GlasGarten – Liquid Mineral GH+ is based on an original recipe from Japan. The minerals and trace elements it contains are secondly fine-tuned to the requirements of shrimp from softwater habitats. Some shrimp from softwater habitats include Bee Shrimp and their variants, Tiger Shrimp, Bumblebee Shrimp etc.. It furthermore facilitates keeping and breeding greatly. As a result, this preparation increases their well-being, boosts their colors, enhances their reproduction rates and provides them with everything they need for healthy growth.
In addition to the above mentioned, Liquid Mineral GH+ enhances the all-important microbiology in the aquarium. It also enhances the efficiency of the biofilms,the filter bacteria in the substrate and the filter itself.
A good water quality and a clean environment especially in the lowermost regions of the tank are especially important for the well-being, the health and the vitality of your shrimp.
The advantages in a nutshell
- creates the ideal water parameters for Bee Shrimp and Co. easily and fast
- for vitality, healthy growth, intense colors and a good reproduction rate
- boosts the activity of the filter bacteria in the filter and the substrate
- enhances the formation of biofilms, which shrimp love
- contains high levels of the important minerals calcium and magnesium
- creates the best conditions for unproblematic moults
- with natural trace elements
- for a long-lasting active soil, does not increase the carbonate hardness
- easy to dose, just add to the water, stir a bit, done
- highly concentrated for easy dosage and high sufficiency
Environment and pH
Bee Shrimp and Co. firstly originate from habitats with very soft water and a pH under 7. They are usually found in small streams with a sandy or rocky bottom and lots of dead fallen leaf litter. However, it depends on the amount of precipitation, the water has at a moderate to high current.
Due to the above-mentioned, It is sometimes difficult to create exactly this environment at home because we only have a limited amount of water that is turned over and over by the filter pump. Food rests, excrement and other things produce noxious substances that can accumulate in the water as they are not removed by the current as in nature.We therefore need to boost the microbiological activity so the harmful substances in the water are broken down quickly and in at a sufficiently high rate.
Adding to this, filter bacteria cannot live without minerals and trace elements. If minerals are deficient their activity decreases, and the water quality suffers at an alarming rate. Shrimp and other bottom dwellers will especially feel the effects of a hostile environment inside or at the surface of the substrate first. As a result, their colors will fade or they might become prone to moulting problems. This means that their immune system may be compromised, and they will fall victim to bacterial infections and other diseases more easily.
We thus recommend re-mineralizing your aquarium water with Liquid Mineral GH+ until you have a total hardness (GH) of at least 5 °dGH. This will then ensure that the mineral content of the water is sufficient. In our breeding tanks, we have the best results with a GH of around 6 °dGH.
If you keep and breed Bee Shrimp and Co,. we recommend that your pH s below 7. Liquid Mineral GH+ does not influence the pH directly. If your water does not have any carbonate hardness, the pH is easy to adjust, as the carbonate hardness would buffer the pH. Use alder cones or some fallen brown leaves to lower the pH to the reading you desire. Often, breeders and keepers use an active soil substrate like e.g. our “Environment Aquarium Soil“, which lowers the pH automatically to under 7 and keeps it stable for a long time thanks to its buffering properties. If you do not use an active substrate you ought to add humins to your water to buffer the pH.
As we have already mentioned, you can find large amounts of leaf litter in the habitats, which enrich the water with humins. Humins are all-important, not only due to their pH-buffering properties. Please have a look at the description of our “Liquid Humin+“, where you can find a host of useful information on humins.
7 drops (approx. 0,47 ml) of Liquid Mineral GH+ per 1 liter of water will raise the total hardness by approx. 6 °dGH and the conductance of about 280 µS (Mikrosiemens).
100 ml, Dosage bottle incl. drop lid
100 ml are sufficient for about 212 liters in total hardness 6 °dGH.