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Shirakura Mineral Stone is a swellable mineral stone made of montmorillonit, which enriches the water with important minerals and which serves as natural ion exchanger for cleaning the water. Due to its high ability to exchange ions, it can ligate poisonous substances such as ammonium/ ammoniac and heavy metals over a long period and store them safely so that those substances are no danger for shrimps.
At the beginning it will look as if the Mineral Stone dissolved in the water. However, it does, of course, not. It only swells, which is necessary for storing the poisonous substances into its intermediate layers and for adsorbing them to the clay silicate.
For health, vitality and bright colours as well as for avoiding skinning problems, it is of immense significance to sufficiently enhance the water with minerals and to quickly bind the poisonous substances. This is of particular interest when using natural, very soft water or substrate which softens the water. Using these, a lack of minerals may appear rather quickly. Japanese shrimp breeders are convinced of the positive characteristics of the mineral stones and use them in their breeding facilities, as does Takayuki Shirakura.
The range of products by Shirakura, designed to meet the needs of bee shrimps, includes substrate, basic feed and special rearing feed as well as several mineral water additives and conditioners.Together they create perfect ambient conditions, which are of great importance for the bee shrimps' health, growth, colourfulness and breeding.
Meine Garnelen mögens... (mehr lesen)
Meine Garnelen mögens...
Ein Klassiker. Habe schon immer ein paar dieser Steine im Aquarium und meinen Garnelen geht es bestens. (mehr lesen)
Ein Klassiker. Habe schon immer ein paar dieser Steine im Aquarium und meinen Garnelen geht es bestens.
Hi, Ordered delivered ASAP, and very happy with the product: the shrimps are all over the stone :) Marius (mehr lesen)
Ordered delivered ASAP, and very happy with the product: the shrimps are all over the stone :)