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Old 04-29-2007, 02:43 PM   #1
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Seachem Flourish Tabs Invert Safe?

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Has anyone used the Seachem flourish tabs and have inverts in the same tank? I know shrimp are especially sensitive to elements in the water but I was wondering if anyone here has used these and if they are indeed shrimp/invert safe?

I have heard of some ferts killing peoples shrimp, but i wasn't sure if it applied to all ferts or that the people i hear this from didn't dose properly or if the death was coincidence and blamed on the ferts.



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Old 04-30-2007, 12:50 AM   #2
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I have not heard of this potentially being a problem. I've used this product with amano shrimp and mystery snails in the tank with no ill effects.
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Old 04-30-2007, 09:30 AM   #3
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Many people are leary of using liquid ferts in an aquarium with shrimp. Usually these are the more rare shrimp and does not include Amanos, Ghost shrimp, or Cherry Red Shrimp. There isn't necessarily any conclusive proof that the ferts caused any problems with the rarer shrimp, but considering the cost of these shrimp most end up playing it safe. As long as the root tabs are buried deep in the substrate and not disturbed, they shouldn't pose any problem.
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I have used Flourish tabs in my tank with ghost shrimp and bamboo/filter shrimp with no problems.
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Old 04-30-2007, 03:19 PM   #5
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I don't use any tabs in my shrimp tanks, but like Purrbox said I would make sure and bury them. Not because of what would leach into the water, I'd be afraid the shrimp would eat them!
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I got an official response from Seachem, I am surprised they replied to my email so fast!

Thanks for all the advice, I feel safer using it now

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I understand your concern about the amounts. The copper is present at a very low level. Some nutrients are required for proper development at low levels. One might compare it to Vitamin A. We need Vitamin A in low doses, but in higher doses it is toxic. The levels present of copper in the Flourish Tabs are well with in a safe range of use. This research was based on the National Academy of Science. The Tabs do not just dissolve once placed in water. Flourish Tabs are fine to use even with shrimp present in the water.
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Seachem has a very good track record in responding to queries posed about their products and I'm glad you found a definitive answer.
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