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Old 07-13-2018, 05:38 AM   #1
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Bacter Ae and shrimp deaths?

I have a strange situation. I dosed bacter ae one day ago and next day found a crs dead. Now today i put bacter ae and after an hour found out a cbs dead. I google and some people have this issue.

Did you ever encounter this problem? Any ideas? Tank is well aerated with airstone and hob filter. Its really very bad because i was thinking to increase bacter ae to have biofilm for shrimplets. They say a weak or old shrimp may die with bacter ae which i feel funny why would it kill a old shrimp? No reviewer mentioned this part in any review unless i read myself. Please share your suggestions and opinions.
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How are the water parameters, especially nitrate? The amount of Bacter AE used should be small as Iíve read that it could impact water conditions. The deaths seem a bit extreme though.
I thought about using Bacter AE in my neo tank but used another product (SL Aqua Magic Powder). So far no adverse effects.
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I dose very small amounts, and try to off set the dosing as a.m. food, p.m. Bacter AE, then wait for a half day at least to feed the shrimp. Also have read it in a few comments out of a high number. Sometimes, I think it is a high spike of ammonia as it breaks down, then by the time you notice and test it has been used up by plants or BB and it seems okay.
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