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ShrimpCode Planted Tank Trace and Minor Elements - 250 ml - Brightwell Aquatics

ShrimpCode Planted Tank Trace and Minor Elements - 250 ml - Brightwell Aquatics


Item #: BW7091

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ShrimpCode provides trace and minor elements for shrimp, other crustaceans and riverine fish. The role that these elements play for these inhabitants is related to neurological and metabolic processes (in which these elements play critical roles), as well as overall coloration (trace and minor elements are often at the core of pigments known to enhance coloration). Dosing a trace and minor supplement with every water change performed is an effective method of delivering these substances for maximum benefit.

Many freshwater shrimp are native to tropical and subtropical waters of Asia, Oceania and Africa where most thrive in water conditions similar to those of freshwater fish species. Water parameters in in the range from 6.5 - 7.5 pH (4 - 6 dGH, or, 3 - 4 dKH) is an acceptable range, but researching the specific parameters for the species you intend to keep is better practice. These water conditions will mimic where your shrimp were bred, so maintaining them in such water will work out best.

A number of popular ornamental fish species, such as Cardinal Tetras, Neon Tetras, Rasboras, White Clouds, and Glassfish are often found in the same water conditions in which shrimp thrive; hence, ShrimpCode may also be used in aquaria housing these fishes with equal success, as well as catfish species such as pygmy Corydoras, and Kuhli loaches.


  • Copper free and shrimp safe
  • Unique complex that provides trace and minor elements in ratios found to be beneficial to shrimp, other crustaceans and riverine fishes that share the same waters of origin
  • Provides minor and trace elements utilized in important neurological and metabolic reactions, and which are incorporated into natural biopigments for coloration.
  • Replaces minor and trace elements used by aquarium inhabitants, and which are lost through chemical filtration (use of filtration media such as resins and activated carbon)
  • Composed of purified water and ultra-high purity materials
  • Formulated utilizing extensive research on chemistry of the waters naturally-inhabited by shrimp

Use Guidelines :

  • Basic: Shake product well Add 2 ml (1 pump if equipped with a pump, or 2 threads on cap) of product per 8 US-gallons of aquarium water 2-3 times each week; When used in this fashion, 500 ml treats up to 2,000 US-gallons (9,500 L). This dosage may also be used for freshwater community aquaria.  
  • Advanced: Dose 2 ml (1 pump if equipped with a pump, or 2 threads on cap) per 20 US-gallons daily for the first four weeks of use. Then, gradually increase the daily dosage to 4 ml per 20 US-gallons over the following four weeks and maintain this dosage. Starting at a low dosage will not cause any harm to aquarium inhabitants, and will enable you to notice subtle changes in the appearance of the system that indicate the effectiveness and need for the product. With the exception of iron, there are no hobbyist-grade test kits that provide reliable measurements of the concentrations of many minor and trace elements present in freshwater aquaria. It`s therefore not possible to chemically determine exactly how much of a trace and minor element supplement to dose; rather, you must rely on the appearance of the livestock to make that determination. Daily dosing maintains more stable concentrations (and a more natural environment) than dosing weekly, in which the concentration of elements spikes just after dosing and then gradually decreases throughout the course of the week. Though trace and minor elements are essential to critical biological processes, the gross overdosing of a trace and minor element supplement can be harmful to aquarium inhabitants. Minor and trace elements are made unavailable in aquaria largely by adsorption to particulate organic matter (POM); therefore, aquaria with large amounts of latent organic material may require slightly heavier dosing of this product to compensate for that which is bound. In all cases, latent organic material should be removed as thoroughly as possible from aquaria because of the negative impact that it can have on water quality. The use of activated carbon will remove trace and minor elements both passively and actively, requiring that this product be dosed after the use of carbon filtration media. 
  • Caution: Keep out of reach of children. Not for human consumption.

Manufacturer information

Brightwell Aquatics Aquarium Supplies
The goal of Brightwell Aquatics is to provide the absolute highest quality, scientifically-sound products and customer service of any aquarium water care manufacturer, and to do it all in a straight-forward and honorable fashion. All Brightwell products are formulated by marine scientists with a passion for the aquarium hobby. They utilize the highest purity ingredients in concentrations that provide the most use to hobbyists. Nearly all Brightwell Aquatics products are over 99.9% pure. The usage guidelines of Brightwell Aquatics products are written in plain language but the company is always available to answer consumer questions. All products are lot numbered for quality control and customer service.

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