Spoiled by choices... Don't know what to choose..
    Should I go for benibachi? Borneowild or HELP advanced soil? Or Amazonia?


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    Re: Help needed for 1st attempt of a 2 feet shrimp tank

    Well, will have to depend on what you want to achieve. In actual fact, I think the varieties of soil is limited.

    Haha..

    Quote Originally Posted by FaRnieGuy View Post
    Spoiled by choices... Don't know what to choose..
    Should I go for benibachi? Borneowild or HELP advanced soil? Or Amazonia?


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    Quote Originally Posted by darrentyl View Post
    Well, will have to depend on what you want to achieve. In actual fact, I think the varieties of soil is limited.

    Haha..
    Yeah.. Need to read more about them.. *back to study*
    Haha


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    Re: Help needed for 1st attempt of a 2 feet shrimp tank

    Hmm.. Once you know what you want, just go ahead. Just start slow.

    I'm sure after your poison get deeper, you will soon have more and bigger tanks with even more options.

    The only solution is don't come to any forum. Maybe by doing so, your poison can be control. Haha..

    Quote Originally Posted by FaRnieGuy View Post
    Yeah.. Need to read more about them.. *back to study*
    Haha


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    Quote Originally Posted by darrentyl View Post
    Hmm.. Once you know what you want, just go ahead. Just start slow.

    I'm sure after your poison get deeper, you will soon have more and bigger tanks with even more options.

    The only solution is don't come to any forum. Maybe by doing so, your poison can be control. Haha..
    Not really getting poisoned deeply or what..
    I'm not going into the high ends.. Probably just S-SSS CRS.. Maybe a few pandas or bkk in future..


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    Where can I get Gex Glassterior 900?
    no luck everywhere I go..

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