Liquid Calcium

Discussion in 'Freshwater Beginners' started by JLeeM, Aug 4, 2017.

  1. JLeeMWell Known MemberMember

    Hello.

    Didn't really know where to post this so sorry if it's the wrong place.

    Where can liquid calcium be purchased? In the pet store? Garden center? Where?

    Looking into a crayfish in the future, and lots more snails. They might appreciate it.
     




  2. FishFish221Well Known MemberMember

    People usually use some cuttlebone (in the bird section of a pet store). I don't think liquid calcium is sold anywhere.
     
  3. FahnFishlore VIPMember

    You can buy liquid calcium supplements for reefs. However, an easier and more cost effective solution would be crushed coral or limestone, cuttlebone, or montmorillonite clay. You could also do eggshells though they need to be cleaned thoroughly.
     
  4. JLeeMWell Known MemberMember

    Oh. Could have sworn I heard about people using it. Lol. I do have a nice hunk of cuttlebone in my main tank now for all inverts. Don't know how well it's working though.
     
  5. FahnFishlore VIPMember

    Test your KH and GH. Higher levels mean more calcium and magnesium in the water column, which means stronger shells for inverts. It is more effective for them to actually ingest a source of calcium however, hence why I am considering montmorillonite clay for my shrimp tank I'm setting up.
     
  6. JLeeMWell Known MemberMember

    They graze on the cuttlebone some, and I was also feeding the Mystery Snails zucchini, but they've recently lost interest in it seems like. They rather graze on algae and biofilm which is weird for Mysteries I thought.
     
  7. clk89Fishlore VIPMember

    You could also get calcium powder and mix in a snail jello recipe.
     
  8. Nate05New MemberMember

    I get mine of Amazon
     
  9. JLeeMWell Known MemberMember

    Thought about doing this, but afraid my betta would bloat himself.

    Liquid?
     
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  10. Nate05New MemberMember

    Yes liquid I have a salt tank now no more fresh but I'm sure they have it

    Hee is what I get again for salt but look around on there

    Sorry the first one was fuzzy

    The company is seachem
     

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