Questions about Bacter AE & Shrimp Baby

Crimson_687

I recently upgraded my shrimp colony from a 5.5gal to a 10gal. So far everything has been going great, I've upped supplements just a bit (mostly peas or spinach. Occasional algae wafer, hikari crab cuisine, or freeze-dried bloodworm) and adding sweet gum ball to promote biofilm growth. I'm also going to get Bacter AE to keep biofilm up while the tank is aging. Had some questions:

Bacter AE: Does it expire? Once opened, how long will it last? Will it cause any significant rise in TDS? For a 10 gallon tank (38 L), should I get a sample size (3-10g) or a (35-70g) size?
Shrimp Baby (GlasGarten): how is it different from Dennerle Shrimp King Baby, Lowkeys Double Speed, GlasGarten Shrimp Fit, or Repashy Soilent Green? Can newborn shrimp eat it?
 

richiep

Bactor ae as a dose expire my last pot as a 12month shelf life, (so buy the small pot) I'm not sure what happens to it after but a question I think I pose to glas garden now you've mentioned it.
Personally I dont think it's much different to any others on the market
In the early stages of life babies rely on biofilm which is what you get from bactor ae this is why you'll see an increase in survival
I always mix some baby food with bactor ae as adults eat both as well
I'm sure there's a weening phase onto larger food but not sure,
The amount you'll see your tds rise is negligible if you feed both in small doses, I hardly see a rise in tds over a week
 
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Crimson_687

Bactor ae as a dose expire my last pot as a 12month shelf life, (so buy the small pot) I'm not sure what happens to it after but a question I think I pose to glas garden now you've mentioned it.
Personally I dont think it's much different to any others on the market
In the early stages of life babies rely on biofilm which is what you get from bactor ae this is why you'll see an increase in survival
I always mix some baby food with bactor ae as adults eat both as well
I'm sure there's a weening phase onto larger food but not sure,
The amount you'll see your tds rise is negligible if you feed both in small doses, I hardly see a rise in tds over a week
would 0.1g bacter ae and 0.1g shrimp baby per week be too much/too little?
 
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richiep

Let me just get my scales I need to see in volume as I have 10g tanks.
That looks good to me and both together once a week is ample
 

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Crimson_687

the Lowkeys products last 18months-2years after opening. If you figure out about GlasGarten let me know
 
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richiep

I've already been intouch with them, just waiting,
I think its normally 2yrs with bactor but it depends on where you buy it from and how old it is before you get it.
This is the problem buying from ebay
I dont know why I don't get my stuff direct from glasgarten factory shop in Germany
 
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Crimson_687

Have you tried CSF Cologne Shrimp products?
 
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richiep

No please enlighten me not heard of them
I've just checked them out if I wanted them shipped to UK the postage it dearer than the product
 
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Crimson_687

No please enlighten me not heard of them
I've just checked them out if I wanted them shipped to UK the postage it dearer than the product
I found CSF Cologne Baby Pro as a 25g container, but all offers for GlasGarten Baby are either sample size, 3-10g, or 70g. Both are German brands. Both have good ingredients, but CSF Baby Pro has half the protein. I am looking on eBay- items are sold out from retailers. Bacter AE is still available from most though.

CSF Baby Pro: Spinach, nettle, rice bran, walnut leaves, nutritional yeast, Pollen, amaranth, montmorillonite, birch leaves, Healing earth green lipped mussel and beta-glucans. Protein 21-24%.
GlasGarten Shrimp Baby: zooplankton, protein extracts of vegetable origin, squid, Omega-3 oil, Gammarus, Daphnia, white cabbage, Spirulia, spinach, rosemary, Nannochloropsis algae, Moringa oleifera, minerals, yeast, green-lipped mussel, brine shrimps, balm, Chlorella algae, fennel, pollen, grape seeds. 48% protein.
 
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