Shrimp soil

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There is a lot of variety to think of in terms of substrates. Below we make the difference between a PH-lowering soil and a 'normal' soil cover.

pH-lowering soil

As the name suggests, this ground cover lowers your pH. This special shrimp soil promotes a natural to slightly acidic pH value. This is ideal for shrimp as they also occur in soft and acidic water in natural conditions.

There are many types and sizes of pH-lowering soils available; akadama, special shrimp bottoms.

Standard soil

The standard bedding is basically anything you usually buy from a pet store. The standard substrate is the most common soil and has no influence on the pH value.


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    Plants are indispensable in any aquarium. Shrimp are not very choosy when it comes to aquatic plants. Plants, for a shrimp aquarium, serve several purposes; food gets stuck in it and shrimp can hide in the vegetation.

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    Moss is indispensable in a shrimp aquarium. Moss is very useful because there are all kinds of food residues for the shrimps and moss is nice and soft.

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    In addition to its decorative function, wood also has another good function; wood contains many microorganisms. Before adding wood to an aquarium, it is advisable to rinse and clean the wood with very hot water.

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