Shrimp Microorganism Mix (Lu-bao pouch)

Shrimp Microorganism Mix (Lu-bao pouch)
Shrimp Microorganism Mix (Lu-bao pouch)
Shrimp Microorganism Mix (Lu-bao pouch)

Shrimp Microorganism Mix (Lu-bao pouch)

$28.50

A pouch filled with a proprietary mix of botanicals and probiotics is contained in each "lubao".

The purpose of this is to provide a medium for biofilm to grow on. Best used in high population situations or in starting new tanks. 

Usage as a source of biofilm

Best used in large cycled tanks with a high population of shrimp. The decomposition process in which produces the biofilm will produce ammonia which will require a well established cycled tank to remove. A higher water volume will also help in preventing a spike in parameters. 

The pouch can also be soaked in an unoccupied tank or bucket for the biofilm to form first, then placed into the tank with shrimp for feeding in order to reduce the above mentioned risk.

Usage as a starter for new tanks

Product can be used to start new tanks as it will produce a source of ammonia to begin the cycling process. The probiotics within will also aid in the biofauna in the tank. Please be aware froth will form on the surface during this process and the water will become cloudy. Once the water clears, test water for ammonia, nitrite and nitrate levels before adding livestock. The lubao is to be removed at the end of this process. 

Low population tanks

For low population tanks, it is recommended to use the mix itself and portion it to cater to the population of shrimp in the tank. The mix can be placed into a DIY tea bag or in a fine mesh net in order for the mix to grow microfilm but not to the extent that the excess will cause an ammonia spike. 

 


Please ensure the Live Fish Shipping option is selected if your order contains live goods (fish, shrimp or snails). Failure to do so may incur extended wait times to dispatch the order while unpaid shipping costs are paid in full.

In the unfortunate event of a DOA, please message us with a photo in an unopened bag. We will provide a refund for the fish, postage costs are not refundable. 

Ensure you arrange to receive the package. Deaths resultant from leaving the package unattended for an extended period of time will not be refunded. 

Please be aware that marble variety bettas (i.e. Koi, Grizzle, Fancy, etc.) can change pattern and colour during transit as well as over time. We cannot guarantee the pattern will remain the same throughout its lifetime. 

Fin nipping during transit is an occurrence that can happen during postage. Please understand this is a risk with long-finned varieties.

If there are any issues, please contact us on the day of arrival with images.

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Shrimp Microorganism Mix (Lu-bao pouch)

$28.50