Calcium Chloride For Shrimp And Snails

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Would calcium chloride that is used for saltwater tank coral growth, work to add calcium for shrimp and snails? I agree food is a good way for shrimp to get calcium, but if adding this once a week or so would help it would make my life easier considering I am not always available to blanch and feed them leafs of Khal.

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I put a piece of cuttle bone in the line of the flow of the filter. Little bits get broken off into the water that way. Never had molting issues since doing this.
 

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Calcium chloride wont work in a fresh water tank and will probably kill your shrimp, taking short cuts wont work with shrimp you have to eat yourself if your not available to spend 10minutes a week to cook something that you may eat yourself is it worth keeping shrimp, the time it takes to do a water change would have a little bit of food cooked
 
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@richie.p though I value your opinion, thank you. I have been doing shrimp for sometime now, and quite successfully. I saw a post about using this as a good way to get calcium in the system for snails and was simply asking if it would work for shrimp. It is used in saltwater for adding calcium so it seemed like a logical question.
Understand, that my main focus in life is to make money to support my household and fund my hobby. Unfortunately this requires me to travel 200 plus days a year and I am not always available to put in a leaf and be around to take it out. That’s is just the simple fact of the matter.
I don’t think a simpler solution like adding a product to the water that could help improve the life of my very successful shrimp tank is out of line. This is something that anyone in my house could do easily enough.

I personally find your comments somewhat condescending, I hope it was not meant that way, and maybe more of a cultural thing then a personal attack.
 

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Sorry if it offended you didn't mean to do that I just answered the question the way I read it, as a paramedic I am very familiar what calcium chloride can do to the human body and as salt is a no no with shrimp I thought you would have picked up on it, I've never used it and never would, but if it help I keep my condescending options to my self in future
 
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So maybe I was not clear. I am talking about Seachem product for reef tanks, (can’t remember that exact name right now) I did not mean raw calcium chloride.
 

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I do not cook and feed my shrimp anything. I feed my shrimp specific tanks twice weekly a shrimp specific pelleted food. I have went many many weeks (over 3 months) on "test" tanks without any foods whatsoever beyond that naturally provided in the tank. That said I don't have calcium worries here by any means but living where it was a concern previously, I utilized shells and cuttle bone in the filter but otherwise did nothing differently.
 

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@richie.p though I value your opinion, thank you. I have been doing shrimp for sometime now, and quite successfully. I saw a post about using this as a good way to get calcium in the system for snails and was simply asking if it would work for shrimp. It is used in saltwater for adding calcium so it seemed like a logical question.
Understand, that my main focus in life is to make money to support my household and fund my hobby. Unfortunately this requires me to travel 200 plus days a year and I am not always available to put in a leaf and be around to take it out. That’s is just the simple fact of the matter.
I don’t think a simpler solution like adding a product to the water that could help improve the life of my very successful shrimp tank is out of line. This is something that anyone in my house could do easily enough.

I personally find your comments somewhat condescending, I hope it was not meant that way, and maybe more of a cultural thing then a personal attack.
I just tried making Snello for a 2nd time and it's a timesaver. It only took about 10 minutes to make (would have been faster if I had recipe) and I made extra. The snails, fish and shrimp love it and it's easy to serve.
I made mine a bit differently than others do as I left out the fresh fish/protein. I had organic spirulina powder, organic spinach powder, powdered calcium some fresh carrot/zucchini/broccoli I boiled as for soup, blended and Knox gelatin ( I can't eat it myself as it contains pork). I DO plan to buy Agar Agar vegetarian gelatin in future which will also helps them bc it comes from kelp, as I understand it.
The first time I tried with adding fish flakes and such, I found it didn't set well and was very watery.
The other thing I did while making that was peel and blanch zucchini and blanch some fresh broccoli that I'd just read livestock like.
After cooking, I drained and put on baking sheet lined with parchment paper so I could individually freeze the slices for ease of use.
With a busy work life, a tiny bit of prep does make the daily bits easier.
I haven't tried the Bacter EA yet, but plan to get some in future. I Did get a Shrimp King sampler on Amazon for about $19.00 to try the different foods.
The snails almost always eat it all before the shrimp ever get any, but I like the way the Snow Pops expand.
 

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Looks like your putting all the right stuff in and agree with putting the vegetarian gelatine in, bactor AE is my N°1 supplement and you will see benefits there when you start using it, dont put it in with any of your mixes
 
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