100% Pure Montmorillonite clay pharmaceutical grade
and Bentonite clay's are very similar yet vary in composition from
site to site, Montmorillonite originally came from an area in France
while Bentonite comes originally came from Benton in Wyoming
..nowadays both can come from anywhere in the world.
of them like grading you would have with cherry shrimp with one being
just a higher grade, a good example of this is Bentonite is it
roughly made up of 10% Monmorillonite.
Why use them in a shrimp tank ?
Montmorillonite clay's and Bentonite clay's are
mineral rich, so they benefit all living organisms in a tank from
bacteria to plants to
Specifically you will notice less shrimp deaths from
molting issues and more vigor
You will also notice a difference in the plants you
have as they take up the influx of minerals you will see new green
growth which is very noticeable.
Another added benefit is that clay is an absorbent so
you will see a difference in the clarity of the water in your tanks
as the clay absorbs impurities, did I mention that it call also
absorb heavy metals and other chemicals?
Word of Warning
Do not mix ether clay directly into the water column
only add it to your fresh water before you do a water change.
Montmorillonite clay is mostly made up of Calcium which can cause
shell thickening in young shrimp if they eat to much of it.
I have had conformation of this from two buffer
manufacturers and this is they reason they recommend mixing buffers
outside of the tanks ..Our buffers are typically made up of Calcium
0.1g per 60
liters of water for you Americans that roughly 16 Gallons..if you ever lose
the spoon provided its almost the same as a large pinch.