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[APD] Shrimp and KCL (reply)

I never really resolved "scientifically" whehter or not KCL (potash) actually was the culprit or if some "contaminant" was...
All i did was add it to a tank that had been suffering shrimp losses for a while.. (after which i had stopped using it for about 3 wks) there was ONE remaining caridina japonica left in the 55 w/ many other healthy fish...
I figured the only way to be certain (in a very common sense sort of way) was to go ahead and add teh potash again ..
sure enough, the next day the shrimp was dead

give it a shot if you'd like.. but i'd try to find some other manner of potassium supplementation if you are going to want to keep fw shrimp (esp if you're paying good $ for them)

just my nickles worth


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Message: 3
Date: Mon, 22 Dec 2003 12:57:19 -0600
From: "Jim Seidman" <js5 at seidman_net>
Subject: [APD] KCl and shrimp
To: <aquatic-plants at actwin_com>

Looking through the archives, there are a number of discussions of the use
of KCl versus K2SO4. About the only reason to not use KCl was that some
people claimed to have mysterious shrimp deaths with KCl. This was
controversial, and no one seemed to understand the cause. Some thought
there might be contaminants in the KCl. It doesn't appear the issue was
ever resolved.

KCl is super cheap. I saw it at Home Depot this weekend at $6.40 for a
40-lb bag, and would love to use it. Does anyone have any new insights on
the mysterious shrimp death controversy?

- Jim Seidman


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